Sennheiser HD 800 Open-Back Headphones (Discontinued)


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Sennheiser HD 800 Open-Back Headphones

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The HD 800 was on our recommended list for Open-Back Headphones for Mixing & Mastering from July 2018 until August 2019 when it was removed due to a lack of availability.


Being part of Sennheiser's top of the line offering, the HD 800 is assembled by hand in Germany to ensure its premium build and sound quality.

At the heart of the HD 800 are two 56mm drivers, which are among the biggest in the market - both of which feature Sennheiser's patented ring-like transducer shape.

These drivers are housed in open-back earcups that work together for a more natural sounding monitoring experience.

Other premium features include inner-damping element in the metal headband, plush headband and ear padding, specially designed matching cable.

If budget is not an issue, and you're looking to invest on a premium pair of headphones, then the Sennheiser HD 800 should be a top priority.


  • Driver Diameter: 56 mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 4 - 51000 Hz (-10dB)
  • Maximum Input Power: 500 mW
  • Sensitivity: 103 dB
  • Impedance: 300 Ohms
  • Weight: 11.64 oz.
  • Cable and Connector: 9.84' cable, 1/4" stereo jack plug, XLR4 jack plug
Unfortunately most stores have sold out of them, so if you're looking for alternatives then take a look at our guide to The Best Open Back Headphones for Mixing and Mastering.