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Sennheiser HD 800 S Wired Over-Ear Flagship Audiophile Headphones - Black

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Sennheiser HD 800 S Wired Over-Ear Flagship Audiophile Headphones - Black

Open-Backed - 2 Years Warranty

The audiophile headphones all others are measured against
  • Brand: Sennheiser
  • MPN: 506911
  • Part #: HSTSEN506911
  • UPC: 615104273009
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  • Brand: Sennheiser
  • MPN: 506911
  • Part #: HSTSEN506911
  • UPC: 615104273009

Microphone

No

Rated Battery Life

N/A

Noise Cancelling

No

Wireless Technology

N/A

Interface

6.3mm

IP Rating

N/A

Colour

Black

Multipoint

No

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Features

 

HD 800 S

The audiophile headphones all others are measured against, our HD 800 S doesn't just raise the ceiling for critical listening-it smashes right through it. Combining the care taken with a handcrafted instrument and the precision of modern manufacturing, the HD 800 S is assembled at our state-of-the-art facility in Germany so you can explore your entire music collection from the inside out.

- Reference class open-back circumaural headphones
- 56 mm dynamic transducer - biggest transducer ever used in headphones
- Impressively natural and spatial listening experience
- Robust metal headband with inner damping element
- Hand crafted comfortable microfiber ear pads
- High-quality matte black metal parts
- Developed and precision-built in Germany
- Impedance: 300 ohms
- Frequency Response: 4 - 51,000 Hz (-10 dB)
- Total harmonic distortion: 0.02 % (1 kHz 1 Vrms)

 

The Exploration of Sound

The HD 800 S demonstrates over 75 years of audio expertise, redefining the critical listening experience. After launching its predecessor-the HD 800-we accepted a self-imposed challenge to completely disappear from the last link in the audio chain. Our goal was to provide acoustics so immersive that your awareness dissolves into the creator's perspective. On their own, each component of the HD 800 S is world-class. The signature sound of the HD 800 S is possible not because of any one of them, but through the synergy of all of them. Let's explore.

 

It Has a Ring to It

The heart of the HD 800 S and its striking sound is the 56mm Ring Radiator transducer. It leverages the key benefit of a large diaphragm transducer-air displacement-without losing the rigidity that favorably impacts rest and response times. Instead of a single attachment on the outer circumference of the transducer, both outer and inner edges of the "ring" are secured to the drive unit. The voice coil excites the diaphragm, connected to the v-shaped groove found near the center of the ring. A feat in itself, the voice coil is 40mm and wound in-house to ensure the shape and consistency is held to the highest standard.

 

Solid as a Rock

The headphones' vibration damping chassis and inert headband insert provide complete stability-what you put into the HD 800 S is precisely what you will get out of it. Each transducer is manufactured, tested, and measured to the tightest tolerance to ensure the most dependable performance out of the box. Even the steel mesh found in the baffle is matched and integrated with consistency in mind, as it contributes to ultra-low variance in the management of travelling sound waves. Each HD 800 S includes the frequency response plot unique to those perfectly matched transducers, sparing no resource to help you retrieve the most critical details from every corner of your music collection.

 

All the World's a Stage

The HD 800 S features a mesmerizing soundstage that seemingly transports the listener into the recording environment. This is no accident, and is the result of several key features. The drivers are mounted at a precise angle, guiding the sound directly to the listener's ears at their natural inflection point. Instead of hearing a sound that forms between your ears, you experience a vivid wash of frequencies and sensory-stimulating transients. When finally combined, the vibration damping chassis, perfectly matched transducer systems and wide-open construction work in concert to provide the most striking soundstage yet. This orientation rivals or exceeds loudspeaker setups costing exponentially more-especially when room acoustics are factored in. The HD 800 S offers you a personal concert hall on-demand-without waking the neighbors.

 

Behind the Mask

Using a high-performance transducer with incredible extension is just one element of the HD 800 S and its advanced sound reproduction system. Achieving acoustics that are true to the source also requires management of compounding frequency clusters that produce undesirable masking effects. We integrated a patented frequency absorber-a principle similar to that found in our breakthrough IE 800S-to reduce resonances that hide extraordinary musical details in plain sight. Further, the transducer system is mounted in a vibration damping chassis using aerospace-grade materials. In concert with the previously mentioned headband, the problematic energy peaks of lower frequencies are controlled to unveil the purity your hi-fi setup is capable of.

 

An Ergonomic Treat

The HD 800 S delivers on long-term wearing comfort too, providing a listening experience as luxurious as it is immersive. Every contact point utilizes ultra-soft microfiber padding, while purpose-built composites reduce weight and unwanted pressure. Each earcup provides dual-axis articulation-as soon as you put them on the HD 800 S will instantly and effortlessly conform to your unique structure. The result is a remarkable listening session that never stands in the way of your passion for hi-fidelity sound reproduction.

 

It's All About Connection

We packed your HD 800 S with a versatile set of essential cables, each one impedance-matched with ultra-low capacitance. The 1/4-inch / 6.3mm stereo connector offers the audiophile-standard plug for connection to devices such as headphone amplifiers, DACs, and A/V receivers. A balanced, 4.4mm connector opens a pathway to a newer generation of balanced output devices (headphone amplifiers, digital audio players, etc.) that embrace this compact plug's superior stability over time. An XLR-4 balanced cable is available separately for purchase, offering yet another popular connection to a wide range of audio components. Each cable is 9.8 feet / 3m long to accommodate unencumbered listening on gear deep within your shelves, studio, or desktop.

Specifications

What's in the box?

HD 800 S
Cable with 6.3mm jack connector
4.4mm pentaconn cable
Microfibre cleaning cloth
Manual
USB flash drive

Color

black

Wearing style

Headband

Impedance

300 Ohms

Frequency response

4 - 51,000 Hz (-10 dB)

THD, total harmonic distortion

0.02 % (1 kHz 1 Vrms)

Contact pressure

~ 3,4 N (± 0,3 N)

Ear coupling

Circumaural

Jack plug

6.3mm/ 4.4mm

Cable length

3m

Transducer principle

Dynamic Open

Weight w/o cable

330 g

Manufacturer Part No:
506911
Brand:
Product Type:
Flagship Audiophile Headphones
UPC
615104273009
Product Family:
HD
Shipping Weight:
1 kg
PB Part No:
HSTSEN506911
Product Model:
800 S
Warranty: 12 months *
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Excellent for what it was built to do - Detail retrieval.

Before you buy, be warned, these are bright and thin sounding headphones (barely any bass). The target response sennheiser used is the diffused field response which tend to create brighter sounding headphones as compared to other headphones which use the Harman Target.

These are the most resolving headphones, in terms of detail, that I have heard. This is why I use them for mixing, primarily to detect sibilance and other weird noises like buzzing, and shaping reverbs, which are otherwise not easily heard, even through monitoring speakers. I also like to use them for imaging a mix as they have a wide sound stage, and used with a cross-feed...view more

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A great purchase for the price

Quite simply brilliant sound at an unbelievable price.
Used for 1 month now.

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Best Headphones for Gaming

The wide frequency range while playing games on this is amazing.

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There’s no equivalent

Brilliant sound, with great detail retrieval. Very neutral, though lacking in sub-bass. By far the best soundstage of any headphone out there.

I pair these with either a TA-26S OTL amp, or a Topping L30 II and they sound brilliant. They greatly benefit from EQ on a solid state amp.

I assume anyone looking would be well aware, but these aren’t easy to drive. Any decent desktop headphone amp should drive them, but they sound anaemic through small, portable DAC/amps like the Apple dongle or HiBy FC3.

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Sennheiser HD 800 S Wired Over-Ear Flagship Audiophile Headphones - Black Open-Backed - 2 Years Warranty

The audiophile headphones all others are measured against
  • Brand: Sennheiser
  • MPN: 506911
  • Part #: HSTSEN506911
  • UPC:615104273009
PB Tech price $1,999.13 Excluding GST PB Tech price $2,299.00 Including GST

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Features

 

HD 800 S

The audiophile headphones all others are measured against, our HD 800 S doesn't just raise the ceiling for critical listening-it smashes right through it. Combining the care taken with a handcrafted instrument and the precision of modern manufacturing, the HD 800 S is assembled at our state-of-the-art facility in Germany so you can explore your entire music collection from the inside out.

- Reference class open-back circumaural headphones
- 56 mm dynamic transducer - biggest transducer ever used in headphones
- Impressively natural and spatial listening experience
- Robust metal headband with inner damping element
- Hand crafted comfortable microfiber ear pads
- High-quality matte black metal parts
- Developed and precision-built in Germany
- Impedance: 300 ohms
- Frequency Response: 4 - 51,000 Hz (-10 dB)
- Total harmonic distortion: 0.02 % (1 kHz 1 Vrms)

 

The Exploration of Sound

The HD 800 S demonstrates over 75 years of audio expertise, redefining the critical listening experience. After launching its predecessor-the HD 800-we accepted a self-imposed challenge to completely disappear from the last link in the audio chain. Our goal was to provide acoustics so immersive that your awareness dissolves into the creator's perspective. On their own, each component of the HD 800 S is world-class. The signature sound of the HD 800 S is possible not because of any one of them, but through the synergy of all of them. Let's explore.

 

It Has a Ring to It

The heart of the HD 800 S and its striking sound is the 56mm Ring Radiator transducer. It leverages the key benefit of a large diaphragm transducer-air displacement-without losing the rigidity that favorably impacts rest and response times. Instead of a single attachment on the outer circumference of the transducer, both outer and inner edges of the "ring" are secured to the drive unit. The voice coil excites the diaphragm, connected to the v-shaped groove found near the center of the ring. A feat in itself, the voice coil is 40mm and wound in-house to ensure the shape and consistency is held to the highest standard.

 

Solid as a Rock

The headphones' vibration damping chassis and inert headband insert provide complete stability-what you put into the HD 800 S is precisely what you will get out of it. Each transducer is manufactured, tested, and measured to the tightest tolerance to ensure the most dependable performance out of the box. Even the steel mesh found in the baffle is matched and integrated with consistency in mind, as it contributes to ultra-low variance in the management of travelling sound waves. Each HD 800 S includes the frequency response plot unique to those perfectly matched transducers, sparing no resource to help you retrieve the most critical details from every corner of your music collection.

 

All the World's a Stage

The HD 800 S features a mesmerizing soundstage that seemingly transports the listener into the recording environment. This is no accident, and is the result of several key features. The drivers are mounted at a precise angle, guiding the sound directly to the listener's ears at their natural inflection point. Instead of hearing a sound that forms between your ears, you experience a vivid wash of frequencies and sensory-stimulating transients. When finally combined, the vibration damping chassis, perfectly matched transducer systems and wide-open construction work in concert to provide the most striking soundstage yet. This orientation rivals or exceeds loudspeaker setups costing exponentially more-especially when room acoustics are factored in. The HD 800 S offers you a personal concert hall on-demand-without waking the neighbors.

 

Behind the Mask

Using a high-performance transducer with incredible extension is just one element of the HD 800 S and its advanced sound reproduction system. Achieving acoustics that are true to the source also requires management of compounding frequency clusters that produce undesirable masking effects. We integrated a patented frequency absorber-a principle similar to that found in our breakthrough IE 800S-to reduce resonances that hide extraordinary musical details in plain sight. Further, the transducer system is mounted in a vibration damping chassis using aerospace-grade materials. In concert with the previously mentioned headband, the problematic energy peaks of lower frequencies are controlled to unveil the purity your hi-fi setup is capable of.

 

An Ergonomic Treat

The HD 800 S delivers on long-term wearing comfort too, providing a listening experience as luxurious as it is immersive. Every contact point utilizes ultra-soft microfiber padding, while purpose-built composites reduce weight and unwanted pressure. Each earcup provides dual-axis articulation-as soon as you put them on the HD 800 S will instantly and effortlessly conform to your unique structure. The result is a remarkable listening session that never stands in the way of your passion for hi-fidelity sound reproduction.

 

It's All About Connection

We packed your HD 800 S with a versatile set of essential cables, each one impedance-matched with ultra-low capacitance. The 1/4-inch / 6.3mm stereo connector offers the audiophile-standard plug for connection to devices such as headphone amplifiers, DACs, and A/V receivers. A balanced, 4.4mm connector opens a pathway to a newer generation of balanced output devices (headphone amplifiers, digital audio players, etc.) that embrace this compact plug's superior stability over time. An XLR-4 balanced cable is available separately for purchase, offering yet another popular connection to a wide range of audio components. Each cable is 9.8 feet / 3m long to accommodate unencumbered listening on gear deep within your shelves, studio, or desktop.

Specifications

What's in the box?

HD 800 S
Cable with 6.3mm jack connector
4.4mm pentaconn cable
Microfibre cleaning cloth
Manual
USB flash drive

Color

black

Wearing style

Headband

Impedance

300 Ohms

Frequency response

4 - 51,000 Hz (-10 dB)

THD, total harmonic distortion

0.02 % (1 kHz 1 Vrms)

Contact pressure

~ 3,4 N (± 0,3 N)

Ear coupling

Circumaural

Jack plug

6.3mm/ 4.4mm

Cable length

3m

Transducer principle

Dynamic Open

Weight w/o cable

330 g

Date Created: 17:27, 27-05-2024
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/HSTSEN506911