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Sennheiser HD 800 (Factory Recertified)

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Our take on the Sennheiser HD 800 (Factory Recertified)

If you've been eying Sennheiser's ultra-high-end HD 800 headphones, but you've been waiting to take the plunge, this factory-recertified model may just hit the sweet spot. Sennheiser's so confident you'll enjoy these superb headphones just as much as a brand new pair, they're including their full two-year warranty.

Factory-recertified and repacked with care

If you've been eying Sennheiser's ultra-high-end HD 800 headphones, but you've been waiting to take the plunge, this factory-recertified model may just hit the sweet spot. Sennheiser's so confident you'll enjoy these superb headphones just as much as a brand new pair, they're including their full two-year warranty.

Close your eyes and let the music transport you

When you slip on Sennheiser's HD 800s, you'll hear intensely realistic, natural sound — so real, in fact, that it's as if you're hearing your music straight from the source. That's because the HD 800s use Sennheiser's careful driver technology, along with premium materials and exceptional build quality, to reproduce sound as faithfully and accurately as possible. You'll hear deep bass, rich midrange, sparkling highs, and more detail in your music than ever before.

Innovative design for high-definition sound

The HD 800s feature a specially designed ring radiator driver to re-create the clearest sound possible, while eliminating distorting resonances. They'll reveal the subtle details in your favorite recordings, from the sound of a mallet hitting the membrane of a bass drum to the quick breath of a singer before a solo. The open backs of the earcups prevent unwanted vibrations from the coverings from tainting the sound.

Audiophiles take note: the drivers are uniquely positioned to send sound waves to your ears at a 45° angle. Since sound rarely ever takes a straight path to reach our ears, the slight angle helps create a spatial effect for a more natural listening experience. So, unlike ordinary headphones that box the music inside your head, the HD 800s present every instrument as if you're sitting in the audience at a live concert.

Quality materials, impeccable craftsmanship

Each pair of HD 800s is assembled by hand at Sennheiser's headquarters in Germany using only the finest materials. The drivers are encased in stainless steel, and the plush earpads are made of high-quality microfiber fabric. The headband uses layers of metal and plastic for added durability, and to help damp vibration. The cable's high-quality, oxygen-free copper center conductor is specially tuned and shielded to faithfully deliver the audio signal from your equipment to the headphones.

From our hands-on review

"What I actually experienced was the most detailed and spacious sound I had ever heard from my music. I heard a wider soundstage than normal, but it was still a continuous sound from left to right. I found [the] level of detail in the sound exciting, as it's precisely what I would have heard in a live performance. It gave the recording real presence."

— Ralph, Blog Editor and A/V Writer

Product Highlights:

  • open, over-the-ear earcups
  • assembled by hand at Sennheiser's headquarters in Germany
  • high-definition 56mm ring radiator drivers with 40mm coil and 42mm magnets
  • drivers direct sound waves to the ear at a 45° angle for a more natural listening experience
  • earcups padded with soft, durable Alcantara®
  • metal headband with layers of plastic to dampen vibrations
  • open-backed earcups for reduced vibration
  • 9-foot shielded cable with four-wire, silver-plated oxygen-free copper (OFC) center conductor
  • Teflon insulated, gold-plated 1/4" stereo plug
  • frequency response: 14-44,100 Hz (-3 dB)
  • total harmonic distortion: less than .02% at 1Khz/1Vrms
  • impedance: 300 ohms
  • weight: 9.2 oz. (without cable)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Refurbished Over-the-ear headphones with attached 9' cable terminated by a male 1/4" connector

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WOW! Great set of cans! If you want to take your music listening experience to the next level get a pair. You will be glad you did.

Gil, Sun City West, AZ


Sennheiser HD 800 (Factory Recertified) Reviews

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Features and Specs

Earcup Type Open
Earcup Width x Height
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls No
iPhone Control No
Lightning Connector No
Android Control No
Frequency Response 14-44k Hz
Sensitivity 102 dB
Impedance 300 Ohms
Weight 9.2 ounces
Cord Length 108"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


Overview: The Sennheiser HD 800 audiophile headphones incorporate Sennheiser's most advanced driver technology. These open, circum-aural dynamic stereo headphones provide a realistic and natural sound field with minimal resonance.

Dynamic Transducer Design: The Sennheiser HD 800 features a new innovative dynamic transducer design. The transducer is encased by a precision material made of stainless steel.

Hand-Crafted Ear-Pads: The ear pads are handcrafted from a high-quality microfiber fabric. This material is extremely comfortable to wear and easy to maintain.

Metal Headband: The metal headband with inner damping element was developed from the aerospace industry.

Special High Precision Cable and Connector: The Sennheiser HD 800 features a specially tuned symmetrical, impedance matching cable with low capacitance The headphones also utilize specially-designed, four-wire, high-performance connections with Teflon insulation.

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Why did you buy this?

Good factory refurbished product at affordable price [ Bing  Jul 08, 2017 ]
Have been wanting a high-end set of headphones for a long time. Purchased these based on a mix of reputation and price. [ ROGER  Jun 09, 2017 ]
Want a premium headphone at a good price [ CHUNG DING  Oct 17, 2016 ]
With new dragonfly red dac coming,wanted better phones! [ KEN A  Aug 15, 2016 ]
your excellent store. excellent details of products and outstanding service after the purchase [ William  Jul 17, 2016 ]
It was a great deal, tantamount to new, and so I had to get it. [ Maxwell  Mar 23, 2016 ]
Excellent price on HD800 with full manufacturer's warranty. [ Scott  Mar 22, 2016 ]
great price [ darryl  Mar 20, 2016 ]
I wanted the best sounding/no excuses headphones that would rock my 62 year old world. [ Gary  Feb 10, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

The Sennheiser HD 800 would work well with the Sony PHA-3. It isn't clear to me how you would connect the PHA-3 to your sound system. An adapter is needed to connect the HD800 1/4 plug to the PHA-3 1/8 input. [ Alvin  Nov 26, 2015 ]
Hi there. I just purchased the Sony PH3-3 and am very happy with it. I have connected my Sennheisers HD 800s to it and it works wonderfully. I cant see why this simple mini amplifier would or could short out your computer or Sony amplifier in any variation of connection. Yes you do however need an adaptor for a 1/4 inch headphone that would bring it to a 1/8th. I must admit that I was given improper hooking up instructions by Crutchfield and needlessly bought a computer cord that was completely unnecessary. Just put the headphone OUT from the back of the Ph3 into the available input on your amp and your headphones connect in the front of the Sony PH3. All is well in the world. Hope I have helped you in some small way. [ DARYL K  Nov 26, 2015 ]
I'm using the HD 800s with the TEAC TA P50 which I got from Crutchfield, not the Sony. My receiver is a Denon DRA 395. They work fine with it and I don't need the Amplifier. I can also use them without the Amp on my MacBook Pro. I do need the Amp for my iPad and iPhone. I have an Audioquest cable , also a Grado adapter to use to connect the iPad. They work fine. Unless the headphone outputs on your computer AA d receiver are not powerful enough to give you listenable sound I wouldn't bother with the Amp. As I said above, you would need it for I devices. Hope this helps. Happy listening. I never heard headphones like these. There are truly amazing! Happy listening. Mike [ MIKE A  Nov 26, 2015 ]
1. We don't normally comment on other companies' products but looking at the specifications for Sony PHA-3, it should pair well with the Sennheiser HD 800. 2. Yes, you will probably need an adapter as the Sennheiser HD 800 comes with a 1/4inch plug. [ Rosmadi  Nov 26, 2015 ]  Works for Sennheiser