Sennheiser has introduced the HD 820 close-backed headphones, which employs design concepts to elicit the transparent and open-sounding timbre typically associated with open-backed headphones.
Sennheiser said the lynchpin of the HD 820's design is a translucent glass-capped transducer. The glass serves a functional, as well as aesthetic, purpose — it reflects soundwaves from the rear of the transducer to an absorbing mechanism, which sops up unwelcome resonances, resulting in a wide-open sound reminiscent of open-backed headphones.
The headphones come with various connectors for various applications, including headphone listening, headphones amplifiers or a recording interface. Low-capacitance, balanced connections, a specially tuned and impedance-matched cable with a 4.4mm gold plug, is also supplied.
Price is $2,399.95
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