The HD 8XX is based on the HD 800S; a flagship audiophile headphone produced by our partners at Sennheiser. Like the HD 800S, the HD 8XX is made in Germany at Sennheiser’s HQ factory. Based on community requests, we worked with Sennheiser to tune the housing resonance to add low end extension, while we adjusted the driver damping to create midrange balance and reveal treble detail. Introducing the Drop + Sennheiser HD 8XX: class-leading headphones with a revised tuning, signature Drop color accents, and unrivaled performance.
New Tuning With an Exclusive Colorway
Introduced with the 800 Series, Sennheiser's ring-radiator drivers are a groundbreaking innovation in headphone performance. Unlike the traditional dynamic driver, which moves a conical dome to create sound, the ring-radiator driver uses a ring diaphragm attached at its inner and outer surfaces. This dramatically increases stability, radiates sound uniformly, and eliminates cone breakup. With these drivers, the HD 800 was an undeniable step forward—but many audiophiles felt that it had too much treble and not enough low-end response. Sennheiser responded with the re-tuned HD 800S, and using that as a base, we worked with Sennheiser to further balance the midrange and extend the bass response. With a new resonator system and driver materials, The HD 8XX has a balanced upper midrange and sub-bass that extends to 10hz. Completing the package, the HD 8XX is finished with signature Drop midnight blue accents.
Sennheiser: An International Audio Leader
For 75 years, Sennheiser has been synonymous with exceptional sonic performance. Led by a team of German-based audio innovators, the brand has earned a lofty global reputation among audiophiles, musicians, and sound engineers alike. Listen to any of Sennheiser’s biggest releases, and it’s easy to see why. From the industry-standard MK and MKH microphone lines, to the diverse array of cutting-edge AMBEO audio technologies, Sennheiser continues to impact the way the world captures and experiences sound. There is no better example of this than the brand’s extensive collection of headphones and earphones—many of which you can only find here on Drop.
Drop + Sennheiser
Headphone type: Open-back
Ear coupling: Over-ear
Drivers: 56 mm ring radiator dynamic drivers
Impedance: 300 ohms
Frequency response: 4 Hz – 51,000 Hz (-10 dB)
THD: 0.02 % (1 kHz, 1 Vrms)
Contact pressure: ~ 3,4 N (± 0,3 N)
Weight (without cable): 11.6 oz (330 g)
Cable with 6.35 mm (1/4") TRS single-ended plug
Cable length: 9.8 ft (3 m)
Estimated ship date is Dec 16, 2022 PT.
Payment will be collected at checkout. Cancellations are accepted up to 2 hours after checkout for in-stock items, or up until pre-order ships.
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Top Customer Questions154
The headband says made in Germany - Can EU buyers get them sent directly from Sennheiser? It would save people like myself ~$300 + a couple of dollars in shipping.
Rumours has it that neither Sennheiser nor Drop will help with support of HD6xx in case of problems or if anything breaks. Can you if this is gonna be the same for HD8xx? I've luckily never had problems with my HD6xx, but it's quite expensive for a pair of headphone HD8xx if no one will support them