36points

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

28points

Sennheiser HD 518

Comparison winner
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
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50 facts in comparison

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro vs Sennheiser HD 518

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Sennheiser HD 518

Why is Sennheiser HD 280 Pro better than Sennheiser HD 518?

  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    8Hzvs14Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • Can be folded
    ?

Why is Sennheiser HD 518 better than Sennheiser HD 280 Pro?

  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
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    50 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • 30g lighter
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    255gvs285g
  • Has an open-back design
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Overall rating

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
10.0
1 User reviews
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
10.0/10
1 User reviews
Sennheiser HD 518
6.0
1 User reviews
Sennheiser HD 518
6.0/10
1 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.0/10
1 votes
10.0/10
1 votes

Sound quality

10.0/10
1 votes
6.0/10
1 votes

Value for money

10.0/10
1 votes
3.0/10
1 votes

Comfort

8.0/10
1 votes
8.0/10
1 votes

Noise isolation

8.0/10
1 votes
1.0/10
1 votes

Comments

jose

jose

2 years ago

10 / 10

SONIDO CLARO Y TRANSPARENTE.

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jose

2 years ago

10 / 10

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Design

Fit

Over-ear

Over-ear

The fit of the headphones.
weight

285g

255g

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.
has a detachable cable
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ”Sennheiser HD 518
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Ingress Protection (IP) rating

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser HD 280 Pro)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser HD 518)

The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
can be folded
βœ”Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
has a tangle free cable
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
travel bag is included
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
has an open-back design
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ”Sennheiser HD 518
The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
is dustproof and water-resistant
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Sound quality

has active noise cancellation (ANC)
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
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.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
highest frequency

25000Hz

26000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
driver unit size

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser HD 280 Pro)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser HD 518)

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
impedance

64 Ohms

50 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
sound pressure level

113dB/mW

108dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
has a neodymium magnet
βœ”Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
has passive noise reduction
βœ”Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

Power

Battery life

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser HD 280 Pro)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser HD 518)

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
charge time

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser HD 280 Pro)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser HD 518)

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
Has USB Type-C
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
has a battery level indicator
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has wireless charging
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
battery power

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser HD 280 Pro)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser HD 518)

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
has a rechargeable battery
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
has a removable battery
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

Connectivity

Wired

Wired

The connectivity type of the headphones.
has aptX Lossless
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
aptX Lossless is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 16-bit/44.1kHz audio (at a maximum bit rate of 1200kbps). This codec provides CD-quality audio without any loss of data.

Features

has a noise-canceling microphone
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
has ambient sound mode
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
has in/on-ear detection
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.
number of microphones

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser HD 280 Pro)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser HD 518)

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
has a mute function
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
control panel placed on a device
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
can be used as a headset
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
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.
Has an in-line control panel
βœ–Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ–Sennheiser HD 518
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
warranty period

2 years

2 years

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Note: This may vary by region.

Miscellaneous

has a 3.5mm male connector
βœ”Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
βœ”Sennheiser HD 518
This audio plug allows you to connect to a range of devices which use a standard 3.5mm jack.

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