Few headphones are as venerable in the audiophile world as Sennheiser’s HD 800 and its younger, more refined sibling, the HD 800S. But despite their spectacularly transparent sound, there’s one particular quality that has dissuaded me from spending the money after all these years: The open-back design leaks sound in and out. Enter the Sennheiser HD 820 – Sennheiser’s first premium closed-back headphones. I had the opportunity to test them for a solid 20 minutes or so at CES (I was totally hogging one of the two or three demo units). Disclaimer: they were playing pre-selected tracks out of Sennheiser’s…
Hands-on: Sennheiser’s HD 820 are almost my dream headphones
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