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[Bay Bloor Radio] Sennheiser HD800S Headphones $1799

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[Bay Bloor Radio] Sennheiser HD800S Headphones $1799

I was browsing Bay Bloor Radio's website and stumbled across the HD800S headphones for $1799 ($400 off), which is the lowest price I have seen these for in Canada by at least $100.
I have been out of the high end headphone game for a while, so I am not sure what the headphone community thinks of these compared to the old school HD800.

I demoed these on my last visit to Bay Bloor and they sound really good.
They were more power hungry than I expected and their amp could not really do the headphone justice, so if you plan to buy in store and hope to demo, be warned.


https://baybloorradio.com/sennheiser-au ... nes?page=1
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Damn. This or 60 PS1 classics. Hmmmm
What's in your wallet?
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Damn. This or mortgage payment
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I'm too poor to be in this thread .
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Haha, these would make sense for people that can make money using these.
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Wow, 2k headphones, damn I don't know when it will be hot enough for me to buy.
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If I remember correctly, amazon warehouse deals had like-new ones for around 1500.
I don't think the prices on Bay Bloor Radio, amazon or ebay really indicate the true value of high-end headphones. To learn their true values, you should check the classified section of audiophile forums like canuck audio mart.
Also, you'll probably need to spend at least $1000 on tube amp + DAC to drive them properly. If you plan on driving them using portable sources like Macbooks, LG V series, Fiio audio players, HD600 series is a much better choice.
If you want them new, 1800 seems like a fair price given how bad the Canadian dollar is.
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After a certain price point, headphones no longer sound objectively better, just different.
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Civuck wrote: After a certain price point, headphones no longer sound objectively better, just different.
Agree x 100

Exactly, I collect headphones and have spent $4600 so far over 12 years. More than half of them are still worth what I paid so I can easily get my money back especially for the discontinued ones.

Price isn't the deciding factor in quality.

Headphones is very much a personal experience and reviews have done dick all in helping me chose the right ones. You really really have to try them and what I love is the AVS forum connects you with people with whom you can exchange for a week or month your headphones and try them before you buy them.

For the EDM crowd or piano concerto crowd the S Logic ultrasone models are phenomenal and cost $800.

Another thing I would recommend is if you ever do a trip to Japan, you must visit their equivalent of an electronics shop....it's more like Disney Land for tech savvy adults and videophiles/audiophiles, why? They have small rooms to test headphones with various sound tracks. I spent an entire day in one of those rooms and didn't actually buy one remorsefully, but it opened my eyes (ears?) to the world of headphones.

Thanks OP for sharing
-ZdpZ... ;)
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For that price or less you can buy a pair of Totem Sky... There’s a limit for how good headphones can sound. By all means HD800 is one of the best headphones in the market, but imo for that price range you should consider speakers.
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I stay with my HD650............ who the fk willing to pay 2k for a headphone
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For those outside the audio industry, this is worth 3 weeks all inclusive vacation in several Carribean islands
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