After essentially reinventing the luxury headphones market withwhere did Sennheiser go? I'll tell you: he came up with an even more forgiving set of cans that the company calls HD 820. As the name implies, headphones are an updated and closed version of your statement piece. He is showing them at CES here in Las Vegas this week.
How does Sennheiser feel with the square sound of many closed headphones? With a piece of Gorilla Glass! The company says that its "curved glass transducer cover" minimizes resonance and "ensures an incredibly realistic and natural sound field."
Thanks to the transparent cover, the company can maintain the same appearance as the HD 800 by showing the large radiator transducers inside. If you were not a fan of the silver color of the open backrest, the gray / black of the HD 820 may be more to your liking. The headphones are made in Germany and have a metal and synthetic leather support band / microfiber pads. The cans are wired with OFC cables with silver coating and have gold plugs.
Although these are more suitable for mobile use because of their noise-insulating nature, do not expect to take them on the road with you. First, they are huge, and second, they will need a large headphone amplifier to power them: something like Sennheiser's own HDV 820.
How much would you expect to pay for the "most transparent closed earphone in the world"? ? Well, forget about the $ 800 price tag of the HD 800. For these exquisite-looking headphones, expect to pay 2,400 euros or $ 2,400. The prices of Australia and the United Kingdom are not immediately available, but they expect the same amount in pounds and approximately twice as much as in Australian dollars. Luxury is not cheap.
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