Sennheiser HD 820 Closed-Back Headphone
The new audiophile standard for closed-back headphones
For audiophiles there wasn’t any doubt: When it came to circumaural headphones the very best sound required an open back design. This axiom has now been rendered obsolete by the youngest member of the Sennheiser Audiophile Range: The closed dynamic Sennheiser HD 820 closed-back headphone employs an innovative technology that makes it sound breathtakingly transparent and natural. Developed and made in Germany, they offer an incredibly realistic, natural sound field and also stand apart by the extraordinary attention given to every detail of their design. Their soft comfortable microfiber ear pads are hand crafted, providing excellent attenuation of ambient noise, while the robust metal headband includes an inner damping element. Get ready for an unparalleled listening experience with this Sennheiser audiophile headphone.
Into the great wide open
Vivid, wide, transparent, natural. The sound field of the Sennheiser HD 820 closed-back headphone is wide open. Which is not what you would expect at all from closed circumaural headphones. With the HD 820 you can explore and rediscover your music in absolute reference-class quality without intruding on the aural comfort zone of others. Thus, the HD 820 not only open up the sound field, but also new places and opportunities for you to enjoy your music.
The technology of transparency
The breakthrough transparent performance of the HD 820 has been achieved through a special innovation: Their legendary Sennheiser Ring Radiator transducers are fitted with unique glass covers. Revealing the great look of the technical component within, this visually striking feature was actually developed wholly in service to the sound: The concave glass reflects the sound waves from the rear of the transducer to an absorber, which results in minimal resonance. Thus, the sound waves are effectively “gone” like they would be in open headphones.
Only what gets in can eventually get out. That’s why the HD 820 come with a specially tuned symmetrical, impedance-matching cable with low capacitance and a balanced 4.4 mm gold plug, which offers superior characteristics in contact resistance, and thus in sound.
The look of superior quality
A well-conceived audio component always looks good – inside and out. With their unique glass covers the Sennheiser HD 820 closed-back headphone displays all the evidence to prove this. They are an aesthetical timeless classic and a natural technical beauty.
In the box:
- Headphones HD 820 (closed, dynamic headphones)
- connection cable: ¼” (6.35 mm) stereo jack plug (connected ex works), unbalanced
- 4.4 mm stereo jack plug, balanced
- USB flash drive (SD-U16L version) with instruction manual (as PDF file) and individually diffuse-field frequency response curve
- instruction manual
- storage box
- microfiber cloth
|Weight||360 g without cable|
12 – 43800 Hz (-3 dB)
6 – 48000 Hz (-10 dB)
|Sound pressure level (SPL)||103 dB at 1 kHz, 1V|
|Transducer principle (headphones)||Dynamic Closed|
6.35 mm / 4.4 mm
|Ear Coupling||Around the ear|