Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Review and Specs

My impression of closed over ear headphones Sennheiser HD 280 PRO is a bit controversial. Being a great audio device with an excellent sound delivery they seemed to me not really comfortable and here I will tell more Sennheiser HD 280 PRO specs. Hope my Sennheiser HD 280 PRO review will help you with the right choice. I would call it a pair of above average wired headphones of German production.

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO review

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Features

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO specs show that it is quite compatible with mobile low impedance devices. Its impedance is 64 Ohm. A decent frequency response of 8Hz-25KHz is enough for most ears and to reproduce a clear high quality sound. But that’s not all for a great audio delivery. The sensitivity of 113 dB impresses. So, let’s check Sennheiser HD 280 PRO specs in action.

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO review

Sound

First, the soundstage is narrow and intimate for the closed cups design. The music seems to sound directly in your head that is natural for closed back headphones. The vocals and mids are balanced. The imaging of Sennheiser HD 280 PRO places vocals and instruments forward on the stage. Not the clearest sound I’ve heard. In general, pretty neutral. But I would like more clarity for the mids. But I like their strong bass that still leaves room for high and medium ranges. The audio reproduction is great for critical listening with its transparency and details. The closed cups stop leakage a bit in a natural way.

Connectivity

Unfortunately, the audio cable is undetachable and is not very comfortable and safe if it tangles over something and in the terms of portability. 1.3 m/4.2 ft length is enough for home listening and carrying out.

Comfort and design

They are quite bulky by design but very light with 285 g/10 oz of weight. The headband and cups have thick padding. They feel tight on the head and fatiguing for long wearing. The closed cups are also not breathable and make ears sweat if used long. They are foldable to carry and store in a more compact size.

Pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO pros and cons

Pros

  • Great quality neutral sound with a good balance of highs, mids, and lows
  • Reliable built for long term use
  • Smart look if you like minimalism

Cons

  • Bulky, tight fit with unbreathable cups is not good for long listening sessions
  • Undetachable cable reduces portability and safety in use

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Overall
7.5

Common features

Product

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

Model

HD 280 PRO

Brand

Sennheiser

Reviews

4616

General

Wearing style

over ear

Enclosure

closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

64

Frequency response, Hz

8Hz-25KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.1

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

113

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

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

130/4.2

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not

Bluetooth version

has not

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not

Battery life, hrs

has not

Charging time, hrs

has not

Charging port

has not

Charging cable

has not

Speed charge

has not

Battery free listening mode

has not

Battery level indicator

has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

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