Sennheiser Enhances the HD 280 PRO Monitoring Headphones

At AES 2016, Sennheiser enhanced its HD 280 PRO monitoring headphones with a new design and improved comfort for the wearer.

Sennheiser said the most visible change to the HD 280 PRO is the headband, which features differently designed padding that keeps the sensitive fontanelle area of the head free from pressure. This, along with a weight of 10 ounces, ensures stress-free use for long hours.

The headband length can be adjusted in more than a dozen increments, while the swivel joint and the rotatable ear cups ensure a perfect fit around the ear. Soft ear pads round off the comfort features.

The dynamic HD 280 PRO headphones have a THD of 0.1 percent and a very detailed, linear reproduction, spanning a frequency response of 8 to 25,000 kHz. Their impedance of 64 ohms ensures universal connectivity. The headphones feature a single-sided, coiled cable with 3.5 mm/6.3 mm plug.

“The closed, circumaural HD 280 PRO headphones enjoy an excellent reputation for any monitoring application,” said Jannik Schentek, a live performance manager at Sennheiser. “We have now given them a careful design update while fully preserving their much praised audio properties.”

Their robust design and noise isolation of up to 32 dB make the HD 280 PRO headphones an ideal choice for rough use in outside broadcasting or at the DJ desk. After the job, they fold away for easy transport. 

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