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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. Comments about the durability and bass quality are overall positive. The usability and comfort are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the noise isolation. Opinions about the portability and price are mixed.

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. People really like the bass quality and durability. The size and sound are also appreciated, but many are negative about the comfort and portability.

usability, sound, size, durability, bass quality

portability, comfort

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

Jul, 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, but reviews are divided on the portability.

sound, price, usability, comfort, bass quality

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

Jul, 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. Reviews about the durability and soundstage are overall positive. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the usability.

sound, price, soundstage, durability

usability

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Groppi (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sennheiser HD-800 Headphones

 

2009 is a good time to be a headphone fan. The supply of high-end headphones is exploding. At the head of the pack is the new Sennheiser HD-800. This is a cost-no-object assault on the state of the art in headphone listening. They are more than twice...

If you want the best headphones there are, the road stops at the Sennheiser HD-800s. As of the time of this review, they are the best headphones I have heard, and probably the most accurate audio component I’ve heard regardless of price. $1400 is...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Brezinski (headphoneinfo.com)

Sennheiser HD 800 Headphones Review - Intro

 

We finally got in the Sennheiser HD 800s. They aren't the most expensive headphones we've reviewed, but they're certainly some of the most hyped. We first heard these back at CES, and we've been waiting to get in a review copy ever since. So what's...

Since the HD 800s are so expensive, it's obvious budget is going to be a factor here for most people. Chances are, though, if you're seriously considering a purchase, you've already decided your budget can take the hit. If that's the case, there...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Marshall Honorof (tomsguide.com)

SteelSeries Siberia 800 Review — Expensive Versatility

 

Despite its unwieldy setup process, the Siberia 800 is an excellent headset for both gaming and music. Console gamers who want granular control over their equalization could get a lot out of the Siberia 800, as could PC gamers who'd rather deal with...

Excellent sound quality ; Works with PCs and consoles equally well ; Hardware-based equalization

Very expensive ; Works well with only one system at a time ; Setup is tedious

The SteelSeries Siberia 800 sounds great and works with almost any game system, but it's a huge pain to set up and maintain.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Ken Rockwell (kenrockwell.com)

Sennheiser HD 800 Review

 

These Sennheiser HD 800 are excellent headphones for anyone who prefers a brighter, clearer rendition. They are a bit too bright for my taste, but with a few dB subtracted around 5 kc and a boost below 50 cps, I'd love them, too. Everyone's tastes...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by (itp.net)

Sennheiser HD800

 

The HD800 headphones are the most expensive cans the Windows team has tested but they're also the very best

The Sennheiser HD 800 headphones are the best cans the Windows team has ever tested.

Jun, 2011

tbreak - EDITORS CHOICE

Expert review by : Taimoor Hafeez (tbreak.com)

Sennheiser HD 800 Headphones Review

 

Musical bliss.

Clean sound across all frequencies, Ring transducer has complete control over oscillations, No sound distortion whatsoever, Solid build quality, Eye-catching design

Should be paired with an amp (adding more to the cost)

As with every high-end audio equipment, you need to have an equally capable set of partner accessories that will complement it, thereby providing a complete quality experience. In the case of the Sennheiser HD 800, Dubai Audio Center recommended that I...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Sennheiser HD 800 Review

 

The HD 800 is a delight, a ticket to a stratospheric stereo experience - fairly neutral, with maybe a smidgeon more emphasis on the highs than the lows, and will woo you with tonal accuracy and soundstage rather than cheap (read boomy) thrills....

Excellent sounding and very resolving, Comfortable to wear - important for this grade of headphone, Detachable cable eases aftermarket cable mods, Is surprisingly forgiving on mediocre sources

Requires good amplification, Will not sound its best without a high quality source, Did we mention they're uber expensive

Apr, 2011

Staff Recommended

Expert review by : jerdei (onheadphones.com)

Sennheiser HD 800 Headphones

 

The most powerful headphones out there

These headphones strive to give the best sound quality possible, with a finely tuned balance between treble, bass and mid ranges. The open-backed design gives extreme comfort. The headphone cable is detachable for easy travel

These headphones do not work well with MP3 players. Quite a bit more expensive than other audiophile headphones

The new flagship model delivered by Sennheiser, you will never have anything to complain about this headphone set. Sound quality is absolutely out of this world, with the open-backed design adding to the comfort and overall qualitative value of any...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : techPowerUp! (techpowerup.com)

Sennheiser HD800

 

Even at the absurd pricepoint of $1400 these headphones manage to be worth it to people who want the very best sounding headphone setup. Besides that the headphones are the best sounding set of headphones I have heard to date, by far. Everything else...

Sound quality, Build quality, Comfort, Sound stage, All around performance

Expensive, Expensive, Perhaps a tad dull looking, Fairly big, uncomfortable when on the move

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Mark Brezinski (reviewed.com)

Sennheiser HD 800

 

They're amazing…and VERY expensive

Great sound quality across the board; Very comfortable, even for larger heads

Very, VERY high price point; Not portable any way

Since the HD 800s are so expensive, it’s obvious budget is going to be a factor here for most people. Chances are, though, if you’re seriously considering a purchase, you’ve already decided your budget can take the hit.

Oct, 2009

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