44points

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

48points

Sennheiser HD 400S

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
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31 facts in comparison

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro vs Sennheiser HD 400S

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S

Why is Sennheiser HD 280 Pro better than Sennheiser HD 400S?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
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    8Hzvs18Hz
  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
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    25000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 1.6m longer cable
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    3mvs1.4m
  • Has a coil cable
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  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Sennheiser HD 400S better than Sennheiser HD 280 Pro?

  • 7dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    120dB/mWvs113dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 46 Ohms lower impedance
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    18 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
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  • 68g lighter
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    217gvs285g
  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

Buy used:

$141.74

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonSennheiser HD280PRO Headphone (new model...Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphone (new model)
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$99.95
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonHD 280 Pro Professional Headphones (Rene...HD 280 Pro Professional Headphones (Renewed)
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$88.00
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonSennheiser HD-280 PRO Headphones
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$99.95
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonSennheiser Pro Audio HD 300 PRO, Black
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$199.95
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonSennheiser HD 650 Open Back Professional...Sennheiser HD 650 Open Back Professional Headphone
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$399.90
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonSennheiser HD 300 Pro Collapsible High-E...Sennheiser HD 300 Pro Collapsible High-End Monitoring Headphone + SLAPPA SL-HP-07 HardBody PRO Headphone Case
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$199.95
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black
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$348.00
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonSennheiser HD 600 Open Back Professional...Sennheiser HD 600 Open Back Professional Headphone
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$379.97

Sennheiser HD 400S

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser HD 400S AmazonSennheiser HD 400S Closed Back, Around E...Sennheiser HD 400S Closed Back, Around Ear Headphone with One-Button Smart Remote on Detachable Cable
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$60.99
Sennheiser HD 400S walmartSennheiser HD 25 PLUS Headphones (HD25 P...Sennheiser HD 25 PLUS Headphones (HD25 Plus, w/Nylon Case)
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$199.95

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has an over-the-ear form
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
3.has a detachable cable
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

285g

217g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

25000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
5.sound pressure level

113dB/mW

120dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.Has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
4.Has voice prompts
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
5.has a mute function
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
6.has voice commands
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 400S
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Price comparison

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

Buy used:

$141.74

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonSennheiser HD280PRO Headphone (new model...Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphone (new model)
Amazon logo
$99.95
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonHD 280 Pro Professional Headphones (Rene...HD 280 Pro Professional Headphones (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$88.00
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonSennheiser HD-280 PRO Headphones
Amazon logo
$99.95
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonSennheiser Pro Audio HD 300 PRO, Black
Amazon logo
$199.95
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonSennheiser HD 650 Open Back Professional...Sennheiser HD 650 Open Back Professional Headphone
Amazon logo
$399.90
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonSennheiser HD 300 Pro Collapsible High-E...Sennheiser HD 300 Pro Collapsible High-End Monitoring Headphone + SLAPPA SL-HP-07 HardBody PRO Headphone Case
Amazon logo
$199.95
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro AmazonSennheiser HD 600 Open Back Professional...Sennheiser HD 600 Open Back Professional Headphone
Amazon logo
$379.97

Sennheiser HD 400S

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser HD 400S AmazonSennheiser HD 400S Closed Back, Around E...Sennheiser HD 400S Closed Back, Around Ear Headphone with One-Button Smart Remote on Detachable Cable
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$60.99
Sennheiser HD 400S walmartSennheiser HD 25 PLUS Headphones (HD25 P...Sennheiser HD 25 PLUS Headphones (HD25 Plus, w/Nylon Case)
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$199.95

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