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Sennheiser HD 800 S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Sennheiser HD 800 S. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the soundstage and durability. The bass quality and comfort also get good comments. The noise isolation and portability get less positive comments, while there are some mixed views about the mids quality and size.

sound, comfort, bass quality, durability, soundstage

price, portability, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 800 S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 800 S from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the comfort and sound. The design and durability also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the portability.

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

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Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Sennheiser HD 800 S


The Sennheiser HD 800 S are the company's most expensive headphones you can buy off the shelf. No, we haven't forgotten about the £30,000 Sennheisers Orpheus HE1060, which cost a "small" fortune, but they can't be found on the high street.

In the HD 800 S, Sennheiser has tamed the HD 800 to create one of the best set of headphones ever.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sennheiser HD800S review


If sensational sound quality is your priority, these high-end headphones are worth an audition

Detailed and articulate sound ; Nicely balanced presentation ; Composed and refined ; Comfort and build

You’ll need a good source and amplification to hear what they can really do

Sennheiser’s latest high-end headphones are a treat, and a clear step up from the standard version

Apr, 2016

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Sennheiser HD 800S review: Open-back greatness


The HD800S are an incredible set of open-back headphones that'll delight audiophiles

Expansive soundstage ; Sonically brilliant ; Comfortable

Expensive ; Need to be paired with the right amp ; Lack that mid-bass punch

They provide unparalleled quality throughout the frequency range, can be worn for hours on end without discomfort and are built to last a decade. Just make sure you pair them with the right amp, and you're in for one of high-end audio’s biggest treats.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Dominic Moass (

Sennheiser HD 800 S & HDV 820 – a £3500 combo


You may remember in August of last year, we published an article looking at three 'entry level audio Got a lot of cash to spend on some new audio gear? We look at the HD 800 S and HDV 820

Beautifully detailed treble that is not at all sharp or sibilant.

It is £1399.99.

It is not a cheap headphone/amp combo by any means – but the HD 800 S paired with the HDV 820 makes for an absolutely incredible sonic experience.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Wing Lui 2100 Articles (

Sennheiser HD 800S Headphones Review - FunkyKit


We have all wondered why audiophiles spend a sizable chunk of their wages on a good set of headphones; you ask yourself if headphones for that much amount of dosh can really be that good. Sennheiser's flagship HD 800S is here to show us that what you...

If I had to sum up the Sennheiser HD 800S I would use the word ‘immense’, these truly are a pair of mind-boggling amazing pair of headphones, and arguably the best out there.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (

Sennheiser HD800 S


Ultra-high-end headphones that sound like you're in the recording studio

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Alfred Siew (

Ears on: Sennheiser HD 800 S April 18th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew Audio-visual 1


On the HD800 S, the background is darker, the vocals have a bit more body and the top-end has some of the sharp edges smoothed out.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (

Sennheiser HD800 S Review


In the world of extreme headphone hifi, the Sennheiser HD800 have earned legendary status. Since the In the world of extreme headphone hifi, the Sennheiser HD800 have earned legendary status. Since their launch seven years ago the HD800 have not only...

Incredibly detailed.

Easy to drive with almost any amplifier, but correct partnering will unlock their full capabilites.

The Sennheiser HD800 S is an update to one of the most iconic headphones released in the last decade. £1,199 is a lot of money, but compared to some of the ‘flagship’ competition they seem almost bargain basement.

Apr, 2016

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Sennheiser HD800S Review


For many people, the Sennheiser HD800 is a design classic. What happens when Sennheiser sets out to improve it?

Simply astonishing sound quality ; Comfortable ; Extremely well made

Biblical noise leakage ; Won't flatter poor material ; Could do with fractionally more lateral movement for the Earpads

Even allowing for the recent swell in what constitutes high-end headphone pricing, £1,400 is a lot of money. It also needs to be repeated for the avoidance of doubt that for allowing you to use equipment in the same room as someone who doesn’t want to...

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (

Sennheiser HD 800 S review: pleasure meets precision


This might be one of the shortest reviews I ever write, because of how uncomplicated its conclusion is. The Sennheiser HD 800 S is a sterling, wonderful pair of headphones that strikes a...

As detailed as headphones can get ; Expansive soundstage ; Light for their size ; Sennheiser doesn't compromise fun in the pursuit of accuracy

Enormous ; Require high-power amplifier ; Zero sound isolation ; Not for bassheads

Jun, 2016

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