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Sennheiser HD 820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Sennheiser HD 820. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the soundstage and comfort. The design and durability also get good views. Many are critical about the portability and price, while opinions are divided on the bass quality.

sound, durability, design, comfort, soundstage

price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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

Sennheiser HD 820 review

 

Sennheiser's terrific HD 820s overcome the limitations of closed-back headphones.

Robust, full-bodied and detailed sound ; Powerful, agile bass ; Solidly made ; Cleverly engineered

Huge price jump from the £1400 800S ; Closed back design still limits absolute performance

The HD820 are pricey, but they are the most capable pair of closed-back headphones we’ve tested

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sennheiser HD 820 review: The new benchmark for closed-back headphones

 

They definitely aren't cheap, but Sennheiser's new headphones provide a unique audiophile experience

Incredibly wide soundstage ; Excellent sound reproduction ; Supremely comfortable

Very expensive ; Lack the openness of the HD 800S ; Need to be paired with the right amp

Personally, I find myself gravitating back to the HD 800S for their cleaner mid-range reproduction or to the Fostex TH900 MkII for their meatier sound signature. But, if you’re looking for an excellent soundstage, near-flat sounding mids and some form...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (kitguru.net)

Sennheiser HD820 Headphones Review

 

When Sennheiser release a new high end headphone, everyone in the audio world takes notice. It was t The new Sennheiser flagship is a closed back design. Just how good is it ?

Built to the highest standards.

Much more expensive than the HD800S (£600).

The Sennheiser HD820 headphones are one of the most capable headphones on the market. Don’t worry about a closed back design – they deliver a very similar sound characteristics to the HD800S – just with a little smaller soundstage, enhanced bass...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Sennheiser HD820 review: too closed for comfort

 

Sennheiser's first closed-back flagship headphones are beautifully built, but their sound doesn't live up the company's high standards

Expansive soundstage ; Extremely articulate and distortion-free sound ; Exemplary build quality

Mid-centric sound is unexciting ; Despite light weight, they create pressure hot spot at top of head ; Lacks the advantages that make closed-back cans attractive

Photography by Vlad Savov / The Verge

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney, Yannick Khong (rtings.com)

Sennheiser HD 820 HEADPHONES

 

The Sennheiser HD 820 are good critical listening headphones but do not quite surpass the . They have an excellent build quality and a comfortable over-ear fit that you can wear for hours. The closed-back ear cups also make them a bit more versatile...

Good audio reproduction. ; Excellent build quality and design. ; Comfortable.

Bass delivery varies significantly across users. Sensitive to glasses. ; Disappointing value to sound quality ratio.

Aug, 2018