Unexpected delivery today of the latest high end Sennheiser ‘phones, the HD 800 S.

How do they compare?  Erm, bit early to comment but, straight from the box, they exhibit less sheen and ‘fizz’ than even a fully run-in pair of the standard HD 800.

Blacker backs, obviously 🙂

Now playing themselves to sleep by way of burn-in. Beyond the demo set, we have some stock, by the way. RRP is £1199 and, amazingly, the balanced cable is included in the box.