The drivers are mounted at a precise angle - it improves the spatial experience making it unique. The headphones immediately got a lot of fans. But a problem was also revealed - unpleasant resonance at a frequency of about 5-6 kHz.
To solve it, enthusiasts modified the driver and added a special resonator, this mod was called "SuperDupont Resonator
" or "French Mod
" (pictures "before" and "after" modifications we attached at the end of the review
Having paid attention to this modification, Sennheiser engineers began to improve the design year by year, which made the sound of Sennheiser HD 800
headphones differ depending on the date of production.
The result of these improvements turned into the Sennheiser HD 800 S
. Resonance at 6 kHz has been eliminated with the "Innovative Absorber Technology
". The transparency and accuracy of the sound were increased. In the new model, the problem of poor quality of paint on cups was also fixed.
The Sennheiser HD 800 S
is manufactured only in Germany from materials and components used in the aerospace industry. It gives high durability with low weight. Now, this model is one of the most popular among sound engineers and audiophiles.Datasheet:
- Frequency response: 4-51000 Hz;
- Impedance: 300 Ohm;
- THD: 0.02 % (1 kHz 1 Vrms);
- Sensitivity: 105.18 dB/1V;
- Efficiency: 101.64 dB/1mW;
- Weight: 330 g;
- Contact pressure: 3.4 N;
- Headphone type: Over ear, open;
- Drivers: dynamic, ring driver;
- Pads: microfiber (replaceable);
- Jack plug: 6.35 mm, 4.4 mm.Includes:
- 3m cable with 6.3 TRS connector;
- Balanced cable with XLR4-connector;
- USB flash drive;
- Microfiber cleaning cloth.Appearance:
The Sennheiser HD 800 S
looks solid, premium, and a little "futuristic". These headphones are lightweight and sturdy. The diameter and depth of the cups of the HD 800 S
are the largest among dynamic headphones.
The ear pads are covered with microfiber fabric. They are thin compared to other models of headphones.Usage experience:Sennheiser HD 800 S
is quite large but lightweight. Therefore, the head and neck do not get tired during long sessions.
The headphones fit comfortably on your head. They just "hug" your head. There is almost no pressure and no sweating on the head.
These headphones are a great choice for people who have big ears and are not comfortable with wearing regular headphones. There is also a drawback: because of the complex design of the headphones, they sometimes cling to long hair.
These headphones are designed for studio work and are not intended to be worn outdoors.Reinforcement requirements:
We recommend using the Sennheiser HD 800 S
with high-level audio interfaces. However, even with inexpensive interfaces this model also performs very well. The volume is enough for comfortable working. The volume is also enough when using the headphones with mobile devices, such as players and phones.
Among audiophiles, there is a myth about the "capricious" behavior of the previous model, HD 800
") with various amplifiers and interfaces. The problem lies in the unpleasant resonance in the 6 kHz area, which audiophiles suggest solving by buying expensive tube amplifiers that attenuate this part of the spectrum.
If you use these headphones with Realphones
correction, the resonance problem is eliminated with all audio interfaces.