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Old 12-27-2011, 03:12 PM
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I am looking for people who own a pair of Sennheiser HD 280 Pros. I ordered a pair a couple days ago and they are due to arrive today! Have any owners noticed that a burn in would have a good effect on these cans? If so for how long? Also if you have noticed anything with these cans please let me know!
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:31 PM
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hey, I hope you got those from amazon...they are only $75 now.

just messing around. I personally don't put much stock in mechanical burn in. I think its more of a mental adjustment to the sound of the headphones. With that said, regardless of mechanical change or mental change yo will notice different things about the sound over time with any set. I have been curious about the hd280 for a while because they look like they are solid as a rock. from what I have read they don't have quite the bass I like...and there are like a million sets I want to try so no way I can get them all. They have been around for a while so I suspect you will like them.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:01 PM
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Yes i got them on amazon. I snagged one the last pairs!! Thanks for the advice i will send you a review when i get them, maybe in about an hour or so when the mail arrives!
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I've had mine for about a year and a half now and put them into the solid but not spectacular category. At $75 I'd have no problem recommending them.

I don't burn headphones in, I just listen to them and see if I notice any change with time. Like just about every other headphone I've had I noticed some small changes across the first few hours. The changes were so slight I'm not sure if any of it was mechanical or just me wrapping my head around their particular sound sig.

I would stay away from blasting them with different burn in techniques. Those brown noise, pink noise, frequency sweep type burn in techniques are much more likely to damage a fresh set of drivers than produce any positive results. Just put them on and listen while you decide how or if you want to EQ them.

I found a funny dip in the bass around 100 Hz that I believe accounts for the opinion they lack in bass. Even after I worked the other frequencies to bring that forward I wouldn't ever call them bass monsters but they can deliver a satisfying thump when I want one.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:27 PM
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I hope you find it comfortable. Many say it clamps with too much force. There has been a longstanding debate about whether the HD280 pro or the Sony V6 is better.
I guess for around $75 either one is good. The next step up though is the HD380 pro or Sony V900HD(7509HD).

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Old 12-27-2011, 05:37 PM
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I've been using them for a decade now. Nice headphones, just a bit of a dip on bass. Easily corrected with EQ though.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:23 PM
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Can you please explain what u mean by EQ. Other that equalizer. also if you are a rockbox dev. please PM me
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:32 PM
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For most abbreviations you can check the Glossary in my sig. EQ=Equalizer is there. If you don't find it there and think it should be added let us know your thoughts. The glossary isn't locked in stone or 100% complete. We need feedback from members to make the site more usable for everyone.
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i understood what EQ means. I was wondering what was meant when he said it could be fixed with EQ
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by adjusting the levels until it sounds good to you. if there is a natural dip then you bump that freq on the eq to level it out.
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are we talking about on the songs?
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I don't know how to respond to that. An EQ effects any sound that comes from your player. some of that is dependent on what player you use but thats the jist. Have you used an EQ before? what player are you using?
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:06 PM
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OHH!!! the EQ on the player itself! I am sorry I was knida stumped there and yes thank you. I know how to use the eq i have a Walkman S545.

If its any help i feel really stupid right now.
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lol...I figured there was some miscommunication or something going on. no worries, we all have our moments.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:12 AM
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I've been using them for a decade now. Nice headphones, just a bit of a dip on bass. Easily corrected with EQ though.
Hi Saratoga,

would you mind posting your Rockbox EQ settings for the 280 Pros? That would be great!

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Thanks all! I just got them about 15 minutes ago!! i will post a full review soon!
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I owned the HD 280 Pro twice, sold 'em twice,...
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The HD280's are actually pretty comfortable though. They do get hot but comfortable, something other headphones sometimes fail at miserably.
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Do you think the HD280 is more comfortable than the Sony V6? Are there velour earpads available that fit the HD280? The HD380 pro looks interesting to me. The HD280 pro is basically in the same league as the Sony V6.
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I don't have the Sony V6. But I think they're more comfortable than the Ultrasone HFI-780's.
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