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Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by shabta, Jan 19, 2016.
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  1. Zhanming057
    The Pass INT40 is a better amp for the HD800/800S. The HPA is just a cut down tube speaker amp and overpriced. Might as well go for the real deal and run them off taps.

    Re: tubes, the Allnic HPA5000 works quite well with the 800. Two SS amps that I personally prefer with the HD800S are the Rudistor RP030 and the Liquid Gold.
  2. greggf
    I've always been confused by the WA6 vs. the WA6SE, especially for Senns.
  3. vlach
    Simple: WA6SE has a separate power supply and is more powerful.
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  4. CWillCalho
    This is off topic, but I for the first time noticed that my 800S metallic plate on the headband says "800." I sure hope these are really 800S.
  5. Whazzzup
    its what all HD800S says.
  6. CWillCalho
  7. jonstatt
    You mean this? If so mine has the S!!
  8. ZappaMan
    That looks a bit like a counterfeit...
    Or mines is not like that anyway
  9. Ichos
    Now that's very interesting.
    First time I am seeing it.
    When you bought it?
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  10. Lay.
    New HD800S batches have the S and a bit different font. No Sennheiser logo.

    New boxes don't have the layer of velvet-like material etc.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2019
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  11. jonstatt
    It’s bought in the UK from an official Sennheiser dealer. It’s probably just a newer build. It is not the very latest though that ditches the Xlr cable for a 4.4mm one.
  12. metsat
    Mine also look like this. There is nothing wrong with it. It's just a newer batch. Even the box is somewhat different. It lacks the nice looking satin fabric inside the box, instead there is only a cut out for the headphones. But I didn't get the new pentaconn cable, I got the "regular" xlr cable.
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  13. jonstatt
    Yes same cheaper box. And the XLR cable wasn't even the black one
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  14. metsat
    Mine also. I got the silver one with the "Sennheiser" text on it. But does it really matter? It sounds great that's the main thing. It would have been nice if they would have included the pentaconn cable though.
  15. CWillCalho
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2019
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