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Sennheiser HD 800 S

What's in the box

  • Cable with 6.3mm jack connector
  • Balanced cable with XLR4 connector
  • Microfibre cleaning cloth
  • Manual
  • USB flash drive


While the HD800 is a sublime headphone, you really have to like its sound. A lot of people adore it but an equally big part just can’t get used to its highs and the more analytical character.
(Aug 2016)

The HD 800 S adds musicality to the legendary precision of HD 800, strengthening its position as the world's finest dynamic headphone.
(Mar 2016)

I consider these Sennheiser headphones the very definition of a reference headphone — I go to them to set my baseline expectation for what a recording should sound like.
The Verge
(Jun 2016)


Wear style
Fits over-ear
Suitable usage: Home
Plug type
Wired connection
Cable length
300cm cable
Double entry cable
Battery powered
No battery required
Battery replaceable
Non-replaceable battery
Weight (g)
Weighs 330g
Impedance (Ω)
300 ohms impedance