Sennheiser HD 800Item ID: HD800
Open-backed Reference Headphones with Large Transducers, Detachable Cable, and Storage Case
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No-compromise, Premium Headphones!What defines "ultimate?" It's all about the experience. And, when you experience sound through Sennheiser's premium HD 800 headphones, you'll understand just what "ultimate" means. You won't believe how clear, realistic, and downright dimensional your audio source sounds when you put these on. Sennheiser built the hand-assembled HD 800 headphones to exacting standards, and the results are nothing short of breathtaking. From the large transducers to the ultra-comfortable fit, these headphones are made to give you the best performance you could ever ask for... and more.
When you demand the best, you don't start small. Neither did Sennheiser. They built the HD 800 headphones using very large transducers and an around-the-ear, open-backed earcup design. The result? Amazingly open, dynamic, and spacious sound you won't believe is coming from headphones. The quality extends to the comfortable headband (with its super-comfortable fit) and the specially tuned, detachable cable. Your search for the ultimate headphone ends here!
Sennheiser HD 800 Open-backed Reference Headphones Features at a Glance:
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Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
by harmonikelektronik from Los AngelesThese headphones are great. I just got them and am still breaking them in. That is a must with these bad boys. They are literally like wearing a 5 in woofer on yoour ear with all the sonic capabilitie... read more [+]s of a full surround system. I noticed that at first they dont sound as good as they will when they have had some sound pushed through them for awhile. They sound like they are held back a bit. A solid pre amp is a MUST for these to get the full sound .. ALL in ALL i recommend close [-]
January 6, 2013
Music Background: DJ/Producer
by Frank from PaI am really happy with my new HD800 phones, they sound great with the right amp. The service was outstanding and with the 3 easy payment plan I was able to get them much sooner. A++ all around
September 6, 2012
Music Background: Audio
King of the hill
by CD from TrondheimI tested HD800 via the headphone out on an Avid Omni, mainly against Beyedynamic T1, but also Beyerdynamic DT770pro and AKG 271 MK II.
July 23, 2012
It did not take many seconds to hear HD800 is head... read more [+] and sholders way above the competition.
After finding the least expensive dealer in Norway i bought them straight away. I have had them for about 4-5 months now and they sound fabulous.
Its easy to place sounds in the stereo field. Its also easy to set levels for eq, reverb, delay, compressor, etc.
They are wonderfully clear sounding and also very detailed. I read somebody wrote they really make you focus on details, wich is very true and good when mixing music.
I highly reccomend them! close [-]
by fromThese are everything that they are hyped to be. In addition to being awesome headphones for general listening, these have been like a microscope for me when making EQ decisions. I went from barely d... read more [+]etecting .5 dB changes with my old setup to clearly hearing .25dB changes with careful listening. If your mix sounds good on your main monitors, translates to mono, and sounds good on these, then you can be pretty sure it is a great mix. Put simply, if you are running through a good clean amp and quality DAC, these will always tell you the truth. close [-]
May 18, 2012
Just don't hesitate and buy them now.
by fromThis is unbiased and unsolicited by Sweetwater. These cans are a whole other level of experience. You can hear whether a fade was not ideally drawn, or whether you selected the ideal dither type, or w... read more [+]hether you used too much compression, etc. These cans are painfully honest and relentlessly unflattering...except...if you feed them good audio. The masterpieces of audio sound sublime and the lemons of audio only teach you what went wrong in the process. I can also hear the limitations of my Apogee Duet 2 converters and amplification. These beauties beg for an excellent DAC+Headphone amp. The Violectric V181 and V800 DAC are a synergy made in heaven with these headphones, running fully balanced.
March 30, 2012
Music Background: Mixing and Mastering.
I must note that it is critical to break them in with pink noise or via the old fashioned way: time. They sound a tad stiff and strident at first listen. But after about 50 hours of pink noise at a moderate level, they sound lovely and open and the sounstage is 360 degrees. Put on something like Thriller or The Nightfly and they will not come off your head no matter how hard you try.
A good amp to pair with these is either a QES Labs HPBA-2 balanced (with balanced aftermarket cable), Grace M903, or a Violectric V100, V200, or V181 balanced amp. It's a shame Sweetwater does not carry the Violectric line of headphone amps and their Weiss-esque V800 DAC. Simply amazing quality for a great price. close [-]
James, Phoenix, AZ
Sennheiser HD 800
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