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Sennheiser HD 800 S Anniversary Edition Over-Ear Headphones

MSRP 1700 USDNEX score 27%

Product Overview

Sennheiser HD 800 S Anniversary Edition is the limited-edition variant of the company's audiophile headphones HD 800 S, which are circumaural (over-ear) dynamic headphones that employ an open design capable of delivering a broad frequency response from 4 to 51,000 Hz.
The diaphragm of the HD 800 S’ 56-mm transducers is made of Sennheiser’s patented duofol-transducer material to ensure exact music reproduction and reduction of resonances, keeping the THD to less than 0.02%. Further, Sennheiser's absorber technology reduces the "masking effect", whereby the human ear is less sensitive to higher frequencies but perceives lower frequencies as louder.
Handmade in Germany, the HD 800 S Anniversary Edition features glass-fiber strengthened plastic housing and soft vegan velour earpads.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Excellent soundstage and stereo image reproduction
  • Excellent build quality
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Expensive for a critical listening headphone

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 27% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent stereo image reproduction
  • Great open sound and electrostatic drivers
  • Low leakage
Cons
  • Mediocre build quality
  • No customization options
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
6.35 mm / 4.4 mm, optional XLR-4

Construction

Colors
Gold (anniversary edition), Black (standard)
Drivers
56 mm
Headphone Type
Dynamic, open, over-ear
Material
Glass fiber

Dimensions

Weight
330 g

Performance

Frequency Response
4 - 51k Hz
Impedance
300 ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.02 %

Production

Availability
2020-09-22
Debut
2020-09-15
Made In
Germany

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

rtings[1]

Sentiment Score 27%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The Sennheiser HD 800s have one of the best audio reproduction that we've measured so far. They have a well-balanced mid-range that isn't too forward sounding with instruments and vocals. Not suitable for commuting. The open-back ear cups do not block any ambient noise and leak a lot.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent stereo image reproduction
  • Great open sound and electrostatic drivers
  • Low leakage
Cons
  • Mediocre build quality
  • No customization options

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sennheiser HD 800 S Headphones Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/sennheiser/hd-800-s. 2018-05-18. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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