The HD 800 S demonstrates over seven decades of audio expertise, redefining the critical listening experience. Sennheiser's goal was to provide acoustics so immersive that you the lines between playback and reality were erased. The signature sound of the HD 800 S is possible because of the synergy of every world-class component.
One Year Warranty
Open back, around ear, reference class dynamic headphone
56mm ring radiator transducers are the largest drivers ever used in dynamic headphones
Innovative absorber technology reduces unwanted frequency response peaks allowing all the music nuances to become audible
Unique ear cup design directs sound waves to the ear at a slight angle to create an impressively natural and spatial listening experience
Includes two connecting cables: single ended 1/4 inches And balanced 4. 4 mm Pentacon cable
The heart of the HD 800 S and its striking sound is the 56mm Ring Radiator transducer. It leverages the air displacement of a large speaker diaphragm without losing the rigidity of a smaller one
Sennheiser integrated a patented frequency absorber 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. As a result the problematic energy peaks of lower frequencies are controlled to unveil the purity your hi-fi setup is capable of.
Frequency response: 4 – 51,000 Hz
Impedance: 300 Ohms
Sensitivity: 103 dB at 1 kHz, 1V
Cable: Detachable; 3 meters (9.8 feet) length
Weight without cable: 330 grams (11.6 ounces)
Included accessories: 3 meter cable with 6.3mm stereo plug (¼ inch), 3 meter balanced cable with 4.4mm Pentaconn plug, USB manual with frequency response plot, deluxe storage box
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 ear 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 experience.
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.
Further optimised reference class in wired headphones
Open, circum-aural dynamic stereo headphones
Enhanced sound reproduction achieved through absorber technology
High-class matte black metal parts
Natural hearing experience - realistic and natural sound field with minimal resonance
Biggest transducers ever used in headphones including new innovative dynamic transducer design
Uncovered earcups for enhanced acoustics
Handcrafted ear pads, made of high-quality microfiber fabric
Metal headband with an inner damping element
Specially tuned balanced, impedance matching cable with low capacitance
Special high precision headphone connectors
2 year warranty
Cable with 6.35 mm jack plug
Cable with balanced 4.4 mm jack plug
Optional accessory: Cable with balanced XLR-4 connector