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The HD280 Professional is Sennheiser's most significant closed, circumaural headphone to be introduced in years. Designed to exceed the demands of the professional environment, the HD280Pro boasts extremely robust construction combined with the sound quality, modular design and aggressive noise isolation that is necessary in the field. The unique collapsible design combined with swiveling ear cups, offers maximum flexibility in any application.

Features:
- Closed, dynamic stereo headphones
- Accurate, linear sound reproduction for critical monitoring applications
- Optimum impedance ensures universal compatability
- Space saving design features collapsible, rotating earcups
- Up to 32 dB of ambient noise attenuation
- Neodymium magnets for high maximum SPL
- Single-sided, coiled cable with 3.5 mm mini jack with locking 1/4" adapter
- Very comfortable, even if used for long periods of time
- Rugged construction

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
I originally bought a pair of these back in 2014 and they lasted 3 years with no issues - worked really well, good isolation, good sound quality, very comfy. They were unfortunately stolen from me in 2017, so I bought a new pair. About 1.5 years later, my coworker tried them on. He had to extend the headphones (which is very stiff!) and the right ear stopped working entirely. Took it in, got a replacement for free under warranty. Happened again 6 months later, so I got another replacement, still for free. It has just happened AGAIN, and my warranty has expired. If you get the extended warranty then the risk might be worth it, but I've decided to get a different pair from a different company which arrive tomorrow.
Posted by Dakota St.Laurent on Jun 23, 2020
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Best "Entry Level" Pro Headphones2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
I have had these headphones for about 3 years now, used them mostly for producing and listening to music, and never had any issues. I've put them in harm's way more times than I should, and they have been no worse for wear beyond a few small scuffs. They sound fantastic, very flat EQ with a smooth bass response that is accurate without being overwhelming. I've worn them on public transit, including the Vancouver SkyTrain which is screechy as hell sometimes, and can attest that they have great noise isolation, especially for the price. My grandparents, bless their hearts, have this loudass grandfather clock in their living room. Whenever I stay with them, I have to sleep in the living room directly below the clock. These headphones are good enough at noise isolation that I can actually have a good night's sleep if I wear them to bed, despite the hourly clanging from the clock. Thank you for your service, HD 280s. May you continue to grace my ears with your sweet ecstasy for years to come.
Posted by Mitch on May 30, 2020
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Closest StoreToronto (Danforth), Ontario
The cable is way too heavy and pulls down on the left side where it is attached to the headset. I was hoping to use these for playing my electric drum kit but was very disappointed with the lack of option for the cable and the fact that it probably weight over a kilo. Not very comfortable on the head as it is a bit too tight and can produce ear fatigue with long term use.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2020
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poor build, not very durable0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
After about a year, the right speaker quit. The headset is assembled with annoying screws with a proprietary star head so they're just about impossible to take apart and fix. And lots of cheap plastic in the headset that makes them kinda flimsy. It's too bad, they sounded great and were very comfortable. But just not built to last. My first sennheisers lasted about 10 years. Bought these and they failed right after the warranty expired. Won't buy Senns again.
Posted by James T Lever on Apr 17, 2020
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GREAT OVERAL NATURAL SOUND, LACKS COMFORTABILITY0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
Like the natural sound for producing, mixing and general listening. Low end is definitely sacrificed. Once I switch to using studio monitors or anything else I have to crank the bass way down in my mixes. Other than that not many complaints about the sound for this price range, pretty accurate. CANNOT WEAR THESE FOR MORE THAN 1 HOUR WITHOUT MY EARS HURTING! For cheap headphones the sound is on point, but absolutely cannot stand wearing them for very long. I try and not pay attention to it, but after a long session my ears are very uncomfortably numb, and sore :( Maybe its the shape of my head, or the pair I got, but if you plan on doing long sessions I would pay the extra $$ for something with better low end and not agonizingly painful to your wear.
Posted by Matt on Mar 21, 2020
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Life of headphones is unpredictable6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
I own 2 pairs of these. The first one lasted almost 2 years before some issues with sound cutting out of the right ear. I bought a second pair because I was satisfied with it and thought it was just a mistake I must have made but the new pair had issues less than 3 months later.
Posted by Patrick on Mar 10, 2019
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Awesome11 of 14 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Great headphones.my first pair lasted 8 yrs and only died because my dog ate them.grr.they are also well isolated so you can block out the wife!
Posted by J on Nov 10, 2018
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No bass0 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
Got them as some studio tracking headphones, play mainly bass and cant hear myself. Very noticeable lack of low frequency if you playback a pop or rap track through them. Sure, bass is sacraficed for clear highs or whatever, but come on Sennheiser this is a bit much. Compared to nearfield monitors not flat at all.
Posted by Zach on Oct 20, 2017
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Great Headphones5 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Picked these up about a week ago to run with my Yamaha digital keyboard. Love the sound quality and fit. Tried several other brands in and around this price and nothing really compared. Very happy with them.
Posted by Sean on Apr 24, 2017
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HD 280 Pro0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon South, Ontario
I just bought a set of these today, very comfortable
Posted by Willie Fulton on Apr 3, 2017
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
Great pair of headphones that really do their job as monitors. Borrowed them off a friend a few years back to try out, couldn't justify the price but now that I came back to them, still pretty happy with my purchase!
Posted by J. W. on Jul 24, 2016
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A must have...3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLaval, Quebec
A perfect blend of clean, clear, natural sound at this price point makes it the perfect set of affordable headphones. Combined with my Presonus studio monitors, I have all the bases covered and the price is amazing for this level of quality!
Posted by marti garaughty on Mar 3, 2016
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Best balanced headphones...3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
I found that these headphones sounded really balanced and natural in sound.I was a fan of the ATH-M50 until i heard these..Not only are they great for the money.They are even better then models above from sennheiser : )
Posted by victor on Jul 3, 2015
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The Sound's The Thing!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
Comfortable? Yes, very. Well Constructed? They look & feel like they will last for many years. Price? Very favourable compared to the competition for the quality you receive. Sound Quality? Absolutely spectacular! I've been an owner of many different Sennheiser 'phones over the decades & they all were excellent. These ones are no exception. I think that they have the best overall sound of any of the one's I've ever owned and I'm listening to them through 56 year old ears that have had their fair share of use & abuse! Very pleased with my purchase & think I will pick up another pair & put them away if needed in the future.
Posted by John David on May 23, 2015
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Great for tracking2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
Ive had two pairs for four years and the are doing well. After thorough use in a 'silent studio' setup, i can say that they sound honest and hold up well. Get a pair!
Posted by steve on Apr 11, 2015
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Great Headphones2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
I've had these headphones for about 8 years and there still going strong. Great sound, great durability. Great quality and long-lasting for dollars spent.
Posted by Shane on Dec 4, 2014
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Great headphones, questionable comfort5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
I can really hear the instruments well and overall they sound great especially for the type of music I listen to. I got it because after trying out a couple of headphones at the shop, they were the best ones I could afford. However, it is not recommended that you buy these headphones if you wear glasses or have quite a small head. In my case, both applied and they kept sliding off my head and gave me a headache because the pads kept pressing onto my glasses. I didn't recognize this problem when I was just trying them out but ya I've had it for 4 months and they are still quite uncomfortable. I'm very satisfied with the way it sounds, but I do wish I got a different set that fit me better.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2014
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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
What are you still doing here? Go out and buy theses!
Posted by Rhodium on Nov 26, 2013
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OK for the price3 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
These are probably the most popular studio headphones out there, and get consistently good reviews. However, compared to another set I have by another company that also cost less than $200, the HD280s do not fare well. Harsh tone, making it difficult to distinguish elements. Ok for tracking I guess. But even for that I found they occasionally started slipping off my head while playing guitar. Not as good as their reputation might have you believe. I'd compare against others rather than go by the hype.
Posted by Brent on Mar 22, 2013
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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
after about 15- 20 minutes they become very uncomfortable on the left side of my head. the right side is fine, but the left is so compressed and it hurts. sound is good, comfort sucks. will be returning them
Posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2012
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great buy2 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
You should buy these bitches. Great sound and price.
Posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2012
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Closest StoreSydney, Nova Scotia
Ok - didn't know much about these before I bought them. Started doing some research on the internet about the best bang for the buck and this model kept coming up. Many reviewers pick them over more expensive, designer brands like Beats Audio. Well, I've had them for 6 months now and I have no complaints - they are durable, the never feel like they are going to bend or break when folding and are super portable for their size. The only drawback is their size when they are folded out but again, their comfort when wearing them for longer periods is really second to none. Highly recommended.
Posted by LA on Feb 18, 2012
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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
My cousin needed these for a course he was taking at Metalworks Studio, and he told me how sick they were. I bought them and haven't been let down. Awesome construction, they feel really solid. Pads are soft and replaceable. Sound is awesome. Get this shit if you can.
Posted by Dan on May 29, 2010
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Sennheiser HD 280 pro1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
If you have the money you should buy two, they have great sound isolation on a plane or in a car. Comfortable. All the foam pads are replaceable, so thats nice. They seem to be well made and durable. Apparently if you wear them around your neck they will press against your carotid arteries and cause you to go unconscious, but i havn't had this problem yet. They have a real professional sound, you can easily hear all the different parts of the music. They fold really nice too. And they are in the movie the departed which is also epic. And they are made in Ireland and the Irish are awesome.
Posted by Jacob Kim on Jul 2, 2009
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Love these headphones!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
great head phones, spend hundreds of $$$ on them before I found these Sennheiser ones. now I own 4 pairs, enough forthe whole band. again, great product!
Posted by Steve on Jan 29, 2009
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