- Color: Black
- Wearing style: Headband
- Impedance: 300 Ω
- Audio-XLR connector: XLR4
- THD, total harmonic distortion: 0.02 % (1 kHz 1 Vrms)
- Contact pressure: ~ 3,4 N (± 0,3 N)
- Ear coupling: Circumaural
- Jack plug: 6.3mm/ XLR4
- Cable length: 3m
- Transducer principle: Dynamic Open
- Weight w/o cable: 330 g
What's in the Box
What's in the Box:
- Over-the-ear audiophile headphones
- 11.5' Cable with 1/4" plug (attached)
- 11.25' Balanced cable with 4.4mm balanced plug
- Microfiber cloth
- USB Flash Drive (manual)
- Instruction Manual
Customer Reviews for Sennheiser HD 800S Studio Professional Over-Ear Headphones (Black)
5 months ago
As a music transcriber, I was able to pick out the background instruments in an orchestra. They're very transparent. With my old headphones, the flutes would blend in with the strings, which made it hard to pick apart. It was a joy to be able to hear them distinctly. The choirs are simply out of this world.
These headphones are also comfortable to wear, although they are slightly on the heavier side due to larger cups.
The earcup is very spacious, so it's a bit daunting to find the right position compared to many other headphones. I have an average-sized head. So for me, it's 5 clicks out when adjusting the cups vertically so that the "L" and "R" is centered around the middle of my ears. However, you can change the sound signature by adjusting it vertically as well as moving the headphones forward or backward. A lot of headphones have only one sound signature. This has multiple sound signatures depending on adjustment if you want to listen to your music in a new light. That makes it fun.
One thing that I don't see much support for is the 4.4mm pentaconn connection. They're aren't that many amps that support it. HDV 820 amp is Sennheiser's flagship headphone amp, but is too pricey for me to justify it.
I highly recommend these headphones to professionals and audiophiles as a supplement to your speakers.