I’m not at all suggesting that these are bass-skewed headphones, though. We may earn a commission if you click a deal and buy an item. As you’d hope, the Sennheiser HD 800 S headphones aim for balance and fidelity. While I could discuss many headphones today, the three that win most of my head time are the (right) Hi-Fi Man HE1000 (Rev. The most obvious difference is the shift from silver to black on the earpieces. Here he test and reviews some of newest mobile, audio and camera d…. This isn’t something that’s on offer in all open headphones. So the £1,199 HD 800 S sound almost reasonable by comparison, and for a very select audience they are. For another perspective, check out Ian Dunmore's (@Torq) review of the Sennheiser HD820. If you have a spare £36,000 and want a reference pair of headphones, Sennheiser will happily sell you its outlandish Orpheus complete with partnering DAC/amp. Disclaimer: The Sennheiser HD800S was sent to us by Sennheiser Belgium directly. Their headphones' weight of 330g is pretty light for this type of product, and the wonderful design of the headband and earpads means these are among the most comfortable full-size headphones we’ve tried. With the HD 800 S, Sennheiser retains the look of the original, but swaps out the silver frame of the HD 800 for a black one. The music flows with grace and dynamics – both large and small-scale shifts are delivered with skill. Learn More. Imaging (posicionamiento) Excelente. Sign up below to get the latest from What Hi-Fi?, plus exclusive special offers, direct to your inbox! The Sennheiser HD800s is a top class performer. Comparison courtesy of the Graph Comparison Tool. Sennheiser HD 800 S review: Sennheiser's top headphones have been revamped, with a new finish and a new sound, too. Sennheiser HD800S – Review April 9, 2016 I’ve had HD800 for more than 2 years now and I can safely say that I love those headphones, which are quite a marvel from a technical perspective and they’ve been released in 2009, so approximately 7 years ago. The Sennheiser HD 800 S’s scale is the equivalent of a set of room-dominating floor-standing speakers. Once again, the headphones' composure and resolving powers come to the fore as the music’s complexity increases. The Sennheiser HD 800 S take the classic HD 800 and smooth off the treble slightly. The box they come in … Sennheiser is committed to providing audio solutions to help you live, work, learn, communicate, collaborate, and create in a world of constant change. It’s far calmer, losing some of its extension into the sort of frequencies that are the privilege of younger ears. Tell us what you think - send your emails to the Editor. This is simply a sibling with a different personality. No, we haven’t forgotten about the £30,000 Sennheisers Orpheus HE1060, which cost a “small” fortune, but they can’t be found on the high street. Sennheiser claims that this allows for the headphone to transmit soundwaves in a more correct manner. Next up is Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3. It is the precise-but-sharp treble that makes the older flagship such a challenging, yet still world-class, set of headphones. The open design also means that our ears don’t heat up anywhere near as much as they do with closed-back rivals, and that’s a good thing. Addtionally I didnt EQ the HD800S and wanted to try it out. The original HD800 sent shockwaves through the burgeoning ranks of headphone enthusiasts when it was launched in 2009 as Sennheiser’s flagship dynamic model. ... - The HD800S is the flagship one and has another approach. Sennheiser is rather sketchy on the fine detail but its engineers have taken the lessons learned from the development of the IE 800 (high-end in-ears) and applied them to the structure around the driver to reduce resonances and even-out the frequency response. Although many people will have doubts about spending so much money on a pair of headphones, if sound quality is your main priority, then you should consider that you’d need to spend around 10 times as much on speakers to get anywhere near the Sennheisers’ insight and resolution. There was a problem. Both headphones are made to listen at home, and Sennheiser claims that the goal of the HD 820 was to replicate the magnificent soundstage of the HD 800 S. Today, I will try to answer that question as best as I can with this Sennheiser HD 820 vs Sennheiser HD 800 S Comparison Review.