Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Studio Headphones - Closed-Back


92 out of 100. Incorporating 7950+ ratings and reviews.

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Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Studio Headphones

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Our rating of 92/100 is based on analysis of 7950+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

These have been Sennheiser's most popular headphones with home recording enthusiasts for years and they continue to sell well at most online music gear stores..

They are designed to be collapsible and have swivel ear cups.


  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 8 Hz to 25 kHz
  • Impedance: 64 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 102 dB
  • Max Input Power: 500 mW
  • Weight: 7.8 oz (220g) without cable
  • Connectivity: 9.8' cable with 1/8" plug and 1/4" adapter


Customer reviews center around the quality of the audio and the durability of the product. In fact many reviewers compared the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro favorably with the industry standard Sony MDR-7506 (above) often stating that the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro has a clearer sound. They are well liked for both monitoring and tracking.


Some owners complained that these feel 'tight' on their heads. Some also complained that they are heavy, however they are lighter than many of the headphones in this price range.


These have been popular home recording headphones for a long time because of their versatility in terms of both monitoring and tracking.

Another Meta Review by Denise Azucena

The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro's combination of robust construction with high-level noise attenuation make these headphones suitable for a professional environment. The 32dB noise isolation allows you to clearly monitor sounds with minimal external bleeding through the microphone when recording tracks.Their design includes soft earpads for a comfortable fit and their rotating and folding earcups make them convenient to bring along. These headphones provide a relatively accurate frequency response which is important for making mixing decisions.


Many users recommend these headphones for studio use. Their ear cups are tight enough for isolation purposes that there's minimal to almost no leakage while recording. Some users mentioned these headphones provide non-piercing, defined and crisps highs which cause less ear fatigue after using them for a couple of hours. They would tend to have a slight emphasis on mid-range frequencies and are not so muddy. In regards to construction, the wire connections and the headphones themselves are durable.


A few users have suggested that they are too big for small sized heads.


These headphones are a great choice if you want durable headphones with high level of noise isolation, which is very useful for tracking and live monitoring in loud environments.

We have previously recommended these headphones in a couple of guides but they're not currently on any of our recommended lists however you can find more highly rated alternatives in our guide to Cheap Studio Headphones.