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Sennheiser - HD 800 S

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18 15% ₹ 8,733 ₹ 17,208
24 15% ₹ 6,788 ₹ 22,914
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3 13% ₹ 47,678 ₹ 3,044
6 13% ₹ 24,224 ₹ 5,356
9 13% ₹ 16,409 ₹ 7,692
12 13% ₹ 12,504 ₹ 10,052
18 15% ₹ 8,733 ₹ 17,208
24 15% ₹ 6,788 ₹ 22,914
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3 13% ₹ 47,678 ₹ 3,044
6 13% ₹ 24,224 ₹ 5,356
9 15% ₹ 16,543 ₹ 8,894
12 15% ₹ 12,635 ₹ 11,633
18 15% ₹ 8,733 ₹ 17,208
24 15% ₹ 6,788 ₹ 22,914
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6 15% ₹ 24,363 ₹ 6,188
9 15% ₹ 16,543 ₹ 8,894
12 15% ₹ 12,635 ₹ 11,633
18 15% ₹ 8,733 ₹ 17,208
24 15% ₹ 6,788 ₹ 22,914
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3 12.50% ₹ 47,639 ₹ 2,927
6 12.50% ₹ 24,190 ₹ 5,148
9 13.50% ₹ 16,442 ₹ 7,992
12 13.50% ₹ 12,536 ₹ 10,447
18 13.50% ₹ 8,635 ₹ 15,435
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3 12.99% ₹ 47,677 ₹ 3,042
6 13.99% ₹ 24,293 ₹ 5,767
9 13.99% ₹ 16,475 ₹ 8,286
12 13.99% ₹ 12,569 ₹ 10,834
18 14.99% ₹ 8,733 ₹ 17,197
24 14.99% ₹ 6,787 ₹ 22,898
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 47,678 ₹ 3,044
6 13% ₹ 24,224 ₹ 5,356
9 13% ₹ 16,409 ₹ 7,692
12 12% ₹ 12,438 ₹ 9,265
18 12% ₹ 8,537 ₹ 13,674
24 12% ₹ 6,590 ₹ 18,166
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3 12% ₹ 47,600 ₹ 2,809
6 12% ₹ 24,155 ₹ 4,940
9 14% ₹ 16,476 ₹ 8,292
12 14% ₹ 12,569 ₹ 10,842
18 15% ₹ 8,733 ₹ 17,208
24 15% ₹ 6,788 ₹ 22,914
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 47,678 ₹ 3,044
6 14% ₹ 24,294 ₹ 5,772
9 15% ₹ 16,543 ₹ 8,894
12 15% ₹ 12,635 ₹ 11,633
18 15% ₹ 8,733 ₹ 17,208
24 15% ₹ 6,788 ₹ 22,914
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 14% ₹ 47,756 ₹ 3,279
6 14% ₹ 24,294 ₹ 5,772
9 14% ₹ 16,476 ₹ 8,292
12 14% ₹ 12,569 ₹ 10,842
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 47,678 ₹ 3,044
6 13% ₹ 24,224 ₹ 5,356
9 14% ₹ 16,476 ₹ 8,292
12 14% ₹ 12,569 ₹ 10,842
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 47,678 ₹ 3,044
6 13% ₹ 24,224 ₹ 5,356
9 14% ₹ 16,476 ₹ 8,292
12 14% ₹ 12,569 ₹ 10,842
18 15% ₹ 8,733 ₹ 17,208
24 15% ₹ 6,788 ₹ 22,914
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Designed in
Germany

Balanced Sound
Signature

2 Years of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Movies and TV

Open-Back
Design

56mm Dynamic
Drivers

Needs
Amplification

Replaceable
Cables

DESCRIPTION

OUTSTANDING REFERENCE QUALITY AUDIO REPRODUCTION

The Sennheiser HD 800s sport an open, circum-aural dynamic stereo headphone design that makes you feel directly connected to the music. Music emerges from silence and sounds so profound that would travel into a soundstage of amazement. Soundstage refers to being able to sense the spatial surroundings of a recording.

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PATENTED DYNAMIC TRANSDUCER TECHNOLOGY

Headphones have always had a basic physics problem when it comes to transducers. Better sound always requires a larger surface area but this also results in more distortion due to oscillation at high frequencies. Sennheiser essentially blew everyone’s mind when they showed off the Neodymium-powered two-layer ring radiator inside the HD 800 S. Firing at your ear in a strategic 60-degree angle to simulate free-air sound arrivals it has claimed to sport the largest diameter ever seen for such applications.

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RING RADIATOR DRIVER TECHNOLOGY FOR CONTROLLED OSCILLATIONS

The 56mm or 2.205" (with a 40mm voice coil) is twice the size of your average tweeter. Generally, you don't encounter them until you shell out about 100 times that for the full speaker. This results in controlled oscillations, which leave the headphones to do what headphones do best, that is create the best and clearest sound possible.

COMFORTABLE CIRCUMAURAL DESIGN WITH ALCANTARA EARCUPS

The Japanese Alcantra Earcups boast of suede-like fabric material that you’ll find used for the interior of many high-end automobiles and racecars. It definitely feels like an airy version of suede, as it doesn't have the heft of most leather materials. Also the fabric breathes, which is great for long listening sessions when you don’t want to have to air out your ears. Handcrafted ear pads made of high-quality microfiber fabric and the ear cups are covered with a thin metallic mesh.

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INGENIOUS KEVLAR-REINFORCED CABLES FOR MINIMAL LOSS

3 meters of fabric-sheathed Kevlar-reinforced Teflon-insulated 4-strand straight OFC copper wire in a Y harness. The cable is covered with a fabric sheath, making it flexible and non-microphonic. Two connection leads, a 6.3mm connector and an XLR-4 balanced cable to offer even better quality sound from sources with balanced outputs.

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OPEN-BACK DESIGN FOR AN AIRY, EXPANSIVE SOUNDSTAGE

Any set of headphones that give a real sense of ‘being there’ are open-backed, meaning that air and sound can come in and out of the headphones. The sound has less of a ‘laboratory feel’ this way. It’s not great for noise isolation, as people will be able to hear whatever music or movies that you’re listening to.

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DESIGNED KEEPING WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION AND COMFORTABILITY IN MIND

The headphones come in at a pretty heavy sounding 11.5 oz (or 330 grams for the metric folk), but they manage to distribute the weight evenly so that you don’t really notice the weight at all. They are large headphones and cover even the largest of ears. But they feel light and after a two-hour film, your head won’t be sore at all.

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SPECS

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
TRANSDUCER PRINCIPLE Dynamic Open
IMPEDANCE 300 Ohms
THD 0.02 % (1 kHz 1 Vrms)
CONTACT PRESSURE ~ 3,4 N (± 0,3 N)
SENSITIVITY 102 dB @ 1 kHz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 4 – 51000 Hz (- 10 dB)
MAX INPUT POWER 700 mW
MAGNET TYPE Neodymium
CONTROLS & CONNECTIVITY
WIRED CONNECTIVITY 6.35 mm/ 4.4 mm
XLR-4 (optional)
MICROPHONE No
COMPATIBILITY Universal
DESIGN & BUILD
WEARING STYLE Over-Ear
WEIGHT 330g
COLOR black
CABLE TYPE Fabric-sheathed
Kevlar-reinforced
Teflon-insulated 4-strand
straight OFC
copper wire
CABLE LENGTH 3m
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. Sennheiser - HD 800 S Headphones
2. Cable with 6.35 mm jack plug
3. Cable with balanced 4.4 mm jack plug
4. USB Flash Drive
5. Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
6. Manual

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WARRANTY & MEDIA REVIEWS

2 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Sennheiser HD 800 S comes with a 2 year warranty from Sennheiser that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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The Verge

"Listening to the Sennheiser HD 800 S is a unique delight, and that's ultimately the best reason to spend money on luxury technology."

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HeadFonia

"The HD800 is known as one of the very best headphones for what transparency, detail, layering, neutrality and positioning are concerned."

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Rtings

"The HD 800s have one of the best audio reproduction that we've measured so far. They have a well-balanced mid-range that isn't too forward sounding with instruments and vocals."

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What HIFi

"Sennheiser’s latest high-end headphones are a treat, & a clear step up from the standard version,Detailed and articulate sound, Nicely balanced presentation, Composed and refined, Comfort and build."

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Trusted Reviews

"The Sennheiser HD 800 S have an immensely wide, expansive and detailed soundstage, providing a “3D” sound that’s better than what most surround-sound headsets can create."

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Head Fi

"I do with they used more premium materials that the plastic used but the audio quality is just so, amazingly, clean & pure I can honestly say that I love this headphone with every fiber of my being."

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Major HIFi

"Both the Sennheiser HD 820 and the Sennheiser HD 800 S have earpads that follow the asymmetrical shape of their earcups. As a result, their earpads are the same shape as each others."

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RAJESH MISHRA (Mumbai)
The Samurai of Sound

Seen Kill Bill? Remember Thurman’s sword? Hattori Hanza steel! The way it slices legs, torso and scalp. The sharpness, the shine! That is HD 800S for you! Sharp as a Hattori Hanza blade, it cleaves through every possible form of music, revealing every tune with crystal clarity. No dust, no grain, no veil, just the sparkle of sound, as the world around you stills, and you are transported to the world of music, glistening as on the first day of creation!

Of course, you would not race a Persian thoroughbred stallion through lanes and trenches, you would not feed it coarse fodder! Remember, this headphone is water, it takes the shape of the vessel. Feed it dehydrated MP3s, through a bloated DAC, power it through an anemic amp, and you get a sound which you could have got through a thousand rupee headphone. A paper knife! But feed it MQA/DSD/FLAC through a competent resolving DAC and a muscular amp, and feel the magic of a Hattori Hanza blade, the growl of a crouching tiger and the menace of a hidden dragon!

People with thin audio palette may find the sharpness fatiguing, the detail retrieval overwhelming, but if you prefer the open sky to an embellished dome, and a live performance to a recorded one, go for it, because HD 800S will take you there.

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Siju Thomas (Bengaluru)
Great Headphones! Unhappy with damaged packaging & case

The Headphones are truly well made and sound excellent , The Packing & shipping left a lot to be desired as the product case was torn and damaged plus the case that was meant to protect the phones was also damaged and the phones had come loose from their slot . Obviously this was not treated as a fragile item and was thrown around .

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VM (Kochi)
5/5

Sennheiser - HD 800 S

Thanks for the review :)

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SA (Mumbai)
Best one I have in my kitty ..yet

Goes toe to toe with my much-loved LCD-X and comes out unbruised.
The sound is crisp, Bass is tight though not as punchy as the LCD-X..
Together they make a great pair for almost any genre of music out there.

These Sennheiser - HD 800 S cans are phenomenal and worth investing in if you care about hi fidelity sound.

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one of the best
animash

Asowm sound.. Out of the world

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Girish (New Delhi)
Design and Comfort:
Sound Quality:
Value for Money:
Highly refined unhyped nautral sound with speaker like presentation.Slightly bright & lean sounding.

Some online reviews had me thinking that this might have some sort of unnatural and strange soundstage with piercing treble, while others had glowing reviews. Ofcourse, the only way to know how something sounds to "you" is to try them out. So, i bought these and the first time i put them on and started playing music i was taken in by the way it presented music. I played one track after another and they all sounded great - irrespective of the music genre. Then i played a DVD recording of a live concert and to me that was a game changer: the music playing through these headphones made me feel like i was in the concert hall clearly outclassed my LCD-X here. These headphones have a highly refined sound that would appeal to keen listeners looking for an unhyped, uncoloured and accurate sound presentation. Technical performance is TOTL, but these are not as fun (wonky) and punchy sounding as say the Lcd-X. However,

the tonality/timbre sounds off to me: it works for certain kind of music but the thin and bright sound combined with a lack of grunt means that it can be anywhere from unflattering to somewhat annoying depending on the music. Needless to say AMP/DAC and source quality and pairing are crucial. Listening to Spotify 320kbps on my Gungnir multibit DAC and Topping A90 (balanced on mid gain) sounds great for the most part, except that the characteristics of this amp doesn't help counteract the weaknesses of the HD800, which i imagine higher end tube amps or certain solid state amps would.The comfort while wearing these headphones is exceptional. I found that i need to set the headband to a certain position then the fit was perfect and not sitting loosely on my head. Build quality is great but these need to be handled carefully, escpecially the large exposed metal mesh. Sennheiser in India sells at a price premium but they appear to have high reliability and don't have a record of driver failure issues like some other flagships (which is totally unacceptable IMO). If well maintained, headphones should last a decade or more. So while it ain't cheap the improvement over midfi gear is substantial and i would say it's worth the money (even factoring in the additional cost of a good DAC & AMP). For 2x the price the Utopia could be a better choice.

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We are glad you had a comfortable shopping experience with us & it is delightful to read such positive reviews on your product! Cheers & Welcome to the club!

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