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Sennheiser HD800 headphones
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Written by Danrok   
Monday, 22 March 2010 15:39

From Tech-on:

Sennheiser probably needs very little introduction since they are one of the biggest headphone manufacturers around today. Today we will be taking a look at their very latest statement headphone the HD800. These big beasts utilize an entirely new driver design and completely redefine what is possible to do with a dynamic based headphone. What Sennheiser has accomplished with with this new technology is nothing short of remarkable both in terms of performance and price, at a staggering $1400 price tag the HD800s roam the upper stratosphere, alongside headphones like AKG K1000, Stax electrostats and Grado GS-1000.

Like the old HD600 type headphones these will require a good headphone amplifier to truly shine, and with the revealing nature of the HD800 sound you will find yourself needing a really good setup in order to be able to fully appreciate what they are capable of, everything comes into play here, source material, DAC, interconnects etc. A very basic setup to power these headphones will probably set you back another $1000.

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