Sennheiser HD 800 S | Black Reference Headphone System


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Details & Highlights

Product Highlights

    Considered a modern classic, Sennheiser's HD 800 over-ear headphones have held their place as a flagship model for the last few years. Achieving the impossible and improving on near–perfection, HD 800 S High Resolution Headphones are a marvel of modern audio technology. With a new matte–black look and sound that's more natural than ever, drawing out the most diminutive musical details, is all in a day's work for the HD 800 S. Angled drivers deliver sound at a 45° for an intense 3D effect, while 56mm sound transducers (the largest of any dynamic driver headphone) allow air to move freely to achieve a surround sound–esque feel, like speakers pointing at you from every direction. Innovative acoustical driver absorber technology reduces distortion and prevents sharp highs, and powerful bass from overpowering finer details in your music. Built with only the finest materials, like those used on aircrafts, to ensure vibration dampening, and oversized, plush microfiber ear pads keep the HD 800 W comfortable during extra-long listening sessions.

Details from Sennheiser

    Sennheiser 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. The new HD 800 S offers even better high precision connectivity options and is now supplied with two connection leads, a 6.3mm connector and a XLR–4 balanced cable to offer even better quality sound from sources with balanced outputs such as the Sennheiser HDVD 800 headphones amplifier.

    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.

    56mm Transducer

    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
    • Additional cable with balanced XLR4 connector
    • High–class matt 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


Features & Specs

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Manufacturer's Warranty
    1 Year Limited Warranty
Detailed Specifications
    Technical Data
  • Color: Black
  • Wearing style: Headband
  • Impedance: 300 Ohms
  • Audio–XLR connector: XLR4
  • 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 / XLR4
  • Cable length: 3m
  • Transducer principle: Dynamic Open
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 10.7"
  • Height: 5.7"
  • Depth: 13.8"
  • Weight: 5.3 lbs
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Included Coverage from Sennheiser: 1 Year Limited Warranty

Category ID: 179 | $1,699.95