Sennheiser HD 820

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    If being an ORFAS member means spending money on myself and not my deadbeat offspring and trampy ex-wife, count me in! And yes, I did indeed get an HD820 and loving it.

    Well, at least that's what I'll tell myself if life turns out like that.
     
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    Love the contest submissions all! Unfortunately I have the artistic creativity of an orangutan, so I'll be an observer on the sidelines.

    Back to the HD 820 though, I gave them a listen and thought I'd share some impressions. However, I'd definitely advise getting the salt ready; it was NOT a proper audition with my own gear/gear that I'm intimately familiar with. I'll mostly be comparing to a HD 800S (I don't have any real experience with the original HD 800; apologies to those that do). I get that this might be kind of unfair since I'm comparing closed to open cans, but I feel that this comparison is the most valid one I have since I usually just don't listen to closed cans.

    Impressions:
    • In terms of just frequency response, they just don't seem to be markedly different than the HD 800S. In this regard, I consider them functionally equivalent.
    • Doesn't seem as.....tight?...as the HD 800S. Seems to be a few percentage points behind its older and open sibling in terms of technicalities.
    • Soundstage has the "in-your-head" feel that is present in every closed headphone I tried. On the note of soundstage, it seems to have this strange character where certain sounds seem really far away; to the point where it seems to disappear in the mix if you're not listening closely.
    • The mid-bass bump bleeds into the lower mids. This isn't by much and is actually enjoyable to listen to.
    • Not a bassy headphone. Definitely a HD 8xx family headphone in sound.
    While I would have to give them a fair audition in order to form a better opinion, I feel that they're about 85-90% of the HD 800S while being more expensive (and closed). At this present moment, I'm not really sure who this headphone is for (unless you really want a closed HD 800 to listen to while your significant other is trying to sleep).
     
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    Iā€™m going to go ahead and say that, based on my measurements and listening, the HD820 (red) and HD800S (green) have very different frequency responses:

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