Despite its somewhat thick headband, the Sennheiser HD280Pro is a comfortable wear for most listeners. The circumaural ('around the ear'), sealed/closed earcups are covered in glove-type padding surrounding the ear which also serves to provide a good degree of ambient noise isolation and attenuation. Sizing adjustment rails move in & out of the headband for fit; we found the headband design perhaps a bit creaky but very secure on the head, decently comfortable and tough-built in final assessment. The earcups on the HD 280Pro fold up via hinges on the headband, so the headphone can be stowed in a compact, lumpy bundle for transit or storage. The headband can also be gently bent (gently!) to better accommodate those preferring a less tight clamping force. Handy HeadRoom Tip 122: Let the headphones stretch while clamped over a thick stack of books or on a basketball for several days to help to slightly loosen the headband for bigger melons.
The Sennheiser HD280Pro's non-detachable headphone cord is a coiled cable that stretches to around three meters (approximately 9ft) and terminates to a 1/8' [3.5mm] plug with a threaded 1/4' full-size plug adapter handily included.
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