www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Sennheiser-hd800.4404660
8.4 out of 10

Sennheiser HD 800

More than 60 years of ingenious headphone engineering has been a Read more

Great Deal: $149.95

Reviews and Problems with Sennheiser HD 800

Showing 1-10 of 27
Overall 8
8.0

muy extridente

aer, Crutchfield
6 January 2014
  • Summary: necesita un buen headphone amp para sacarle sus cualidades. To get the best sound from these headphones, you´ll need a good headphone amplifier.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Noise reduction 8
8.0
Coolness factor 6
6.0

Some very serious soundages from this crown of a headphone

gr, Crutchfield
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.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 10
10
Build quality 10
10
Noise reduction 6
6.0
Coolness factor 10
10

Sennheiser hd800 refurbished

Sennheiser HD800 refurbished, Crutchfield
28 October 2013
  • Summary: Sennheiser HD800
  • Pros: Very comfortable , good sound, fantastic sound stage
  • Cons: Slightly dry treble. Will do the Analise modification to dampen 8khz resonance inside the ear cup.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 2
2.0
Build quality 6
6.0
Coolness factor 6
6.0

Mine came with some minor scratches :(

RonaldZ, Crutchfield
23 October 2013
  • 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. My wasn't "as new" as others have reported. I guess that's my luck. I have no intention sell them anyway so scratch or no scratch doesn't really matter to me.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 10
10
Build quality 10
10
Coolness factor 4
4.0

The Most Sensational of many High-End Phones

outthere, Crutchfield
22 January 2013
  • 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 slightest nuance in vocals--it is as though the performer is in the room. The effect is uncanny. Thrilling is not an exaggeration!
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 10
10
Build quality 10
10
Coolness factor 10
10

HD800 vs HD600 w/ modified cable

Dave W., Crutchfield
26 February 2012
  • Summary: Comparing stock HD800 vs an HD600 w/ Stefan AudioArt E-Series cable. While HD800 is obviously very, very good in sound quality, so far I'm not finding the extra >$1k worth it. My Little Dot MK VIII SE has a little problem driving, volume must almost be max'ed. The HD800 is perhaps a bit clinical ... I've had no goosebump moments as yet. The HD600 w/ modified cable is indeed a worthy competitor. With my gear, the extra price is perhaps not justified.
  • Pros: Soundwise, very accurate SQ across the spectrum. Comfort-wise, I find them comfortable, even for extended sessions.
  • Cons: Bass is a little less than my modified HD600's, but better defined. Top end is maybe ever so slightly hot, but could just be source.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
7.9
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 2
2.0
Durability 9
9.0
Bass quality 9
9.0

User Review

carstens, Headphone Reviews
18 February 2011
  • Summary: I use Sennheiser HD800 together with Musical Fidelity M1 HPA headphone amp. The soundquality is amazing, the best I have heard in a headphone. The sound is very rich and clear with great dynamic. But the comfort is very bad. The headband is very hard and uncomfortabel. It pressed uncomfortably on my head so I forget how good it sounds. Nor the earpads are not very comfortabel. I bought the headphone by mail order.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 7
7.0

User Review

quaddy, Headphone Reviews
25 October 2010
  • Summary: The Sennheiser HD 800 is a purists headphone. at first audition this headphone may not seem to live up to its own hype, and indeed its price tag - it doesnt shout out about its technical abilities in listening, it doesnt seem to strike you as being fantastic in one particular area. if it did, i would be a bit worried, as normally when this is the case, a headphone that does this is slanted to much in one way to appease and please the novice ear, and make things warm and...
  • Read full review
Overall 8
7.9
Value for money 4
4.0
Sound quality 9
9.0
Comfort 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0
Bass quality 8
8.0

User Review

dalethorn, Headphone Reviews
25 October 2010
  • Summary: The HD-800's lows are near ideal, lacking only the maximum clarity of live music. The highs are fine, again lacking only in the detail of live music. The mids are slightly boosted in the presence range, perhaps around 6 to 8 khz. They are never irritating, but do have more crispness and "air" than live music. The comfort is near ideal, bettered only by the very light on-ear models like the PX-100 series.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 5
5.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 2
2.0
Durability 9
9.0
Bass quality 9
9.0

User Review

carstens, Headphone Reviews
25 October 2010
  • Summary: I use Sennheiser HD800 together with Musical Fidelity M1 HPA headphone amp. The soundquality is amazing, the best I have heard in a headphone. The sound is very rich and clear with great dynamic. But the comfort is very bad. The headband is very hard and uncomfortabel. It pressed uncomfortably on my head so I forget how good it sounds. Nor the earpads are not very comfortabel. I bought the headphone by mail order.
  • Read full review
Next page >>