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  • Sennheiser HD 800S

Sennheiser HD 800S

Sennheiser HD 800S

$1,699.95
  • 56mm Dynamic Transducers
  • Open-Back Construction
  • Sound Absorber Design Preserves High End
  • Earcups Provide Realistic Spatiality
  • 1/4" and Balanced XLR4 Connections
  • Microfiber Ear Pads
  • Headband Features Inner Damping Element

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  • Description

    An update on the well-regarded HD 800, the Sennheiser HD 800 S Stereo Headphones comprises a pair of open-back headphones designed for use in studio situations, particularly when referencing between monitors and cans. Its 56mm transducer is housed in stainless steel, while its headband and mounting utilize industrial, aerospace-grade materials to emphasize durability at a relatively light weight of 11.6 oz. Sennheiser’s proprietary sound absorber technology preserves the integrity of the highest of high ends by eliminating the “masking effect,” a phenomenon in which the ear struggles to hear particularly bright signals when lower-frequency material occurs simultaneously at a louder volume. In reducing this masking effect, every nuance of the frequency spectrum is represented and made audible.

    The design of its earcups directs sound to the ear at a subtle angle, thereby aiding in a realistic—and realistically stereo—monitoring experience. Additionally, there are two different possibilities for audio connection: a stereo 1/4" connector, and an XLR4 balanced cable for connecting to balanced outputs, such as a headphone amplifier.

    *Headphones.com is very pleased to announce that you have even more options to pay for your Sennheiser HD 800s headphones! Now when you hit the Pay with Crypto button, you have the option to pay with cryptocurrencies like NANO, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and more! We are very excited to able to give you these options now and for the future!*

    • 56mm Dynamic Transducers
    • Open-Back Construction
    • Sound Absorber Design Preserves High End
    • Earcups Provide Realistic Spatiality
    • 1/4" and Balanced XLR4 Connections
    • Microfiber Ear Pads
    • Headband Features Inner Damping Element
  • Tech Specs

    Ear cup design
    Over-Ear
    Open-Back
    Driver
    56mm Dynamic
    Impedance
    300 Ohms
    Frequency Response (-10 dB)
    4 Hz to 51 kHz
    Total Harmonic Distortion
    0.02% (1 kHz 1 V RMS)
    Contact Pressure
    ~ 3.4 N (± 0.3 N)
    Jack
    1/4" / 6.3 mm or XLR4, depending on connection cable used
    Cable Length
    9.8' / 3 m
    Weight
    11.6 oz / 330 g, without cable
  • In The Box

    • Sennheiser HD 800 S Dynamic Open-Back Stereo Headphones
    • Cable with 1/4"(6.3mm) Connector
    • Cable with Balanced XLR4 Connector
    • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
    • USB Flash Drive
    • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Reviews

    Customer Reviews

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    I love these headphones. In spite of the very good speaker-based system I have, I've found myself listening more often through headphones, mainly streaming from Tidal on my computer. My headphones were my 25+ year old Sennheiser HD 540 Reference set, but I'd added a DAC to the chain (Dragonfly Red) and was very happy with the sound. Still, I thought I ought to see what the current state of the art was, up to the limit of my budget. I took advantage of Headphones.com's generous return policy and ordered three sets, expecting to return two of them after some serious comparative listening. Based on reviews, I ordered the Sennheiser HD 800 S, the Audeze LDC-X, and the Focal Clear. When they arrived, I set about listening to a range of the sort of music I prefer - classical and jazz, vocal and instrumental, large groups and small ones, but pretty much all acoustic - switching back and forth among the headsets over a period of a week or so.

    At the end, to my taste, the Sennheisers were an easy choice. All three did a terrific job of accurately and satisfyingly reproducing music. The Audeze set seemed to have the deepest bass response and was the most sensitive, but the others were more than adequate. The Audeze also had a somewhat more recessed sound, but more than sufficiently detailed and very pleasant. The Focals and the Sennheisers seemed similar in their overall sound. The Sennheisers were the lightest, but I found I got used to the feel of all of them after a while. None were as comfortable as the almost weightless older Sennheisers.

    But what set the new Sennheisers apart from the Audezes and Focals was the sense of space they conveyed. The others too often put the musical space inside my head, sometimes seeming to bounce off the inside of my skull. The Sennheisers present the music in an airy acoustic, a space that's both more realistic and easier to listen to for extended periods. If you're choosing among headphones in this price range you ...

An update on the well-regarded HD 800, the Sennheiser HD 800 S Stereo Headphones comprises a pair of open-back headphones designed for use in studio situations, particularly when referencing between monitors and cans. Its 56mm transducer is housed in stainless steel, while its headband and mounting utilize industrial, aerospace-grade materials to emphasize durability at a relatively light weight of 11.6 oz. Sennheiser’s proprietary sound absorber technology preserves the integrity of the highest of high ends by eliminating the “masking effect,” a phenomenon in which the ear struggles to hear particularly bright signals when lower-frequency material occurs simultaneously at a louder volume. In reducing this masking effect, every nuance of the frequency spectrum is represented and made audible.

The design of its earcups directs sound to the ear at a subtle angle, thereby aiding in a realistic—and realistically stereo—monitoring experience. Additionally, there are two different possibilities for audio connection: a stereo 1/4" connector, and an XLR4 balanced cable for connecting to balanced outputs, such as a headphone amplifier.

*Headphones.com is very pleased to announce that you have even more options to pay for your Sennheiser HD 800s headphones! Now when you hit the Pay with Crypto button, you have the option to pay with cryptocurrencies like NANO, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and more! We are very excited to able to give you these options now and for the future!*

  • 56mm Dynamic Transducers
  • Open-Back Construction
  • Sound Absorber Design Preserves High End
  • Earcups Provide Realistic Spatiality
  • 1/4" and Balanced XLR4 Connections
  • Microfiber Ear Pads
  • Headband Features Inner Damping Element

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
100%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
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0%
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0%
(0)
C
C.S.
Sennheiser HD 800S headphones

I love these headphones. In spite of the very good speaker-based system I have, I've found myself listening more often through headphones, mainly streaming from Tidal on my computer. My headphones were my 25+ year old Sennheiser HD 540 Reference set, but I'd added a DAC to the chain (Dragonfly Red) and was very happy with the sound. Still, I thought I ought to see what the current state of the art was, up to the limit of my budget. I took advantage of Headphones.com's generous return policy and ordered three sets, expecting to return two of them after some serious comparative listening. Based on reviews, I ordered the Sennheiser HD 800 S, the Audeze LDC-X, and the Focal Clear. When they arrived, I set about listening to a range of the sort of music I prefer - classical and jazz, vocal and instrumental, large groups and small ones, but pretty much all acoustic - switching back and forth among the headsets over a period of a week or so.

At the end, to my taste, the Sennheisers were an easy choice. All three did a terrific job of accurately and satisfyingly reproducing music. The Audeze set seemed to have the deepest bass response and was the most sensitive, but the others were more than adequate. The Audeze also had a somewhat more recessed sound, but more than sufficiently detailed and very pleasant. The Focals and the Sennheisers seemed similar in their overall sound. The Sennheisers were the lightest, but I found I got used to the feel of all of them after a while. None were as comfortable as the almost weightless older Sennheisers.

But what set the new Sennheisers apart from the Audezes and Focals was the sense of space they conveyed. The others too often put the musical space inside my head, sometimes seeming to bounce off the inside of my skull. The Sennheisers present the music in an airy acoustic, a space that's both more realistic and easier to listen to for extended periods. If you're choosing among headphones in this price range you ...