Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

83
Global
Score
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Model

Key Specs

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Noise isolation
yes
Active noise cancellation
no
Connections
3.5mm stereo, 6.25mm stereo, Other

General

Type
Over-ear (Closed) (Single-sided cable)
Channels
Stereo

Speakers

Drivers per ear
1
Driver design
Dynamic
Magnet type
Neodymium

Other features

Foldable design
yes
Plug type
Straight

Audio quality

Impedance
64 ohms
Sensitivity
113 dB

Noise reduction

Noise isolation
yes (32 reduction dB)
Active noise cancellation
no

Connections

Connections
3.5mm stereo, 6.25mm stereo, Other (3.3 feet)
Model
HD 280-13

Key Specs

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Noise isolation
yes
Active noise cancellation
no
Connections
3.5mm stereo, 6.25mm stereo, Other

General

Type
Over-ear (Closed) (Single-sided cable)
Channels
Stereo

Speakers

Drivers per ear
1
Driver design
Dynamic
Magnet type
Neodymium

Other features

Foldable design
yes
Plug type
Straight
Gold-plated connector
yes

Audio quality

Impedance
300 ohms
Sensitivity
102 dB

Noise reduction

Noise isolation
yes (32 reduction dB)
Active noise cancellation
no

Connections

Connections
3.5mm stereo, 6.25mm stereo, Other (10 feet)
Model
HD 280 Silver

Key Specs

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Noise isolation
yes
Active noise cancellation
no
Connections
3.5mm stereo, 6.25mm stereo, Other

General

Type
Over-ear (Closed) (Single-sided cable)
Channels
Stereo

Speakers

Drivers per ear
1
Driver design
Dynamic
Magnet type
Neodymium

Other features

Foldable design
yes
Plug type
Straight

Audio quality

Impedance
64 ohms
Sensitivity
113 dB

Noise reduction

Noise isolation
yes (32 reduction dB)
Active noise cancellation
no

Connections

Connections
3.5mm stereo, 6.25mm stereo, Other (3.3 feet)