Product Comparison: Sennheiser HD 280 Pro vs Sony MDR7506

General Specifications
HD 280 Pro
About the Product
The HD 280 PRO is a pair of closed, dynamic stereo headphones that deliver accurate, linear sound reproduction with ambient noise attenuation for critical monitoring applications. Optimum impedance ensures universal compatibility, from home listening to studio monitoring. The space-saving design features collapsible, rotating ear cups that are very comfortable to wear, even if used for long periods of time. The ear pads of the HD 280 PRO are made of a synthetic leatherette.
Sony MDR7506 Professional Stereo Headphones are ideal for sound monitoring in recording studios, radio, film production, video, electronic news gathering - and virtually any application where high quality sound is required. The closed-ear design MDR-7506 is outrageously popular in pro and home recording studios.
Key Specs
Closed over-ear
Closed over-ear
113 dB
106 dB
Min. Frequency Range
8 Hz
10 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
25 kHz
20 kHz
64 Ω
63 Ω
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphone (new model)
  • Sound quality blows away most headphones in this price range.
  • Sound Isolation is quite fantastic for not being noise cancelling. You could seriously use these as earmuffs to block out sound even without any audio playing.
  • Balanced Sound, which is exactly what you expect for reference headphones. I love that these are able to produce crisp highs, clean mids, and healthy bass.
  • I find myself struggling to keep these on my head for longer than an hour at a time, and it is strictly due to the strength of clamping pressure they have.
  • Sound is becoming "tin-ey" after 2 months of light use specifically highs getting garbled, and bass will rattle, sound will cut out.
Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone
  • They are not bass heavy at all but can produce comfortable solid bass down to quite low frequencies.
  • These are the first headphones that I have not had to adjust any frequencies....just the volume.
  • Accurate stereo imagery and clear high frequencies make them perfect.
  • These headphones are the industry standard for a clear (flat frequency response) headphone.
  • I just didn't like the frequency curve on them. The mids and mid-highs seemed too pronounced for me.
Size & Weight
9.6 in.
8.5 in.
7.4 in.
7 in.
3.3 in.
4 in.
10.05 oz.
8.1 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphone (new model)
  • Coiled wire makes is less cumbersome when managing the cable if on the go or in a shared office space.
  • Relatively portable. Can be folded up and easily stored away in a backpack.
  • Generally not a fan of the closed-style headphones due to the weight of the ear pieces, but these are not too bad - except for the cord.
  • The size is huge, and huger. I'd think twice before buying this product.
  • The worst part is how much weight it has in a small area because it's a very long cord.
Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone
  • I'll stay with the Sony MDR7506 for their light weight, comfort and clarity.
  • These headphones fold up to a very compact size, like it. recommended.
  • They are lightweight, nicely adjustable and cushioning in the right places. I can wear them indefinitely without really noticing they are there.
  • They fold up easily and get reasonably compact for full size headphones.
  • Uncomfortable. I literally had to make these max size to take pressure off of my head, and I have a small head.
Detachable Cable
Headband Material
Plastic / Soft foam
Cable Length
9.8 ft.
9.8 ft.
In-Line Remote
Tough, single-sided cable, Accurate, linear sound reproduction, High ambient noise attenuation, Jack plug 3.5 / 6.3 mm stereo, Ergonomic design
Professional sound, Comfort and isolation, Gold, stereo unimatch plug 1/4" and 1/8", Coiled cable
Driver Diameter
1.57 in.
What customers say about "Features"
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphone (new model)
  • Build quality is rock solid with added benefit of being able to be taken apart and replace parts in the worst case scenario.
  • Good sound, focused on Bass and Mids. Good design astethic, curly cord reduces slack length.
  • Very comfortable to wear for hours at a time. The soft earpads fit completely over my ears.
  • They fold up easily to fit in a case. I plan to hold on this pair for a long time.
  • This very well could be a personal issue based on head shape, but I find that these like to squeeze your head with the grip strength of a professional arm wrestler on steroids.
Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone
  • They isolate sound really well. I use them at work for video filming and editing; they really do the job in noisy environments.
  • These headphones do a great job of isolating you and the music.
  • They provide a modicum of isolation from ambient noise, while slightly emphasizing the frequencies which are important in field monitoring (or noisy studio monitoring) environments.
  • Ability to isolate you from outside sounds....Excellent. Really, I don’t hear anything except music.
  • Noise isolation is mediocre. You can hear people saying things through these depending on the volume.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
0.25 year(s)
Other Information
99.95 $
130.00 $

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