Sennheiser HDV 820

Sennheiser HDV 820 Digital Headphone Amplifier
Manufacturer: Sennheiser
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Sennheiser’s HDV 820 is the next generation of its acclaimed digital headphones amplifier, designed to complete the Sennheiser audio experience and perfectly complement its high-end audiophile headphone range for the ultimate acoustic performance.

The perfect partner for reference-class headphones.

There are two things that mark a quest for perfection: It is never completed, and it has the potential to bring out the most extraordinary things with the power to shape the future within its field. Enter the HDV 820, which will surely change the way you listen to and experience your music. That is, if you are lucky enough to possess headphones capable of turning the extremely high-quality audio signal delivered by the HDV 820 into an aural quality just as supreme.

The higher the tech, the higher the emotion. The heart of the new HDV 820 is a formidable ESS SABRE32 DAC (digital-to-analog converter) that surpasses the previous generation with an even higher resolution of 32 bits and a sampling rate of up to 384 kHz. The amplifier is also capable of playing DSD256 files of up to 12.3 MHz.

Fittingly for an audio component that delivers such an incredibly pure sonic experience, the HDV 820 has also been created to delight visually. It features a new anodized black finish with white LED lights that has been designed to perfectly complement the latest version of our flagship high-end headphone, the HD 800 S – by the way, an ideal partnership for the ultimate audiophile listening experience

With a breadth of audio outputs that include XLR3, XLR4, 6.3 mm- and a 4.4 mm Pentaconn socket, it is easy to find the optimal way to connect your headphones with the HDV 820. It performs brilliantly with digital sources, whether optically, coaxially, or via USB, and features balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) analogue inputs. The HDV 820 also comes supplied with a dedicated, country-specific power cable.

Technical Data


  • Dimensions
    Approx. 224 x 44 x 306 mm 
  • Frequency response
    < 10 Hz to > 100 kHz 
  • THD, total harmonic distortion
    < 0.001 % 
    • Weight
      Approx. 2.25 kg 
    • Power consumption
      Nominal 12 W 
      (2 x 300 Ω headphones connected to the 4.4 mm outputs) 
    • Power supply
      100 – 240 V ~, 50 – 60 Hz 
    • Gain
      UNBAL input/XLR-4 output: 
      Adjustable 14 dB, 22 dB, 30 dB, 38 dB, 46 dB 
      BAL input/XLR-4 output: 16 dB 
    • Dynamic range
      > 115 dB @ 600 Ω load (A-weighted) 
    • Voltage
      100 – 240 V ~, 50 – 60 Hz