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Sennheiser is shaping the Future of Audio – a vision built on a 70-year history of innovation and a continued drive for excellence that is woven into our company’s DNA and culture. Around the world, our employees share this passion in the pursuit of the perfect sound, creating products that exceed expectations and set new benchmarks in audio.
Sennheiser 800 Series headphones were created with a singular goal: The pursuit of perfect sound. The HD 800 S redefines the audiophile listening experience. It’s capable of breaking down the barrier between audio recording and playback equipment connecting the listener directly to an artist’s original performance. In doing this, the power of emotion is delivered through music.
The patented Ring Radiator transducer is central to the exceptional performance of the HD 800 S. This innovative 56 millimeter diameter driver is the largest used in dynamic headphones. The 40 millimeter aluminum voice coil is driven by a 42 millimeter magnet structure. The transducers diaphragm has two contact points (instead of one used in traditional drivers), at the inside and outside of the ring. Greater surface area coupled with enhanced control of two contact points deliver truly exceptional performance.
Ergonomic Ear Cups
Innovative, ergonomically designed ear cup frame is crafted of Leona, an ultra-lightweight, non-resonant material with titanium like strength. Stainless steel mesh protects the transducers. Both contribute to wearing comfort and acoustic performance.
The metal headband is 'sandwiched' between several layers of resonance dampening polymers to eliminate unwanted vibrations from being transmitted to the headphone mountings and ear cups.
Luxurious Ear Cushions
High quality, easy to maintain and durable microfiber ear pads provide extreme comfort ensuring hours of listening pleasure.
Ring Radiator Transducer
The patented 56 millimeter ring radiator transducers are the largest dynamic driver used in a headphone. It delivers rich, full sound and reduced distortion by effectively controlling the oscillating surface.
Two Cables Included
Two impedance matched, low capacitance cables are included, one terminated with a 6.3 millimeter connector, the other with 4-pin XLR balanced to take full advantage of balanced output capability of amplifiers like the HDVD 800.
Made in Germany
Manufactured in Germany using handcrafted, artisan assembly complimented by state-of-the-art electronic production and testing equipment.
|HD 800||HD 800 S|
|Frequency Response||4 – 51,000 Hz (-10 dB)||4 – 51,000 Hz (-10 dB)|
|Impedance||300 Ohm||300 Ohm|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||<0.02% (1 kHz, 100 dB)||<0.02% (1 kHz, 100 dB)|
|Sound Pressure Level (SPL)||102 db (1 kHz, 1 Vrm)||102 db (1 kHz, 1 Vrm)|
|Contact Pressure||~ 3.4 N (± 0.3 N)||~ 3.4 N (± 0.3 N)|
|Transducer Principle||Dynamic Open||Dynamic Open|
|Audio-XLR connector||6.3mm||6.3mm and XLR4|
|Weight w/o Cable||11.6 oz. (330 g)||11.6 oz. (330 g)|
A modern classic, Sennheiser's reference class HD 800 headphones deliver sound that is as natural as possible and true in every detail. Improving on a seemingly perfect formula is not a task undertaken lightly, but Sennheiser's engineers have succeeded in enhancing still further the sound reproduction in the open, circumaural HD 800 S. The striking industrial design combines form and function seamlessly, the layered metal and plastic headband construction attenuating vibrations to the ear cups while the handmade microfiber ear pads offer exceptional comfort for even long periods of listening enjoyment. Crafted for perfection, the HD 800 and the HD 800 S are precision-built in Germany from only the finest materials and components. The transducer is encased by stainless steel, while the headband and headphone mounting utilizes the most advanced materials developed in the aerospace industry for high strength with minimal weight. The new HD 800 S offers even better high precision connectivity options and is now supplied with two connection leads, a 6.3mm connector and a XLR-4 balanced cable to offer even better quality sound from sources with balanced outputs such as the Sennheiser HDVD 800 headphones amplifier.