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Sennheiser HD 800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 489 reviews of Sennheiser HD 800. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the durability and bass quality. The usability and comfort also get good opinions. The portability and price get mixed opinions, and there are some negative reviews about the noise isolation.

sound, comfort, usability, bass quality, durability

noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 800 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the bass quality and durability. The size and sound also get good reviews. The comfort and portability get negative reviews.

usability, sound, size, durability, bass quality

portability, comfort

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 236 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 800 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the bass quality and comfort. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the portability.

sound, price, usability, comfort, bass quality

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sennheiser HD 800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 800 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the durability and soundstage. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the usability.

sound, price, soundstage, durability

usability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sennheiser HD 800

 

It's time to sell the kids, you need these headphones.

Incredible breadth to sound ; Excellent build quality ; Comfortable

The look... not subtle is it

Scientists of the headphone scene, the Sennheiser HD 800 are startlingly accurate and insightful. With a gigantic sound stage, they can make music sound as if it is coming out of speakers nearby more than almost any other set we’ve heard. They’re...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sennheiser HD800 review

 

These Senneheisers offer much, but are beaten by close rivals in important areas

Exceptionally comfortable ; good design ; solid bass ; fine presentation

Beaten by the Grado SR1000i for realism, openness and insight

A very, very fine pair of headphones from Sennheiser, and worth an audition

Sep, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sennheiser HD800 review

 

A grand is a lot to spend on a pair of cans. But an audition with the HD800s might just convince you to stump up the cash...

A very fine pair of headphones from Sennheiser, and worth an audition if you don’t get on with Grados

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Richard Black (techradar.com)

Sennheiser HD800 review

 

Sennheiser's new high-end HD800 sets a new benchmark for headphone performance

Sound is simply superb in every way ; Beautifully balanced across the range ; Incredibly detailed ; Comfort is excellent, even over extended listening sessions

Undeniably expensive ; Can lead to your loudspeakers feeling neglected

Headphone listening may not be for everybody or every day, but this exquisite new model will undoubtedly move things closer to that state of affairs, thanks to excellent performance levels. It's certainly worth making sacrifices for

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

Sennheiser HD800 review

 

Model changes at the upper end of Sennheiser's headphone line don't happen very often. The previous flagship--the still available HD 650s --were introduced in 2003, and remain in the line. Their predecessor, the HD 600s , came out more than a decade...

Top-notch engineering and build quality; highly accurate sound; super comfy over-the-ear design; detachable headphone cable.

Extremely expensive; not the best match for an iPod; no included adapter for 3.5mm minijacks.

Sennheiser's exquisite HD 800s sound more like listening to full-size speakers than any other headphones we've heard to date.

Oct, 2009

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

European Headphone 2009-2010 -> Sennheiser HD 800

 

Here is a new top-of-the-range model from one of the world's most renowned headphone manufacturers. The challenge was to create a large diaphragm, essential for powerful bass reproduction, while avoiding unwanted resonances which result in distortion....

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Igor Wallossek (tomshardware.co.uk)

SteelSeries Siberia 800 Gaming Headset Review

 

With a street price around $250, SteelSeries' Siberia 800 wireless gaming headset is certainly not an affordable entry-level solution. It's top-end. At least, that's what we assume based on the price. But is the hardware built to match?

The price tag of $250 (online) doesn't make the Siberia 800 a bargain, however that price justifies itself for those willing to spend top dollar on a wireless solution with features you won't typically find on mainstream headsets.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : admin (canadahifi.com)

Sennheiser HD800 Headphones

 

These are the single greatest headphones in the history of the world. That is of course a bit unfair to all the headphones I've never tested. I also had to upgrade the stock headphone cable with a new one from Cardas Audio before I could make such a...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Sennheiser HD 800

 

Dynamic open audiophile headphones capable of 6 to 51,000Hz frequency response (at -10dB), and with an impedance of 300 Ohms. Symmetrical, shielded, Kevlar-strengthened oxygen-free copper cable (3 metres) long with 1.4-inch stereo plug. Weighs 350g....

Sennheiser does it again, upping the sound and build quality from its legendary HD 650 cans to deliver a majestic sonic experience that has to be heard to be believed. However, you’ll need a great system to extract the full £1000 of value from them....

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Sennheiser HD800 review

 

The greatest pair of headphones ever.

Unparalleled sound quality

That price tag

Oct, 2009