1. l2201030

    Best Summit-Fi Headphones for PC Gaming?

    Hi all, I am on the hunt for a pair of endgame audiophile gaming headphones. Most of the places I looked, I see people say Sennheiser HD800S is the best for gaming as it has the widest artificial soundstage. I did own a pair of that and didn't quite like them as much compared to my Meze...
  2. Sennheiser

    Calling all HD 800, HD 800S, and HD 8XX owners

    Hello Head-Fi! When the original HD 800 was launched in 2009, it ushered in both a sound and design that was unlike anything we had done before. We’re seeking input from owners of the open 800 family (past and present models) in the form of a quick survey. Because the questions span a few...
  3. Railius

    TV + PS5 + HD800S \ Mobile setup help!

    Dear community, I am looking for help in order to build a setup that I can use everywhere I go for a long-term project. I work as a field engineer and despite having a great home theatre + TV and all the goodness I am sadly never at home. I've now decided to make my life better by building a...
  4. mangakaninja2

    for those on the fence about the HD800 Vs HD800S

    (warning, some prefer the 800S some prefer the 800, there is no wrong answer and this is just my opinion and my ears, take with a grain of salt) I did it! i purchased an HD800, making me an owner of both the HD800s and the HD800! sold all my other cans and will not be selling either HD800 can...
  5. DmitriWolts

    Upgrading from HD600 to either Arya V3,HD800s,LCD-X,MM500,Focal Clear,Aeon Noire? Need help with choosing.

    Hello everyone! I have been enjoying my beloved HD600 for a while now, and they are almost perfect to me, but i itch for more technicalities, a planar HD600 if that can be achieved. I have sort of tried some of the cans mentioned, i had owned the OG HD800, i loved the technicalities, the...
  6. ostuni

    AirPod Max vs Sennheiser HD800s for AppleTV4K

    Sound wise, AirPod Max via bluetooth sounds great with AppleTV4K, as it uses their Dolby Spatial features. However, it is not comfortable after 10 minutes. It's clampy and the "Closed Back" style fatigues my ears with air pressure effects. I went out and bought the most comfortable...
  7. ostuni

    Gamer that uses open backs

    I’m Ostuni and a former gaming headset user with higher end products like Arctis Pro and Audeze Penrose. One day I tried the stereo Pc38x out of curiosity. I loved it…open backs for natural sounds. Now I use HD800s for gaming, more of Warzone. Have a big dac/amp to power it. I can help the...
  8. J

    What should i get for Sennheiser HD800s

    help i would like to get these but dont know where to start
  9. TSAVWayne

    Sennheiser B-Stock Sale

    A New Shipment Has Arrived, Limited Quantities, Reach Out Quickly. The Source AV Design (TSAV) wayne@thesourceav.com (310) 534-9900 Hours: Tuesday - Friday (11am - 5pm) Saturday (12pm - 6pm)
  10. L

    Got a Discount for HD800S... Debating if I Want to Check Them Out if I Like HD 600 A Lot

    I can get new HD 800S pretty cheap, and even though it'll make a noticeable hole in my budget, I think it might be worth it, seeing how much I like the Sennheiser headphones. Especially if I return HD 600 and keep 800s as daily driver, while I still have the time. The few things that bother me...
  11. Khitzi

    Warmer complimentary headphone to Sennheiser HD800S

    I’m looking to get a second pair of headphones that will compliment my Sennheiser HD800S. I want something a bit warmer sounding for electronica or rock music. I currently use a Burson Conductor 3 Reference dac/amplifier and Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies. I’m looking to get a pair of headphones in...
  12. Khitzi

    Any thoughts on the Burson Conductor 3 Reference w/ Sennheiser HD 800S?

    Hi. I recently bought a pair of Sennheiser HD 800S headphones which I absolutely adore. I am currently still using them with an inexpensive Schiit Magni 3 Heresy/Modi 3 stack that got for my old headphones. I'm looking to upgrade and I've got my eye on the Burson Conductor 3 Reference, as I...
  13. Dekoni Audio Balanced 4 Pin XLR Cable

    Dekoni Audio Balanced 4 Pin XLR Cable

    Description Keep electrical noise to a minimum with Dekoni Audio’s new Cablez for Sennheisers HD800 series of headphones! Sporting a 4-pin balanced connector and 1.2M length, you’ll be able to find comfort in style. The cable is a sleek, braided design for a clean look without the twists and...
  14. buencamino

    Is there an HD800S megathread here?

    Tried searching for a thread for HD800S in the full-sized headphone sub-forum came up empty. How come there's no thread for this headphone? It's one of the good headphones..
  15. project86

    Drop + Sennheiser HD8XX - now in final form

    Disclaimer: I've had good luck with many of the prior Drop headphones. Specifically the HD6XX, K7XX, Elex, HD58X, TH-X00, and most recently the Panda. All of these, in my opinion, improve upon their original/inspiration models in some way, whether that be price, performance, features (Panda) or...
  16. S

    HD800 VS HD800S

    I'm consider buying a used hd800. Anyone can give me some valuable advise on choosing between hd800 and hd800s? (I use parametric EQ extensively, so frequency response is not a concern of mine.
  17. T

    Can't decide between these headphones.. Help..

    So I've searched a lot and narrowed into ADX5000, TH909, HD800s, Empyrean, and Arya.. I'm planning to plug it into my EL AMP 2(with G6 DAC). So I'm not worried about the power. I want a sound signature between Balanced and V-Shaped. Can I get some recommendations? Thanks.
  18. A

    HD800s vs Arya (Also amp/dac suggestions)

    Hello everyone. I need your inputs and suggestions for both HD800s and Arya's and which one should I keep. I currently have the HD800s paired with the thx 788 desktop amp/dac and I was wondering if the Aryas are better overall for music, gaming and movies? Are there better options for the price...
  19. Khitzi

    Audeze LCD-2 Classic at £550 or Audeze LCD-X at £1100?

    I currently use a pair of Sennheiser HD58X headphones and I'm looking to upgrade. In particular I'm looking for something a little airier with a slightly more open soundstage since, although I generally like the 58X sound, they are very intimate and I think they can sound, at times, quite...
  20. OM hawk

    Best Music for Large Soundstage Headphones

    I have a couple of good "medium soundstage" cans, the Neuman NDH20, and the Grado RS1e. For me, coming from the non-hifi world, their staging(size and accuracy) was very impressive and enjoyable. I'm currently saving up to buy an HD800 S so I can hopefully experience that sensation taken to it's...
  21. rafassbr

    HD800S @ AE-9 - Would it be worth buying a Sennheiser HDV 820?

    Hi guys, Happy to be part of this forum! :relaxed: First, I would like to provide some context about me. Also, I would like to mention I searched before posting but couldn't find any post directly related to my needs/doubts. A few months ago I upgraded from an ATH-AD700X @ AE-5 to a...
  22. D

    HD800S-like headphone?

    Hi! Apologies for the vague title. But I just wanted to ask, what headphone has the clarity, detail, imaging, and soundstage of the HD800S but doesn't compromise on bass and impactfulness? To be completely fair, HD800S is a great headphone. I used BD Amiron for comparison and I really like...
  23. McPanse

    What’s the going rate for single-owner HD800S?

    I’ve been away from Head-Fi for too long to know what’s the new hotness or what‘s considered a fair price for gently used Sennheiser HD800S that I bought new in 2016 or 2017 and have kept stored in their original packaging for the past year. I took a look at recent For Sale listings but...
  24. 1Speedster

    Replacing Ayre CODEX -- Any recently introduced DAC/amps impressing you?

    A few years back, at least one reviewer favorably compared the Ayre CODEX DAC/amp to other makes running upwards of $5,000 (and, the dealer claimed he unit also bested Ayre's higher priced models). I paired the unit with some Cardas A8 ear speakers in balanced mode and experienced a seriously...
  25. Bipolarsmile

    Apollo twin vs OBJECTIVE2+ODAC with HD800s

    Hello, I`m quite a newbie when it comes to headphone gear. I had my HD650 for a couple of years and i thought i would upgrade to the HD800S after hearing them. My question is that i have an Apollo twin for music recording and my O2. Should i connect my HD800s to the apollo or the O2 for...