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Sennheiser HDV 820 Digital Headphones Amplifier

BH #SEHDV820 • MFR #507444
Sennheiser HDV 820 Digital Headphones Amplifier
Key Features
  • High-Quality ESS SABRE32 DAC
  • 32-Bit/384 kHz Sampling Rate
  • Supports DSD256 files up to 12.3 MHz
  • Optical, Coaxial, and USB Digital Inputs
The HDV 820 Digital Headphones Amplifier from Sennheiser is powered by a high-quality ESS SABRE32 DAC (digital-to-analog converter). It has a resolution of 32-bit/384 kHz sampling rate and can play DSD256 files of up to 12.3 MHz. Featuring output connectors such as 3-pin XLR, 4-pin XLR, 1/4", and 4.4mm Pentaconn sockets, the amplifier is also equipped with several input formats to easily connect your headphones to the amplifier.
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Sennheiser HDV 820 Overview

The HDV 820 Digital Headphones Amplifier from Sennheiser is powered by a high-quality ESS SABRE32 DAC (digital-to-analog converter). It has a resolution of 32-bit/384 kHz sampling rate and can play DSD256 files of up to 12.3 MHz. Featuring output connectors such as 3-pin XLR, 4-pin XLR, 1/4", and 4.4mm Pentaconn sockets, the amplifier is also equipped with several input formats to easily connect your headphones to the amplifier.

The HDV 820 performs with digital sources via optical, coaxial, or USB sources and has balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue inputs. This amplifier is designed to complement Sennheiser's high-end headphones range and offers higher resolution and ultra-low distortion, which opens a whole new listening experience for the most demanding audiophiles. Additionally, a power cable is also included.

UPC: 615104301450

Sennheiser HDV 820 Specs

Form FactorTabletop
Number of Headphone ChannelsSingle Channel
Headphone Output PowerBalanced:
480 mW into 600 Ohms (Max)
Performance
Frequency Response10 Hz to 100 kHz
Gain/Trim Range14 to 46 dB
Dynamic Range> 115 dB (A-Weighted, 600-Ohm Load)
THD+N< 0.001%
Crosstalk93 dB (1 kHz)
Power
Power RequirementsAC Input
AC Input Power100 to 200 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption12 W (Typical)
18 W (Maximum)
Physical
Operating Temperature41 to 113°F / 5 to 45°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 158°F / -20 to 70°C
Operating Humidity10 to 80%
Storage Humidity10 to 90%
Dimensions12 x 8.8 x 1.7" / 306 x 224 x 44 mm
Weight5.0 lb / 2.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.95 x 11.7 x 6.3"

Sennheiser HDV 820 Reviews

Great amp, and very good DAC with nice connectivity set

By Vladyslav
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-07

Great DAC/amp combo for audiophile headphones. I also use it direct computer output to nearfiled monitors.

Amazing DAC/AMP

By Nima
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-05

Sennheiser does it again. Amazing connectivity and sound quality. Only thing close to it or better is the Sony Signature Series desktop one. But the Sony one has much less connectivity. Works incredibly with my HD 800 S and HD 820 especially.

Outstanding!!!

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-26

Space, detail, dynamics and abundant of power...the Sennheiser HDV 820 has it all. I use it mostly with the new HD820 headphones, however It will make all your headphones sound better. I re-cabled my HD650, Sony MDR-Z7, Shure SRH 1540 and Audio Technica ATH-R70x to balanced cables. All had improved sound stage, detail and impact. The Sony MDR-Z7 were transformed! If you can afford it, but it.

WoW!! The best all rounder

By Nima
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-08

You cannot find anyone who would not be thrilled at the performance of such an amazing Amp/DAC with tons in input and output options. They could easily charge $4000 for it and it still be worth it. In one word: Love it!

The BEST of the BEST

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-24

Price aside , this thing is a dream. Paired it with the HD 800 S headphones... ears won't stop thanking me.

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Could I use this with the iPhone X or iPad? I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 800S headphones.
Asked by: Gregory
Yes. Connect your iOS device via the USB input.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2019-11-15

Can I use it with windows 10? I read it has ...

Can I use it with windows 10? I read it has signature issues while connect with windows. Is it have any solutions to resolve?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Sennheiser HDV 820 Digital Headphone Amp is compatible for use with Windows 10. Here is a link to the user manual which has information on how to install the drivers for use with Windows: https://assets.sennheiser.com/global-downloads/file/8823/HDV820_Manual_570794_1119_EN.pdf
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-10-13

Where is this item manufactured?

Where is this item manufactured?
Asked by: John
The HDV 820 headphone amp is manufactured in Germany.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-06-10

has anyone compared this to Chord hugo 2?

has anyone compared this to Chord hugo 2?
Asked by: Juan
This review addresses your question: http://enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/1117/Sennheiser_HDV820_DAC_Headamp_Review.htm
Answered by: Charles
Date published: 2019-09-22
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