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Sennheiser HD820

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by Dulalala, Apr 29, 2017.
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  1. nc8000 Contributor
    And that I think is great. The more diversity in sound sigs the more choice we as consumers have to find that right sound for each of us.
     
  2. Audioholic123
    I think it ought to be said that glass isn't really soundproof, so I personally won't be considering the HD820 as a closed back headphone.
     
  3. Redcarmoose
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    It’s always the combination of materials that block the sound, same now with this new one.
     
  4. Audioholic123
    Yeah, but the glass part is directly behind the drivers.
    I'd imagine that listening to music at low to medium volume levels with the HD820, outside noise from the surrounding environment would interfere quite noticeably with the audio playback.
     
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  5. Redcarmoose
    We could speculate at our armchairs all day. It’s useless. I’ll wait to hear them.
     
  6. McMadface
    It seemed to me that noise leaked through more from the fabric and foam of the pads than from the glass of the back.
     
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  8. Whitigir
    The craziest thing about Z1R is the soundstage for a closed back. Can hd820 compete ? Big question.
     
  9. Audioholic123
    Ah well..
    Criticism can be a good thing.
    Trust Sennheiser to be unconventional!
     
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  10. swspiers
    Are we actually allowed to be reasonable like this? It's kinda weird...

    :)
     
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  11. Sennheiser
    Great post!

    At first, Axel tried just sealing the back of the HD 800 S so it would be a lower cost, back when he was younger and blissfully naïve. Unfortunately, the sound was... not good, and a more complex solution was needed.

    Axel gave a seminar discussing the development process on Sunday, explaining the sound didn’t start to approach flagship-levels until the team hit upon the idea of looking at it as an open headphone in a small room. Make that room smaller and smaller, negate the effects, and massage the development of pads, comfort and weight, an idea with paper filters that were eventually discarded, a stiff “lens” to redirect sound resonance towards absorbers to really try and keep the “open” sound, and also playing with different bass ports to really enhance the sub-bass while also creating a dip around 100 Hz so that the bass wouldn’t blur the mid details. The team even considered how the design could compensate for glasses frames without losing bass. About 5 years later, we’re like 95% towards our target and will be at 100% upon release this summer!
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2018
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  12. Cagin
    Can't stop progress! Gambatte Senn :p

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  13. Sennheiser
    Yes, we found that another thing that had to be done with making a closed version of the HD 800 S was to also help reduce cup resonances by developing a new, stiffer but lightweight plastic. The purpose is to listen to music, not lose some of your attention irritated by wearing a headphone. We developed a new plastic that hasn’t been used before to make this enclosure.
     
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  14. csglinux
    Interesting post. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but do the 95%/100% statistics mean the version folks are listening to at CanJam NYC is not the final production version?
     
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  15. AndrewH13
    Seems an extremely logical question to me!
     
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