Sennheiser HD800 Over-Ear Circum-Aural Dynamic Premiere Headphone Reviews

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Sennheiser HD800 Over-Ear Circum-Aural Dynamic Premiere Headphones

  • New reference class in wired headphones
  • Open, circumaural dynamic stereo design
  • Realistic and natural sound field with minimal resonance
  • Ear pads made of special high-quality Japanese Alcantara
  • Specially tuned symmetrical, impedance matching cable with low capacitance


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  • Does the headset fit your head? Or ear?
  • Does the cell phone headset work in a car environment? Truck? On the streets?

There’s has always been a debate between electronic reproduction and natural sound. The Sennheiser HD-800 is the headphone that has been specifically engineered in replicating the basic acoustic conditions of natural hearing. This level of performance has yet to be matched by any competitor. The HD-800 is the ultimate headphone to deliver nature. More than 60 years of ingenious headphone engineering has been applied into the new HD 800.

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3 Responses to “Sennheiser HD800 Over-Ear Circum-Aural Dynamic Premiere Headphone Reviews

  • Review by Timothy Barrow

    I am not a golden ear audiophile. I don’t know what it means to hear “the air between the strings” and other such audiophile descriptions. More power to those that can — I am simply not able to do so. I do however know that music is and always has been my greatest entertainment, and that as I have grown older, my ability to pay higher dollar for my equipment has also grown. No way could I have had these headphones in past times. No way could I have justified their cost. Other priorities would have always taken precedence over these. But now that I can afford them, I still debated and agonized over the cost, but in the end decided I would go for them. Am I glad? Absolutely. They are without question the best sounding headphones I have ever heard. I could hear the difference straight out of the box, I did not even do “A to B” comparisons to know how good they sounded. I did do comparisons with my HD600 to HS650 upgrade and was never sure I heard much difference. Not so with the HD800s.

    Here is the best way I can describe them. When I was young, I would listen to a lot of music particularly nice in headphones. I am talking Yes, King Crimson, Pink Floyd and many others. I am a child of the 60’s/70’s so I would often be a bit “altered’ while listening. In those days a pair of Koss headphones, a little “substance”, and the latest King Crimson album would lend to a headphone experience whereby I would believe I was literally dreaming the music. (A very nice state). But as time went on, the subtances went away, the latest King Crimson album I had in mind (Larks Tounge in Aspic) is almost 40 years old now, and my hearing ain’t what it used to be.

    All that was said to lead up to this. With these headphones on (no substances), I am dreaming the music again. The above mentioned artists, and now with music such as Chick Corea and Miles Davis thrown in the mix, sounds like they are in and around my head like they have not been in those 40 gone by years.

    I would conclude that these headphones are worth the cost if you are in a position to put out that kind of money AND you really love your music. But be warned — once you hear these, there’s no going back to lesser headphones.

  • Review by R. Thompson "sixseven"

    The Sennheiser HD800 sets a new metric against which every other serious headphone or transducer must be judged. I’ve heard too many “breakthroughs” that just couldn’t deliver the goods. This product is different.

    It’s hard to describe a piece of gear which, upon first listen, sounds different than anything you’ve heard, yet sounds so completely effortless and musical that you’re left with the singular impression that the previous way you’ve listened to music is somehow incomplete, a wrong path if you will, and that this is clearly a better way.

    I can’t imagine anyone buying these and not being thrilled. They are a rare product indeed — one that adds a significant new dimension to recordings you may have owned for years and thought you knew.

  • Review by Pseudonym

    In general, the more money you spend on a pair of headphones, the more you experience the law of diminishing returns. A handsome-sounding AKG K701 will impress most people with their command of classical, while a good Grado rocks as well as any phone out there. But each headphone has its unique sound, and limitations. That’s why many dedicated headphone users like keeping at least two different models to complement different musical spectra.

    The Senn HD800 comes the closest to my experience at producing a sound that would satisfy a variety of tastes – in one headphone. The sound complements classical and jazz, but renders rock and electronica with surprising authority. I listen to a variety of music in a single listening session, so the HD800 is also extremely convenient. Although somewhat hefty, they’re well-padded and have a velvety comfortability. Even in hot weather, these phones are cool and easy to wear; unlike some phones, these provide a pleasing sound without the use of an amplifier (though a good amp will make most decent setups even better.) It’s hallmark clarity is bolstered by its sound: anchored by a full bass, crystalline highs, and a midrange that has definition without being too forward.

    This headphone is been compared to the popular AKG K701, particularly with its emphasis on sonic clarity. But the Senn seems to have more weight and depth on the entire sound. It offers music as it was meant to be heard, sans the usual problems – thumpy bass, screechy highs, insufficient power. For under $400, you can purchase a fine headphone that will fill most of your musical needs; but if you want the whole package, the HD 800 may be a good investment, despite the $1400 price tag.

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