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[Jaben Combo] Sennheiser HD 800s & Phatlab Chimera D(DAC) Tube Amplifier

This special combo includes the following items:


Sennheiser HD 800s  x 1
Phatlab Chimera D(DAC) x 1



  • A modern classic, Sennheiser’s reference class HD 800 headphones deliver sound that is as natural as possible and true in every detail. Improving on a seemingly perfect formula is not a task undertaken lightly, but Sennheiser’s engineers have succeeded in enhancing still further the sound reproduction in the open, circumaural HD 800 S.

    The striking industrial design combines form and function seamlessly, the layered metal and plastic headband construction attenuating vibrations to the earcups while the handmade microfiber earpads offer exceptional comfort for even long periods of listening enjoyment.

    Crafted for perfection, the HD 800 and the HD 800 S are precision-built in Germany from only the finest materials and components. The transducer is encased by stainless steel, while the headband and headphone mounting utilises the most advanced materials developed in the aerospace industry for high strength with minimal weight.

    The new HD 800 S offers even better high precision connectivity options and is now supplied with two connection leads, a 6.3mm connector and a XLR-4 balanced cable to offer even better quality sound from sources with balanced outputs such as the Sennheiser HDVD 800 headphones amplifier.

    Absorber technology of the HD 800 S
    The enhanced sound reproduction of the HD 800 S is achieved through the addition of the innovative absorber technology that was pioneered in the Sennheiser IE 800 – a breakthrough that preserved the audibility of very high frequency sounds by eliminating a phenomenon known as the “masking effect”, where the human hear struggles to hear frequencies of sound when lower frequencies of a higher volume occur at the same time. By absorbing the energy of the resonance, Sennheiser’s patented absorber technology prevents any unwanted peaks and allows all frequency components – even the finest nuances – in the music material to become audible. This innovation was a key element in making the IE 800 the world’s best sounding in ear headphone, and in the HD 800 S it helps to bring even greater purity and precision.

    Such enhancements build on the formidable achievements of the classic, with the 56mm sound transducer – the largest ever used in dynamic headphones. The unique ear cup design directs sound waves to the ear at a slight angle to create an impressively natural and spatial listening experience.

    While much appears the same, the enhanced performance within is revealed by a distinctive new look, with the silver finish of the 2009 classic HD 800 making way for high-class matt black for the HD 800 S.



  • A groundbreaking innovation-Triode/JFET dual mode amplifier
    For the first time, a portable amplifier is equipped with both electron tube and solid-state JFET as major gain devices. Instead of remove and replace process, either device is activated through a simple toggle switch and into action immediately. It is achieved through an innovative circuit topology to embed both devices exactly in the same location of signal path. When switching between JFET and Tube, it is easy to tell the difference between the two. Tube brings a smoother and emotional touch in the music, while JFET is more pronounced and powerful in each note. It is all up to user’s taste and scenario to choose from. And Chimera is named after its dual (tube and JFET) characteristics in one chassis.

    Integrated Hi-Res USB DAC 
    A high performance USB DAC is optional in Chimera for users’ convenience. Although there are plenty of high quality DAP and standalone DAC to choose from, users still expect to use PC or mobile as music source without compromise on quality of digital conversion from time to time. And Chimera D is the choice. ESS9028 is the core of DAC module and USB receiver is selected for Windows compatibility and low power consumption. This combo delivers solid performance electrically with less than 0.004% THD+N and surprising spacious sound.

    Quieter, Purer, Greener and yet more Powerful
    The improvement of Chimera is far more than functional change. The new architecture and physical implementation delivers a lower noise floor. All the switches are outside signal path to eliminate potential downgrade on signal quality and soft switching scheme is adopted to reduce switching noise. The power efficiency is also improved for 30% less consumption in amplifier alone. The power reservoir is enhanced to same level as Sassy GT for most demanding scenario. And a new output stage is capable of dealing with heaviest load. Yet the phenomenal sound quality is well preserved without compromise.

    An amplifier redefines portability for both headphone and earphone Everyone familiar with Phatlab shall easily tell the origin of Chimera from Sassy. Chimera does inherit all the advantages of Sassy II and beyond. By adopting a new architecture, Chimera is capable of delivering 500 mA in each channel with output impedance less than 0.1 ohm and bandwidth beyond 100 kHz. Chimera can serve IEMs with complex drivers and crossover combination all the way up to planar headphones whopping over thousands of mW. Chimera is one of a kind amplifier enabling the mobility of all kinds of phones.

    A milestone in portable amplifier 
    We are proud to say Chimera has surpassed its predecessors in every aspect with comprehensive design and broadest compatibility.

  • Sennheiser HD 800s Specifications
    Color: black 
    Cable length: 3m 
    Contact pressure: ~ 3,4 N (± 0,3 N) 
    Ear coupling: Circumaural 
    Frequency response: 4 - 51,000 Hz (-10 dB) 
    Impedance: 300 Ω 
    Jack plug: 6.3mm/ XLR4 
    THD, total harmonic distortion: 0.02 % (1 kHz 1 Vrms) 
    Transducer principle: Dynamic Open 
    Wearing style: Headband 
    Weight w/o cable: 330 g 
    Audio-XLR connector: XLR4

    Phatlab Chimera D(DAC) Specifications
    Frequency Response 10 Hz – 100 kHz 
    Output power (30 ohm) 300 mW + 300 mW (3.5φ) 1000 mW + 1000 mW (4.4φ) 
    Headphone impedance 30 ohm – 600 ohm 
    Gain Setting Hi: 14dB (3.5φ), 20dB (4.4φ) Lo: 6dB (3.5φ), 12dB (4.4φ) Max. S/N Ratio >110 dB 
    Power supply 5V/1A via micro USB port 
    Operation time (on battery) > 10 hours (amp alone) ~ 5 hours (amp + DAC) 
    Charging time (>1A supply) Approx. 3 hours 
    Dimensions (WxHxL) 94 x 30.5 x 149 mm 
    Net weight 370g 

    Specification (DAC) 
    Frequency Response 20 Hz – 100 kHz 
    Max. output 1.5V rms 
    THD+N 0.0002% 
    S/N Ratio >120 dB 
    PCM data rate Up to 384kHz 
    DSD data rate DSD256 (PC) 
                            DSD128 (Mac) 
    USB I/F USB 2.0; micro-B type 
    DAC chip ESS9028k2m



  • HD 800 S
    Cable with 6.3mm jack connector
    Balanced cable with XLR4 connector
    Microfibre cleaning cloth
    Manual
    USB flash drive

    Content of Package
    1. Chimera amplifier
    2. Micro USB charging cable
    3. Chimera quick guide and warranty card
    4. Flash drive (Chimera D only) contains user’s manuals and device driver