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Sennheiser: HD555 or HD-280 Pros?

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Okay, I'm getting new headphones soon, and I was deadset on the HD555s, but the HD280s are closed, which I like, and slightly cheaper. But is the difference in price worth the difference in sound? Has anyone listened to both, and what's your opinion on them?
post #2 of 9
I _will_ be getting the HD555's...I was wondering if there was any way to make the HD555's closed.

As in: insert piece of paper behind driver...idk. Ideally you wouldn't duct tape the outside

If there was an easy way, you could just mod the HD555s and be done with it.
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I would say stick to the HD555 because the HD280 Pro clamps on a little too tightly and that headband is prone to cracking. If you want good, closed headphones for around the same price as the HD555 then choose the Audio-Technica ATH-A500.
    
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But... since you can't just easily mod the HD555s... which ones should I get?

Comfort is another big issue... I hate uncomfortable headphones.
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I still say HD555's
    
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The 555's are the greatest, make sure you have a good sound card to push them!!
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post #7 of 9
I wouldnt try to close up the HD555's they will probably sound terrible that way. They are meant to be open cans and sound wonderful the bass extension is very nice with an open can and much more open sound.

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Alrighty, guess I'm getting the HD555s. Thanks for the info, everyone.
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