been using the 280's for a while now. Very comfortable, nice definition, and I didnt have to sell my soul to Satan to afford them.
I still have my original pair of Fostex T-50's from 20+ years. They still have all the original parts on them, and they still function perfectly. I bought four pair of Fostex T-90's about 6-7 years ago, and they've been the regular use cans in my place since. I love them. I remember back at Belmont they decided that they'd buy the latest greatest Sony headphones to replace the aging Fostex headphones around 1991 or so. Within about three or four weeks, all the $150 Sony headphones were blown out one at a time by various people. They just weren't made to handle the environment. But I've never seen a pair of the fostex headphones blown out.