The time spent in development of the HD8 DJ was well invested, as it shows in its sophisticated design and the included accessories. Since working in the DJ industry can be a bit hectic and tough at times, robust construction is obviously a top priority. A lot of metal and strong joints and hinges imbues confidence in the solid construction. The downside is that the HD8 is neither the lightest nor the most delicate headphones. However, the 284g weight is also not too much.
In the field of DJ headphones a little industrial appearance is indeed quite common - in comparison to some of the competitors the HD8 still looks very stylish. Really stylish actually, I like the thoughtful details, like the ear cups being able to be swiveled back.
TheHD8can be folded for transport, but you can also fold one side halfway back. This leaves one cup on the ear while the other ear is free. This way you won´t have to hold the headphones with one hand or pinch them with your shoulder, as you would normally do if you listen with only one ear to the current beat.
Crafted from durable, high quality metal parts to guarantee years of use
Excellent sound reproduction across the audible range thanks to Sennheiser’s proprietary acoustics system
Elliptical, circumaural design for maximum comfort and reduces background noise to a minimum in even the loudest of listening environments.
Capable of very loud, high SPL suitable for loud DJ environments, but high noise isolation mitigates the need to max out the volume for safer listening
Swiveling ear cups (up to 210°, both ear cups) with three wearing positions
95 ohm impedance for optimum compatibility with DJ equipment
Single-sided coiled cable can be attached to either ear cup; straight cable included (both up to 3m)