Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Studio Headphones – Closed-Back

91 out of 100. Incorporating 9200+ ratings and reviews.

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Gearank Recommendation

The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro first appeared on our recommended list for Closed-Back Headphones from March 2016 until September 2017.

Then in January 2021 it had high enough ratings to go back on the list where it remained until January 2022 when it had been out-ranked by other headphones.

It was also on our recommended list for Studio Headphones Under $100 from May 2017 until July 2018 and again from January 2021 until January 2022.


The Sennheiser HD 280 Pros has been on the market for nearly 2 decades and they continue to sell well at most online music gear stores.

These headphones have grown to be a favorite among studio audio engineers, live sound engineers and audiophiles alike owing their market longevity to great construction and materials, good passive isolation and portability.

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

These are a good choice if you want durable headphones with high level of noise isolation, which is very useful for tracking and live monitoring in loud environments. For tried and tested studio headphones on a budget, the Sennheiser HD 280 Pros are an excellent and consistent choice.


  • Type: Closed Back
  • Driver Type: Dynamic
  • Driver Diameter: 40mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 8 Hz to 25 kHz
  • Maximum Input Power: 500 mW
  • Sensitivity: 102 dB
  • Impedance: 64 Ohms
  • Weight: 0.95 oz
  • Cable: 1/8” (3.5 mm) with 1/8’ (3.5 mm) to 1/4” (6.3mm) adapter- gold-plated
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
Although these were previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guides to Cheap Studio Headphones and The Best Closed Back Headphones for Recording / Tracking.

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