1. Pimpmaster McGooby

    DAC & SS Amp setup to replace Topping L70 and E70 Velvet

    I've used a Topping L70 and E70 Velvet for the past year without much issue, however as of late I've heard a lot of "Topping is bad" rhetoric, mostly involving things like a lack of "Spaciousness" and "Transients" (whatever that is). Now I've never really been too big on the "source gear makes...
  2. R

    Dac+Amp for HD800S (Budget a few hundred)

    I saw a couple similar threads, but none that matched my use-case/specifications exactly, hope you guys don't mind. I need a recommendation for a good Amp and Dac or combo of the two to work with a pair of HD800S I plan to buy soon. Not a Tube amp, because of convenience. A combo unit of...
  3. alpha storm

    Need help to buy Amp + Dac for HD800s

    Dear Sirs, I'm gonna buy HD800s and use it as my primary headphones for: 1- Games 2- Music 3- Movies I can't decide which Amp + Dac is best for me. I'm in love with HDV820 but, because Gaming is my first priority, I think maybe Creative Sound Blaster X5 can serve me better in this segment...
  4. L

    Sennheiser HD800/HD800S Earpad Dimensions

    I'm looking for some headsets, and I realized that not many sites post the earpad size/dimensions. I did want to know this information for a few headphones, especially the Sennheiser HD800 and HD800S. This being said, would anyone have access to both the external and internal dimensions for the...
  5. D

    HD 800 (modded) vs HD800S

    Hi all, I know this question has been asked throughout the years but I'm wondering what I should do. I'm contemplating one of these headphones and I'm not sure which one to go for. A year or so ago I posted on here taking you through my journey on which headphones to buy, I mentioned liking a...
  6. LandonO

    Best Sound Stage: $1000-$2000

    I am looking for the best possible soundstage headphones between $1000-$2000, not including amp/DAC. Will pay extra if necessary. My instinct says HD800S. I love my HD598s. Feel free to recommend amp/DAC setup as well. Thanks in advance for any advice!
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. J

    What should i get for Sennheiser HD800s

    help i would like to get these but dont know where to start
  15. 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)
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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..
  21. 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...
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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...
  25. 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...