Limited to a mere 750 pieces
Sennheiser’s HD800 S headphones are a true classic, having taken its rightful place among discerning audiophiles. And to celebrate 75 years of audio history, Sennheiser is releasing a special collector’s edition of the HD800 S limited to 750 units worldwide.
The Anniversary Edition comes in an exclusive matte gold colour, and each unit is made truly unique by a laser engraving of the individual serial number on the headband.
Key elements that set the HD800 S set include a listed frequency range of 4 to 51,000 Hz, a 56mm transducer made of Sennheiser’s patented duofol-transducer material, which keeps total harmonic distortion at less than 0.02 percent. Plus, Sennheiser’s innovative absorber technology boasts a reduction of the so called 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 patented technology promises to neutralise the energy of the resonances, thus preventing any unwanted peaks in the frequency response.
The HD800 S Anniversary Edition is handcrafted at Sennheiser’s headquarters in Wedemark, Germany. Sennheiser uses glass-fiber strengthened plastic to create the headphones’ light but durable housing, the earpads are made from a soft vegan velour material for optimal comfort, while the grid and grilles have been crafted from a stainless-steel mesh.
The matte gold yoke, decor ring and shell ring do give the HD800 S Anniversary Edition a unique and striking look. Each of the 750 units in the collector’s edition has its serial number laser-engraved on the headband too.
Limited to 750 numbered units, the Sennheiser HD800 S Anniversary Edition will be available from 22nd September for £1399 at the Sennheiser.com, Sennheiser stores and at selected retail partners.