I tried a pair of these the other day and promptly returned them. I found them quite lifeless and the vocals in my music were completely wrong(seen the bands live, so i know what the vocalists voice sounds like), when compared with my sennheiser 203s. I'm not yet an audiophile, so what quality am I describing that I didn't like about the 280s and is there another sennheiser or another headphone that would make a nice upgrade that would definitely sound better without sacrificing anything?
btw, i listen to metal(all subgenres so both the extreme and melodic forms), classical, prog and industrial. I'd read around the forums but when I asked before I was told the Grado would be good for metal but would be awful for classical and such.