Summary: I'm going to borrow a quote from jpelg who sumed them up nicer than I can in one of the meet threads:
After finally hearing the HD800's (both balanced & SE), I can understand the varied impressions that resulted from these this past year.
Pros: Huge soundstage, high speed, great with all types of music. Very comfortable.
Cons: Very picky about source and amp. Cable is arguably poor, so overall expensive to get the best results from. The painted plastic frame is a bit tacky.
Summary: I've owned the HD800's for the better part of two years, by now I have hundreds and hundreds of hours of listening time behind me. It is never easy to review a flagship product but the HD800 is harder still, it is not a random thing that I've held off doing this review for so long.
Pros: Perhaps the world's most transparent headphone. Incredible details, extension and precision. Unmatched spacial presentation.
Cons: Extremely sensitive to what's down the line, requires meticulous setup. Hopeless to demo, needs extensive listening to judge.
Summary: Let's start with my long love for all things Senn, from my first hd545, to hd600, not so much the hd650, but back again with the he60 (electrostat) and now the hd800.
The search for amps started with a balanced Bijou, where I thought a tube amp would be just the ticket with a SS source (Cambridge...
Summary: REVIEW: Sennheiser HD 800Overview
Reviewing a statement product is tough – especially one that was as highly anticipated as the HD800. There is already a huge buzz on head-fi about them, and many have already declared them the best dynamic headphone on the market.
Pros: A world-class high-end headphone from Sennheiser
Summary: Hi there,
This review is based on my honest impressions of the HD800. I have no technical background little technical knowledge but I listen to music an awful lot. This comes from the heart and I in no way intend to cause any personal offence to any of the gear anyone else has.
Pros: Accuracy Comfort(moddable with 30 minutes fully reversible work)-revision Nov 2015
Cons: Price- First hours of listening were a little worrying-(treble may eventually grate)-revision Nov 2015
Excerpt: Replete with premium components, proprietary technology and several industry firsts, Sennheiser’s HD800 headphones easily earn their place amongst the very best ever made. Retailing at just under $1400.00 though, the cover charge for this listening party is a little steep.
Summary: Even at the absurd pricepoint of $1400 these headphones manage to be worth it to people who want the very best sounding headphone setup. Besides that the headphones are the best sounding set of headphones I have heard to date, by far.
Pros: Sound quality, Build quality, Comfort, Sound stage, All around performance
Cons: Expensive, Expensive, Perhaps a tad dull looking, Fairly big, uncomfortable when on the move
Rockin' Headphones: The Christmas Gift Of Isolation
17 September 2009
Summary: If you know your audio, you probably own a pair of Sennheiser’s legendary HD 600 headphones , and consider them to be the best half-grand you’ve ever spent. If you know your audio and didn’t notice the recession, you’re going to think nothing of spending $1,400 for the sonic revelation promised by...