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post #7846 of 8031

Is there anyone who prefers IE8 to the IE80. If so, please state your reasons. Am only interested in the sonic attributes. Thanks!

post #7847 of 8031
IE80's bass after burn-in is deeper and cleaner. I've owned an IE8, genuine obviously, and after burn-in it didn't sound as sharp to the ears. However, even after burn-in the ie8 still had a hump in the mid bass as well as still being sharper in sound compared to the ie80 post burn. I'm at around 150 hours with the ie80 and the sound is improving slowly. It took me 300 - 400 hours to feel that the ie8 had reached its maximum potential.
post #7848 of 8031
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Originally Posted by Eugguy View Post

IE80's bass after burn-in is deeper and cleaner. I've owned an IE8, genuine obviously, and after burn-in it didn't sound as sharp to the ears. However, even after burn-in the ie8 still had a hump in the mid bass as well as still being sharper in sound compared to the ie80 post burn. I'm at around 150 hours with the ie80 and the sound is improving slowly. It took me 300 - 400 hours to feel that the ie8 had reached its maximum potential.

Mid bass depends a lot on the source as well. I've tried a few and there are a few sources that gives the lower-mids a bump, causing mid bass to be sometimes untolerable without EQ'ing. That said the IE80 doesn't eliminate the mid bass complete, it simply improves upon it but it is still very evident. Now, IE800 is totally different story.

post #7849 of 8031

Is it true that certain iems are more suitable for certain genres of music ?

 

I am getting the ie80s for 239 euros is that a reasonable price (germany)? If not please let me know of a lower one ?

post #7850 of 8031

Got these on a Toxic Cables Silver Poison recable and love them!

Brilliant iem's that I wont be parted from!! :)

 

 

 

 

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post #7851 of 8031
Those look so slick with that cable Paul Graham, nice. I'm contemplating on getting a pair but I'm a sucker for some life like mids.
post #7852 of 8031
More to the point. How do they sound? Does the cable do anything to reduce that awful mid bass hump?
post #7853 of 8031
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More to the point. How do they sound? Does the cable do anything to reduce that awful mid bass hump?

I'm considering changing the cable on my IE8 as well just to see how much difference it may make.
post #7854 of 8031

IMO the cable does make a difference. It tightens the sound up, Highs are crisper.

post #7855 of 8031

On that note, what are the options for IE8 cables?

post #7856 of 8031

Well I got mine from Toxic Cables.

 

You have options of materials and connectors etc, 

Heres the main thread on here - 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/609155/toxic-cables-the-appreciation-thread

 

Bear in mind the wait at the moment is around 8 weeks due to Frank being a one man band and hes working hard to catch up on all orders.

post #7857 of 8031
Might attempt the tape mod later today if I can find some transparent tape. Query, any tape or insulating tape?
post #7858 of 8031
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Might attempt the tape mod later today if I can find some transparent tape. Query, any tape or insulating tape?

 

Any tape will do. I used spare Scotch tape on my IE80s. I'd try and avoid really strong adhesives though, I just rather like to keep the faceplate the way it is. I like the sound of the tape mod, so I hope it works out for you :P

post #7859 of 8031
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Any tape will do. I used spare Scotch tape on my IE80s. I'd try and avoid really strong adhesives though, I just rather like to keep the faceplate the way it is. I like the sound of the tape mod, so I hope it works out for you :P

 

I just got black insulating tape. Worried it might be leave too sticky a residue though. 

 

Just cover the bass knobs or the whole face plate?

post #7860 of 8031
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I just got black insulating tape. Worried it might be leave too sticky a residue though. 

 

Just cover the bass knobs or the whole face plate?

 

I just cover the bass ports with a tiny square of transparent tape. I think insulating tape might leave a residue depending on the quality of the tape. I tried covering the whole faceplate, but I found the tape edges to be uncomfortable if they touched my ears.

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