Sennheiser HD800 S


Sennheiser HD800 S offers high precision connectivity options and is now supplied with two connection leads, a 6.3mm connector and a XLR-4 balanced cable

SKU: SENNHD800S Categories: , Tags: , , ,

Sennheiser HD800 S

The striking industrial design combines form and function seamlessly, the layered metal and plastic headband construction attenuating vibrations to the earcups while the handmade microfiber earpads offer exceptional comfort for even long periods of listening enjoyment.


Crafted for perfection, the Sennheiser HD800 S are precision-built in Germany from only the finest materials and components.

The transducer is encased by stainless steel, while the headband and headphone mounting utilises the most advanced materials developed in the aerospace industry for high strength with minimal weight.

The new Sennheiser HD800 S offers even better high precision connectivity options and is now supplied with two connection leads, a 6.3mm connector and a XLR-4 balanced cable to offer even better quality sound from sources with balanced outputs such as the Sennheiser HDVD 800 headphones amplifier.

Absorber technology of the HD 800 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.

Such enhancements build on the formidable achievements of the classic, with the 56mm sound transducer – the largest ever used in dynamic headphones.

The unique ear cup design directs sound waves to the ear at a slight angle to create an impressively natural and spatial listening experience.

Features HD800 S


Further optimised reference class in wired headphones

Open, circum-aural dynamic stereo headphones

Enhanced sound reproduction achieved through absorber technology

Additional cable with balanced XLR4 connector

High-class matt black metal parts

Natural hearing experience – realistic and natural sound field with minimal resonance

Biggest transducers ever used in headphones including new innovative dynamic transducer design

Uncovered earcups for enhanced acoustics

Handcrafted ear pads, made of high-quality microfiber fabric

Metal headband with an inner damping element

Specially tuned balanced, impedance matching cable with low capacitance

Special high precision headphone connectors

10 year warranty when purchased from Audio Venue[divider width=”full”]

[title text=”Sennheiser HD800 S specifications” style=”Click to edit”]


Colour black
Wearing style Headband
Impedance 300 Ω
Audio-XLR connector XLR4
Frequency response 4 – 51,000 Hz (-10 dB)
THD, total harmonic distortion 0.02 % (1 kHz 1 Vrms)
Contact pressure ~ 3,4 N (± 0,3 N)
Ear coupling Circumaural
Jack plug 6.3mm/ XLR4
Cable length 3m
Transducer principle Dynamic Open
Weight w/o cable 330 g

Additional information





turns 75

2020 is an exciting year: Sennheiser turns 75! 1945 Foundation of the company Dr.-Ing. Fritz Sennheiser founds Laboratorium Wennebostel (Lab W). 1957 Mikroport Lab W develops a wireless microphone system for professional TV use in cooperation with German broadcaster NDR and is marketed with Telefunken from 1958. 1968 HD 414 Sennheiser unveils the HD 414, the world's first open headphones. 1993 IS 850 series Launch of the world’s first digital infrared headphones, the IS 850 system. With this product, Sennheiser is entering the field of digital signal transmission. 2009 HD 800 Sennheiser presents the HD 800, a new high-end reference headphone. 2015 HE 1 Sennheiser presents the HE 1 as the successor to the legendary Orpheus. 2019 AMBEO Soundbar Sennheiser launches the AMBEO Soundbar, another AMBEO product. The soundbar enables a spatial sound experience in 5.1.4 format. 2020 75th anniversary Sennheiser celebrates its 75th anniversary.


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

You may also like…