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Sennheiser HD800S Headphones

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Ex VAT: £915.83

RRP: £1,499.00


An award winning improved version of the original HD800 with several sonic upgrades. We recommend using these with the perfectly matched HDV820 amplifier

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Condition: Brand new in original retail packaging

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Warranty length 2 Years
Fitting Over Ear
Colour Black
Brand Sennheiser Headphones
Product Award What HiFi Award 5 Stars

Tech Specs

- Cable length: 3m
- Contact pressure: ~ 3,4 N (± 0,3 N)
- Ear coupling: Circumaural
- Frequency response: 4 - 51,000 Hz (-10 dB)
- Impedance: 300 Ω
- Jack plug: 6.3mm/ XLR4
- Harmonic Distortion: 0.02% (1kHz, 1Vrms)
- Transducer principle: Dynamic Open
- Wearing styole: Headband
- Weight w/o cable: 330 g

What's in the box?

- HD 800 S Headphones
- Cable with 6.3mm jack connector
- Microfibre cleaning cloth
- Manual
- USB flash drive

Product Description

Sennheiser HD800S headphones are the improved version of the extremely popular HD800 headphones and delivers a wider frequency range, deeper bass and an overall more detailed sound that is perfect for audiophiles.

Sennheiser Range

The HD800S headphones are an improved version of Sennheiser's extremely popular ‘flagship’ HD800 headphones; only one model sits above these, the £54k HE-1.

Extended Frequency Range

Sennhesier’s HD800S includes an acoustical absorber, like the one found in Sennheiser's IE800 earphones, to provide an extended frequency response with fewer "peaks" to result in a more natural sound throughout the frequency range.

Deeper Bass

The bass has been extended to resolve the issue of ‘weak bass’ that was found in comments on the HD800. The HD800S’ now have a deeper bass extension to stand up to the higher-grade competitors.

Dampening Chassis

A vibration damping chassis and an inert headband insert is featured to provide better stability so that you get exactly what the drivers deliver without losing anything due to resonance and weak structural design. Each transducer is measured to the tightest tolerance to achieve the most dependable performance.

Headphone Connection

There is a variety cables included so you can connect to almost everything, and cable is impedance-matched with ultra-low capacitance. Cables included are:

- ¼-inch stereo jack for devices such as headphone amplifiers, DACs, and A/V receivers.
- Balanced 4.4mm connector for newer generation output devices (headphone amps, digital audio players) that benifit from the plug’s superior stability.

A balanced XLR-4 cable is available but sold separately for other ranges of audio components.

New Black Design

Unlike the HD800, the HD800S are completely black with silver accents on the cups, rather than being silver.

Key Features

- Further optimised reference class in wired headphones
- Open, circum-aural dynamic stereo headphones
- Enhanced sound reproduction achieved through absorber technology
- High-class matt black metal parts
- Natural hearing experience - realistic and natural sound field with minimal resonance
- Biggest transducers ever used in headphones incl new innovative dynamic design
- Uncovered earcups for enhanced acoustics
- Handcrafted ear pads, made of high-quality microfiber fabric
- Metal headband with an inner damping element
- Special high precision headphone connectors
- Optional accessory: cable with balanced XLR-4 connector

Press Reviews

  • 'Sennheiser’s latest high-end headphones are a treat, and a clear step up from the standard version.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine April 2016)
  • 'Their headphones' weight of 330g is pretty light for this type of product, and the wonderful design of the headband and earpads means these are among the most comfortable full-size headphones we’ve tried.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine April 2016)
  • 'It’s beautifully textured, full of dynamic nuance and rendered with body and solidity. The relatively simple musical backdrop is organised with care. Individual instrumental strands are easy to follow, the HD800S’s innate resolution keeping things nicely separate but never going so far as to lose cohesion.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine April 2016)
  • 'We think Sennheiser has got the tonality of these just right, leaving instruments sounding full-bodied and convincing. Once again, the headphones' composure and resolving powers come to the fore as the music’s complexity increases. It’s all kept under control without sounding sterile. There’s a lovely sense of space to the presentation, something we don’t always associate with headphones.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine April 2016)
  • 'Provided you have a good enough source and amplification these Sennheisers are an excellent buy.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine April 2016)

Customer Reviews

  • Brian

    5 Jan 2023

    Superfast next day delivery for these superb headphones, i finally bit the bullet on these and after auditioning them over the last couple of days i don't regret one penny of the money spent. They simply are a giant stride up from the HD 650s and indeed anything i have ever had over my ears in the past. I have been a vinyl album collector since the late 60s and a continuing digital hoarder for the last 30 years and hearing it again like completely new discoveries, it's literally like sitting in the studio with the artist or the 2nd row back at a concert. If anyone is wavering over the HD 800s i implore you to go ahead, you simply will not regret it for a moment, everything you have read in the reviews is correct, these are the cans that all the rest strive to get close to. Totally amazing, thank you "Audio Affair" for such a pleasant, speedy, well packaged experience . I have already been back for a Dac/Amp. Thank you.
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