The legendary soundstage, clarity and detail immediately bring a smile and a satisfying nod of approval from the moment the music plays. It gets even better with each listening experience and you know you will enjoy having the HD 800 S for years to come. The Anniversary Edition in its distinctive colour makes it all the more unique and a pleasure to own.
I have always preferred my headphones to deliver exceptional clarity with good bass intensity without obscuring midrange. However, it’s often a compromise because bright treble usually results in listening fatigue with bouts of sibilance. The Sennheiser HD 800 S is one of the rare headphones that deliver the desired treble clarity balanced with a spatial sound stage to deliver all the musical details. It is an exceptional pair of headphones that must be listened in a very conducive environment to appreciate its full potential. If you have always wanted to get one, now is the best time to own a special edition limited to 750 units at the same price as the regular black edition. The gold colour may be a little tacky, but it is a symbol of opulence, and of all the 75th anniversary edition products released this year, Sennheiser chooses to bestow upon the HD 800 S, which says a lot about its reputation among the Sennheiser headphones models.