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post #4006 of 8026
Just got the IE8s!! The sound is definitely "bigger" than the IE7s. I'm liking it so hard. I'm really happy with my upgrade...the idea of a detachable cable really makes me feel better. Will continue to burn-in. I burned my IE7s in for ~250 hours and they sounded pretty good to me. However, I wished the sound was fuller which is what I hope the IE8s will provide.
post #4007 of 8026
Got mine a few days ago and have roughly 60 hours burn in on them.

Tried them a few days ago, and again today. I seem to be getting unbalanced volume - the right seems about 10% louder than the left. Although I seem to be getting a good fit on most of the tips, I suspect this is the problem. Is there any way to do a proper test to prove this?
post #4008 of 8026
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Originally Posted by Joe91 View Post
Got mine a few days ago and have roughly 60 hours burn in on them.

Tried them a few days ago, and again today. I seem to be getting unbalanced volume - the right seems about 10% louder than the left. Although I seem to be getting a good fit on most of the tips, I suspect this is the problem. Is there any way to do a proper test to prove this?
Switch ears and see if it is louder in the left ear. If so, they're imbalanced... unless it's your source. To test your source you can try out another headphone/earphone and see if it's the same thing.

My Macbook Air has an imbalanced output. Really frustrating since I thought for quite a while that it was my headphones and didn't even clue in for months. Finally after 3 or 4 earphones I realized it was my laptop... fat chance in hell I'd get a 'Genius' to hear it.
post #4009 of 8026
Does anyone happen to know what the manual bass tune knob does exactly [inside the IEM enclosure]? Does it move the driver back and forth or something in order to create more "space" for the sound to resonate? It'd be interesting to know.
post #4010 of 8026
I believe it opens up a tiny port... if you put your fingers directly over the little screw the bass disappears almost completely.
post #4011 of 8026
Cool, that's awesome. The hole is so small too. The openings on the IE7 were huge yet the bass wasn't anywhere near that of the IE8s.
post #4012 of 8026
I have 360+ hours of burn-in. I think it's enough ?
post #4013 of 8026
Double post
post #4014 of 8026
That's more than enough

I'm enjoying the phones without counting the burn-in.
post #4015 of 8026
I'm not counting Just burn them 24/7 and then multiplied to quantity of days i own them Simple :P

BTW i'm really happy that passed IE 6 and IE7(which i was considering as a buy). Saved some money and nerves too It would be really bad to buy IE7 and later want IE8.

I love sound of IE8, perfectly suits my ears and my taste.
They are very comfortable, i can wear them for hours without any inconveniences.
And i'm happy that they have a detachable cable.

Now i can say that IE 8 really correspond to their 280 $ price tag.

Today i will try to adjust bass knob and see what changes
post #4016 of 8026
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Originally Posted by Joe91 View Post
Got mine a few days ago and have roughly 60 hours burn in on them.

Tried them a few days ago, and again today. I seem to be getting unbalanced volume - the right seems about 10% louder than the left. Although I seem to be getting a good fit on most of the tips, I suspect this is the problem. Is there any way to do a proper test to prove this?

I had the same problem, and spent an annoying few weeks wondering if i was hearing things and trying every method under the sun to confirm if it was a problem with the IEM's or a problem with my source or maybe just my hearing.
But in the end i sent them back to Sennheiser, since i reasoned, if they're faulty, i get a new pair, if they're not, i get 'piece of mind' knowing the problem isn't with the IEM's.

My advice is, don't spend too much time driving urself crazy, just sent them back.

On the up side u've only got 60 hours burn-in. I had 400!

Also, this guy seemed to have a similar problem:
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/m...lanced-406651/
post #4017 of 8026
Another detailed review of the IE8 here. (hint hint) -- I am still waiting for the perfect loaner pair okay? okay? Just waiting...
post #4018 of 8026
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Originally Posted by MusicalMetal420 View Post
I had the same problem, and spent an annoying few weeks wondering if i was hearing things and trying every method under the sun to confirm if it was a problem with the IEM's or a problem with my source or maybe just my hearing.
But in the end i sent them back to Sennheiser, since i reasoned, if they're faulty, i get a new pair, if they're not, i get 'piece of mind' knowing the problem isn't with the IEM's.

My advice is, don't spend too much time driving urself crazy, just sent them back.

On the up side u've only got 60 hours burn-in. I had 400!

Also, this guy seemed to have a similar problem:
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/m...lanced-406651/
Yeah, it really was driving me crazy. Decided to send them back under warranty and will get a pair of SE530s instead - IE8s were a bit sore for my ears.
post #4019 of 8026
Sorry to hear that. Good luck with the SE530's. Hope they work out better for you.
post #4020 of 8026
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Originally Posted by Vladimir_F1 View Post
Now i can say that IE 8 really correspond to their 280 $ price tag.
May I ask where you got them for $280? I think I have decided on getting the IE8's but don't know where to get them for a good price.

Live in the US btw
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