The Sennheiser HD 380 PROs are headphones that are great for use in situations/environments where silence is key. Their closed back design is very effective at minimizing sound leakage so other people will not get distracted by the sound produced by these.
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Pro Fairly natural sound with slightly boosted bass
The bass is slightly boosted, adding good punch and thump to low-end sounds without overpowering the other frequencies. The mids are natural and forward, while the highs have good clarity.
These headphones can work well with a wide range of music genres, though rock and pop music are the ones that these will shine the best in.
Pro Very comfortable
The 380s sit well over your ears and do not typically touch them when positioned correctly. This helps make them comfortable as the clamping force is distributed over a wide area, not directly on your ears.
Pro Can be driven to very high volumes by low-power amps
You don't need powerful amps to get good volume out of these headphones. These can get pretty loud even just off of your smartphone, music player or computer.
Pro Excellent noise isolation
The large, closed-back ear cups and strong clamp force allows for impressive passive noise isolation. Sound leakage is also significantly minimized, so these headphones can be used in office or library settings.
Con Very strong clamping force
The 380HDs have a very strong clamp. This helps the headphones achieve better sound isolation and minimal sound leak. Although some will find the clamp very uncomfortable. Fortunately there are also many who will never notice this at all and find the 380HDs very comfortable.
Con Coiled cable
The coiled cable is fine for casual listening or for the studio, but it can being inconvenient for walking and listening.