Sennheiser has taken the very difficult and impressive step of improving their reference headphones, the HD800, by releasing the new HD800 S.
The enhanced sound reproduction of the HD 800 S is achieved through the addition of the innovative absorber technology that was pioneered in the Sennheiser IE 800 – a breakthrough that preserved the audibility of very high frequency sounds by eliminating a phenomenon known as the “masking effect”, where the human hear struggles to hear frequencies of sound when lower frequencies of a higher volume occur at the same time. By absorbing the energy of the resonance, Sennheiser’s patented absorber technology prevents any unwanted peaks and allows all frequency components – even the finest nuances – in the music material to become audible. This innovation was a key element in making the IE 800 the world’s best sounding in ear headphone, and in the HD 800 S it helps to bring even greater purity and precision.
Alongside better connectivity with cable options for both a 6.3mm and an XLR cable for connection to amplifiers such as Sennheiser’s HDVD800, they have retained the largest transducers ever used in a dynamic headphone and the best quality rigid but lightweight metals in its headband construction to make them easy to wear, however, they now come in a sleek black, rather than the stainless steel of the HD800.