Sennheiser HD800 Over Ear Open Back Headphones

Sennheiser HD800

Over Ear Open Back Headphones

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£1,099.95

*Please note, this product is only available to order from the following stores; Bath, Brighton, Bristol, Chelsea, City, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and Southampton


*Instore demonstration available by appointment, please contact your local store for details.


Designed as a reference standard from the off, the Sennheiser HD800 headphones are for those who simply don't want to compromise on sound.

The largest transducers for class-leading dynamics

Contained within these large headphones are, unsurprisingly, the largest speaker transducers that are commercially available. The innovative design of these speakers gives a dynamic response and bass depth that's almost impossible to reproduce with smaller designs. Furthermore, the stainless steel housings ensure a highly rigid and robust chamber, enhancing the neutrality of these headphones still further.

Open-backed angled earcups
It's not just the transducers that set these headphones apart, it's their entire design. The open-back design gives an open and spacious sound for a true 'out of the head' listening experience. The design of the earcups themselves is angled to direct sound straight to the ear; giving greater precision and resolution of the most subtle details. Impedance-matched cable with precision connectors and low capacitance further aids ultra low levels of distortion.

Comfortable too
There's little point in a reference quality pair of headphones if they're uncomfortable to wear. Fortunately, the Sennheiser HD800s are anything but. The large earcups naturally fit around your ears and are lined with microfiber fabric for cool, sweat-free contact. The metal headband features an inner damping element and generous padding for comfort right around your head. In short, if it's comfort you seek, the HD800s are simply one of the best.

For reference sound and comfort, the Sennheiser HD800 is simply the best there is.

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T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge

*Please note, this product is only available to order from the following stores; Bath, Brighton, Bristol, Chelsea, City, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and Southampton


*Instore demonstration available by appointment, please contact your local store for details.


Designed as a reference standard from the off, the Sennheiser HD800 headphones are for those who simply don't want to compromise on sound.

The largest transducers for class-leading dynamics

Contained within these large headphones are, unsurprisingly, the largest speaker transducers that are commercially available. The innovative design of these speakers gives a dynamic response and bass depth that's almost impossible to reproduce with smaller designs. Furthermore, the stainless steel housings ensure a highly rigid and robust chamber, enhancing the neutrality of these headphones still further.

Open-backed angled earcups
It's not just the transducers that set these headphones apart, it's their entire design. The open-back design gives an open and spacious sound for a true 'out of the head' listening experience. The design of the earcups themselves is angled to direct sound straight to the ear; giving greater precision and resolution of the most subtle details. Impedance-matched cable with precision connectors and low capacitance further aids ultra low levels of distortion.

Comfortable too
There's little point in a reference quality pair of headphones if they're uncomfortable to wear. Fortunately, the Sennheiser HD800s are anything but. The large earcups naturally fit around your ears and are lined with microfiber fabric for cool, sweat-free contact. The metal headband features an inner damping element and generous padding for comfort right around your head. In short, if it's comfort you seek, the HD800s are simply one of the best.

For reference sound and comfort, the Sennheiser HD800 is simply the best there is.

Bluetooth No
Cable Length 3
Freq Response (Hz) 14 - 44,100
Impedance (ohms) 300
Open Back Yes
Over Ear Yes
Plug size 6.35mm
Brand Sennheiser
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exquisite detail, superb comfort, great soundstage Bought these for studio use, the way they sit comfortably and do not feel claustro is great, they allow the full detail of all instruments in the mix to be revealed, worth trying different amps though to get the sound that you like best.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as it gets? Bought these from the South Croydon branch with excellent service after auditioning Grados and Audioquests also. Immediately I just wanted to hear everything through the HD800's. You know a setup's good when you want to turn them up loud or even just hear them soft. Yep, the word reference comes to mind, the other 'phones highlighted different instruments in recordings in a very bad way compared directly to the HD800's. Initially you might hear a lack of bass, but then you realise it's well balanced. So, when compared directly, there's a big difference. Will you notice that difference every time you use them? To a certain extent, but our ears quickly get used to it and there's also a lot of badly recorded stuff out there anyway. What you do get for sure though is the knowledge that music won't sound much finer through headphones. Oh, and the feel of them makes putting them on an event. Which listening to music often should be.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sennheiser HD800 headphone So I am a musician with a good ear for detail in music. I wanted a pair of reference headphones that was as neutral as possible. I tested grado's (excellent driver but nowhere near as comfy as the HD800), the HD800S (too boomy in the lows for my ears), the AKG812 pro's (almost as good as the HD800's - a little brighter in the trebles and not as much presence and definition in the lows as well as a smaller soundstage), the Oppo PM1's (probably equal on sound quality, not quite as comfy and not open-back so not the same soundstage again). The pros and cons say it all really - an amazing set of headphones which you can wear for hours. A tiny peak at 6 kHz which you can EQ out if you even notice! Clarity across the whole range of frequencies and I will be enjoying these for many years to come.
Date published: 2016-12-15
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge