The Sennheiser HD-800S are new high-end headphones that have just been presented and already have a difficult mission. That mission is none other than to replace the HD-800 headphones one of the most celebrated by both amateurs and specialized for its high quality and excellent response means. The new HD-800S take the baton of the classic HD-800 catching up thanks to a redesign and the use of new techniques such as absorption technology patented resonant frequencies by the German firm and demand and on headphones in ear IE 800. Of course, the quality is paid, and in this case, will be 1,600 euros, which will have to pay all those who care for them. Let’s look at them more closely.
The HD-800S feature a stunning design that is clearly inherited from the previous generation. The first thing that stands out is the large size of the wards and angled profile, cover and insulate the entire ear, leaning on the head by a leather Alcantara finished pads and covering the transducers with a coating of stainless steel mesh. For its part, the headband is made of several layers of metal and plastic of high quality in order to minimize vibrations and eliminate the sound pressure.
The new HD-800S incorporates two dynamic transducers with a diameter of 56 mm, equivalent to about half the size of a five-inch woofer, a higher than average in order to get a better definition of serious dimensions. As for the high frequencies, Sennheiser has designed a special diaphragm for this model that ensures a reproduction without interference. Both capsules also have a unique mount system to direct sound waves into the ear at a slight angle. Thus, the arrangement of the transducers at an angle of 45 degrees, combined with the way the membrane ring simulate the spatial effect which occurs when listening to music through speakers.
One of the great innovations that bring the new HD-800S is the patented absorption technology Sennheiser. This system was released for the first time in the IE 800 headphones, in-ear type, and basically is a technique for frequency masking, absorbing the resonant frequencies that the human ear cannot hear, thus preventing the occurrence of peaks not desired. For the rest of technical specifications, the HD-800S offers a frequency response ranging from 6 to 51,000 Hertz and work at an impedance of 300 ohms. In addition, to the usual finish cable jack 6.3 mm gold-plated, Sennheiser has included a finish in a balanced cable XLR4 terminal to connect headphones to the amplifier HDVD800 house. And finally, the HD-800S is also supplied with a cloth for cleaning and a USB stick with the exact frequency response of the speakers to make sure that in case you need to replace one the parts sent by the house with the same sound than the original. Advantages of exclusivity.