The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
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If it wasn’t you, someone has made the exact same comment a while back comparing 800-800S and it has made me wonder if it is time for me to try the 800 and see if I prefer them. I love my 800S but somehow I can imagine where your - exaggerated - comment comes from.
Yeah, I didn't actually stuff a sock in the HD800 LOL. The HD800S just are less bright, more "veiled" than the HD800, which I think takes away the best trait of the HD800.
YMMV of course. A lot of it depends on the type of music you prefer :)
 
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You should read Bosie's review of the K1000 as compared to the HD800 ... very interesting :)

Happy Hunting!
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Yes it is.
 
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I have owned HD800 stock and sdr modded for two years and eventually migrated to HD800s.
I have spent endless hours (before selling them) comparing them and at the end i don't find the HD800s
veiled or with some kind of sock stuffed into them.
They are a tad more warm sounding without loosing the famous detail at all.
May be a 5% loss in head stage but with better overall tonality.
Just my opinion though.
 
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There are times I go awhile and not listen to the HD800 headphones.
Have even thought about selling them , then I throw them on for a listen, and I always think, what a wonderful sound and headphone this is.
It sounds wonderful from all of my amps, the music is just presented in a little different way.

If you could only have one headphone and it was the HD800, you are living large :sunglasses:
 
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There are times I go awhile and not listen to the HD800 headphones.
Have even thought about selling them , then I throw them on for a listen, and I always think, what a wonderful sound and headphone this is.
It sounds wonderful from all of my amps, the music is just presented in a little different way.

If you could only have one headphone and it was the HD800, you are living large :sunglasses:
That has been my feeling for the last 6 years...only difference between you and I is that I never thought about selling them .:)

Right now. I haven't been able to listen to my 800's in over a month because I have a Newborn son. I just know once I get some time with them again the "wow" factor will be through the roof .
Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Pretty soon I am gonna grab a pair of LCD XC's for quiet, non disruptive listening .
 
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Well, I'm back! 3rd time around with the HD800.

My first ones were SN 7999, 2nd were 38XXX, and these are 36XXX. It may be fickle audio memory but my 2nd pair had a nasty 6K spike that pretty much required Sonarworks to be listenable with some music, but these seem much smoother and more balanced.

Anyone know if Sennheiser will send the frequency chart to a 2nd or 3rd owner?
 
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They did for my 2nd set of used 800's.

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They did for my set, also 2nd owner.
 
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If memory serves (no guaranties) I filled out the form.
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Anyone know if you can buy replacements for the black metal grill? Can't seem to find the specific part number on the Sennheiser site.
 
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Anyone know if you can buy replacements for the black metal grill? Can't seem to find the specific part number on the Sennheiser site.
Strangely, they seemed to stop selling replacement parts.

They used to have every part available on their websites for HD800 parts, but now nothing. Not even the headband appears there anymore.
 
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Strangely, they seemed to stop selling replacement parts.

They used to have every part available on their websites for HD800 parts, but now nothing. Not even the headband appears there anymore.
Wow that sucks, the fact that it was completely modular was one of the selling points for it.
 
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