Sennheiser - HD 800 S

Flagship Open-back Headphone

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Why Sennheiser is Special


Designed in Germany

Established & Reputed

Trust us, our reputation in the audio world speaks for itself!

This headphone or gear comes from a well-respected brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, so you can be confident in your purchase.

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Revered by Audiophiles

Audiophiles can be really picky and tough to impress and if the audiophile community says something sounds good, you can bet it's great!

This headphone or gear has gained recognition and admiration from audiophiles, who are known for their discerning taste in high-fidelity audio. They appreciate its precision, attention to detail and its ability to deliver an immersive sonic experience.

If you see a product marked as "🙌🏻 Revered by Audiophiles", it means that it meets the highest standards of sound quality and performance, making it a top choice for anyone who values exceptional audio experiences.


A masterpiece from the experts who know audio inside and out!

This headphone or gear is crafted by specialists who know their stuff, ensuring every detail is perfect.

If you see a product marked as “🌟 Specialist”, it means you're choosing a device designed by experts who specialize in creating this specific category of device.


Born in 1945

Why we love this Headphone

I Am Worth It

Only for the most passionate and discerning audiophiles who want the very best.

Audiophiles desire class-defining products that not only meet their needs but truly blows their expectation in quality and performance.

If you see a product marked with “👑 I Am Worth It," rest assured that it's a timeless investment. Its value cannot be measured with ordinary benchmarks and is an indulgence only for a select few.

Serious Audiophiles Only

Diving deeper into exploring the hobby is never enough.

If you're an audiophile on a hunt for a device that meets your high standards, this is one such headphone or gear designed for discerning audiophiles like you in mind.

If you see a product marked with “🦈 Serious Audiophiles Only" we assure you that this device can match your depth of knowledge and expertise to take your passion for audio to the next level.

Audiophile Community Favourite

This headphone or gear has a seal of approval from our audiophile community.

It is hit among the pickiest of audio enthusiasts. It comes with two thumbs up and is the community’s and one of our favourites.

If you see a product marked as “🦋 Audiophile Community Favourite”, you're in for a sonic treat with top-tier sound quality that will make your ears swoon and elevate your listening experience to new heights!

Incredibly Popular

Some things deserve all the attention.

This headphone or gear is a crowd favourite, winning over fans everywhere with its undeniable audio quality.

If you see products marked as “🥇 Incredibly Popular”, you’re opting for a tried-and-true choice that’s loved by many, ensuring you're getting something that’s proven to be awesome and widely acclaimed.

Our Team's Favourite

Cause after all, we are audiophiles first!

This headphone or gear has won the hearts of our team, standing out as a top pick among our gurus.

If you see products marked as “💙 Our Team’s Favourite”, you're choosing a product that’s been tested, loved, and enthusiastically recommended by our team, giving you confidence that it’s a standout choice!

Cult Following

Cause some things just demand the dedication.

This headphone or gear has a dedicated fanbase, adored by those in the know and praised for its audio quality.

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For Audiophiles at Home

Cause music hit differently when you are in your own space.

This headphone or gear is perfect for those who demand exceptional sound quality in their personal sanctuary.

If you see products marked as “🏠 For Audiophiles at Home”, get ready to transform your living space into an audiophile's paradise, with rich, immersive sound that makes every listening session a masterpiece.

Upgradeable Cable

Not happy with your current cable? Swap it out!

If you're searching for an in-ear monitor with a detachable design, these IEMs fit the bill.

If you see an IEM marked with "🔌 Upgradeable Cable," it means it comes with a detachable cable. You can easily swap or upgrade the cable, allowing for customization or maintenance whenever you desire.

Why it Sounds Amazing


56mm Dynamic Driver

Flat Sound Signature

For those on a quest to try and hear the “purest” audio possible.

This headphone or gear offers an neutral, uncoloured audio profile, perfect for purists who crave accuracy.

If you see products marked as “📏 Flat Sound Signature”, you’re in for a true-to-life listening experience, hearing your music exactly as it was recorded, without any artificial boosts or tweaks.

Ultra-Wide Sound stage

Do you wish to bring the concert hall to your ears?

This headphone or gear offers an ultra-wide soundstage, giving your music a spacious and immersive feel as if you're right there in the middle of a live performance.

If you see a product marked with "😳 Ultra-Wide Soundstage," it means this product is designed to deliver expansive audio, making your listening experience feel grand and enveloping, perfect for those who love a broad and detailed sound.

Bright & Sparkly Highs

Who says Treble can’t be done right.

This headphone or gear shines the best for its ability to deliver crisp, clear, and shimmering high frequencies that stands out.

If you see products marked as “✨ Bright & Sparkly Highs”, you’re in for an auditory treat, enjoying every cymbal, note, and melody with unparalleled clarity and brilliance.

Crisp Vocals & Instruments

Vocals and Instruments sound too good, its like a warm hug.

This headphone or gear excels at delivering clear, clean vocals and instruments, making every sound pop.

If you see products marked as “🍿 Crisp Vocals & Instruments”, prepare for an audio experience where every word and note is perfectly articulated, letting you enjoy your music with pristine clarity and detail.

Layered and Nuanced Sound

Imagine sitting on the second row of a music hall. Instruments should sound like they are coming from different places on the stage - Layered and nuanced.

This headphone or gear is designed to deliver a rich, detailed audio experience, with every note and subtlety coming through crystal clear.

If you see a product marked with "🍰 Layered and Nuanced Sound," it means this device is crafted to provide an intricate soundscape, perfect for audiophiles who appreciate the depth and complexity in their music.

Perfect to Analyse Music

Delve deeper into the Bassline, Riffs and Harmonies.

This headphone or gear is designed for those who dive deep into the nuances of sound, offering precision for music analysis.

If you see products marked as “🔍 Perfect to Analyse Music”, get ready to dissect every beat, note, and harmony with exceptional clarity, making it an ideal tool for musicians, producers, and audiophiles who crave detailed insights into their music.

Needs Amplification

I need more power to thrive.

This headphone or gear shines brightest with a bit of extra power. It’s designed to deliver top-notch performance when paired with an amplifier, giving you that full, rich sound you crave.

If you see a product marked as "🚂 Needs Amplification", it means this device is built to excel with an amp, ensuring you get the most out of your music with enhanced volume and clarity. Perfect for audiophiles who love their sound big and bold.


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.



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.



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.


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.



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.



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.



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.

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.

Read more about Sennheiser's warranty in India.

75 Years of German Excellence and Innovation in High-Fidelity Audio

Established in 1945, Sennheiser, a German audio company based in Wedemark, boasts a 75-year history crafting high-fidelity products like microphones and headphones. Helmed by third-generation co-CEOs Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser, the globally acclaimed company is committed to audio innovation, offering diverse audio solutions from trusted classics to cutting-edge wireless models, shaping the future of audio experiences.

With a customer-centric approach, Sennheiser focuses on fostering trust in audio equipment for an exceptional music experience, featuring iconic models like the Sennheiser HD800, HD800S, HE1, and IE series of IEMs. Today Sennheiser’s headphones and IEMs are used by the top Music Producers, Mixing and Mastering Engineers in studios across the world.

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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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"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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"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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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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.

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 .

VM (Kochi)

Sennheiser - HD 800 S

Thanks for the review :)

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.

one of the best

Asowm sound.. Out of the world