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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. TSAVAlan
    The HD800S that ships now comes with the HD820 yoke, so slightly thicker. And it comes with the 4.4mm cable instead of XLR.

    Edit: I should clarify, its not anything else new with the HD800S, just those two slight changes. I believe even the packaging is the same.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2019
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  2. Viszla
    Yes. Ans on the headband there is now „800S“. Sorry for Bad pic
  3. Luke Thomas
    In the market. Any good deals on New or used 800s floating around. Thanks
  4. BreadMaster
    Any news of the upcoming Sennheiser flagship? :persevere:
  5. ZappaMan
    eBay could be your best bet
  6. Luke Thomas
    Thanks, Ive seen new ones sell for as low as $1300. But no where to be found now.
  7. ZappaMan
    Can you post a wanted ad here on headfi?
  8. Luke Thomas
    Im sure you can, but the used are so expensive. Might as well buy new.
  9. gefski
    Depends on how immediate your need is. I was just casually watching for a few months, then immediately grabbed a mint 800S at $1k when it listed. Audiogon, Craig's, Head-Fi, are good, and I always watch them just for fun.
  10. Luke Thomas
    Thx will check them out
  11. thomaskong78
    Hello I had pulled the trigger for HD 800S and expect to receive it next Monday.

    How much break in time is needed for new HD 800S?

    I had been using Stax 009S driven by KGSSV Carbon amplifier.

    The source is Chord Dave and Mscaler using Cocktail Audio X30 music server with SSD.

    Stax 009S give very musical sound with nuanced details and nice decay.

    But it falls short of my 2 channel system , Lansche 4.1 speaker driven by Line Magnetic 508 SET in soundstage depth, width and dynamics.

    I heard that 800S is the king of soundstage beyond Stax 009S.

    Also I heard that Chord Dave could drive 800S pretty well.

    After I receive 800S next Monday, I will report my impression.

    Last edited: Oct 25, 2019
  12. thomaskong78
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2019
  13. Luke Thomas
    Perfect sounds like a lot of fun
    thomaskong78 likes this.
  14. K-Lawn
    I wouldn’t say that any break in time is needed. I wouldn’t worry about it as they sound great out of the box. I’ve heard of people running them on loud volume for hours on end but I never felt a need. I think a headphone should break in naturally. Just like patina on leather or a new pair of shoes.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2019
  15. gefski
    Several manufacturers also recommend only breaking in reasonably with music.
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