The Sennheiser HD800 has a design that sets it apart from every headphone model on the market. The large ear cups are engineered to position the drivers slightly to the front of the wearer’s ears which is a bit impossible in smaller designs. The ear cups of the Sennheiser HD800 feel luxurious with a wonderful combination of metal, plastic and microfiber. The weight of the Sennheiser HD800 is perfectly distributed on the head, and the padding on the ear gives a pressure that just feels right. In terms of comfort, the Sennheiser HD800 checks the mark and more.
The Sennheiser HD800 is designed with a doughnut-shaped transducer that measures 56 millimeters across. According to Sennheiser, it is the largest transducer found in modern headphones. The vibrating part of the diaphragm is not the circular interior, but its outer ring. With this design, less distortion is expected than other conventional drivers.
The unit also comes with a 10-foot, cloth-covered Y cable that has a silver-plated, oxygen-free, copper wiring. The Sennheiser HD800 is also reinforced with Kevlar for added durability and performance. The cable of the Sennheiser HD800 is removable and carries with it features that are patented and proprietary. If you need to use an audio source with a standard 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, you may need to provide your own adapter. The Sennheiser HD800 is handmade or hand-assembled and tested in Germany, and the finished product is packed in a beautiful casing.