Sennheiser HD800S with HDV820 & Premium Headphone Stand (Black / Metal)
£2,839 from 15/06/23
"It doesn't take long to realise these headphones are something special." 'What Hi-Fi? magazine'. 5-star review.
Now better than ever, with absorber technology
The latest 'S' version of the HD800S uses an innovative absorber technology that was first pioneered in the IE800 model. By absorbing unwanted resonance, the most subtle details are clearer and the sound is less congested. Especially noticeably at high frequencies, the HD800S has better resolution than the standard model.
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.
Supplied with 4.4mm balanced cable for the ultimate connection
Another improvement with the 'S' model is the inclusion of a balanced connection cable with 4.4mm plug. Connect up to a compatible headphone amp, such as the HDV820, and you'll benefit from a fully balanced connection. This means less chance of interference and very low levels of distortion, making the sound even more detailed. A standard cable with 6.35mm plug is also supplied.
There's little point in a reference quality pair of headphones if they're uncomfortable to wear. Fortunately, the Sennheiser HD800S headphones 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 headphones are still one of the best.
Better than ever, the Sennheiser HD800S delivers reference levels of sound and comfort.
Maximise the potential of your headphones, with the Sennheiser HDV820 headphone amp.
The perfect match for Sennheiser and other reference headphones
With most hi-fi amplifiers, the built-in headphone amplifier is usually something of an afterthought. Certainly if you have a pair of quality headphones and/or use your ‘phones often, then it’s well worth getting a dedicated amplifier, such as the Sennheiser HDV820. Years of specialist experience has produced a headphone amp of absolute precision.
Quality components and gain control for optimum sound
With its use of high performance components, the HDV820 offers a level of detail and staging that standard headphone amps can’t hope to match. A quality volume control not only offers precise volume but also ultra-low levels of distortion. At the rear of the unit you’ll find a five-stage gain control. This optimises playback, whatever the impedance of your headphones.
Much more than a headphone amp – it’s a quality DAC, too
With a built-in ESS Sabre32 DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), you can connect your digital input sources without the need for a separate DAC. A choice of coaxial, optical and USB inputs ensures connection with PC, laptop, Blu-ray/DVD/CD player and pretty much any source with a digital output. The XLR balanced analogue output also means you can connect up to a suitable amplifier, such as the Cambridge Audio Azur 851A, and use the HDV820 as a standalone DAC.
With a wide range of different types of sockets, you can connect most headphones to this amp. XLR3, XLR4 and 4.4mm Pentaconn sockets are perfect for the growing number of balanced output headphones. A high quality 6.35mm socket is also available for standard headphones. At the rear, both RCA phono and XLR-3 inputs are available for connecting up to your amplifier or music source. For digital sources there’s optical, coaxial and USB.
A precision built, anodized casing not only looks and feels good but also offers protection from electrical and mechanical interference. With its complete shielding and dedicated power supply, the HVD820 offers great advantages over built-in headphone amplifiers with much lower distortion and background noise levels.
Hear every last drop of performance from your headphones, with the Sennheiser HDV820.
Display your headphones in style, with the Sennheiser Premium Headphone Holder.
The perfect support
With their curved headband rest and perfectly judged height, this headphone stands support your headphones to perfection. The padded and curved headband holder limits the pressure on any padded headband, helping to avoid creasing or marking. The stand is also just the right height – tall enough for the headphones not to touch the base (even with extended earpieces) but not too tall to be unstable.
Sleek, minimalist design
This premium stand is made to Sennheiser’s high standards. For long-term durability and a quality finish, the sturdy stand is made from metal. The elegant design compliments a wide range of headphones, while making it easy to remove and replace them.
Always have your headphones to hand, with the Sennheiser Premium Headphone Holder.
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