Senn's HD 280 pro's

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by the_gid, May 20, 2005.

  1. the_gid

    the_gid Guest

    my god!

    having sifted through the posts upon posts regarding monitors and headphones.. i decided to bite the bullet and get a set of Sennheiser HD 280 pro Headphones.

    WOW! not disappointed in the slightest.

    IMO they give a fantastic true sound, especially for the price.

    Thanks to all those who recommended them!

    ps. sorry if this message is considered not relevant.
  2. radioliver

    radioliver Guest

    i need a new pair of headphones and the number of people that are satisfied with the 280s is a pretty good sign........everybody seems to recommend I went to the store the other day and tried really are a great pair for the price. the sound is so crisp and tight......definately getting a pair!

    that's another not really relevant message :)
  3. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I didn't buy mine for sound quality even though they sound great. I bought them because of the isolation. I no longer have click tracks bleeding into my drum tracks.
  4. dynomike

    dynomike Guest

    Same. Be careful trying to mix on them... they are not accurate at all, though they sound pretty good. Super hyped lows, and it sounds like they're missing some high mids or something. They're excellent for tracking though - loud, cheap, and good isolation.
  5. Just to add to it... don't EVER mix on headphones. NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER!

    They do sound good as cans though. Especially for monitoring purposes. I wouldn't say their lows are superhyped. Yeah they are hyped, but not superhyped.
  6. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    The only time I use headphones in the mixing process is just to hear what I've got going on a different source.

    I listen through headphones, in my car, and pretty much every DVD player that I have in my house. Surprisingly enough, my cheap $200 Sony surround system is my "truth." That thing doesn't lie when a mix sucks.
  7. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    I love my 280s- No more bleed from the cans in my tracks- took a while getting used to them as they isolate you a lot, but it was just what the doctor ordered. Had them for probably over 2 years now and happy with'em
  8. radioliver

    radioliver Guest

    thats exactly what I need, isolation! I'll finally be able to place mics and actually hear the difference when moving them around.

    This will for sure improve my sound by a lot!
  9. JBsound

    JBsound Guest

    I think they're a great sounding pair of headphones and the isolation really helps also.
  10. KyroJoe

    KyroJoe Guest

    Just did a little in-studio favored shoot-out comparison with Senn 280's & Ultrasone 750's.

    Testers were 3 recording engineers, 1 mastering engineer, 2 very famous musicians, 2m & 2f general public listeners.

    The hands down unanimous winner - Sennheiser 280's!

    Kyro Studios
  11. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2004
    Quakertown PA
    Same here, the isolation is great. For great sounding cans I prefer my K240's.
  12. the_gid

    the_gid Guest

    don't worry..

    i got mine just for tracking and listening to my regular music on..

    i've got separate monitors for mixing!! :)
  13. axel

    axel Guest

    another vote here, for the money... you can't get wrong with them, the isolation rocks, really, akg's 240's or 271's are very nice, too.
    but the hd 280's remain to be my workhorses...

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