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Sennheiser HD 800
7.4 out of 10

Sennheiser HD 800

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Overall 8
8.0

Sennheiser HD800

stuffmideast.com
5 April 2011
  • Summary: A very fine pair of headphones from Sennheiser, and worth an audition if you don’t get on with Grados
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
8 March 2011
  • Summary: i was very excited to try the hd800s together with the Oppo HA-1 amp and dac. i thought that it is going to be a clear improvement over the legendary hd800. however... look i like the black matte look of this model more than the silver paint of the hd800.
  • Pros: look
  • Cons: soundstage, imaging, excitement of sounds
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 March 2011
  • Summary: An expensive, technically proficient headphone that has no soul. Does mate well with the Luxman P-1 or P1-u, but at that point, why not go electrostatic, which is what these are trying to be in the first place. Kudos to Senn for innovation, but these are just too steely for my tastes.
  • Pros: Similar speed and agility to stats
  • Cons: No soul
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
17 July 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this headphone for full retail price a couple of years ago, and in the beginning, I felt very positive about it. But things change, and as I got to try many other high end offering by other manufacturers, as I got to try this headphone with different amps, sources, cables and so forth, I...
  • Pros: Massive soundstage. Very high-resolution sound with low resonance. Very comfortable. Quality construction.
  • Cons: Not natural sounding; the tonality is bright with a lack of proper body and weight to the sound. Paint job fragile. Overpriced.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
17 July 2010
  • Summary: All in all I would say a pretty neutral sound with very good extension on either sides and very very good soundstage. Very trasparent. Sometimes still a bit hard on the ears and sibilant, definitely not as neutral as HD600. Pretty balanced sound signature but with a treble peak.
  • Pros: Transparent, neutral, huge soundstage, realism, clear, sennheiser style sound, open, imaging, extension, almost perfect, build, looks
  • Cons: Unforgiving, way overpriced, etched and slightly artificial detail, vocals lack some smoothness, sibilance, HD600 is better imo
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
17 July 2010
  • Summary: I have listened to the HD800 twice, and I never really warmed up to it. And to clarify, they were not casual listening sessions--I took my time and did the listening under the following condition: -In a controlled environment without distraction and noise -Used high-end audio source and gears in the...
  • Pros: Comfortable, detailed, big soundstage
  • Cons: Artificial sounding, anemic in the bass, can be too bright, overpriced
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
12 July 2010
  • Summary: Originally published on September 6, 2010 Note: this review is an exact cross-post from post #1 of this thread on Head-Fi, which contains some user discussion on the review that may be relevant to read: http://www.head-fi.org/t/511201/review-beyerdynamic-t1-vs-sennheiser-hd800 - download a printable...
  • Pros: High level of clarity, very comfortable
  • Cons: Lack of mid-range quantity to balance against treble
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