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Sennheiser HD280 Pro Around the Ear DJ Headphones

  • Closed dynamic stereo headphones
  • Rotating ear cups and sigle-sided coiled cable
  • Accurate, linear sound reproduction
  • Comfortable, evn if used for long periods of time
  • 2 Year limited warranty
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Black HD 280 PRO 1/8in. and 1/4in. (3.5mm and 6.3mm) Connector Circumaural Professional DJ and Studio Headphone

These rugged, comfortable headphones are designed for professional monitoring applications. Features include single-sided coiled cable, rotating ear cups, and up to 32dB noise attenuation.


A truly professional set of headphones for the discerning listener. Hear what you want to hear! The HD 280PRO from Sennheiser produces thrilling true-to-life sound, while keeping outside sound where it should be: outside. Compatible with 3.5mm connectors, these headphones fit around the ear. These are collapsible, and interfold to fit into small spaces. Neodymium magnets are built in for maximum SPL.

Resounding bass and twinkling soprano combine for beautiful sound with these headphones. Comfortable, with their fitted earcups for 32dB of ambient noise attenuation. Powerful, with their accuracy of sound. And of course, durable, for professionals who don't want to waste money!

Thrill to the thundering bass as Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" throbs from your stereo, or mellow out to the glorious alto of Mama Cass Elliot, while these comfortable headphones cancel out the nightly battles of your next door neighbors. Hear music as it should be heard, whether in the privacy of your own home or when you're running the sound and light board at a concert! Comfortable, professional and durable. Hear your music on a professional level. Order the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, today!

  • Dynamic, closed-ear headphones with up to 32dB attenuation of outside sound
  • Lightweight and comfortable, ergonomic design, Cord Length: 3.3ft - 9.8ft coiled
  • Extended frequency response and warm, natural sound reproduction
  • Around-the-ear design with padded earcups
  • Earpads, headband padding, and audio cord are easily replaceable, ensuring long life
  • Collapsible earpieces for compact transport
  • Lightweight and comfortable, ergonomic design


Color Black
Wearing Style Headband
Ear Coupling Circumaural
Connection Cable Coiled cable (minimum 1m / maximum 3m)
Transducer Principle Dynamic, closed

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • LARRY M.
  • 6/5/2015 5:52:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Headphones I've ever owned.

Pros: Everything.
They feel great, very comfortable, even for multiple hours.
They look good.
They sound awesome.
The cord is very nice.
The choice between the connectors is nice.
Overall quality is very nice.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: got these shortly before i got my sound card and loved them.
after the sound card. LOOOOOVE THEM.

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  • Alexander D.
  • 4/11/2015 11:12:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs6 Years and still kicking

Pros: This pair of headphones has lasted me at least six years, maybe seven. They're not really 'audiophile' headphones, but they do sound amazing for gaming and music. I've put these things though daily abuse for years, and they still work great.

Cons: They can get a little tight along the top of my head. Also, the padding on the top unlatches from time to time, but it's fairly easy to put it back on.

Other Thoughts: Awesome headphones for the price. I don't use these for any kind of music production, but I can say they're perfect for everyday use. They're bulky, so they might not be too practical for walking around with. I just use mine on my PC.

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  • Robert S.
  • 3/27/2015 8:26:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: These Sennheiser headphones are very good and as advertised. Great natural sound.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: The shipping from this Market Place vendor is excellent.

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  • Robert J.
  • 3/7/2015 11:14:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBack to HD 428 for me

Pros: They were packaged well and looked good. They have a 6.3mm jack included.

Cons: Where do I even begin? They clamped onto my head too hard compared to my old HD 428s and were painful to wear for more than 45 minutes or so. The sound quality was abysmal. The bass was practically non-existent and everything sounded tinny, like headphones I would buy from the dollar store. I've read that some HD 280s a break-in period of anywhere from 100-500 hours, which to me makes them completely worthless. I should not have to break in a pair of reportedly good headphones from a well-established manufacturer that is otherwise known for quality products. After trying these for two weeks (my estimate would be 75-100 hours of actual use) with no improvement, I gave them away (a friend is a guitarist and has been looking for headphones that he can plug into his amp's 6.3mm jack) and bought a pair of factory refurbished HD 428s, which I might add were perfectly comfortable and had excellent audio quality right out of the box, unlike these HD 280s which cost three times more.

Other Thoughts: If you have to break in a $100 pair of headphones then you're getting ripped off.

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  • Brian A.
  • 2/24/2015 7:29:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAfter 5 years of almost daily use, still sounds excellent

Pros: In my opinion, the best bang for your buck on a headphone. Excellent sound from a sub $80 set, cancels a fair amount of noise, very durable, comfortable after hours and hours of listening, folds to make for smaller storage. User serviceable parts: after about 3 years of continuous use, I had to replace the head padding. Other parts can be replaced as well (cord, ear padding, etc.). I am surprised at how durable these headphones have been, even after years of folding & unfolding.

Cons: The cord is not the best for use when listening and walking in light clothing cause it is somewhat heavy (works best if you have somewhere to stuff/store the cord such as a jacket). But then again, its a larger set of headphones designed mainly for stationary use.

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  • 2/21/2015 12:40:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent, Balanced Studio Headphones

Pros: Superior sounding, perfectly balanced full range headphones that showcase every little audio detail.

It still has a strong and balanced bass, but does not sound unrealisticly boomy. Sounds great even with cheap laptop sound cards.

No advanced circuits to break later, no batteries, just great sound.

Perfect for producing music on the computer.

Cons: A bit heavy on the head. Almost twice the weight of the Bose QuietComfort 25.

Other Thoughts: For the small price I paid, they easily blow away anything I have tried in the stores, except for the Bose QuietComfort 25. (which costs $299 and requires batteries!)

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  • 2/3/2015 8:39:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Pair of Headphones I've EVER Owned!

Pros: -Amazing Sound
-Best Bang for Buck
-Don't Need Amp to run
-Long Durable Cord
-Big Ear Cups

Cons: -Not very stylish, which I don't really mind because I care more about other things (look at pros)
- Portability: (Again something that doesn't really bother me) They are not a pair of headphones that one would take to school or gym. If you are looking for a pair of headphones to jam with at the gym then you better look into something else.

Other Thoughts: I use these at Home ONLY and power them with a Creative SB X-Fi sound card. They sound Amazing!

If you are looking for a decent pair of headphones for your studio or home desk then I highly recommend the Sennheiser HD 280.

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  • Gregory S.
  • 1/17/2015 11:55:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Sound Quality

Pros: Great headphones. I have bought 6+ over the ear headphones from Newegg in the past couple years and these are the best. The corded cable is also a nice bonus.

Cons: No cons

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  • Michael S.
  • 1/9/2015 11:02:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThey Get BETTER with time!

Pros: Comfortable.

Sound Fidelity is superb when pushed by a worthy device and clean audio files.

You can literally get lost in what you are doing with these on.

Gaming with a Sounblaster Zx on these cans is almost like cheating.

Unlike the more expensive line these do not require you to buy an expensive amp to run them.

Unless you are nearly deaf, these will produce more than enough volume.

They get better the longer you use them.

Cons: Some folks give bad reviews on these, yet you will not find a better set of cans within this price range.

Other Thoughts: Bought these cans for my son's birthday last year. He listens to music, plays online games, watches videos, you name it, with these on his head. Sometimes it is annoying trying to get his attention (for dinner or trying to set up an online collaboration in a game) because with these on you are immersed in what you are doing, the outside world just disappears.

So I asked him if he was going to need a new pair of headphones (was thinking for his birthday again next month) and he said something like "Are you kidding? I JUST got these broken in!" Amazed, I stuck them on my head and sure enough, they sound better and are WAY more comfortable than when they were new!

So, I bought myself a pair last week. Now I just can't wait till mine are broken in too... seriously, they seem a bit tight (apparently for the first few months of usage) but the sound has already improved noticeably (left them running at mid volume overnight). My son's set is more comfortable by far (they are identical but his are broken in), which he says it takes TIME to get them there.

If you want a superb set of cans that are built to need a break-in period and will last you for years of awesome audio enjoyment, then these are for you.

If you are impatient and want something expensive that will not require a break in (and will thus wear out soon) then you might not want these (and will probably give them a bad review).

If you are serious about audio in any way, do yourself a favor:

For a PC you want something equivalent to a SoundBlaster Zx (not any kind of onboard audio folks). The new SoundBlaster is nice because you can switch between speakers and headphones with a mouse click, and just leave your headphones plugged in all the time.

For audio playback the MINIMUM is 256Kb/s for MP3's.

And, of course, a set of Senheiser HD Pro cans!

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  • Ronald G.
  • 1/2/2015 10:11:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Headphones

Pros: Fantastic sound
Comfortable Fit once adjusted (for me anyways)
Seem to be built fairly sturdy
Quality cord

Cons: None that I can see

Other Thoughts: I found them tight at first but after adjusting them and wearing them for a couple of times I wouldn't want another set of headphones. I find they block external sound really well, are comfortable (for me) and have great sound quality. The cord on it is a good length and of pretty good quality. I purchased a second set for my remote PC. Been using them for a while now and I'm happy with them.

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