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iPod Accessory Review – Sennheiser HD 380 Pro

Built for professional use, these collapsible cans are packed with technology

Screen shot 2010-07-16 at 10.42.08There really is nothing as uplifting as listening to your favourite tunes at the right volume at the highest quality possible. Admittedly, MP3s aren’t great for quality, but what you lose from the digital format can recouped by using a great pair of headphones. The HD 380 Pros from Sennheiser certainly fit the bill. Built for professional use, these collapsible cans are packed with technology. They feature Sennheiser’s Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement (E.A.R) design, which channels the audio signal directly into the user’s ears. As part of its professional remit they have also got an extended frequency response for more accurate and reliable sound reproduction. In tandem with this, they also feature an increased sound pressure level (110dB) to handle demanding use. The upshot of these tech specs is that these headphones like to be cranked up – they can really handle it – and because they are designed for the professional market, they deliver uncoloured sound, even at higher levels. The bass they deliver is beyond deep, the middle rangers are crisper than crisp and the high frequencies are exceptionally toned. We can see why these headphones are aimed at the professional market; they deliver a genuinely clear representation of the track you’re listening to, even at incredibly loud volumes. The HD 380 Pros are a fairly big set of hea

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dphones, but they are very comfortable. We’re not sure if we’d use them every day for a commute, but for shutting the world out and listening to loud music they are exceptional value and well worth a purchase.