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Sennheiser HD800 Headphones

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Warranty length 2 Years
Fitting Over Ear
Brand Sennheiser Headphones

Tech Specs

Nominal impedance: 300 Ohm
Contact pressure: 3.4N (±0.3N) 
Weight w/o cable: 330g
Jack plug: 6.3 mm stereo
Transducer principle: open, dynamic
Ear coupling: circumaural
Cable length: 3m
Frequency Response: 6 - 51,000Hz (-10dB)
Frequency Response: 14 - 44,100Hz (-3dB)
Sound pressure level: 102dB (1kHz/1Vrms)
Total H Distortion: <0.02% (1kHz/1Vrms)

Product Description

Sennheiser HD800 features an all new design that takes you another step closer to personal audio perfection and the quest for the ultimate audible fidelity. These authentic, open, circumaural and dynamic stereo headphones redefine what reference level audio is all about.

Natural Listening

You will find a new height of sonic perspective as you experience a high-fidelity natural hearing experience. No other manufacturer has currently come up as close as the HD800 in replicating the basic acoustic conditions of natural hearing.

More than 60 years of ingenious headphone engineering has been applied into the HD 800. Incorporating Sennheiser’s most advanced driver technology, these headphones' offer reference-grade audio performance from their striking and visually effective industrial design.

Premium Parts

HD800 headphones are made in Germany using premium grade materials - the transducer is encased by a precision material made of stainless steel. The ear pads are handcrafted from a high-quality microfiber fabric, meaning the headphones are comfortable to wear and easy to maintain.

The headband and headphone mounting utilises the most advanced development from the aerospace industry. In terms of connectivity, these headphones utilise specially-designed, four-wire, high-performance connections with Teflon insulation. HD800 are truly a glorious success and a pioneer in headphone development.

Key Features

- New reference class in wired headphones
- Open, circum-aural dynamic stereo headphones
- Natural hearing experience realistic sound field with minimal resonance
- Biggest transducers ever used in headphones up to today
- New innovative dynamic transducer design
- Uncovered earcups for acoustic and stylistic reasons
- Handcrafted ear pads, made of high-quality microfiber fabric
- Metal headband with inner damping element
- Specially tuned symmetrical, impedance matching cable with low capacitance
- Special high precision headphone connectors

Press Reviews

  • "Accessory of the Year." (Hi-Fi+ Awards 2009)

  • "Best Headphones Award." (Hi-Fi Choice Awards 2009)

  • "Very few loudspeaker designs can come close to the level of detail resolution offered by the HD800 headphones. Voices and instruments all have exactly the timbre that they do in real life. Sound is simply superb in every way, beautifully balanced across the range, thanks to the combination of sturdy but lightweight construction, high purity copper cabling and all-new diaphragms." (Hi-Fi Choice Awards 2009)

  • "The ultimate expression of the Sennheiser philosophy offers massive speed, clarity and insight... State of the Art dynamic headphones offering tremendous insight into the music and a captivating presentation." (Hi-Fi World Magazine 5/5)

  • "Bass was tight and tuneful, percussion was crisp but not searing, rhythmic bounce survived intact and there was detailed insight... The Sennheiser HD 800s are our champions...they win out for their combination of tonal neutrality and transparency - and they're also supremely comfortable to wear." (Hi-Fi News Magazine May 2011)

  • "Exceptionally comfortable; good design; solid bass; fine presentation... A very, very fine pair of headphones from Sennheiser, and worth an audition. The Sennheiser HD800 headphones are a very different proposition from other headphones in this price bracket ...designed for performance above all else." (What Hi-Fi Magazine Oct 2013)

Customer Reviews

  • Graham B

    3 Jun 2013

    Quite simply these headphones are extraordinary. Their ability to resolve detail and present the music as it was intended is way better than any other headphones available IMO.
    Not cheap by any means and you will need to carefully match them to a suitable head amp to get the best out of them ,but once you have done that then you are in for some sheer unadulterated sonic pleasure.
    I have heard the term Eargasms before and these deliver multiple eargasms believe me!
    I have the Burson Audio Soloist head amp driving them and the pair in tandem is a marriage made in heaven. There is a synergy and a rightness to the sound I have never heard probably from any source and they score top marks with all genres of music.
    Don't believe it when you read the HD800's lack bass! Driven by an amp like the Soloist their bass output is stunning as is the rest of their sonic signature.
    Highly recommended!
  • Nigel W

    13 Mar 2013

    I bought these not expecting to really like then given that I listen to rock & metal, not the genre's the HD800's are normally favoured for. However these are quite simply stunning headphones whose main strengths are speed, detail,clarity and bass depth and control. They are highly revealing of source and amp quality. When matched with high quality components they are quite simply one of the very best headphones on the market regardless of cost.

    Highly recommended, if the rest of the audio chain is up to the task.
  • James

    6 May 2012

    This is it. I can't imagine music sounding any more magical than it does with the HD800, they simply are that good. My journey here has been a long one, what started as a whim on a pair of Grado SR60s brought me through a wide selection of headphones including HD650s, RS1s and prior to these GS1000s. What the GS1000s deliver in smoothness and punch is matched by the HD800 with added clarity and wonderful spaciousness, such that I have never heard with headphones before. I am sceptical if the PS1000 can improve on these but until budget (and wife) permit (!) the HD800 take me closer to the music than ever before. I highly recommend matching these with a suitable amplifier as most amplifiers won't drive them properly - I'm running mine with a Lehmann Linear. Parting thoughts? Just buy them!
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