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Sennheiser HD8 DJ

Pro DJ Headphones

Item #: 143HD8DJ

1 Review | 2 questions - 2 answers

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Original Price: $299.99

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Sennheiser HD8 DJ headphones

The metal frame and hinges give the HD8 DJ headphones enhanced durability to go along with powerful sound and long-lasting comfort.

Headphones for the demanding DJ lifestyle

DJs look for more than just sound quality and noise isolation when shopping for headphones. They need a pair that are durable enough to stand up to the rigors of life in the club. The Sennheiser HD8 DJ headphones are rock solid, with a metal frame and hinges, along with strong reinforcements to handle consistent wear and tear. Based on their DJ-favorite HD 25 headphones, Sennheiser created a new design with larger, swiveling circumaural earcups for single- or double-ear monitoring in noisy clubs. Just because these headphones are tough, doesn't mean they aren't comfortable. Thick padding on the earcups and headband offer a relaxed fit throughout long sets and deep into the night. All this plus powerful sound make the HD8 DJ an ideal go-to headphone for working DJs.

The DJ sound

DJ headphones benefit from a particular sound signature, which the HD8 DJ headphones deliver with power and punch. Powerful bass response and lots of high-frequency detail allow the music in the headphones to cut through the background noise of the club. These headphones also get plenty loud enough to make sure you can hear your monitor track. However, with the HD8 DJ's passive noise attenuation capability, you won't have to crank up the music to ear-damaging levels.

Includes two extra-long cables

Choose from straight and coiled cables when connecting the HD8 to your DJ rig, mixing board, or headphone amp. Each cable extends to an extra-long 118 inches and can be plugged into either the left or right earcup. This gives you increased setup flexibility while you spin, so you can move easily between turntables and record crates. Also included are a rugged carrying case and an extra set of earpads, just in case you wear out the first pair.

Product Highlights:

  • over-the-ear, closed-back design offers excellent noise isolation
  • earcups swivel up to 210 degrees for single-ear listening and compact storage
  • metal hinges, frame, and reinforcements for increased durability
  • two 118-inch Kevlar-coated cables (1 coiled, 1 straight) with 3.5mm miniplug connectors
  • single-sided cable can be plugged into either earcup for setup flexibility
  • 1/4" adapter included
  • 2 pairs of earpads (leatherette and velour)
  • protective carrying case included
  • frequency response: 8-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 115 dB
  • impedance: 95 ohms
  • weight: 10 ounces (without cable)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Sennheiser HD8 DJ Reviews

Average Customer Review:

1 Review


Written by: Brandon from Cedar Rapids Iowa on December 29, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The name says exactly what it is! These are pro d.j. headphones. They sound as clean and crisp as a true hi fi sound system. Still cant get over the bass response and the ability to keep mids and highs crystal clear! Headband and ear cups fit me great and I have a large head. Comes with optional style ear cups and cords both great quality along with the carry case.

Pros: Bsss! Crystal clear audio reproduction, great fit, great pro DJ headphones you get what you pay for!

Cons: Not really a con here. Just dont buy these for something with a small headphone power output eg. Phone, standard mp3 player, cd player these headphones want power. You wont truly get the best from these headphones unless you are hooked up to a quality mixer , reciver, or headphone preamp!

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Headphones
  • 9.84' Straight cord (3.5mm plug)
  • Coiled cord (stretchable to 10')(3.5mm plug)
  • 3.5mm-to-1/4" Adapter plug
  • Additional velour earpads
  • Premium carry case
  • Manuals

Features and Specs

Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 8-30,000 Hz
Sensitivity 115 dB
Impedance 95 Ohms
Weight 10 ounces
Cord Length 118", 118"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control No
Volume Control No
Built-in Microphone No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


Studio Monitor Headphones: Sennheiser's top-of-the-line HD8 DJ studio monitor headphones are designed for the most demanding users and punishing pro environments, they have been developed in conjunction with some of the world's top DJs. Constructed of premium metal-crafted reinforcement parts, the HD8 DJ are built to deliver night after night. Its iconic metal pivot rings allows the user to swivel the ear cups up to 210° for easy one-ear monitoring at the turntable

Comfortable Fit + Noise Reduction: Their soft, durable ear cushions ensure a comfortable fit even over extended periods of use while at the same time reducing background noise to a minimum so that you can concentrate on finding the perfect mix

Proprietary Acoustics System: Sennheiser's proprietary acoustics system delivering dynamic, engaging sound. 95-ohm impedance for optimum compatibility with DJ equipment. Capable of very loud, high SPL suitable for loud DJ environments, but high noise isolation mitigates the need to max out the volume for safer listening.

Single-Sided Cable: The single-sided coiled cable can be attached to either ear cup; a straight cable is also included. Offers both 1/8" and 1/4" connectivity.

Protective Case: The headphones come with a premium protective carrying/storage case.

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Customer Q&A

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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Unfortunately we don't have the sound isolation spec available on the HD8 DH headphones. Sorry we didn't have better news. You may be able to get the specs from Sennheiser, but I checked their website as well and didn't find it. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  May 30, 2015 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: If I were looking at possibly having these on a an airplane I would want some with noise-cancelling technology. Check out these item #760M4U2 by PSB. In my opinion, they are the best sounding headphones we carry. They will also have the noise-cancelling technology, so you are covered no matter where you listen. I hope this information helps. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Nov 28, 2014 ]  Staff