Sennheiser HD-280 PRO DJ Headphones — A Detailed Review
Whether you’re an audiophile or not, you must have heard of the name ‘Sennheiser.’ It’s a brand that has been on the market for years, and their headphones have been providing tough competition to those of high end brands. Quite often, you’re left wondering how much more the brand could further improve their headphones, and as always, they continue to surprise us. The Sennheiser HD-280 PRO DJ headphones are an epic example of this.
We’re sure most of you are pondering on how much different it could possibly be from its predecessor, and while there’s nothing drastically new, there’s definitely a lot going on with these headphones. Continue reading to find out what our experts have to say.
The Sound Quality
The Sennheiser HD-280 PRO DJ headphones are closed-ear headphones, thereby providing better noise isolation. In fact, there’s unnoticeable sound leakage, if at all. Neither will you have to worry about environmental noises disturbing you, nor will you have to worry about your music disturbing all those around you. The soundstage and imaging of the Sennheiser HD-280 PRO is enjoyable.
While the sound quality is good, it doesn’t compare to the brands’ other headphones. Yet, keeping in mind the price, we must say the quality is impressive. The highs and mids are well balanced, and create a beautiful musical experience irrespective of the genre. These headphones have a good frequency response too, ranging from 10 to 20,000 Hz.
Design and Comfort
Weighting in at 7.8 ounces, the Sennheiser headphones have not only a comfortable design but an ergonomic build too. We all dread those horrible headaches experienced after wearing headphones for a certain amount of time. Luckily, that’s not the case with these lightweight headphones.
The ear cups fit snug on the head, and you’ll be glad to know that they don’t cause any discomfort even if worn for prolonged periods. The ear cups are lined with soft cushioning and are connected to the headband with a hinge and swivel design, providing flexibility.
The headphones have rotating ear cups, which is an added benefit for those who prefer DJing with headphones on only one ear. But wait! It gets better. The padding on both the ear cups and headband are durable, however, if at all you feel the need as time progresses, you can easily get them replaced too. Isn’t that great?
It’s disappointing to have to buy new headphones simply because the headset cannot be worn anymore. With the Sennheiser HD-280 PRO, instead of buying new headphones, you can easily replace a part if they wear out.
Unfortunately, these headphones are only available in a single color – black, and have a slightly bulky look to them. The construction of the headphones is primarily of plastic, yet it is quite durable and sturdy.
Compatibility and Features
Just as the ear cushioning is replaceable, so is the audio cord. If you’re searching for wireless headphones, we wouldn’t suggest investing in the Sennheiser HD-280 PRO. Nevertheless, if you’re an audiophile, these headphones can be a good pick for you.
The Sennheiser HD-280 PRO DJ have a 3.5 mm headphones jack which makes them compatible with different electronic audio devices such as MP3, iPod, DVD, and CD players. Along with this, it comes with a 1/4″ stereo plug adapter which further makes the headphones compatible with stereos and devices both at home, and in a recording studio. The headphones function at a frequency response of 8 to 25,000 Hz.
These headphones are the ideal travel buddy too. They are collapsible and can easily fold flat, meaning you can just drop them into your bag and head out.
So, What Do You Think About Sennheiser HD-280 PRO?
All in all, the Sennheiser HD-280 PRO headphones provide top quality features, durability and comfort, all under an affordable price tag. Many headphones of similar price range have been unable to provide the sound quality and noise isolation that these have.
Having said that, many users tend to prefer wireless headphones for easily mobility. Sadly, these headphones do not provide that feature.
With great comfort and durability, in addition to excellent noise isolation, the Sennheiser HD-280 PRO headphones are definitely in the top picks for headphones in budget.
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