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post #631 of 8026
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
Just a small thing on the bass. I went right to the Comply mediums (not the thin or T100 smalls) and found the bass to be excellent, as HPA said, made the X10s sound kind of thin. I also stuck on a pair of olives, same result. Didn't try the silicone or other tips. And now the 3s are back in the box, until Xmas. But the bass is still on my mind, just a wonderful sound. I owned Atrios v1, but not IE8 or any other top shelf (in terms of cost) universal, apart form the SA6s and X10s.

Chris, it's a real mystery. I have to believe it's the tip. Just try the foamies, for science's sake.
I've tried my Olives... and I could tell they sealed just fine. The result was just about an identical frequency range as offered by the large grey single flange silicon tips provided. I'll have to spend some more time with the Comply tips, even though I've never really liked them.
post #632 of 8026
I may have some problems with the seal on IE8, I have to use the smallest tips, to get them comfortably put into my ear, the other tips, I feel the iems themselves are not far enough in..

I may have too weird ears to fit the iems themselves into them perhaps
But with the smallest tips I get good sound isolation and I feel I can't get a much better seal, but the audio is not what I would call astounding.

Its not as great or shocking as most of the reviews about IE8 has made me belive it was.
It's good that I choose to try them out before buying for good, Cause I'm not sure they are worth the price.

I still haven't burned them in, only used them for abou 24ish hours, so they may still improve.
Most my listening time has been at work also, with only 1 plug into my left ear and right open and free, in case someone tells me something..
That leaves out quite abit of the soundexperience.
Waiting for more quality listening time!
post #633 of 8026
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
Just a small thing on the bass. I went right to the Comply mediums (not the thin or T100 smalls) and found the bass to be excellent, as HPA said, made the X10s sound kind of thin. I also stuck on a pair of olives, same result. Didn't try the silicone or other tips. And now the 3s are back in the box, until Xmas. But the bass is still on my mind, just a wonderful sound. I owned Atrios v1, but not IE8 or any other top shelf (in terms of cost) universal, apart form the SA6s and X10s.

Chris, it's a real mystery. I have to believe it's the tip. Just try the foamies, for science's sake.
If your wife really wanted to be mean she would have tested your Xmas gift herself before putting it under the tree, instead of letting you test it for her.
post #634 of 8026
She's not that tough. I insisted, of course, that I make sure they were functioning properly before I let her whisk them away. She just wanted something major to hand over, apart from the usual socks, etc. I'm good with that. I heard them enough to know I will keep them. Now, I have to wait until March for birthday to get the UM56s.

On that issue, I have an old silicone (softerwear) pair of sleeves from the FS EM3s (remember them?). Wonder if they will work. They are yellowed a bit, and never really worked with the ER4Ps or the Atrios. I'll give them a try, but my hopes are not high that they will work. They cost me like $185 5 years ago.
post #635 of 8026
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
I've tried my Olives... and I could tell they sealed just fine. The result was just about an identical frequency range as offered by the large grey single flange silicon tips provided. I'll have to spend some more time with the Comply tips, even though I've never really liked them.
Hmm, very strange. Not sure what to say. The W3 bass really had impact for me, more than any other IEM I've owned, including the X10 and Atrio v1. This is very, very strange indeed. And as you have read, I am not alone on this front.
post #636 of 8026
Good Good.

Guys I have a question, my IE8's keep "sliding" out of my ears while wearing them, this is usually a problem if you use too big tips right? If your earcanals are too small for the tips to fit properly..

I use the same tips on my AKG set, and they seldom slide out.. Im wondering, could it be that the largness of the IE8's in themselves are making my ears push them out? AKGs are small, like cx300 or the other small bud types.
If i should try the Westone3's im afraid they would fit my ears very badly!
post #637 of 8026
I was wondering if anyone could post a pic of all the tips that come with the Sennheiser IE8? I am mainly interested in all the small tips that it comes with. I absolutely just love the small Klipsch single and double gel tips on my X10s and can't imagine myself getting another IEM unless it is that small. Or if the Sennheiser IE8 can use the Klipsch gel tips that would be even better! In fact, if possible can anyone post a pic of the small IE8 tips along with small Klipsch tips for a side by side comparison that would be fantastic.

I think I may have asked for something annoying but it would be a great help in making up my mind on these IEMs.
post #638 of 8026
Here it is: look at the last picture in particular:

Linky
post #639 of 8026
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Originally Posted by Bobofthedead View Post
Here it is: look at the last picture in particular:

Linky
Ahh thank you for that! Now I just need a klipsch tip vs senn tip comparison.
post #640 of 8026
Well, I unfortunately haven't tried the IE8's speciality tips personally, but the Klipsch tipsch won't fit onto the Sennheiser exit tubes: they're too skinny. If you look at the Klipsch 'phones and the Sennheiser tubes here:



The Sennheiser tubes can't fit the Klipsch tipsch, but the IE8 comes with a massive array of tips, from standard silicone, to Shure-esque foam, to strange and ineffable semi-flanges. There's probably at least one for everyone.
post #641 of 8026
Bah well, just ordered myself a pair. It came out to 213.40 Euro. Will see how it fits once it's here. Looking forward to compare them to my Klipsch X10s.

Damn upgraditis, I just can't be satisfied with anything!
post #642 of 8026
Klipsch tips are not the standard version. The one on Senn is compatible with Sony, UE, etc
post #643 of 8026
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Originally Posted by toughnut View Post
Klipsch tips are not the standard version. The one on Senn is compatible with Sony, UE, etc
On my old Klipsch Custom 3's all of the Shure SE530 buds from there fitment kit worked fine.... in fact for me the isolation is the same using the black olives (m) from shure on both the Custom 3 & SE530's. The Custom 3's were far more comfortable managing a tighter fit and a deeper in ear experience.
post #644 of 8026
My IE8's are for sale if anybody's interested saving a little cash, & run-in time.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f10/fs...hipped-388115/
post #645 of 8026
Wow that's quite fast... You tried burning them in 1st? I heard that the sound really changes...
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