Sennheiser HD800S

Over Ear Open Back Headphones

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£1,399

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"It doesn't take long to realise these headphones are something special." 'What Hi-Fi? magazine'. 5-star review. Tested at £1200.

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 XLR balanced cable for the ultimate connection
Another improvement with the 'S' model is the inclusion of an XLR4, balanced connection cable. Connect up to a compatible headphone amp, such as the HDVD800, 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.

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Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices

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


"It doesn't take long to realise these headphones are something special." 'What Hi-Fi? magazine'. 5-star review. Tested at £1200.

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 XLR balanced cable for the ultimate connection
Another improvement with the 'S' model is the inclusion of an XLR4, balanced connection cable. Connect up to a compatible headphone amp, such as the HDVD800, 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.

More Information
Cable Length 3m
Frequency Response 4 - 51,000
Impedance 300
Plug size 6.3mm or XLR4
Sensitivity NA
Brand Sennheiser
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changing sound! Some things in life you have to build up to. My first headphones some 40 years ago cost £10 from Boots. It's not only the price that's incomparable to my latest cans. I demoed these together with the HD800 and a pair of Oppo's that came in at the same price. For me the HD800s was the clear choice. Supremely comfortable with a truly warm sound and depth that made the hairs on the back of my neck dance. Music I had listened to for years was given new depth an clarity and revealed nuances not identified by my existing HD600. Truly superb and I highly recommend a demo.
Date published: 2016-07-30
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Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices

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