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Sennheiser HD 900... (?) Rumors

post #1 of 93
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Just snapped up from the German HiFi Forum (translated):

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I had a brief listen to the HD 800 at my hi-fi dealer.
I can't make a judgement, because the listening impression was much too short. But I was told along the way by the dealer that he's got some info from Sennheiser that the HD800 be the smallest headphone of the series, there will be some more. That's how it's planned.
The answer from a Sennheiser representant in the same thread:

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Of course we are pleased about the rumors churning in the mill around the HD 800. To what extent we're actually planning to expand the portfolio is strictly confidential also in this case. Please have some understanding for this statement. As soon as there are facts, I will let you know.
I have no idea how much facts or hot air are behind this new rumor, but thought it would be fun to fuel the fire. I don't think this thread will be as populated as the HD 700 rumors thread of blessed memory, given the HD 800's recent appearance and newness, but you never know...
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post #2 of 93
Doesn't affect me at all. I can't afford the 800 to begin with.
post #3 of 93
IIRC, there were posts in the past talking about a portable, down-sized version of the HD 800 to come.
post #4 of 93
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Originally Posted by TheMarchingMule View Post
IIRC, there were posts in the past talking about a portable, down-sized version of the HD 800 to come.
Now that might be interesting!
post #5 of 93
I'm guessing a cheaper model, like Sennheiser HD7**

Hell if I knew.
post #6 of 93
What does he mean about the HD-800 being the smallest of the series? Are there going to be physically larger headphones, or does this mean there will be higher volume production headphones?

I would not be surprised to see Sennheiser release a few other cans with the ring radiator. It would make sense to bring out the "halo" product first, then introduce less expensive models that will capitalize on the HD-800's success.

Going on sheer speculation, there will probably be a model to sit between the HD-650 and HD-800. A portable would be nice, too.

Also, I assume this is separate from the new electrostat rumors?
post #7 of 93
Hehe, then Sennheiser will take another 7 years to release HD900 so maybe 2016 there is.
post #8 of 93
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Originally Posted by TopPop View Post
Now that might be interesting!
Indeed, because my immediate gripe about the shape of the HD 800 is that its earcups are wider than the K701/K702!
post #9 of 93
We'll see.....
post #10 of 93
Looking forward to a cheaper iteration of the highly-successful HD 800. Imagine them being portable like the PX 100, that'll be awesome. I hope that the ring transducer becomes more available in other headphone models.
post #11 of 93
I'm looking forward to the more premium version
post #12 of 93
Now this is the kind of thing I hate. I'm still on the fence if I want the HD800 but a cheaper model with 800 technology is really appealing. I would think though Sennheiser would have to play it smart so as not to cut into potential sales of the 800. Probably not hand made, cheaper parts, no customized frequency charts, etc. It would have to sound signficantly better than the 600/650 but noticeably not as good as the 800, priced between $700-$800 with no discounts.
post #13 of 93
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
What does he mean about the HD-800 being the smallest of the series? Are there going to be physically larger headphones...?
As I understand it, the HD 800 is just the lowest model of a new series of high-end headphones. Maybe the top model will have a larger ring radiator, reaching down to 4 Hz...

There's also talk about a 3D processor and a headphone amp for the HD 800 – just rumors as well (in the same linked thread).


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Also, I assume this is separate from the new electrostat rumors?
I guess so – moreover two rumors are better than one.
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post #14 of 93
I love rumors, we should be able to designate some as "Rumor Mongrel", what do you think?
post #15 of 93
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post
Looking forward to a cheaper iteration of the highly-successful HD 800. Imagine them being portable like the PX 100, that'll be awesome. I hope that the ring transducer becomes more available in other headphone models.
That would be cool...as long as they don't sound anything like the PX 100.

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