The HD 800 S Sennheiser headphones are a fantastic upgrade over the HD 800s, open-back headphones launched back in 2009 that would gain the favor of audiophiles around the world. These German-made headphones are fairly advertised as doing their bit to bring music listeners "one step closer to the perfect sound."
So what does it take to enable the enjoyment of near-perfect sound? For one, the use of a 56 mm transducer and a ring design diaphragm that make it possible to create frequency responses between 6 Hertz and 51 Kilohertz. The headphones' earcups are made from the same kind of plastic used in aviation engineering -- this plastic allows sound waves to be directed at each ear at a specific angle for maximally clear audio perception.
The HD 800 S headphones are available in a matte black finish that is at once elegant and understated. Indeed the focus of this headphones is quality sound that is so crystal clear that Sennheiser can rightly claim to have created an audiophile jewel.