Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones

High output, high isolation! Great for drummers or studio producers, these comfortable closed-back circumaural phones offer linear response down to 8 Hz.
Nothing gets you right up close to your sound like a good pair of headphone monitors. In a live setting, they let you monitor your music without distraction. In the studio, headphones offer the isolation necessary for pristine recorded tracks. Regardless of your intended use, Sennheiser's HD280 Pro headphones have the features and performance you need to produce professional-quality audio. With seriously high output and extreme isolation, they're great cans for studio drummers -- or any producer who wants zero outside distraction from their tracks.

Ambient noise reduction

DJs rely on headphones to cue tracks before sending them to the main mix. When the bass is thumping and the dance floor is packed, it can be difficult to hear yourself think, let alone hear the cue mix in your headphones. The HD280 Pro's closed-back design cuts external sound by up to 32 dB, effectively eliminating distractions. DJ's will also appreciate the single-cable design for one-ear monitoring.

Superior Isolation for recording

HD280 Pro headphones are just as helpful in the studio as they are on stage. Musicians need to hear what their bandmates are playing to lock in the groove. but you don't want this sound bleeding into their tracks. With a headphone amp and enough HD280s for everyone, you're sure to get pristine results. The thick, padded ear-cups keep the monitor mix inside while providing comfort for extended tracking sessions. Weighing in at only 220 grams, the HD280 Pro lets you read more record all day without fatigue.

Convenient storage and long life

In small home and project studios, space is always a concern. Sennheiser's innovative design allows these headphone monitors to fold up for convenient storage, keeping your studio organized and functional. Rough treatment can damage any set of headphones, but virtually every component on the HD280 Pro can be easily replaced. Whether it is the adjustable headband, the collapsible earpieces, or the coiled cable, you can fix what's broken for years of quality performance.


- Collapsible, rotating earpieces
- Lightweight, sturdy construction
- Cuts up to 32 dB of external sound
- Padded earpieces for extra comfort
- Perfect for DJs, bands, or just everyday use
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- Frequency response: 8 to 25000 Hz
- Sound pressure level (SPL): 102 dB (IEC 268-7)
- THD, total harmonic distortion: 0.1 %
- Contact pressure: 6 N
- Ear coupling: circumaural
- Jack plug: 1/8" stereo with 1/4" adapter included (3.5 / 6.3 mm)
- Connection cable: Coiled cable (min. 1m / max. 3m)
- Transducer principle: dynamic, closed
- Weight w/o cable: 220 g
- Nominal impedance: 64 Ohm
- Load rating: 500 mW
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SEN HD280PRO2
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-736-6434

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones

The HD 280 Pro is Sennheiser's most significant closed, around-the-ear headphone to be introduced in years. Designed to exceed the demands of the professional environment, the HD 280 Pro boasts extremely robust construction combined with the sound quality, modular design and aggressive noise isolation the necessary in the field. The unique collapsible design, combined with swiveling ear cups, offers maximum flexibility in any application.


- High ambient noise attenuation
- Accurate, linear sound reproduction
- Soft earpads for a comfortable fit
- Folding and rotating earcups for space-saving transport
- Tough, single-sided cable

What's in the Box?
- 1 pair of HD 280 PRO headphones
- 1 screw-type 1/8" to 1/4" adapter
(197 ratings)
Submitted February 2, 2017 by Steve S in El Paso, TX
"Hell of a Suprise"
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I was expecting good headphones when I bought this. I got GREAT headphones. They're super comfortable. They're versatile. They work great with my Tascam portastudio, my computer, and my cellphone. They're well built. I've dropped them twice already and they're still good as new. Plus if something breaks, pretty much all the parts are replaceable. But I don't think you'll need to for a long long time because they're sturdy. They're awesome for recording/studio work or just listening pleasure. Lastly, they sound great and flat. The flat sound took me a little to get used to. But now I hear all of the instruments. There are songs I've heard a 100 times before, and just now I'm hearing all of the minor details in the songs like panning, layering, subtle double tracking. Things I've never heard or noticed before in a song. It does all of this while isolating background noise really well. They're not noise cancelling, but they're awesome either way. I read a lot of reviews before buying them. There are a lot of good reviews for a good reason. So if you're on the fence about buying these or some other headphones, save yourself sometime and just buy these. You'll be glad you did.
Musical Background:
Recording Artist, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter
Musical Style:
Alternative/Hard Rock
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