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Sennheiser - HD 800 S Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black

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Experience high-quality sound with these Sennheiser high resolution headphones, featuring handmade fiber earpads for comfortable listening. Two connection leads offer balanced sound, letting you connect to dual outputs for true stereo sound. These Sennheiser high resolution headphones feature absorber technology that filters sound and eliminates unwanted peaks which may inhibit pure sound enjoyment.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Sennheiser HD 800 S
  • USB flash drive, microfiber cleaning cloth

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Features


Over-the-ear design


For a secure fit.

4Hz - 51kHz frequency response


For faithful sound reproduction.

300 ohms impedance


To efficiently conduct power.

Dynamic transducer design


For reference-grade audio.


Overall customer rating

5
100%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

4.7

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Audio done right.

    Posted
    Alexciel
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've listened to many headphones in my time, (bose, akg, audio-technica, audeze & hifi planars, b&w, etc.), if you're looking for the ultimate listening experience with dynamic headphones, then this is your final stop. Let's start with the massive 56mm drivers, they are the largest drivers currently used in dynamic headphones, providing you with excellent sound quality. The design behind these headphones are specific to improve your listening experience. They feel like quality in your hands, almost like you can drop them without being worried ( not that I would recommend dropping them ). The detail in audio is on point and you'll hear sounds you haven't heard before in the songs you enjoy. Vocals are clean and beautiful, bass is spot on, everything is nice and balanced. Pair these with a DAC, solid state amp, or tube amp, and your listening experience will go through the roof. Comfort is something people are always concerned about, nobody wants to have their ears hurting or sweaty after hours of use, I can safely say that these conform to just about any head size, and with hours of use you will not feel any discomfort or sweat. The band is comfortable and adjusting them is smooth, oh so smooth. Is it worth the $1,700 or so that you will be paying? If you enjoy listening to music, then absolutely. I've let my friends use them and they aren't audiophiles, but they understand and wish they could own a pair. These headphones are no joke (300ohm impedance, yum!) and require a good AMP and DAC to get the best out of them. You can run them with an adapter on your PC, but you will be missing out on their true potential.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunning detail

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

    While I have only owned / listened to the Sennheiser HD 800 S for a short period of time I can say that they are the best headphones I have ever heard. The detail is stunning, low level resolution is amazing. I am hearing things on discs I know well that I have never heard before. Jane Monheit's Taking A Chance On Love album is a prime example. The HD 800 S is very light and comfortable too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best dynamic drive headphone in the world

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

    Ultra high quality bass, extremely fast and punchy. Very large sound stage, everything sounds big/wide and epic. I have never heard imaging so precise. Best headphone you can buy under $4,000. Keep in mind, if you don't have a world class dad/amp and a high quality source. Those headphone will bring out every flaws in the recordings, its like watching VHS on a TOTL 4k OLED.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sennheiser HD 800S

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

    These headphones are the best I've ever own. The built quality is amazing and the sound quality makes you feel like you are at the studio with the artist or at the concert in the front seats. If you enjoy music these are a must buy. I know the price is pretty high but worth every penny. I also game with these headphones and you can heard every single detail of the environment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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

    Excellent soundstage and clarity. Make sure you pair it with a great DAC/AMP

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!!

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

    These are excellent sounding heaphones. Just make sure you have a suitable amp!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Miracle

    Posted
    h4rdw1r3d

    I used to be deaf until I placed these over my ears. They cured me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent

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

    ITS A VERY GOOD INVENTION , WONDERFUL AND USEFUL PRACTICAL AS WELL AS CREATIVE

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about design, comfort, soundstage and sound. Editors are less positive about noise isolation and price 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 91/100 = Excellent quality.
  • Funky Kit (UK)Wing Lui on September 2, 2016
    Sennheiser HD 800S Headphones Review - FunkyKit
    We have all wondered why audiophiles spend a sizable chunk of their wages on a good set of headphones; you ask yourself if headphones for that much amount of dosh can really be that good. Sennheiser's flagship HD 800S is here to show us that whatFull Review
  • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Andrew Williams on July 21, 2016
    Sennheiser HD 800 S
    The Sennheiser HD 800 S are the company's most expensive headphones you can buy off the shelf. No, we haven't forgotten about the £30,000 Sennheisers Orpheus HE1060, which cost a "small" fortune, but they can't be found on the high street.Full Review
  • How To Spend It - Financial Times (UK)Jonathan Margolis on June 9, 2016
    Sennheiser HD800 S
    Ultra-high-end headphones that sound like you're in the recording studioFull Review
  • The VergeRating, 4.7 out of 5Vlad Savov on June 1, 2016
    Sennheiser HD 800 S review: pleasure meets precision
    This might be one of the shortest reviews I ever write, because of how uncomplicated its conclusion is. The Sennheiser HD 800 S is a sterling, wonderful pair of headphones that strikes aFull Review
  • Techgoondu (UK)Alfred Siew on April 18, 2016
    Ears on: Sennheiser HD 800 S April 18th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew Audio-visual 1
    On the HD800 S, the background is darker, the vocals have a bit more body and the top-end has some of the sharp edges smoothed out.Full Review
  • What Hi-Fi? (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5What Hi-Fi? on April 11, 2016
    Sennheiser HD800S review
    If sensational sound quality is your priority, these high-end headphones are worth an auditionFull Review


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