Audiophiles, most of us – if not all of us – have a love of Sennheiser HD 800 open-back headphones. Well, that smooth sound and open soundstage is coming to us in an open-back frame. Meet Sennheiser HD 820 closed-back headphone unveiled at CES 2018.
New Release Sennheiser HD 820 Closed-Back Headphone
Sennheiser HD 820 was designed to provide audiophiles with a means to enjoy their music without being a complete shut-in built as a closed-back headphone. I bet you’re biggest question is whether the headphones will provide a spacious soundstage if its closed-back. According to Sennheiser, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The HD 820 is “vivid, wide, transparent, natural. The sound field of the HD 820 is wide open.”
How so? It provides a revolutionary transparent performance achieved through a special and unique innovation. The signature Sennheiser Ring Radiator transducers are fitted with glass covers. This design isn’t only drool worthy in terms of looks, but it opens up the audio to allow for true sonic realism. The glass is concave which reflects the sound waves from the rear of the transducer to an absorber resulting in minimal resonance. In effect, the sound waves are basically gone like they would be in open-back headphones.
Ok, I know you are probably also thinking, if there’s glass on this precious cargo, should I even invest in them. What if they break? Well, i’m sure you probably don’t throw your other audiophile headphones around so these babies would be no exception. You should be in the clear.
Sennheiser HD 820 headphone is already available for pre-order at $2399.95. It’ll ship along with a specially tuned symmetrical, impedance-matching cable with low capacitance and a balanced 4.4 mm gold plug.