RICH SOUND AND CONVINCING
Written by :
Shaiful Anuar Sulaiman
The HD 800S easily ranked among the most comfortable headphones. It delivers a comfortable listening experience. They have large, spacious ear cups, they are not too tight on the head and well padded with a suede-like material that feels good on the skin.
I started the session with the track Spanish Harlem from Rebecca Pidgeon.This always be my reference for vocal.Vocal was delivered in a neutral ambient, infused with openness. It does sound a bit bright but it flows with grace and subtlety, beautifully textured with transparent with full of dynamic.
Take Five from Dave Brubeck take my journey to midrange section.All the extra fill and harmonics with rhythmic extends the throw to fulfill musical space.
Individual instruments delivery was accurate and was easy to keep resolution lively.
Highs was pleasant and much more airy and neutral sounding. Very harmonious across the spectrum.
For Bass testing I picked track from Marshmello title Alone. It is a EDM genre but good to test bass. I feel the weight and hefty bass pounds with sense of control. The low frequency is real deal of depth and recreate deep bass notes.
HD800s give wider sense of music and the presentation is full of dynamic and synergy. Layer and placement of instruments was evident and refined.
Uncolored and naturally sound, lively with excitement.
This HD800S is well designed and developed. For me is a TOTL Dynamic Driver headphone to have. Detail in revealing and articulate sounding.Well nice revamped for sensational sound quality for critical listening.
My test equipment :
Aune T1 tube DAC amp
FiiO M11 DAP
Astell and Kern KANN CUBE DAP
ALO Audio International DAC amp
Thank you to Mr Shahril Mokhthar for loan this HD 800s.