Sennheiser have been in touch to tell us about a couple of new products. The IE800S in ears and the HD660S on-ears.   

“We are driven by a vision to shape the future of audio, and this means being determined to keep pushing the envelope,” explains Manuel Ricke, Product Manager Audiophile at Sennheiser. “With the original IE 800, we set a new standard with the creation of genuinely audiophile-grade earphones. Now, we are taking that original vision even further with the new IE 800 S.”

Featuring a refined version of Sennheiser’s specially developed Extra Wide Band (XWB) driver, the IE 800 S redefines the benchmark for distortion-free in-ear performance, says the company’s press release. 

The new model employs Sennheiser’s patented dual-chamber absorber (D2CA) system. The absorber system removes the energy from any masking resonances to prevent unwanted peaks. 

In addition to the standard cable with a 3.5mm jack, the new IE 800 S includes 4.4mm Pentaconn and 2.5mm balanced connectors.

Engineered and handcrafted in Germany, the new IE 800 S features subtly refreshed looks with a matt black finish to its scratch-resistant ceramic housing. To facilitate cleaning, the earphones employ two protection meshes – one in the earpad and one in the nozzle. 

The IE 800 S have also been refined to deliver supreme comfort, thanks to ergonomically designed viscoelastic memory foam ear tips from Comply™, which are provided with each pair.  The new IE 800 S comes with a leather case for easy storage on the move. 

The IE 800 S is available from October for £869.99 (MSRP).

HD 660 S

“The HD 660 S reflects and enriches today’s increasingly multifaceted audiophile experience. It frees listeners to enjoy music to the fullest – whether digital or analogue, on a mobile device or on a home HiFi system,” said Axel Grell, Head of Portfolio Management Audiophile at Sennheiser. “The headphones deliver an exceptionally accurate and transparent sound that also has an expressiveness that immerses you in every emotion and nuance of music.”

Offering a lower impedance of 150 ohms, the HD 660 S can be enjoyed with HiRes mobile players or when directly connected to high-quality, stationary HiFi components.  The headphones offer a choice of connectivity options. The detachable connecting cables made from highly conductive OFC copper offer either a 6.35 mm stereo plug or a balanced 4.4 mm Pentaconn stereo plug, with a 6.35 mm to 3.5 mm adapter also provided.

The HD 660 S will be available from mid-October for £429.99 (MSRP).

 

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