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Sennheiser HD820

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by Dulalala, Apr 29, 2017.
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  1. SilverEars
    I'm intrigued with the treble region. I wonder how that treble sound now that (annoying) region is dipped. As far as the low end, It looks dung. Anyway, I'm waitin for the Massdrop HD82X for $149.99

    HD820, HD800 and HD800S

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    Last edited: Aug 19, 2018
  2. FastAndClean
    well read the impressions on the site, it has pretty good explanation how the treble sound
  3. Mark Up
    I would hope if they do a Version 2, they'd leave the bass where it is at around 40 hz, but have it go flat (or up slightly) as it goes lower (to 30, 20, 10 hz) and also flat up to about 100 to 120, where it slowly curves downward to a more gentle dip at 280 hz (just a few db less dip) so it's more like the Harman Curve Tyll spoke of, eliminating the "bass disconnect" while controlling low mid resonance. Really would be nice if they can bring the 9.8 khz to 10 khz peak down a bit more to equal the 15 khz peak; and have 10 - 14 khz seamlessly flow between them and have it roll off less above 15 khz. Overall it will lower boominess, though I didn't hear much when I tested it, it will have a lot more going on between 50 hz and 80 hz, an essential area dipped. If it's a bit too much, just lower it overall.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
  4. Beagle
    The 820 is reminding me a lot of the Denon D7100.
  5. MacedonianHero Contributor
    Yikes...hello mid-bass hump!
  6. javertim
    Someone may have already said this, but it's interesting that the 820 has a pretty intense dip right where that infamous 800 spike is. Even the 800S has a spike there, albeit not as severe... And aren't the 820 drivers exactly the same as those in the S?
  7. Beagle
    Something odd about this headphone.
  8. SilverEars
    I see the response as effort put into changing what people have qualms about HD800 (the relatively low bass and the lower treble peak).
  9. Rchandra
    Hey I'm actually curious on your take on this do you like the hd820 over the z1r or the other way around?
  10. dan.gheorghe
    My first impression of HD820:

    I was really curious about HD820, especially since I was not a big fan of HD800S, meaning that I was expecting much more from 800S than it delivered.

    With HD820, this was an entirely different story. These headphones are the best closed headphones I ever heard...by far, and actually among the best of any type of headphones.

    I compared to LCD-4Z, Sony MDR-Z1R, HD800, HD800S, ATH-ADX5000 and the only ones that managed to be in the same ball park was LCD-4Z.

    When compared to HD800 but also with HD800S, they have better sub bass, better bass impact, the midrange is more present and *no harshness*. 820 has a better and more natural tonality. While HD800 still has a bigger soundstage and a little more details, I prefer HD820 by far. I think these are the HD800 done right.... just lovely...

    Sennheiser did a great job with HD820!

    Hopefully, I will be taking them for a full review soon. Can't stop thinking about them.

    I listened to them from Hugo2 and ifi idsd pro.

    trellus, Audiotic, Madmollusk and 4 others like this.
  11. up late
    no offence but i see little point in wishing for what might be in a revised version of the hd820 when the current model has barely hit the streets. and i wouldn't hold my breath given the time it's taken sennheiser to introduce the hd800s and hd660.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2018
  12. SilverEars
    I have a suggestion. Since it's a closed headphone, they should at least get the quanity and quality of the bass as best as possible.

    There are cupped/closed headphones with fun low-end with good rumble without intruding to the mids.

    Let's face it, Sennheiser open headphones cannot touch the type of cupped low-bass.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2018
  13. pietcux
    I would like to see measurements from @jude , but I guess he is on vacation.
  14. andromeda1954
    The general impression of all the professional reviewers and Axel himself is that the 800S is still the better headphone
  15. Mark Up
    In what way, just wondering. I recall the D7100 very different. Heavier weight. Mid scooped, far more treble and bass. They were the definition of V shaped.
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