Summary: The HD 800 are highly regarded cans. I have listened to mine for hours and hours and never fatigue. They give me everything my speakers do. BUT, they are 300 imp, so be SURE to have a decent source. If you don't you will miss the bass and life of the headphones.
Excellent Detail - Great Value - Cool Sound - 4.5 star
25 February 2014
Summary: HD800s are well reviewed and well regarded headphones. They are very detailed, particularly the highs, but also very detailed bass and mids. The highs are prominent, with the mids a bit recessed (at least compared to the Audeze LCD-2s I have).
Pros: Detail, Detail, Detail! Comfortable - light weight and just the right clamping pressure for me. Strong Highs.
Cons: Lack of warmth to vocals. A little sibilance with hot recordings.
Summary: I think its features get you right in the rut. It is truly for the one who has a refined taste and understands the language of sound. What I like most about it is its fine materials, high fidelity sound, special transducer and the natural soundscape that it creates.
Pros: This one's a hard nut to crack. Simply brilliant stuff. Offers a very clear sound. Never had a better pair of over the ear headphones to work around with.
Cons: A little too big for those with a small frame. The price gives you a big blow and the sound makes up for it. But again, very expensive.
Summary: I've always admired the Sennheiser brand products for their well-made construction and sound qualities. These headphones are no exception to the rule. The sound is amazing! I own a set of HD650s and HDR220s; the HD800s blow them out of the water. So what's the problem you ask.
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.
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: I would rate this HP 5 star purely based on the sound quality. Coming from HD650, sound quality is noticeably better but highs are a bit too harsh for my taste. Build quality wise, mine came with some minor scratches upon arrival. They are refurbished, can't complain.
Summary: These cans have the widest, deepest, most three-dimensional soundstage I have ever experienced. No other headphones I have heard come close. Among the high-end 'phones I evaluated, the one other rare (though not unique--HD-500s also produce this effect) characteristic is the ability to render the...
Pros: Sound stage. Detail resolution. Accuracy (be prepared to hear things in familiar recordings you never knew were there). An immersive, thrilling experience.
Cons: A little short on bass reach (note: seems to be improving with use). Styling. Depending on the mix, sometimes mid-range can be less than satisfying.