“We Are Shaping The Future Of The
Audio Industry, Based On Our History, Our Culture Of Innovation And Our Passion For Excellence.”
It all started in Germany. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser, an electrical engineer, founded the company in 1945 after World War 2 and the depression that hit Germany afterwards. Originally Sennheiser had wanted to be a landscape gardener but with limited chances of finding a job he decided to study electrical engineering and telecommunications at the Technical University in Berlin.
During his time at the university Sennheiser helped with the development of a reverberation unit used for the opening ceremony of the 1936 Olympics Games in Berlin. This project involved modifying a grand piano to sound as if it were an organ being played in church. After graduating he continued to work as a Chief Engineer at the University, but the institute was destroyed by bombing in 1943 and later moved to Wennebostel. Sennheiser and seven other co-workers stayed at university and founded a laboratory known as know as “Labor W” which was short for Laboratorium Wennebostel.
The first products produced by Laboratory W were voltmeters, which found a successful market with Siemens in Hanover. Even at this early stage their commitment to product quality was to garner respect and attention and they were quickly commissioned to build a replica microphone, the DM1 in 1946. At first Laboratory W stuck to the Siemens design but soon they were able to offer a microphone of their own design, the MD2, which was to become the first in a long line of microphones that would see Sennheiser become a household name. In fact it wasn’t long before Laboratory W began to make a name for themselves outside of Siemens and in the years that followed the brand owed much of its success to the growth of the telecommunications industries; first radio, and then television and film.
As they say the rest was history.
Sennheiser Are Amazing Headphones
From an aesthetics point of you the headphones are really nice looking. Wearing them feels like a throw back to the 90s.
The noise cancelling feature allows you to zone out and be in your own little world away from the world. The sound quality is great especially if you like heavy bass A.K.A deep house music. The headphones are adjustable to fit any head size and the ear pads fit comfortably around your ears.
Yes Sennheiser Hd 280 Pro would be great headphones to take with you the gym, but…
Here’s The Problem With Sennheiser Hd 280 Pro Headphones At The Gym
The Cord Is Just Too Long
The picture should illustrate how long the cord is, it’s literally hanging at my sides. The cord is way too long and if you’re a clumsy person you could easily trip over yourself and fall. It’s even worse if you’re at the gym and have weights in your hand.
Because it’s so long the cord gets in the way of some of your workouts where you have to constantly adjust or move the cord around.
The Cord Tangles Up A Lot
Because the cord is so long and the way it’s curly shaped, over time they will naturally start to tangle and intertwine. This is probably the most annoying part and if I had known better I would never have brought the Sennheiser Hd 280 to the gym. For me my headphones are permanently tangled and now I find the majority of my gym time spent trying to untangle them. It’s gotten to a point now where I’m just used to it. This is a good enough reason why you probably shouldn’t bring these headphones with you to the gym.
Final verdict is don’t bring these headphones to the gym, they’re too nice to have them tangled up. The cord is just too long because these headphones were originally designed for DJ’s and listening to music in general, not going to the gym. Just use regular gym appropriate headphones.
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