"Didn't work for DJing!"2.0 starson by ChiponMonster
Pros: Comfortable, reasonable price
Cons: Sound quality, distortion, poor bass reproduction
Summary: I left no stone unturned while I was researching which headphones I would purchase for my first professional DJ gig. Sennheiser (this model in particular) was consistently rated very highly, so I took a blind leap (none of my colleagues could even recall a fellow DJ using Sennheiser headphones) and ordered the HD-280s from an online retailer for less than $80, including shipping and handling.
The headphones themselves are attractively styled and constructed of durable materials. The cans are highly cushioned, making even extended use comfortable. But aestetics isn't why headphones are generally purchased. These headphones reproduced extremely distorted sound from several different DJ mixers, popped and crackled at higher volumes especially when playing bass lines, and performed extremely unsatisfactorily for me despite the glowing reviews they have received.
Maybe these simply are not suited for a DJ envioronment -- but that's not the impression I got from the information I read before purchasing them. I should rephrase that: Though they can be used in the DJ booth, based on my experience, they are probably inadequate for such use.
Today is a Saturday and I'll be shopping around town for a replacement set of headphones for my show tonight while these are being returned to the retailer from which they came!
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