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Sennheiser HD 800 S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Sennheiser HD 800 S. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and soundstage. The bass quality and comfort are also appreciated. The mids quality and size get mixed opinions. Some have doubts about the noise isolation and price.

sound, comfort, bass quality, soundstage, durability

price, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 800 S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 800 S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 800 S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the comfort and sound. The design and durability also get good opinions. There are some negative reviews about the portability.

price, durability, design, sound, comfort

portability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone SystemSennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone System

Apr, 2017

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Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

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.

In the HD 800 S, Sennheiser has tamed the HD 800 to create one of the best set of headphones ever.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Wing Lui (funkykit.com)

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 what you...

If I had to sum up the Sennheiser HD 800S I would use the word ‘immense’, these truly are a pair of mind-boggling amazing pair of headphones, and arguably the best out there.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Sennheiser HD800 S

 

Ultra-high-end headphones that sound like you're in the recording studio

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (kitguru.net)

Sennheiser HD800 S Review

 

Incredibly detailed.

Easy to drive with almost any amplifier, but correct partnering will unlock their full capabilites.

The Sennheiser HD800 S is an update to one of the most iconic headphones released in the last decade. £1,199 is a lot of money, but compared to some of the ‘flagship’ competition they seem almost bargain basement.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

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 a...

As detailed as headphones can get ; Expansive soundstage ; Light for their size ; Sennheiser doesn't compromise fun in the pursuit of accuracy

Enormous ; Require high-power amplifier ; Zero sound isolation ; Not for bassheads

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: Dobrescu George (head-fi.org)

The Brilliant Benchmark Headphone- Sennheiser HD800S

 

Introduction Sennheiser HD800S is the successor to HD800 - one of the greatest headphones ever made. HD800 was the first headphone to actually WOW me hard with their soundscape kind of soundstage and crystal clear sound so I set my bars very high when...

Sound, Soundstage, Treble, Bass, Clarity, Vividness, Details, Speed, Micro Details, Instrument separation, Tone, Comfort

Price, Cables, Open, Very hard to drive, Complicated to carry around,

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: intlsubband (head-fi.org)

Truly excellent headphone with endless details. Crisp and clear like I haven't heard before

 

First, I would like to thank White Lotus and Sennheiser Australia for including me in the Australian review tour! Background: If you're reading this review, I would imagine that you already know all about the Sennheiser HD-800S. The company's new...

Details, clarity, accessories, bass, and of course, more details!!

For most people, the price will be a barrier

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: ryanjsoo (head-fi.org)

HD800S Review – This Is It

 

Introduction – For those who are just getting into audio or are not familiar with Sennheiser (you should be!), the HD800S are their flagship open back headphone that sit below their unobtainable Orpheus but above the vast majority of other headphones...

Soundstage, Soundstage, Soundstage/End to end extension/Bass texture/Resolving mids/Clarity without fatigue/Amazing comfort/Build is great

Proprietary cable connectors/3M cable is a bit cumbersome even at home/Limited isolation/Require a solid source

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: emptymt (head-fi.org)

Legendary Headphone On Steroid

 

Hi everyone, Before I start the review, I would like to thank Sennheiser for making this awesome headphone, and also to @whitelotus for letting me in the tour. Sorry for the photo quality, I'm still using iphone 4 and my photo taking skills are quite...

Extremely natural sounding mids, clarity, detail, soundstage and imaging on another level, tight bass, very comfortable, accessories

still needs more bass, finishing prone to scratch, proprietary connectors, ear pads is a dust magnet

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Currawong (head-fi.org)

The Sennheiser HD800 S brings a more pleasant sound signature in exchange for technical accuracy.

 

As the first truly new high-end dynamic-driver headphones to hit the market in quite a few years, when Sennheiser's HD800 was introduced at CES on the 8th of January 2009, they caused a massive storm. Since the last truly high-end pair of dynamic...

Profoundly large soundstage. Accurate imaging. Fantastic comfort. Light weight. Easy to drive.

Stock cable is expensive and, IMO, degrades the sound. Ear pad and head pad materials are not very robust.

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black

Ergonomics

Foldable:N

Headphones

Acoustic system:Open
Driver Type:Dynamic
Ear coupling:Circumaural
Headphone frequency:4 - 51000
Impedance:300
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.02
Wearing style:Head-band

Packaging Data

Manual:Y
Quantity:1

Ports & interfaces

6.35 mm connector:Y
Cable Length:3
Connectivity Technology:Wired

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:330