Sennheiser HD 280 Pro vs Shure SRH440
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name says it all

 

i bought a set of sennheiser Hd 280 pro and i dont like how they arent too godly on my ipod which i need them to be, can someone tell me how the Shure SRH 440 is with an ipod/mp3

 
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Neither. I'm selling both. Get the ATH-M50 instead. Amazon has them for all around the same price.
 
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lol but these two are sort of the only thigns available in my area and m50s are 190 in my area way out of my price range so doesn't anyone know how these two specifically fare against each other
 
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lol but these two are sort of the only thigns available in my area and m50s are 190 in my area way out of my price range so doesn't anyone know how these two specifically fare against each other

The 280 are IMO nice cans but a little dark in sound. The Shure is more natural and better across the board IMO. I returned the 280.00 but for 89.00 they were nice.
 
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yea i have the 280 pro right now and at first i didntl ike em but theyre slightly growing on me but the srh440 are cheaper right now at my store and i have been readign that the srh440 may be better so im a little confused
 
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It depends on your music tastes....which kinds of music you listen? 
 
And Shure's work fine unamped. 
 
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well i listen to quite a bit of everything mostly indie rock and pop, alternative, classic rock and soem jazz andd classical with a little rap every now and then
 
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If i have to choose between the HD280's and the Shure's. I go for the 440's...the highs mids and lows are well balanced. 
Give them a listen if you have a chance! 
 
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I have had the HD 280 for a few months. got them at the beginning of 2010. It dies get better. the bass does open up, the highs get less shrill. So just burn it in like crazy. non-stop for like 50-70 hrs. if you don't do that, you are going to be stuck with a crappy sounding headphone that is actually very good.
 
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Hey Haarism...since when you got the 280's? 
 
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i got the hd 280s like 3 or 4 days ago and have been listening qquite a bit. i called where i got them from and they said theyd exchange for the 440s no problem and give money back that needed to be given (theres a 20 dollar difference) so i wanna know as quickly as i can what i should do and im thinking of just playing music all the time, like all day all night on the headphoens to burn em in is that safe?
 
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i wanna know as quickly as i can what i should do and im thinking of just playing music all the time, like all day all night on the headphoens to burn em in is that safe?

If you are not liking the sound signature from now, i think you better go for another model (shure's)...IMO. 
 
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hmm anyone wanna give some more opinions, right now im leaning towards going with hte Shures
 
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Sorry for the 3rd option... They're all about the same price for me.
 
Between the 280s and the 440s, definitely get the Shures. The mids are more natural and balanced and the highs are more refined. The 280s have slightly heftier bass but it's a little muddy IMHO. Plus the Shures are more comfortable and have a user-replaceable cable.
 
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