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Sennheiser HD 800 Headphones Reviews

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Takeanidea

The best headphones I've heard

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Pros: Accuracy Comfort

Cons: Price- First hours of listening were a little worrying

Hi there, This review is based on my honest impressions of the HD800. I have no technical background little technical knowledge but I listen to music an awful lot. This comes from the heart and I in no way intend to cause any personal offence to any of the gear anyone else has. I simply wish to put on record what my personal findings have been on this set of phones and the reader can compare to other reviews out there. First of all, I have to say it has not been possible to find a way to give you an unbiased comparison of these headphones against any others on the market. This is because double blind testing only works when you are using ancillary equipment. If you know your existing...
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monsieurguzel

Amazing headphones that will reward you with every system upgrade!

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Pros: Bass, Mids, Highs, Soundstage, Solid Construction, Supreme Comfort

Cons: Needs better cable to excel, paint job a little fragile

  What is there to say about the new flagship Sennheiser that hasn't already been said over the past year.  With that in mind, I will give my impressions about this headphone and why I believe that most people that don't like it haven't listened to it properly amped and for long enough time.  This is a headphone that easily wows for the first few minutes you try it on....often blowing away any other headphones you've heard before.  However after that initial honeymoon is over, many are very bothered by the highs, lack of bass, large soundstage on certain kinds of music, and being overly analytical.  To me, the HD800 is very much of a Chameleon, like the Stax SR-007 Omega, meaning...
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dan.gheorghe

The best headphone I have heard to date

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Pros: Amazing soundstage & instrument separation, detail monster, awesome PRAT and bass, top notch mids

Cons: Sometimes sibilant, very fragile

Hey guys, The last time  I listened to HD800 impressed me so much that I had to buy a pair for myself: Since then, the HD800 have grown on me even more. These headphones are absolutely spectacular on the right gear, in my case the Burson Conductor . These headphones deserve  post of their own. I almost feel responsible doing this, as I feel that I haven’t done them justice in my first post and I have to make up for it. Lets take this from the start. In my opinion they look quite nice and I really enjoy their futuristic design. Every time I put them on I feel like this: How I actually look like: However, they seem really...
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ag8908

Wow, amazing (but here's why you shouldn't buy it)

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Pros: Outstanding in every way, sound, comfort

Cons: Nothing other than price

Will fill this in later but based on the fact that it absolutely kills every single song and genre of music that I've throw at it, the final rating is clear.   Edit 1: After listening to this and the Aude'ze LCD XC for four days, I've reached a point where I will never grab for the LCD XC if the HD800 are available. The HD800 simply sound more natural (all of the other headphones I have sound "synthetic," like they almost auto-tune or digitize the sounds very slightly if that makes any sense. With the HD800 it sounds like the band is singing and playing right in front of you.). The imaging on the HD800 is also incredible. It's like there are 10 speakers spaced all around your ears,...
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guntur

Earorgasim

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Pros: Fantastic Curves & Design, Amazing Clarity, Perfect

Cons: The price for sure. Cant carry them everywhere!

Well Gents! I finally took the plunge after buying quite a few headphones! And at 1500 $ I must confess it is a pretty deep one!   I am still gasping for breath as it is the most expensive headphone that I ever bought!   The HD800 is surely not one that you would carry on a bus or train or plane. I was told that it is strictly for home use unless one spends most of his/her time in the office.   Unfortunately I am yet to inform my wife of this rather big purchase and so using it at home is out of the question!! I am into marketing and so don't spend too much time at the office. I do spend a lot of my time driving and so I have been listening...
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lightningfarron

detailed and unforgiving headphone.

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Pros: imaging,soundstage,detailed high,mids and lows,smooth,comfortable

Cons: unforgiving on poor recording or wrong equipment.

The HD800 is my first expensive headphones. its really comfortable to wear it and sounds great through my Fostex HP-A8. the treble is smoother than i first thought it would be but its still considered an bright and detailed headphone. bass is very neutral and punchy and mids is also very natural and uncoloured in my opinion. some people may find it too bright or not enough bass when paired with the wrong amp. the best part that i find with the hd800 is its imaging. i feel like band is playing in an nice big stage in front of me and every instrument is seperated and can be heard easily.
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