Sennheiser HD 569 vs Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

Sennheiser HD 569 review
vs
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO review

Having tested Sennheiser HD 569 vs Sennheiser HD 280 PRO I should say these are two worthy models of closed over ear wired headphones of a famous German brand of professional quality audio devices.

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Features

Sennheiser HD 569 has lower impedance vs Sennheiser HD 280 PRO, 23 vs 64 Ohm. The difference in frequency response is very slight, 10Hz-28KHz and 8Hz-25KHz. They have quite good sensitivity of 115 and 113 dB respectively.

Sound

Here what can I say about the transparent sound of HD 569: the highs and mids are clean, and lows are deep and tight. But it seems that all the brightness of music opens better in louder volumes. The noise isolating is good enough for the tightly fitting padded cups. Still there is no active noise cancelling.

I find the sound clarity of Sennheiser HD 280 PRO outstanding in all frequencies. The one con they have no active noise cancelling except for the closed cup design that isolates you from surrounding a bit but still you will hear them at low volume and your sound will leak in loud volume.

Comfort and design

Both Sennheiser HD 569 and HD 280 PRO have adjustable headband, padded and tight-fitting. The cups are large and tightly padded. HD 569 has a comfortable synthetic cloth on pads that won’t sweat and is nice to touch. The leatherette one of HD 280 PRO makes my ears sweat for long listening sessions.

Sennheiser HD 569 unlike the HD 280 PRO has in-line microphone and detachable cables. The cable of HD 280 PRO is not detachable but may be replaced. The chord seems very bulky and heavy. The cups are partly foldable and they come with a carry case unlike HD 569.

Sennheiser HD 280 is much lighter vs HD 569 model with its 285 vs 755 g.

Sennheiser HD 569 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 569 pros and cons

Pros

  • Built-in microphone widens the sphere of its use
  • In-line control allows to use voice commands and answer calls
  • A spacious soundstage makes the sounds deep and smooth

Cons

  • Unfoldable and bulky with no case for carrying and use on the go

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO pros and cons

Pros

  • Neutral sound for studio recording and mixing
  • Durable materials and design
  • Closed cups provide a decent level of ambient noise suppression at moderate volumes

Cons

  • Undetachable and bulky cable makes it uncomfortable
  • Feels tight on the head for long listening sessions more 2-3 hours

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sennheiser HD 569
7
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO
7.5
7
8
6
inapplicable
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO review

May 18, 2020

My impression of closed over ear headphones Sennheiser HD 280 PRO is a bit controversial. Being a gr...

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Common

Product

Sennheiser HD 569
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

Model

HD 569
HD 280 PRO

Brand

Sennheiser
Sennheiser

Reviews

402
4616

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

38/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

23
64

Frequency response, Hz

10Hz-28KHz
8Hz-25KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.2
0.1

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

115
113

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

755/26.6
285/10

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

120/3.9
130/4.2

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

answer/end

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Sennheiser HD 569
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO
Sennheiser HD 569
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 7Sennheiser HD 569
  • 7.5Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

The Sennheiser HD 280 PRO is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser HD 280 PRO price