May 18, 2020
My impression of closed over ear headphones Sennheiser HD 280 PRO is a bit controversial. Being a gr...Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sennheiser HD 280 PRO is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser HD 280 PRO price