Excerpt: got this to upgrade from akg702. was blown away from the first minute. connected it to a wa7 fireflies and every music is a joy to the ears. huge soundstage and pretty natural. trebble did not annoy me as much as other people claim it to be.
Excerpt: You need the right system for these headphone ,i am useing a naim cdx2 player and i have an atlas mavros rca cable going into a lehmann audio linear headphone amp, and i did not change the stock cable on the HD800 but if i do i will consider the cardus clear because these are more like speaker cables which will benifit the HD800 because of the 56m drivers,The sound from this setup in simply stunning.
Summary: The Sennheiser HD 800 (Factory Refurbished) headphones that I purchased and received looked brand new. I was overwhelmed with joy when I saw the like new condition of the headphone. Processing and shipping was very fast. The Sennheiser HD 800 (Factory Refurbished) are simply the "best headphones in the world." Crutchfield has the best price on the Sennheiser HD 800 (Factory Refurbished). An audiophile must buy!
Pros: Soundstage, depth, clarity, separation, openness, and realism.
Summary: I seldom write reviews for any product I purchase but these headphones are worth the price. Great sound quality and dynamics. Build quality is good. I have A number of headphones at home and these are my go to cans.
Summary: I have had dozens of headphones love em . I had the 700s and talked myself into believing they were as good as the 800s. Then I found the hd800 on sale and went for it....OMG no comparison I am amazed at these cans . They sound incredible at low volumes They rock out when you crank them up .
Some very serious soundages from this crown of a headphone
6 January 2014
Summary: I'm new to this niche market. I spoke to 3 advisers in the past month since my purchase. Each was impartial, objective, patient, knowledgeable and ultimately correct . I ended up purchasing the AK100 and the SennHD650, SennHD800 & Grado GS100i- I chose to keep just the 800's. Superior in sound, although the Grados I felt were much more comfortable (& gorgeous) , they only lacked somewhat in tone when compared to the Senn 800's.
Pros: My enjoyment for listening to music has just become exponentially more enjoyable. Unmatched in customer service and folks who offer excellent opinions in earnest. Quick shipping, easy to return items. Just a well run outfit it seems from all corners
Cons: Slightly heavier than the Grados, & Senn does not offer a short cable if you want to take these poratble, you must go to a custom shop for that.
Summary: State of the art headphones with a smooth and neutral sound character. If you are a "basehead" these phones are not for you. However, if you desire a natural and uncolored presentation with a holographic sound stage this is THE headphone. A bit too much plastic for me but otherwise well built and sturdy. Very comfortable for long listening sessions. Highly recommended.
Pros: Neutral sound character with W-I-D-E soundstage
Cons: Somewhat laid-back bass character but natural in character.