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post #16 of 49
there is other things you are not taking into account the casing and cable also contributes to the sound sig of an iem as well as the configuration of parts inside the casing
post #17 of 49
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Originally Posted by Bonthouse View Post
Wrongo, the IE8 uses two dynamic drives, and I wouldn't call it a huge IEM to be honest.
I wonder what those crafty Germans will come up next with
I don't believe this is accurate. Nowhere in their marketing does Sennheiser mention 2 drivers per channel and if this were true, they wouldn't be silent about it.
post #18 of 49
the thing is, having owned the Atrio M5 and the Sennheiser IE8 i can definitly say that dynamic drivers have nothing to envy, they can be just as good or better then armature earphones, actually, theres the harmonics and the feeling to the music which i couldnt notice with the triple.fi which the IE8 satisfy, the Ie8 might be a bit less clear, but provide more satisfaction,
post #19 of 49
what would be interesting would be a conglomerate of a iem with a dynamic driver for bass a mid driver that is balanced armature and a high balanced armature....that would be neat
post #20 of 49
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Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post
I don't believe this is accurate. Nowhere in their marketing does Sennheiser mention 2 drivers per channel and if this was true, they wouldn't be silent about it.
Absolutly true, I recalled somebody saying they had two drivers per earpiece, but that was wrong! My apologies if I created any false hope

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Originally Posted by hockeyb213 View Post
what would be interesting would be a conglomerate of a iem with a dynamic driver for bass a mid driver that is balanced armature and a high balanced armature....that would be neat
That has been done and it's called the SF5 EB. Turned out not to be THAT good
post #21 of 49
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Originally Posted by Bonthouse View Post
Absolutly true, I recalled somebody saying they had two drivers per earpiece, but that was wrong! My apologies if I created any false hope



That has been done and it's called the SF5 EB. Turned out not to be THAT good
I thought that was only a 2 driver iem not a 3. I am talking about 3 drivers with a 3 way crossover if you only have 2 the dynamic will overpower everything else therefore it needs to be in the minority.
post #22 of 49
Does anyone know any other dynamic driver IEM that matches IE8 in the market? or any other ones that has been famous?
post #23 of 49
one that matches the ie8 would be hard to find, but the denons dynamic driver iem were pretty popular for awhile (although they might not qualiy as an iem in the strictest sense of the word, as they kinda stuck out alot)
post #24 of 49
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Originally Posted by imademymark View Post
one that matches the ie8 would be hard to find, but the denons dynamic driver iem were pretty popular for awhile (although they might not qualiy as an iem in the strictest sense of the word, as they kinda stuck out alot)
thanks ^ ^ I really have to listen to IE8 to know what they are...and I just ordered one...I don't understand, IE8 is been there for sometime now, much longer than W3 and just recently theres so much hype about it for some reason...
post #25 of 49
SA6 is armature too.

Personally I prefer good dynamic drivers instead of armature, they have for me more natural sound and wider soundstage.
post #26 of 49
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Originally Posted by Feather225 View Post
I don't understand, IE8 is been there for sometime now, much longer than W3 and just recently theres so much hype about it for some reason...
Well i think this is due to the fact that Westone has a steady fanbase in the high-end IEM market, Sennheiser only just released their first high-end IEM line. Not many people will risk buying 500 dollar ear buds, not knowing what to expect from them. For many Westone/Shure/UE fans, it'll probable be a lot easier to make a decision buying their newest products.
post #27 of 49
Im pretty sure the Klipsch Image iem are using dynamic.

otto
post #28 of 49
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Originally Posted by ottoyu34 View Post
Im pretty sure the Klipsch Image iem are using dynamic.

otto
Nope, Image x10 uses single micro balance amateur driver ^ ^
post #29 of 49
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Originally Posted by hockeyb213 View Post
what would be interesting would be a conglomerate of a iem with a dynamic driver for bass a mid driver that is balanced armature and a high balanced armature....that would be neat
They'd either have to make the BA drivers less quick or find a way to make the dynamic super quick. Otherwise it would just be another failed attempt like a certain UE IEM.
post #30 of 49
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Nope, Image x10 uses single micro balance amateur driver ^ ^
Hah. cnet must be wrong i was looking at their specs on cnet. It too gd to be true to fit a dynamic in that small space.

otto
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