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Sennheiser HD820

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by Dulalala, Apr 29, 2017.
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  1. monini13
    wow! what a wonderful dac amp, happy for you!
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  2. macbob713
  3. macbob713
    Never heard any of those headphones.
  4. mhpsd
    Can anyone comment on the amount of sound leakage? I’m auditioning a pair and I am quite impressed. My wife however thinks they leak much more than my ZMF eikons and almost as much as some open cans.

    Anyone with a similar experience?

  5. QueueCumber
    My GF and I sleep in a king size bed. If I wear open back headphones she complains. She hasn't complained about the 820s at all. Well, except for the fact that she doesn't think I should listen to music if I'm trying to fall asleep... lol
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  6. smodtactical
    How do you like them vs eikons?
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  7. macbob713
    My wife says she cannot hear them, so all's well on that.
  8. 8bitme
    My experience is that the sound leakage is a bit higher then what you would expect from closed backs on loud volumes but still much less then open-backs of course.
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  9. QueueCumber
    The nice thing is that despite the minor leakage out of the HPs, people come into the room and talk to me and I don’t even realize they’re there and saying things to me! Very little sound leakage into the listening bubble for me thus far!

    We’ll see how far that goes while sharing a hotel room with me son in Seattle for the Pearl Jam shows over the next few days...
  10. Maelob

    Comparison with 800S from Lachlanlikesathing he works at Minidisc in Australia.
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  11. up late
    they describe the hd820's mid-range as somewhat "nasally", "boxed-in" and "honky" compared to the hd800/s. closed-can qualifications notwithstanding, it's quite a favourable review.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018
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  12. QueueCumber
    Still not hearing it with my set positioned optimally on my head. Maybe there are some bad sets out there...
  13. up late
    i think that's unlikely with sennheiser's quality control but as we often say here - ymmv
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018
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  14. QueueCumber
    Taking the 820 and the Hugo2 on the plane to Seattle to see Pearl Jam for two nights. Will let people know how these fair for sound isolation on a plane. So far they function adequately at the airport, albeit the loudspeaker announcements are audible but muffled. We’ll see how long they go in the plane before I end up switching to my Noble Encore CIEMs.
  15. ZenErik
    Don't forget that we all have different hearing, different sized and shaped head, etc. The HD820 may sound nasally to some and not to others. There is no headphone that will sound 'right' to absolutely everyone.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018
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