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Sennheiser - HD 800 Over-the-Ear Headphones - Silver/Black

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These Sennheiser HD 800 over-the-ear headphones feature a metal headband with an inner-damping element influenced by aerospace technology for minimizing unwanted sound. The plush ear and headband padding ensures comfortable use.



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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Owner's manual
    • Sennheiser HD 800 Over-the-Ear Headphones
    • Storage case

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Features


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    Over-the-ear design

    Along with plush ear and headband padding for comfort during extended listening sessions.

    56mm ring radiator driver

    Delivers a natural sound field.

    Dynamic transducer design

    For reference-grade audio.

    Metal headband with inner-damping element

    Utilizes aerospace technology to help eliminate unwanted sound.

    Open earcups

    Offer transparent sound.

    Sonic wave front

    Simulates spatial hearing.

    Precision headphone connectors

    For reliable operation.

    9.8' KEVLAR®-reinforced cable

    Provides strength and durability (KEVLAR is a registered trademark of DuPont).

    8Hz - 50kHz frequency response

    For faithful sound reproduction.

    102dB at 1kHz sensitivity

    Delivers powerful sound.

    300 ohms impedance

    Efficiently conducts power.


    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Is it really... Perfection?

      Posted
      Danny
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The Sennheiser HD800 is a headphone that exceeded the standard of personal music reproduction at the time of its release back in 2009. And ‘till this day is still considered and is well regarded as one of the best headphones in the world. Senneheiser’s goal when creating this masterpiece was to eliminate compromise and re-invent the core foundation of the headphone listening experience. What a mighty expectation to set and what a courageous task to achieve. The HD800’s comes stored in a finely crafted cardboard material box with a luxurious velvety felt that cushions the HD800’s inside. Immediately, the presentation given here is that you are dealing with something of epic proportions. There are documentations also included essentially describing the HD800’s technical abilities and the engineering process in detail kind of making you feel even more enthralled and enthusiastic about your new investment. The HD800’s physical aesthetics are very futuristic and sci-fi and are more designed to showcase its technical ability as opposed to being purely stylish. This is a headphone that entirely favors function over form. The massive ear cups pivot and swivel to accommodate the subtle angles on the head to achieve that perfect fit. The HD800’s ear cups offer the most room that I have personally encountered from any headphone with not only a wide diameter to completely go around the ear, but incredible depth and distance from the speaker. The ear pads are supple, and feel soothing on the skin. Sennheiser calls the material alcantara which is also found in the interior of high end sports cars. The headband frame has been precisely crafted to minimize any vibration distortion caused by the speakers which can channel thru the headband interrupting the equilibrium of the opposing speaker. The HD800’s speaker design and the fundamental properties surrounding it are entirely unique. From the steel mesh acoustical transparent filters to the exposed and ventilated rear magnet structure, these design cues point towards Sennheiser’s goal to achieve no compromise. The sound of the HD800’s have been loved and hated, but there’s no denying the surreal sense of clarity and resolution in the presentation, the microscopic detail retrieval capability and the pin-point accurate imaging separation and projection of this headphone. The sounds that emit from the HD800 sound as if they simply appear out of nowhere and you can reach out touch it. However with all of this clarity and detail comes a flaw. A flaw that may not even be a fault of the HD800, but a fault of our human intellect. A fault that may just well be reality. Simply put, the HD800’s are very analytical. Bass presentation here is stellar with impeccable levels of control and refinement that simple just allows the subtle textures to just flow off into the ambience unaltered by its neighboring notes. This is only bested by my planar magnetics terms of the sense of authority behind the notes while maintaining precision. The HD800’s bass is simply exquisite and is easily the best presentation of bass that I have heard from a dynamic driver. Holographic and illusive in its presentation is the midrange response. A vocalist can be rendered with such precision and spatial position that it quite quickly becomes an illusion rather than listening to music. An illusion that they’re actually there, in your room but you cannot see nor touch them. The level of fundamental and spatial detail is astonishing and just allows the core of the music to easily and I mean easily be deciphered and analyzed to your heart’s content. Nothing will make the HD800’s trip over itself and render an even slightly confused passage of the most complex song you can find. The treble is where either what you may want to call a flaw or the basic principles of our human perception coming into play. The HD800’s in terms of measurements are simply unmatched overall. Looking at the frequency response does show a very present, but not necessarily overly emphasized treble response in relation to the midrange and bass. What must be understood is that a treble response that is linear on paper will not sound like so in reality. The HD800’s treble is accurate, but not natural. Accurate in that it is insanely detailed and resolving and helps power the immensely open and wide soundstage that recreates everything in a 3D venue with laser positioning that just redefines what listening to headphones is all about. However, not natural in that it is a bit too much and emphasizes any flaw in the recording and gives a cold rendition of the music if it’s not optimally mastered. Thankfully, I know the power of an equalizer and with that applied to slightly reduce some of the energy in the treble, I have pretty much found audio nirvana.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      German Engineering at its best!!!

      Posted
      Earle
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I absolutely love the HD800. This is a great investment that I will use in the recording studio for mixing/mastering because they are such an analytical instrument and exceptional in every way. They will expose any flaws and I mean any in recording. I have listened to a few CD,s that had minor flaws that you would not pickup on a lot of headphones but on these they get exposed because of the ultra clarity of the transducers. The sound stage on these is very deep and wide and the imaging is exacting as intended in the recording. I also listened to some of my favorite CD,s and it's as if I'm hearing the tracks directly from the source it is that good. So if you are serious about your music these bad boys will not dissapoint. However, make sure you invest in a high quality headphone amp as they require lots of juice and high quality source to sounds it absolute best though you will be able to use your AV receiver to drive them if you have one and you should be fine

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Yes rumors are true. This is the greatest!

      Posted
      skimrn

      I am an audio nut for decades, since high school even. The headphone listening started with the famous Sennheiser HD 600. As I got older, I seriously decided to search for the best headphones the money can buy. No of course I cannot afford their Orpheus or Stax, which you need to be a millionaire to own these cans. Currently I ended up with HD 700, HD 800, and Beyerdynamic's top of the line T1s. These all are simply some of the best headphones on the market, pushing the headphone technologies to their limit. All 3 are beautiful, comfortable, very detailed, and dynamic. To be HD 800 stand above the rest! The soundstaging is simply super wide, unveiled, dynamic, stunning. Demo it where you can and trust my opinion. The words cannot do justice, bring your favorite CDs and listen. You will teleport to another world!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Simply amazing

      Posted
      bryan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Simply said, one of the best headphones ever constructed... There are many reviews available online by supreme audiophiles that go into richer detail on their performance... but you'll find they all love these cans. I will only say that while expensive, the HD800s really are worth every penny. Sennheiser delivers something really unique and special.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      incredible headphones

      Posted
      Nikster
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I wish everyone could enjoy listening to music using these headphones. They are unbelievable! I highly recommend them!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about mids quality, soundstage, design and comfort. Editors are less positive about noise isolation and have mixed opinions about portability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 83/100 = Very good quality.
    • Tom's Hardware (UK)Igor Wallossek on January 20, 2018
      SteelSeries Siberia 800 Gaming Headset Review
      With a street price around $250, SteelSeries' Siberia 800 wireless gaming headset is certainly not an affordable entry-level solution. It's top-end. At least, that's what we assume based on the price. But is the hardware built to match?Full Review
    • Tom's GuideRating, 3.5 out of 5Marshall Honorof on May 11, 2016
      SteelSeries Siberia 800 Review — Expensive Versatility
      Despite its unwieldy setup process, the Siberia 800 is an excellent headset for both gaming and music. Console gamers who want granular control over their equalization could get a lot out of the Siberia 800, as could PC gamers who'd rather dealFull Review
    • avhub.com.auJez Ford on August 16, 2015
      Sennheiser HD 800 headphones REVIEW
      An organic musical flow, an immersion and complete engagement in a musical event.Full Review
    • askmen.comRating, 4.3 out of 5Jesse Corbeil on September 26, 2011
      Sennheiser HD 800
      These headphones might be the most expensive way to make Christmas music awesome.Full Review
    • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Andrew Williams on July 22, 2011
      Sennheiser HD 800
      It's time to sell the kids, you need these headphones.Full Review
    • itp.netRating, 5 out of 5June 12, 2011
      Sennheiser HD800
      The HD800 headphones are the most expensive cans the Windows team has tested but they're also the very bestFull Review
    • HardwareZoneKenny Yeo & Andy Sim on April 29, 2011
      Sennheiser HD 800 Headphones - HardwareZone.com
      The hand-built Sennheiser HD 800 headphones are Sennheiser's best yet. We try them out to see if it's worth the 1000 Euros price-tag.Full Review
    • thinkdigit.comRating, 4 out of 5thinkdigit.com on April 8, 2011
      Sennheiser HD 800 Review
      The HD 800 is a delight, a ticket to a stratospheric stereo experience - fairly neutral, with maybe a smidgeon more emphasis on the highs than the lows, and will woo you with tonal accuracy and soundstage rather than cheap (read boomy) thrillsFull Review


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