Sennheiser has been in the business of shaping the future of audio since its formation in 1945. Customers throughout the world enjoy innovative products and audio solutions that provide outstanding sound experiences. One great example of Sennheiser’s incredible innovation is the Sennheiser audiophile HD 800 S headphones, known and appreciated among audio enthusiasts for its brilliant sound reproduction and impressive spatiality.
The product’s popularity made it the perfect candidate to be launched in a collector’s edition limited to 750 units worldwide as part of celebrating Sennheiser’s 75 years of audio history. The HD 800 S Anniversary Edition comes in an exclusive matte gold colour, each unit made truly unique by a laser engraving of the individual serial number on the headband.
“Our 75-year history has not only been shaped by exceptional ideas and innovations, by taking on challenging projects and achieving numerous successes – above all, we are celebrating an enduring passion for great sound this year,” said Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, co-CEO of Sennheiser, who alongside his brother Daniel Sennheiser is the third generation of the family to manage the company. “Our reference headphones HD 800 S are a testament to this passion that has been driving us for 75 years. They are cherished by audiophiles all over the world, so we wanted to celebrate our anniversary with a collector’s edition of this very special model,” added Daniel Sennheiser, co-CEO
The popularity of the HD 800 S is because of its precise bass reproduction, brilliant trebles, and a particularly clear sound image combined with a frequency range of 4 to 51,000 Hz. The diaphragm of the headphones’ 56-mm transducer is made of Sennheiser’s patented duofol-transducer material to ensure exact music reproduction and reduction of resonances, keeping total harmonic distortion to less than 0.02 percent. Moreover, it also features the absorber technology by Sennheiser, allowing the reduction of the masking effect, an acoustic phenomenon that arises as the human ear is unable to perceive higher-pitched sounds that have low-volumes, while significantly louder sounds in a lower frequency range occur.
The energy of the resonances is neutralised by the patented technology. As a result, any or all unwanted peaks are prevented in the frequency response. It also ensures that even the finest nuances of music remain audible across the entire frequency range. Attention to detail on the circum-aural earcups is beyond par as the design directs the sound waves to the ears at a slight angle, thus creating an impressively natural and spatial sound experience.
Luxurious design for luxurious sound
The Anniversary Edition of the HD 800 S has been put into form by handcrafters at Sennheiser’s headquarters in Wedemark, Germany. Sennheiser uses glass-fiber strengthened plastic, a material valued in the aerospace industry, for the headphones’ housing, making them particularly durable yet lightweight. The earpads are made from a soft vegan velour material for optimal wearing comfort, while the grid and grills have been crafted from a stainless-steel mesh. The matte gold yoke, decor ring, and shell ring give the HD 800 S Anniversary Edition a uniquely elegant look that is every bit as exceptional as their sound. Each of the 750 units in the collector’s edition has its serial number laser-engraved on the headband.
The HD 800 S Anniversary Edition will be avaible from September 22 for 1,399 GBP at the Sennheiser webshop, Sennheiser stores and at selected retail partners.