Since the late Fritz Sennheiser founded the Laboratorium Wennebostel in 1945, manufacturing tube voltmeters that year and expanding to microphone production the next, his company has developed into a force majeure in the world of sound experience.
The Wedemark, Germanybased company offers products and customized solutions across all areas of sound recording, transmission and reproduction, but Sennheiser’s HD800 headphones are testament to its more than 60 years of research and development. What sets the HD800 apart is its ability to produce a more voluminous sound wave, a distinctly clearer sound, and better playback.
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The transducer is encased in precision material made of stainless steel. The large ear cups fit comfortably over the ears, and the weight of the headphone—just 350gm— makes listening a pleasure.
And the angles at which the ear cups are placed create the sensation of natural hearing—a replication of basic acoustic conditions.
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The transducer of the HD800 is, at 56mm in diameter, the largest that can be found in dynamic headphones. In theory, the more transducer surface that vibrates, the purer the sound at low frequencies, but at high frequencies, there is a distortion in sound reproduction. Sennheiser’s design for the ring minimizes this distortion.