Excerpt: These are the MOST expensive headphones we have done till date, trust me take a peek at the conclusion section to see just how expensive I’m talking about. But does that deter the brand from going ahead and marketing it? I guess not, as there are some of us consumers who need something like this, and chances are that a product so pricey will be really good. But how good? Lets check it out: the Sennheiser HD800.
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. Everything else pales in comparison and even though the finish is a bit iffy, I would love to keep these around the den, much to my other headphones' disappointment since no one in their right mind would ever want to take these things off.
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
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. However, if you want a jaw-droppingly amazing personal audio experience, these cans deliver and then some. Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: The HD800 headphones are BIG.
Pros: Exceptional Sound, High Quality Construction Extremely comfortable for long term use
Cons: Not easily portable, Ambient noise is easily audible No 1/8" adapter for use with portable audio devices
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 the company’s newly minted HD 800s.
Summary: Y ou can’t really look further than Sennheiser when you’re talking about professional headphones or ‘Head-Fi’ as it’s referred to in the pro industry. With their HD600 and HD50 headphones, they pushed the pro envelope a lot further than they’d expected with each being as successful as the next. Now, after a good three years since the HD650, Sennheiser has released, which by the name of it seems like an upgrade but is in-fact far from it, the HD800 monster of headphones.