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Sennheiser HD 800 4 pin Balanced

by: Sennheiser

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Now comes the 'World's Best Headphones' made even better -- Sennheiser HD800 featuring balanced XLR cord modifications from yours truly, HeadRoom. Even headphones this acoustically perfect audibly improve under balanced-drive control, so partner with the Sennheiser HDVD 800 for a listening experience guaranteed to astound and amaze your discerning audiophile head. Selecting high-performance headphone systems warrants personal assistance, so call (800) 828-8184 or email our expert HeadRoom sales staff with any questions -- we're here to help you Get It Right Between Your Ears.  Includes XLR to 1/4" adapter! 

  • Product Features:

    • 4-Pin XLR stock cable termination for use with balanced headphone amps
    • Includes XLR to 1/4" adapter
    • Toroidal 55mm angled driver for distortion-free performance and natural imaging
    • Outstanding comfort and widely adjustable, highly ergonomic fit
    • Stunning German headphone designed with contemporary styling and cutting-edge materials
    • The 'Gold Standard' of technical excellence in the headphone listening experience
  • Specifications:

    • Driver Type: Dynamic
    • Impedance @ 1kHz: 300 ohms
    • Sensitivity: 102 dB SPL/V
    • THD+N: ≤0.02% (1kHz/1Vrms)
    • Isolation: 0dB
    • Connector Type: 4 pin Balanced XLR (Neutrik)
    • Cable Length: 10 ft. (3m)
    • Cable Style: Straight Y
    • Weight: 9 oz.
    • Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years

    What's In The Box:

    • Sennheiser hard-sided padded storage box
    • Sennheiser owner's manual / HD800 graph request form
    • Sennheiser HD800 Headphones
  • The Sennheiser HD800 may well be the world's best headphone, but it can sound even better when driven by dedicated balanced headphone amplifiers. Audio improvements are rendered across the board in instrumental articulation, musical clarity, punchy impact, and liquid dynamics. At our frequent HeadRoom headphone audio events, listeners of the HD800 in both configurations will typically report the standard 'unbalanced' version sounds less vivacious and lush in blind comparisons with improved PRAT in the Balanced edition. It's clear to say that balanced drive delivers an audible and significant musical performance improvement with twice the amplifier slew rate, twice the voltage swing capacity and lower THD distortion specs for serious reference music lovers using Sennheiser HD800 headphones.Most 'stock' headphone cables simply aren't worth modifying for reference balanced operation. Fortunately, Sennheiser has provided a very worthy factory cable with the HD800 so simply re-terminating their stock cord for balanced use is an excellently affordable way to make these cans compatible with balanced headphone amps. At HeadRoom, the HD800 cable is modified with the addition one Neutrik male 4-pin XLR connector perfect for the Sennheiser HDVD 800.

    The Sennheiser HD800 headphone cord is a specially tuned, symmetrical, impedance-matching cable with extremely low measured capacitance. Braid design is a Sennheiser-proprietary shielded four-conductor within two shielded twisted pairs housed in a unique dielectric insulation featuring thick Teflon-coated, silver plated, oxygen-free pure copper conductors. With our painstakingly precise HeadRoom XLR balanced cord plug modification, your beloved HD800s will be ready to seriously rock your headphone world in a wonderfully balanced way -- so prepare to hold on to your music-loving audiophile head!

  • Sennheiser HD 800 'Balanced' Frequency Response

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