Sennheiser Unveils HD 820 Glass Covered Headphones at CES

Sennheiser aims to redefine the limits of audiophile sound with its CES 2018 lineup. The German tech brand’s new closed-back HD 820 headphones could be the technology that makes it so.

“Usually, high-end headphones require an open-back design, which has placed limits on where you can enjoy true audiophile sound,” said Axel Grell, Portfolio Management Consumer at Sennheiser. “The HD 820 is a game changer that delivers exceptional sound while insulating the listener from their environment.”

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HD 820 headphones can insulate sound thanks to the ring radiator transducers being covered in curved Gorilla glass that reflects sound waves from the rear to the two absorber chambers, minimising resonance. The result is clear and translucent sound. Pun intended. HD 820 could set a new benchmark for sound quality in closed-back headphones.

The headphones have a premium design, with a robust metal headband and an inner damping element, silver-cladded OFC cables and gold-plated plugs. The ear pads are handcrafted using high-quality synthetic leather and microfiber to cushion and insulate the user from ambient noise.

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Sennheiser recommends you pair the headphones with an HDV 820 amplifier to ensure pure and perfect music enjoyment. A specially tuned symmetrical, impedance matching cable is included with the headphones to make pairing a painless experience.

HD 820 headphones will be available from mid-2018 and set you back $2,400. Stay tuned for more CES 2018 coverage including more from Sennheiser.

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