Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Review

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones are focused on premium quality and performance while keeping a comfortable fit.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Review


  • Advanced technology for optimum noise-cancellation
  • Crystal clear sound quality
  • Durable cable
  • Flexible design


  • Bulky
  • Unaesthetic design

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As a brand that has specialized in sound technologies for over 70 years, it comes as no surprise that Sennheiser is still one of the leading brands in audio technology to this day. And, as one of Sennheiser’s top-selling products, the Sennheiser headphones have remained superior amongst competitors in not only sound quality but also noise-cancellation. This product has recently been made more comfortable for longer wear in the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro’s newer version.

Noise Cancelation

One of the most noticeable features of Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones is the noise cancellation feature. Because these are over-the-ear headphones with closed cups, they can create nearly perfect noise cancellation for leisure music listening and professionals in the music industry. This feature greatly enhances sound quality by blocking virtually all unwanted background sounds. They are guaranteed to isolate you from your environment by having extremely high ambient noise attenuation, which will help you focus on what really matters—your music.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro - Noise Cancelation

Whether you are using public travel and wish to block out distracting background sounds, working in a professional music environment, or just listening to music for recreation, the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones have you covered. They promise to deliver high-quality sound without compromising on comfort.

Sound Quality

HD 280 Pro headphones can output a very wide range of sounds to deliver you the clearest and most realistic sound experiences possible. The frequency response in these headphones is incredible with an 8-25000 Hz frequency range. Sound quality is crystal clear so you can both listen to and create high-quality music. These headphones are suitable for professionals who know their music and want no distractions from the world around them.

Sound quality is one of the main bragging points of these headphones, as they are meant for people who take their listening experience seriously. They work to omit all background sound to emit the most realistic sound possible. Music junkies will notice the quality immediately as the wide frequency range picks up a plethora of sounds. These headphones have been described as having absolutely perfect sound quality—praise that not all over-the-ear headphones can boast.


These headphones come with a 3 m coiled cable and 3.5/6.3 mm jack plug adapter. They have folding and rotating ear cups designed to save you space and shape to your head and ears, to increase comfort. The ear cups were made to swivel in multiple directions to make sure these headphones will fit the shape of everyone’s head and ears.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro - Cable

Because Sennheiser knows that life happens and continuous wear causes degradation in the quality of both music and physical parts, they have made it so that the ear pads, the cable, and the headband padding are all replaceable. You can simply replace your worn out parts and move on, not missing out on a single beat in your listening experience.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones offer good sound reproduction with a boost to the low-bass.

Sound quality is good, particularly in the bass and mids. If you like bass-heavy music, you’ll like the extra slight extra kick that the HD 280 Pro headphones add in. In the mid-range, the response rate is even and flat. Treble performance sees a slight drop in the low-treble, by around 2 dB, but the overall treble performance is even and well-balanced.


One of the most important things when wearing over-the-ear headphones for a prolonged period is comfort and Sennheiser knows this. That’s why the swiveling ear cups on these headphones are made from synthetic leatherette. They are versatile and soft, yet durable enough to allow you to wear these headphones comfortably for a long period without feeling the pain and discomfort from wearing unyielding over-the-ear headphones.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro - Comfort

HD 280 Pro headphones feature a padded adjustable headband that shapes to your head.

Compared to some modern headphones, Sennheiser HD 280 Pros feel chunkier and able to be thrown around much more without breaking. This does make them a bit heavier than some other headphones and one’s ears can heat up after a few hours of use.

Sennheiser realizes that different listening environments cause us to react differently, which causes uneven wear on everyone’s headphones. That is why they made interchangeable parts for those of us who use headphones under more rigorous environments. These are headphones that are meant to last for years, with no degradation in sound quality.

Build Quality

Sennheiser offers the HD 280 Pro headphones in a beautiful black finish. The headband and ear cups are fitted with replaceable synthetic leatherette to keep your headphones beating longer and keep you comfortable every day you wear them.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro - Quality

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones are physically strong and can take a beating.

One disadvantage that these headphones have over their competitors is their appearance. Although they do offer plenty of comfort features and noise-enhancing features, the product itself is just average as far as looks are concerned. There is nothing physically that particularly makes it stand out or look more appealing than its competitors.

However, this is a small price to pay for the enhanced quality that is gained from the expert craftsmanship of these over-the-ear headphones. They may not look like the best, but the quality of their inner build surpasses the competition by allowing for high-quality audio with no background interference.


Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones are one of the best over-the-ear headphones on the market today. This product is second-to-none when comparing noise-canceling headphones and for those looking to a headphone to deliver life-like sound quality. Although the design is bulky and could use some aesthetic improvements, in the long run, the physical design itself does not take away from the quality and performance of these powerful headphones.

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