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post #646 of 8031
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Originally Posted by peanutbutterjam View Post
Wow that's quite fast... You tried burning them in 1st? I heard that the sound really changes...
Yeah I burned them in... I ran pink noise overnight the first night, and I listened for 6-8 hours a day, for around 3 weeks (I can listen all day at work). I was always going to try the W3 when it came out, and to my ears they just better the IE8 overall- even after the IE8 is burned in.
post #647 of 8031
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Originally Posted by soyama View Post
Ya, Got the IE8's today, currently listening to Global DJ Broadcast 20. november.
From Markus Schulz.
I've only tried them for like 2 hours so far.
Compared to my AKG k324P there is more clarity in the IE8, they are more detailed, there is a tiny bit more bass I belive, but its a different soundsignature all together.. Ill write a better reviewish post when I have tried more thouroughly other tips and the phones themselves.

And compare to the incomming triple.fi10pro's within next week sometime.
yes, ill like to hear more about the trance with them as i am a gdjb and asot fan hugely. did you buy the progression album from markus? i am amazed as rarely have i heard an american dj who really knows trance. sweet dj he is
post #648 of 8031
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
Yeah I burned them in... I ran pink noise overnight the first night, and I listened for 6-8 hours a day, for around 3 weeks (I can listen all day at work). I was always going to try the W3 when it came out, and to my ears they just better the IE8 overall- even after the IE8 is burned in.
Hmm, interesting. But the Atrio is still a keeper?
post #649 of 8031
ie8 is still better than w3 because ie8 reveals the most details in a song after like 250 hours burn in
post #650 of 8031
Which portable amp is a good match with IE8's?
I was thinking maybe the 3move or the P-51.
post #651 of 8031
My IE8s sound superb with the iQube, iBasso D3 and P3 with Topkit.
I would be hard-pressed to choose a favorite between the 3. iQube probably edges the other out in neutrality and deep bass, whereas the D3 has the largest soundstage and is a bit brighter. The P3 falls about in-between.

If you can use a larger sized portable, the Decware Zenhead sounds really fine. The crossfeed implementation is the best I have heard in any amp.
post #652 of 8031
Hi HiFlight

I'm interested in iBasso D3 and already ordered IE8. I would appreciate if you could post more detailed impression of that combo. Thanks.

EDIT:Off topic, just saw that you have er4s too. Is iBasso D3 good combination with them too?
post #653 of 8031
I like my IE8 paired with my SR-71A using Tysonic ultra-low discharge. The synergy is good and the amount of airiniess is just nice.
post #654 of 8031
Yeah, the SR-71A is a really nice amp (as i heard) but since it would be my first portable amp i just can't justify the relatively high price of it yet. D3 fits my price range well for now and later i will probably move to something better like yours. Thanks anyway Darkkopi.
post #655 of 8031
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Originally Posted by NajoBB View Post
Yeah, the SR-71A is a really nice amp (as i heard) but since it would be my first portable amp i just can't justify the relatively high price of it yet. D3 fits my price range well for now and later i will probably move to something better like yours. Thanks anyway Darkkopi.
The D3 is worth for it's price the last time I tried it but did not manage to try it with the IE8 though, since I have yet to own it when I try
post #656 of 8031
I wasn't planing to buy it for IE8, rather for ER4S (which i'm trying to buy for over a year now but i didn't know much about amps before) and PK1 since i want to make a little collection of iems and earbuds of my own and some of them require an amp. But if it can drive them (IE8) better than straight from an DAP only, which i hope, it's a plus.
post #657 of 8031
Guys (IE8 owners) - how do you find the noise isolation of IE8? I got mine IE8 yesterday, and compared to ue sf5pro I have, the sound isolation is very different, IE8 let in much more noise. I have a good seal with medium double flanges, the bass is very nice and accurate, heavy and not muddy. But when on the street or on the tube, I can hear much more noise. Is there any way to rectify it? Will Comply T-400 that fit the cx senns (300, 400, 500) fit on IE8? I found that tips from my cx-300 fit on IE8 without problems.
post #658 of 8031
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Originally Posted by cassper View Post
Guys (IE8 owners) - how do you find the noise isolation of IE8? I got mine IE8 yesterday, and compared to ue sf5pro I have, the sound isolation is very different, IE8 let in much more noise. I have a good seal with medium double flanges, the bass is very nice and accurate, heavy and not muddy. But when on the street or on the tube, I can hear much more noise. Is there any way to rectify it? Will Comply T-400 that fit the cx senns (300, 400, 500) fit on IE8? I found that tips from my cx-300 fit on IE8 without problems.
Yes the comply tips do fit but i keep losing the seal every 2 minutes,not sure whether its the shape of the phones or not but it doesn't work for me.
The best iem ive heard,but let down by poor isolation.
Wish i hadn't bothered getting them now.
post #659 of 8031
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Originally Posted by cassper View Post
Guys (IE8 owners) - how do you find the noise isolation of IE8? I got mine IE8 yesterday, and compared to ue sf5pro I have, the sound isolation is very different, IE8 let in much more noise. I have a good seal with medium double flanges, the bass is very nice and accurate, heavy and not muddy. But when on the street or on the tube, I can hear much more noise. Is there any way to rectify it? Will Comply T-400 that fit the cx senns (300, 400, 500) fit on IE8? I found that tips from my cx-300 fit on IE8 without problems.
The IE8 is somehow not a fully closed IEM, so it does leaks in more sound no matter how good your seal is.
post #660 of 8031
In my experience, not fully closed IEMs have much better soundstage, and i don't need total isolation.
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