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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. Whitigir
    Pull out and snap in kinda easy, but it needs a bit of works
     
  2. P+D-MI
    Definitely not the easiest of the designs I know of. I wish Sennheiser would come up with a better design.
     
  3. Luke Thomas
    I saw a add for 800 s v2. Is there a sound difference between v1 and v2?
     
  4. Ichos
    What is the v2 edition?
     
  5. joseph69
    There's only 800 & 800S so they must mean the 800S because it's the model released after the original 800.
     
  6. Luke Thomas
    I could be wrong, but somewhere i heard that the newer 800s uses the 820 diaphragm. Which is a little different than the original 800s. If so Id guess no sound difference.
     
  7. joseph69
    I think there would've been more posts about this and I've never read anything about it.
     
  8. iDesign
    It does not.
     
  9. dmdm
    New audeze to add to the collection. 15755942916753199667529425612231.jpg
     
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  10. Luke Thomas
    Did sennheiser stop including a balanced cable with a new purchase?
     
  11. exdmd
    Not for the HD800S they just changed termination on the balanced cable. You still get both unbalanced and balanced cables, as you should at that price, but the balanced one is now terminated with a balanced 4.4 mm jack plug instead of the XLR-4 connector mine came with.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2019
  12. Luke Thomas
    So if your amp only has the xlr-4 like my Violectric, You have to purchase a different cable?
     
  13. Lay.
    Different cable or 4-pin xlr male balanced to 4.4mm female balanced adapter
     
  14. TYATYA
    Diy 4.4 terminal to xlr4 is best and easy way!
    Unless you want to keep for sale later
     
  15. Luke Thomas
    The least expensive I’ve seen the 800s is $1599. Anyone know of a store that sells them new for less than $1599
     
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