Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)
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This thread is dedicated to discussion impressions of the new Sennheiser HD800 S. 
There was a thread called Sennheiser HD800 S Unveiled! which contains some early impressions. http://www.head-fi.org/forum/newestpost/785577  
But the purpose of that thread, to share anticipatory speculations on the coming release has outlived its usefulness, since the headphone is now out and in people's hands. I will try to keep track of the interesting impressions so far at the top of the thread. From here and maybe elsewhere on the web. So please put links to anything you find of interest in the thread and I will collect them up top.
 
Sennheiser Product Page
 
http://en-us.sennheiser.com/high-resolution-headphones-3d-audio-hd-800-s
 
Axel Grell of Sennheiser Product Announcement Video
 
 
 
 
 
And another one from 2016 CES. talks about the S about 5 minutes in.
 
 
 
Inner Fidelity:
@Tyll Hertsens http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/sennheiser-hd-800-s-tweaked-and-delightfuland-french-diy-response
 
 
Headphonia:
http://www.headfonia.com/review-sennheiser-hd800s-new-kid-town/
 
Headphone Guru:
http://headphone.guru/sennhesier-hd800s-spectacular-sound/
 
 
Head-fi Reviews:
 
 
 
pro
 
@shabta  http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-hd-800-s/reviews/14950
@piksnz http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-hd-800-s/reviews/15032 (video)
@Sorrodje http://www.head-fi.org/t/795365/sennheiser-hd800-s-impressions-thread-read-first-post-for-summary/240#post_12350999
@Mediahound http://www.head-fi.org/t/795365/sennheiser-hd800-s-impressions-thread-read-first-post-for-summary/630#post_12414886 (video)
@Brooko http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-hd-800-s/reviews/16948
@Currawong http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-hd-800-s/reviews/17087
 
 
con
 
@kendetamas http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-hd-800-s/reviews/15120
 
 
 
Impressions



@CoLdAsSauLt http://www.head-fi.org/t/795365/sennheiser-hd800-s-impressions-thread-read-first-post-for-summary/60#post_12287233
 
@sheldaze  http://www.head-fi.org/t/795365/sennheiser-hd800-s-impressions-thread-read-first-post-for-summary/90#post_12296994
                http://www.head-fi.org/t/795365/sennheiser-hd800-s-impressions-thread-read-first-post-for-summary/105#post_12300749
 
@yugas http://www.head-fi.org/t/795365/sennheiser-hd800-s-impressions-thread-read-first-post-for-summary/105#post_12300708
 
@Jimmy6 http://www.head-fi.org/t/795365/sennheiser-hd800-s-impressions-thread-read-first-post-for-summary/210#post_12336318
 
@DWbirdseye http://www.head-fi.org/t/795365/sennheiser-hd800-s-impressions-thread-read-first-post-for-summary/225#post_12342484
                   Compared to LCD 2 and HD650  http://www.head-fi.org/t/795365/sennheiser-hd800-s-impressions-thread-read-first-post-for-summary/270#post_12364510 and http://www.head-fi.org/t/795365/sennheiser-hd800-s-impressions-thread-read-first-post-for-summary/345#post_12375470
 
 
@Whazzzup HD800 S vs. TH900 http://www.head-fi.org/t/795365/sennheiser-hd800-s-impressions-thread-read-first-post-for-summary/255#post_12353542
 
@oatp1b1 http://www.head-fi.org/t/795365/sennheiser-hd800-s-impressions-thread-read-first-post-for-summary/615#post_12411287 brief impression S vs. HD650 on Senn Amp...
 
TOTL Comparisons
@Barra   http://www.head-fi.org/t/799494/totl-hp-shootout-2-abyss-hek-hex-hd800s-hd800-heavy-mod-hd800-stock-ygg-rok-stack
 
Measurement
 
@Sorrodje http://www.head-fi.org/t/785577/sennheiser-hd800s-unveiled/1935#post_12197514
 
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Curious why a new thread? hd800S unveiled is like a great name for it. Canada for example has not received the S yet. Course i will hang anywhere and when I receive my S I will leave impressions and th900 comparisons here or under unveiled? I guess impressions is it!
 
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This way I can put pointers to helpful reviews, tips amp/dac pairings at the top. That way people won't have to read the whole thread top get the gist. Also, it is better categorized in the High End Audio section, isn't it? Look forward to hearing your impressions when you get the S.
 
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This way I can put pointers to helpful reviews, tips amp/dac pairings at the top. That way people won't have to read the whole thread top get the gist. Also, it is better categorized in the High End Audio section, isn't it? Look forward to hearing your impressions when you get the S.

I think it´s a very good idea, thanks.
 
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Great idea & summary, thx.
Had a chance to audition those in a shop .. very positive impressions. I was quite unhappy about the price initially, especially when they were going 'surely' for $1799. At the current price and compared with the other new offerings (e.g. hfman who sells a 400i with oval cups for $1799), Sennheiser almost deserves praise .. you even get an extra $400 value (yeah sure) balanced cable :)

And if anyone was still wondering if they took care of that treble peak, the news are very good! I have a pretty serious highs sensitivity which makes my ears fool-proof radars for any treble peaks. After max 20min with the old hd800 I wanted to throw them out of the window because they did put needles in my head. Tested the new 800S for 2-3 hours and all good.
May post some extra impressions later.
 
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Just checking in 
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I also had chance to demo these headphones last weekend for a few hours. Also very impressed, and concur with @prot that the treble peak is completely vanquished. I was always a fan of the original HD800, but the hot treble put me off buying them. With the S, every track I played, from a wide variety of genres, was reproduced with an incredibly smooth top end, and not at the obvious cost of resolution or detail to my ears.
 
Going to demo them again this weekend... wallet beware 
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Great idea & summary, thx.
Had a chance to audition those in a shop .. very positive impressions. I was quite unhappy about the price initially, especially when they were going 'surely' for $1799. At the current price and compared with the other new offerings (e.g. hfman who sells a 400i with oval cups for $1799), Sennheiser almost deserves praise .. you even get an extra $400 value (yeah sure) balanced cable
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And if anyone was still wondering if they took care of that treble peak, the news are very good! I have a pretty serious highs sensitivity which makes my ears fool-proof radars for any treble peaks. After max 20min with the old hd800 I wanted to throw them out of the window because they did put needles in my head. Tested the new 800S for 2-3 hours and all good.
May post some extra impressions later.


I'm also sensitive for treble, so thanks, this helps
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guess i'll be following two threads now. :wink: agree that it deserves to be in the high-end forum.
 
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Is there any way one can channel the new comments from the old thread here so we don't have to keep an eye on both? B/c I'm afraid from now on all the useful info about the S model will be split between these two threads.
 
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  Is there any way one can channel the new comments from the old thread here so we don't have to keep an eye on both? B/c I'm afraid from now on all the useful info about the S model will be split between these two threads.

I can't do it automatically, but if there any new interesting impressions over there I can put links at the top. But that thread has been getting more and more silly. They aren't even discussing anything to do with the HD800 S most of the time.
 
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Great idea & summary, thx.
Had a chance to audition those in a shop .. very positive impressions. I was quite unhappy about the price initially, especially when they were going 'surely' for $1799. At the current price and compared with the other new offerings (e.g. hfman who sells a 400i with oval cups for $1799), Sennheiser almost deserves praise .. you even get an extra $400 value (yeah sure) balanced cable
smily_headphones1.gif


And if anyone was still wondering if they took care of that treble peak, the news are very good! I have a pretty serious highs sensitivity which makes my ears fool-proof radars for any treble peaks. After max 20min with the old hd800 I wanted to throw them out of the window because they did put needles in my head. Tested the new 800S for 2-3 hours and all good.
May post some extra impressions later.

@prot more impressions please! Do you think you will spring open the ATM for these?
 

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