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Sennheiser HD820

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by Dulalala, Apr 29, 2017.
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  1. Rchandra
    I really enjoyed the video oddly. I'm happy he made it clear that its still the same driver and the differences you notice by closing that same driver brings on things to the headphone that for some hurt the sound (aka bringing the music closer) or love that sound (make the music more personal or intamate) either way I love this guy's honesty and I really do appreciate him not saying "buy this it's better" in the end guys like everyone and even axel says listen to both and pick what suits you best
     
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  2. SilverEars
    Would be nice if Sennheiser provides a tour of the HD820 so we all can listen for ourselves and decide. Actually, it's probably better to stop by a local shop, but for those that do not have that option, a tour would be nice for them to try it out.
     
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  3. 8bitme
    So I went out of my way and actually bought a 800s as well so now I can do a direct comparison between the two at home. Both amazing headphones with different strengths really. Electronic music and some pop music sounds better and more fun to me on the 820 while classical music, jazz and pop with a lot of acoustic instruments loves 800s open and a bit more detailed sound better. As noted before 820 really does sound better to me while wearing glasses though as it makes the bass more even and the soundstage bigger. I highly recommend to use the 820 with glasses!
     
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  4. forestitalia
    I'm impressed, you bought it just to compare. Can you post some photos? It will be nice.
     
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  5. QueueCumber
    Now wait a minute. We need more help as we go out to buy glasses. Does wood or steel make a difference over plastic? What lenses are being used? Does it make a difference if they are sunglasses? :spy:
     
  6. 8bitme
    Haha of course I did not just buy it to compare though. I've been in need of high quality headphones for mixing as noted earlier in the thread. I needed a closed back in the first place so that's why I went for the 820 and it made me want the 800s as well because I really like these headphones. As I can definitely find plenty of use for both of them I felt this was the best option for me. When working with music it's also always a good option as well to not get your head stuck in just one sound signature and also to be able to compare how it sounds in different systems. Having both the 820 and the 800s gives me a bit of that without altering the sound completely which is something that I like.

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  7. 8bitme
    Haha I know this is so weird. But it really does make a difference. Try it for yourself!

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  8. Beagle
    Wine or beer?
     
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  9. akãjerovia
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  10. Rchandra

    So what headphone do you prefer and what sounds better to you? Since you own both what's your thoughts :)
     
  11. QueueCumber
    Not sure about Rchandra, but I had the 800S and didn’t like it. I returned it after a few weeks. I kept the 820...
     
  12. Rchandra

    What's interesting is I had a opposite feelings I hated the hd820 but over time and giving it its proper brain burn in period I can see why one can love a headphone for what it provides especially usability aka sleeping next to your wife with them on
     
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  13. QueueCumber
    It didn’t help that the other open-back headphone I was using for comparison was the Susvara.
     
  14. Rchandra

    ....i cant argue with that the susvara is a beast.. Only reason I didn't buy one is because I feel like they're gonna release a version 2 soon (lmao)... It's so expensive because it sounds so gooooooood.
     
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  15. jude Administrator
    Actually, it really can make a difference. One of my primary considerations when buying eyeglasses is choosing a set with temples (the arms) that are as low-profile as possible, to eliminate or minimize the impact on the headphone seal.

    The glasses I'm wearing now (one of the temples of which is pictured below) has no impact that I can on the bass with the HD820 -- it sounds exactly the same to me with or without these on. The temples (the arms) are very thin and are quite snug with my head. The curved portion is covered with a very thin rubber piece, and the back part of the curve was also shaped to fit perfectly against the area behind each ear.

    Given that the HD820 is a closed-back headphone, how well it seals (or doesn't seal) against the wearer's head will have a greater impact than with its open-back siblings.

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