Sennheiser HD800S (Black)

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Sennheiser HD800S (Black)

Over Ear Open Back Headphones
£1,395
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For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.

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Incredible offers on these headphones!


OFFER 1
FREE next working day or nominated day delivery when you buy this product. Simply use voucher code NEXTDAY at checkout and select the Next Working Day or Nominated Day delivery option. Offer available from our stores, our telesales team, or online. Offer excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products. Not in conjunction with any other offer.


OFFER 2
Spread the cost over 6 or 10 months on these headphones. Available from our stores by appointment, phone or video call or from our telesales team. No deposit required up-front, pay the balance in full before the end of the period and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click here for more info. Offer excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products.


"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.

Reference comfort
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.

Overview
Cable Length
3
Type
Over Ear, Open Back
Plug size
6.35mm / 4.4mm (Unbalanced/Balanced)
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
4 - 51,000
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Impedance (ohms)
300
Features
Open back
Yes
Over Ear
Yes
Weight
Weight (KG)
330g
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing headphones. The detail and sound stage is so much better than I was expecting. Much better than any of the Focal headphones I have tried. I thought my AKG K812 were very detailed, but with the HD800S headphones I’m now in the next league.
Date published: 2021-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hi end headphones with excellent sound quality I bought these headphones a few weeks ago, and straight out of the box they sounded good but not as good as I had hoped. However, with only around twenty hours or so burn in, they are living up to the quality I purchased them for, which was to match the sound of my extremely satisfying PMC monitor loudspeakers. I listen mainly to classical music, and these headphones deliver a tonal quality that accurately reproduces the signal that they are being fed with, whether it be a small chamber group, a full orchestra or opera. They are not too 'bright' or 'warm' and although several reviews mentioned a disappointing lack of bass, all I can say is, that there is definitely clean bass there (and in orchestral music there is more genuine bass than almost any other genre), but I feel people perceive a lack of bass because they can't 'feel' it, which is the main disadvantage of listening on headphones. These headphones are packed in a sturdy box which, although pretty large, will store them safely when not in use. They look and feel of a sturdy build, come with a high quality 3 meter length cable which has a tough protective covering. They are reasonably comfortable to wear, but they don't cut out surrounding noise, and are totally impractacle for wearing in the gym, out running, or in any noisy enviroment. They are definitely for listening to the music. The cost is quite high, but when the cost of a good pair of speakers is taken into consideration, I think they are good value for money. Equipment source: Innuos Zen Mk 3 Music Server, Audiolab M-DAC +
Date published: 2020-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money Yes, these are very expensive, but if you are lucky enough to be able to afford them, don't hesitate. I realised open-back headphones are better for the music I mainly listen to (classical), because they open up the space and separate instruments more effectively. These particular headphones just take this all to another level, with great sense of space, beautiful balance, no harshness, and massive depth of sound. I now can't wait every evening to get to another of my favourite Cds to see how much more I can hear and how much more musical it all sounds. I have no regrets at all about buying these, and can't see myself bothering to try to find anything better. As far as I can see, they don't need to be run in (not sure tbh if any headphones actually do).
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice sounding headphones Was looking for a clear upgrade to my HD600's and got these at a good price. Great airy sound and bass is better than some reviews would suggest. Need a good amp and DAC. Also need to be fed well mastered music. Great for watching movies also.
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great headphones but product has been opened! Great headphones but the price is too much for whats in the package. Also the fact that my had been pre opened as the tab was bent/ripped lowered my score down to a 4/5 overall. Everything in the package looks prestine so I just kept it.
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HD800s Have been delaying this purchase and glad I finally got them. Sound stage is remarkable , I tend love both classical and jazz and love they way these represent the music. I am not a bass junkie so not perturbed by the bass, more than enough for me.
Date published: 2020-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expansive and revealing sound. Crazy money for headphones but sound quality is superb with all types of music. Particularly great at keeping the mid-range in focus. If you want head thumping bass look elsewhere. They are also the most comfortable headphones I have ever used.
Date published: 2019-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible soundstage Bought these about 2 months ago. I was upgrading from a set of sennheiser hd650s and can honestly say that it is worth the extra cost. Using with various sources (namely a Cambridge audio DACmagic plus, chord mojo and ibasso dx200) I have been blown away by the sound stage and realism. I (seemingly) have a small head so they took a bit of getting used to as they're fairly large, but after a bit of playing around I've made the work with my (apparently) tiny head. Once you put them on you are transported away from reality into a blissful musical environment. Sure, if all you're after is bass then these aren't the headphones for you, but in every other sense they are astpinding
Date published: 2019-03-27
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Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 and 10-month options.

Call your local store or our telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.