Sennheiser HD 380 PRO Headphones
Updated April 1, 2019 | by Hollagully
Sennheiser HD 380 PRO
- System: Dynamic
- Design: Closed-back
- Frequency range: 8Hz – 27kHz
- Sensitivity: 110dB SPL
- THD: < 0,1%
- Impedance: 54 Ohm
- Great bass extension
- Great noise reduction
- Comes with slimline zipped carrying case
- Cable does not detach
We like to think of the Sennheiser HD 380 PRO as an excellent listening “multi tool” as they are ideal for a wide range of applications in audio and video production, live concerts/events, and recreational listening. As closed-back headphones offering 32 dB of noise reduction, they are great monitoring headphones for recording music and sounds without leaking much audio into the environment.
Sennheiser’s unique Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement feature means that the drivers are angled within the ear cups to create a comfortable listening experience for the engineer over long durations.
As with many closed-back headphones, there is strong sense of bass—in this case from about 80Hz down to 8Hz. We enjoy this a lot because helps set the mood when tracking or throwing down ideas and delivers the pump that moves the creative process along.
The mids remain pretty flat up until about 2kHz where there are some peaks and valleys up until 27kHz where the highs start to roll off. Again, this makes them great for tracking as the sounds of things like cymbals and click tracks don’t bleed out and get picked up by any mics.
We appreciate the Sennheiser HD 380 PRO for their build as they are durable, comfortable, foldable, and form a tight seal for hours of use that includes plenty of enthusiastic head movements. They really allow you to get into the zone.
Their swivelling ear cups make them easy to keep around your neck while allowing your head to move around with ease and a 1m coiled cable can extend to 3m to let you choose your preferred amount of slack.
The Sennheiser HD 380 PRO are a very simple headphone that serve the function of a closed-back headphone extremely well. They’re excellent for helping you create vibe in your production as they have a strong yet not over exaggerated bottom, and are otherwise relatively flat.
To help you out on your quest for the right set of cans, we’ve included links below to detailed reviews of a few models that feature similar characteristics to the Sennheiser HD 380 PRO.
We’ve put together The Ultimate Guide to Studio Headphones for Music Production that will teach you about different types of headphones, the applications they serve best, and a long list of great candidates for your home studio.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, Sony MDR-7506, AKG Q 701