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No, the HD680 isn't coming soon

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Sennheiser USA - HD 680 - Product Details

We cant be writing about the HD680 in two threads with the title HD800 now can we?
post #2 of 183
good idea to separate this - will save a lot of headache, with people responding to older HD800 posts


i cant wait to see what these look like! though given the numbering and Sennheiser's trends, i forsee nothing more than yet another HD580 update
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Originally Posted by DefectiveAudioComponent View Post
Sennheiser USA - HD 680 - Product Details

We cant be writing about the HD680 in two threads with the title HD800 now can we?
post #4 of 183
good news....finally.
post #5 of 183
Just be happy that when it comes out, the four figure price tag will drop fast on the street after the initial buy .
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Hmm. Is this the 'HD800'? I have an e-mail from Sennheiser Deutschland literally saying the HD800 is going to be introduced in 2009.
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Hmm. Is this the 'HD800'? I have an e-mail from Sennheiser Deutschland literally saying the HD800 is going to be introduced in 2009.
HD680 is a posted product on the Sennheiser USA website now. There have been headphones labeled different product numbers in different countries in the past, but that would be a bad move in the global consumer economy we have now.

Could be two different phones being released....
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Hmm. Is this the 'HD800'? I have an e-mail from Sennheiser Deutschland literally saying the HD800 is going to be introduced in 2009.
maybe the marketing teams havent yet communicated to customer service a change in naming?

all i know is, this page (HD680) exists: Sennheiser USA - HD 680 - Product Details

and this page (HD800 added to URL) doesnt exist:
http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite...?transid=HD800
post #9 of 183
The German Sennheiser site doesn't have a link to HD680, nor HD800, and no news released about anything new so far
post #10 of 183
This is going to be big!
post #11 of 183
Something from the official sennheiser website, At last something other than pure speculation. Let's hope it's something great.
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If its HD then its a moving coil headphone and thus is boring and almost certainly the latest remix on the HD580, which was the remix of the 540 which was the remix of the 414.

If it isn't planar, it's not worth the time. Senn could do an awesome ortho headphone I'd wager and it wouldn't have the amplification troubles which mar mainstream sales for electrostatic models.
post #13 of 183
wow, this is great news from Sennheiser! Finally the speculation is put to rest.

So, we either have two cases. Either (1) the HD800 we were expecitng is going to be called the HD680, or (2) they are two unique headphones.

If case 1 turns out to be true, I expect MSRP to be 700-900$us if they keep the HD600 and HD650. If they discontinue either the HD600 or HD650, I expect MSRP to be 600-750$.

If case 2 turns out to be true, I espect MSRP to be 600-750$, with the HD800's MSRP ~1000-1200$us.

Either case, the HD680 will not hit street price for a few months at the very least. I think within a month or so we can expect it to be 50-100$ off MSRP.

Either way, if you want one right when they come out, it's going to be pricey.
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If its HD then its a moving coil headphone and thus is boring.
Speak for yourself Duggeh. This is anything but boring for me!
post #15 of 183
wow, very good news indeed!
Hope it won't be a rumor again.
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