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Sennheiser IE80 Reviews


Warning, now entering audiophile territory!


Pros: Amazing Sound Quality, Tunable Bass, Replaceable Cables, Great Micro-phonics, Excellent build quality, Looks, Value for Money, 2 Year Guarantee

Cons: The housing is a bit huge. If you seek isolation, the stock tips will not cut it for you.

Anyone aspiring to be an audiophile would have heard the name of these IEMs, they are one of the very best around and only a few are in the same league as this one. The IE80 was released a few years ago, following the IE8 which was for a long time, the best that Sennheiser had to offer in this regard. Lets cut the introduction short. This review is not an Audiophile perspective. Its just my experience after one years usage. While it may not give you side by side comparisons with rival products, it will give you an idea of what the IE80 truly is. Short version of review: ------------------------ If I had to tell you about the IE80 in one line, then I would say, you will not be...
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Sam Edwards

Great Phones


Pros: Great, neutral sound balance

Cons: Very sensitive to correct position in ears/pad choice

I count myself really lucky. I was convinced that these phones were too treble-ey and didn't have good bass. I tried some after market foam pads and the bass just came pouring out of them. This led me to experiment further and found that the black foam pads that came with them gave a very neutral, but full sound. I am very glad that I didn't write a review before because it would have been unfair.  I used the IE80's to compare a Meridian Explorer DAC to a AK120 DAP and I must say the differences between these high quality sources was immediately apparent. You can hear very deeply into the recording with both. Great IEM's.  Before I got these sorted out I was fitted for the...
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Lovely bass & overall detail and clarity


Pros: Bass, Detail, Clarity, Soundstage

Cons: Didn't like the tips that were provided.

At first, I was somewhat annoyed by the sound quality which seemed mediocre, even to my untrained ears. I knew that, to an extent, this was because I was using the wrong tips and therefore began to try out different tips.   I found that the COMPLY Foam Tips worked very well with these, and provided the best sound isolation of all the tips I had tried. And by the second day of using these IEMs with the COMPLY tips, I had grown to love them!   Once you get the right tips attached, and after you've burned in the IE 80s for a while  (although this may be purely psychological), the sound quality becomes excellent. I've always been using headphones, but these IEMs provide...
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Good but...


Pros: Good soundstage, great build and durability

Cons: Mid bass, useless accesories

Package:    Nice looking but really not so convenient hard case with tight space for cables. Most of the tips are useless and no mid size foam tips (that most people use) just large and small, normal silicon tips in all 3 sizes but other are really useless. I found ear hooks to be useless as well and not so gentle on cables since the critical point of break, where the cable connects to headphone, is loose. There is also nice cleaning tool with screw on the other side that is used to adjust bass.       Build:   Just great, looks great, feels good and they seem to be very durable, first earphones that lasted me over a year (and still lasting). Cable...
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These things Rock


Pros: Massive Soundstage - crystal clear sound

Cons: Weak in Bass - though adjustable they are too heavy if pushed too high

I love these little beasts. I pair them with my goto player the Colorfly C3 (Hidden Gem) -   If you have a good source track these little  iem's shine - the sound is pristine and crystal clear - They have a lovely wide soundstage way out of proportion to their size; The Bass is a little weak but the high and mids shine. The only downsides to this are poor isolation (fixed by swapping for better buds) and the weak bass - but even turning the adjustable side bass boost dials just muddies the presentation a little. Then again I'm not really into tracks with too heavy a low frequency range preferring brighter sounds - I can wear these all day long and not even notice them -...
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very enjoyable, relax sound


Pros: sound, detachable cable, build quality, brand,modable,tuning feature

Cons: fit, recessed mids, most accessories are useless

very relax sounding IEM, great for relaxing, fit is awkward if u have small ears, accessories are tons but most are useless, tape mod is good! Recommended

Good IEM


Pros: variable bass, detachable cable

Cons: isolation, carry case

IE80 has a warm sound overall,crisp high and punchy bass. The "bass knob" was the best part for me since I am not a basshead so I only turn the knob to halfway. many people said the main issue was isolation but it really depends on where u used it, for me the isolation was enough in train and buses(maybe I dont like total isolation). To me the carrying case seems to be too big for IEMs

Good IEMs


Pros: rich and warm sound, gd bass, clear, sweet treble

Cons: isolation, not comfortable enough, not detail enough

This is my first high-and in-ear monitor. It changed my hobby. IE80 made me realized the difference between crappy earphones and good earphones is huge. I'm addicted to audio stuff now...and it all begins with this stunning earphone.

Disappointing stock. Quite nice modded.


Pros: Bass, soundstage

Cons: Fit, mids

The retail package for the IE 80 is one of the most impressive IEM packages I've seen. The IEMs are nicely presented and the brushed aluminium box looks very sleek. Opening the box confirms this with a the box despite being plastic with aluminium faceplates seems very well constructed and more than adaquetely protects the IEMs themselves although the L shaped 3.5mm connector can be difficult to fit into the case. The included tip selection is very wide. However for me, this is where the problems began. The tips selection, while wide, is still subpar in design, with many of the buds themselves seems to be designed for freakish ear canals, a fact not helped by the wide nozzle design of...
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Amazing IEM with broad soundstage


Pros: comfortable, swappable cables, great bass

Cons: sound isolation

I've had this IEM for 3 months. It has won me over with its broad soundstage. I must say, please do swap the original cables with more capable ones; it makes a huge difference.
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