Sennheiser headphones make a great asset to any recording studio. As you already know, headphones are an almost necessary part of a bedroom or home recording studio. Of all the kinds available, Sennheiser has a good reputation for quality 'phones.
They have a small selection of studio quality headphones. Sennheiser headphones used to include the HD600, a very nice pair of open-backed headphones. I wish they were still available - you can maybe find them used on eBay. Now, their best studio headphones are the HD280-Pro model.
I've always wanted to try some Sennheisers, so now that my old Audio Technica M40s are seeing some age, I got the HD280 to "augment" their use. Don't get me wrong, I love them both and will use both. But it's good to diversify in sound. You don't want to use the same system for ALL the monitoring, or you will probably miss things.
And the result of my experiment? I LOVE the new headphones. Now I really wish I had some of the old Sennheiser 600s. I will do a review of the AT M40 headphones versus the Sennheiser HD280 headphones soon. But without much critical listening, I think the Sennheiser headphones work better with the low and high end. It has a tendency to over-emphasize the highs, but the rest is fairly smooth. The Audio Technicas lack some on the bass, but emphasize the mids, just a little too much, in my opinion. But they take the Sennheisers in comfort - the HD280 feels very firm, compared to the more relaxed M40.
Sennheiser is a German company, and when it comes to products, whether they are cars, watches, or headphones, German is a good addition to the name! The USA division that distributes Sennheiser products ALSO distributes Neumann - and if you don't know, Neumann is one of the top names in microphones.
All in all, I like my Sennheiser HD280 headphones. They work well for what I need: separation, smooth response, and the coiled cord is a nice touch to keep things from getting messy.
Sennheiser studio headphones = good headphones. 🙂
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Lee started his career in recording with an auspicious goal - record tracks of his own voice singing in harmony. As a hobby project, it didn't have the funding to go to a studio and pay for someone to do it for him. Like many of you, he pulled himself up by the bootstraps to learn the art of recording.