Audiophiles rejoice, Sennheiser are celebrating 75 years with an HD800 S Anniversary Edition
September 16, 2020
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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.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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