A modern classic, Sennheiser’s reference class HD 800
headphones deliver sound that is as natural as possible and true in every
detail. Improving on a seemingly perfect formula is not a task undertaken
lightly, but Sennheiser’s engineers have succeeded in enhancing still further
the sound reproduction in the open, circumaural HD 800 S.
The striking industrial design combines form and function
seamlessly, the layered metal and plastic headband construction attenuating
vibrations to the earcups while the handmade microfiber earpads offer
exceptional comfort for even long periods of listening enjoyment.
Crafted for perfection, the HD 800 and the HD 800 S are
precision-built in Germany from only the finest materials and components. The
transducer is encased by stainless steel, while the headband and headphone
mounting utilises the most advanced materials developed in the aerospace
industry for high strength with minimal weight.
Absorber technology of the HD 800 S
The enhanced sound reproduction of the HD 800 S is achieved through the
addition of the innovative absorber technology that was pioneered in the
Sennheiser IE 800 – a breakthrough that preserved the audibility of very high
frequency sounds by eliminating a phenomenon known as the “masking effect”,
where the human hear struggles to hear frequencies of sound when lower
frequencies of a higher volume occur at the same time. By absorbing the energy
of the resonance, Sennheiser’s patented absorber technology prevents any
unwanted peaks and allows all frequency components – even the finest nuances –
in the music material to become audible. This innovation was a key element in
making the IE 800 the world’s best sounding in ear headphone, and in the HD 800
S it helps to bring even greater purity and precision.
Such enhancements build on the formidable achievements of
the classic, with the 56mm sound transducer – the largest ever used in dynamic
headphones. The unique ear cup design directs sound waves to the ear at a
slight angle to create an impressively natural and spatial listening
While much appears the same, the enhanced performance within
is revealed by a distinctive new look, with the silver finish of the 2009
classic HD 800 making way for high-class matt black for the HD 800 S.
optimised reference class in wired headphones
circum-aural dynamic stereo headphones
sound reproduction achieved through absorber technology
matt black metal parts
hearing experience – realistic and natural sound field with minimal
transducers ever used in headphones including new innovative dynamic
earcups for enhanced acoustics
ear pads, made of high-quality microfiber fabric
headband with an inner damping element
tuned balanced, impedance matching cable with low capacitance
high precision headphone connectors
- 2 year
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
- HD 800
with 6.3mm jack connector