Sennheiser - HD 800 S

Flagship Open-back Headphone

Sale price₹ 134,990 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 169,990
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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the Sennheiser - HD 800 S with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

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Warranty & Services

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.

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Balanced Sound Signature

Wired Headphones with a Balanced sound signature presents a precise sound and an enriching listening experience, where sounds are naturally presented without extreme emphasis on any region. With a pair of headphones with this sound signature, you can hear audio with clarity and detail. The sound is vivid and revealing, a perfect mixture of instruments and vocals, lows, mids, and highs. This sound signature works for most music listeners who like switching between various music genres like Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk and Pop.


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Ideal for Audiophiles

These headphones are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality "deeply," you'll want a pair of headphones like these.


You can expect them to present a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these headphones is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.


These headphones deliver a spacious and open soundstage with utmost clarity and detail. Delve into pure sonic bliss with these headphones!


Ideal for Movies and TV

These headphones are a much-needed addition to your home entertainment system. If you’re someone who is looking to simplify your setup or if you want to enjoy movies and TV shows without disturbing those around you, you have found what you’re seeking. You can expect these headphones to offer advanced audio technologies like surround sound and the ability to control various aspects of sound to help you get the most out of your content. All this in a sleek wireless design, eliminating the need for audio cables.


Open-Back Design

Headphones with an open-back design, allow air to pass through the earcups. This means that Open-Backs do not block any noise from around you, as closed-backs do, and music being heard will also leak outside to people around you. So they can only be heard in a quiet environment.


However, Open-back headphones do sound more natural and open. Open-back headphones create a feeling of space, presenting audio as if you are sitting at a live concert. Audiophiles swear by open-back headphones, and they sound quite different to closed-backs.


These headphones are perfect for critical listening sessions, mixing and mastering music. They have an accurate soundstage presentation and precise imaging.


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Needs Amplification

Headphones and IEMs require a certain level of power to sound their best and work at their full potential. When your headphones or IEMs are underpowered, they can sound thin or muffled.


Amplifiers are required to provide adequate power to your headphone or IEMs to perform at their best. Simply put, amplifiers allow a weak audio signal to be boosted to a powerful one.


To put it into perspective, devices such as your phones and laptops come with an amplifier, but they offer very limited output power. This output may not be sufficient to power headphones and IEMs to shine at their best. This is where a dedicated amplifier is required to deliver adequate power to hear your music in all its glory.


Replaceable Cables

A pair of headphones with a replaceable cable has many benefits, and one of them is if the connecting cable has a problem, it doesn’t mean that you have to buy a new one. If the connecting cable gets pulled or damaged, you can replace it and keep using your good-old headphones or IEMs. This way, your headphones will be protected and will last longer. With the advancements in cable manufacturing, you now get a variety of replacement cables with various termination options, lengths and quality.


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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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.

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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Customer Reviews

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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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