Sennheiser is constant its 75th-anniversary celebration with one other particular version of a traditional pair of headphones.
Sennheiser has introduced the HD 800 S Anniversary Version, a collector’s version of the high-end headphones. The $1,700 commemorative pair will are available in a matte gold shade and can be restricted to 750 items worldwide once they turn out to be obtainable on September 22.
“Our 75-year history has not only been shaped by exceptional ideas and innovations, by taking on challenging projects and achieving numerous successes — above all, we are celebrating an enduring passion for great sound this year,” mentioned Andreas Sennheiser, co-CEO of Sennheiser, who alongside his brother Daniel Sennheiser is the third technology of the household to handle the corporate.
Greater than a decade in the past we reviewed the unique HD 800 and recommended the headphones for his or her distinctive sound and high-quality development. Judging by the specs supplied by Sennheiser in a press launch, that very same heritage has been continued on this restricted celebratory run. In response to Sennheiser, the HD 800 S Anniversary Version have a frequency vary of four to 51,000 Hz and have a 56mm transducer that’s designed to maintain complete harmonic distortion to lower than 0.02 p.c.
Past that, the HD 800 S have Sennheiser’s absorber expertise that’s meant to cut back the “masking effect,” which the corporate describes as a scenario the place the human ear is unable to choose up high-pitched sounds at low volumes whereas louder sounds in a decrease frequency vary happen.
Sennheiser says the anniversary headphones had been handcrafted on the firm’s headquarters in Wedemark, Germany, the place it makes use of glass-fiber strengthened plastic for the headphones’ housing to make them sturdy and light-weight. The earpads are created from a velour materials for elevated consolation, and every of the 750 items within the collector’s version has its serial quantity laser-engraved on the scarf.
Earlier this 12 months, Sennheiser unveiled a 75th-anniversary version of its HD 25 headphones. The DJ headphones are rather more budget-minded than the HD 800 S, retailing at $100 for the particular version. There have been additionally much more items of the HD 25 produced, with 25,000 limited-edition fashions being made obtainable worldwide.
These anniversary merchandise are a part of a 12 months crammed with new releases for Sennheiser, which embody the incredible-sounding Momentum True Wi-fi 2 earbuds and the nonetheless great-sounding however extra inexpensive CX 400BT. By the appears to be like of it, the celebrated audio firm goes to nice lengths to ship merchandise designed for everybody from the nostalgic audiophile to the true wi-fi fanatic. Generally, it appears to be paying off for the 75-year-old model.