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Sennheiser HD-280 – Professional Studio Recording Headphones Review

February 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

To record your own music you need recording headphones. The main differences between just good headphones AND recording headphones are:

  1. recording headphones should not leak the music to the outside – where the microphone can pick it up. I’ll explain this – To record vocals you need to sing along some other lead track right?  it can be either drums or guitar or whatever, so if these leak while you are recording, the sensitive microphone will record those sounds as well, resulting in a “dirty” vocal track.
  2. second and not less important – recording headphones do not enhance what you hear in any way, or at least not supposed too (just like studio monitors). While other professional stereo headphones sound great by adding bass, or warmth or other effects, that are NOT in the mix (thus “coloring” the sound), RECORDING HEADPHONES are supposed to sound as neutral as possible.

The Sennheiser HD-280 are these kind of headphones. Compared to other non-recording stereo headphones, they may sound a bit flat, if you’re used to other regular stereo headphones, but that’s what they supposed to be.
For this price range they give you a good overhaul sound of what you recorded – “steady” and clean sound. They are quite comfortable to wear, even for extended periods of time. They have good sound isolation, and are considered by musicians, one of the recommended recording headphones in this price range (and maybe even higher).

The Sennheiser HD-280 come with a long 6ft (1.80 cm) cord, that can double itself in length to 12ft (3.60 cm) . It also has a small PL connector as a standard, and a threaded BIG PL adapter (see photo) for most stereos.

Sennheiser HD-280 on AMAZON.COM



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