dealssennheiser hd-280 professional headphones for $99…

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I'll stick with my amateur headphones.

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Pass, I'd rather go with Audio-Technica's AD700 for cheaper.

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According to The Tracktor, this is pretty much what these headphones always cost on Amazon. In fact last May they were down to $73.95.

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+1 on the AD700's.

But, if you're wanting studio headphones, I'd go with the Audio Technica ATH-M50.

Much better than the 280 IMO

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while the sound from the 280s isn't horrible, the clamp grip on your head is. couple that with the fact that it isn't that much more cash to shell out for a set of 555s (15$ http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD555-Professional-High-Quality-Audiophile/dp/B0001FTVDQ ) and well, sorry. not bitin'.

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Have been rockin the 280's for a few years now. I don't understand the hate for the headband- it's always been very comfortable and secure for me.
Sound is wonderful too, but I've never tried an Audio-Technica before.

Having said that this is not a deal. I got them for less than $80 at B&H Photo years ago.

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I've never seen them for more than that at Guitar Center... how is this a deal?

Having said that, good set of headphones.

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@ebobo: You do know that you're comparing closed cans to open cans, right? There is a big difference, and the AT's would not serve well at all as a studio headphone.

The ATH-M50 is a much better pair to recommend, though they are pricier, but still would serve very well as a studio headphone.

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@kenabi: oh, i love my 555s. they're absolutely wonderful.

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I'm on my second HD280, headband disintegrated on the first pair. Most recent pair was $80.

The only reason to buy the HD280 is because they are closed back and attenuate outside noise quite a bit. The headband is tight to seal out the noise.

I am mostly happy with the sound, my only complaint is they are weak on the bass.

The are comfortable for me, I would prefer the headband were even tighter so they wouldn't fall off when I doze off and drop my head.

I also have a pair of Able Planet Sound Clarity noise canceling headphones from woot. The HD280 sounds much better (sound clarity lacks big time on the high end).

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I've bought a couple of pairs of these threw the past few years... and never paid this much. for any of them.

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Agreed, this isn't a great deal for these headphones.

But these are a good pair of headphones though. I've been using them for 4 years now, replaced the cable last year because it got wanked up because I'm pretty rough on my gear, but they've held up much better (physically) than any other pair I've owned. They aren't weak on bass, they are accurate. Our ears are less sensitive to lower frequencies which is why flat response to 20hz doesn't actually sound that impressive at low volumes when you're expecting very audible bass. For instance beats by dre have a pretty emphasized bass but they are made for that.

These headphones are more for road gear than audiophile gear, they have great passive sound isolation, which is really important when monitoring sound over the FOH which is always quite loud.
I also use them on airplanes and noisy spots and they work great since I can wear them for 8 hours strait with no problems.

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@cwarwick: Exactly. They are designed to be accurate, which in my opinion, is the whole point of any good set of speakers/headphones. If you want more bass adjust the equalizer or something. I've tried out some of those Beats by dre headphones you mentioned and they sounded like complete crap. You might be able to hear bass with them, but if you want to hear music, they're garbage

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Great headphones bad price. These get down to $75 at least once a year. I think they are great closed headphones mine and my brothers have lasted a while and show little signs of wear.

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I'd like to second slicerd's words: "Great headphones bad price." I bought these new about 3 years ago from Guitar Center for the same price. They're awesome, and have very accurate audio reproduction, but this price sucks.