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Originally Posted by sjondenon View Post



Yeaah thanks for your comparison! The highs on the q-jays are indeed to bright. I'm owning a pair of large hybrid tips which came with the stock earphones from my Walkman A847 so I will use them. 1 last question: Do I have to wear them over the ear or is it also possible to wear them straight? It can be a bit uncomfortable for me as I'm wearing glasses...

 

 


You have to hear them over the ear, but its unnoticeable when your wearing it, as the cable is a special kevlar type of cable which is amazingly super light, flexible and strong, so no microphonics when your wearing them even if you have glasses on.

 

post #722 of 817
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You have to hear them over the ear, but its unnoticeable when your wearing it, as the cable is a special kevlar type of cable which is amazingly super light, flexible and strong, so no microphonics when your wearing them even if you have glasses on.

 


Okay, thanks for your advice. I'm sending my q-jays back next week (and retrieve my money) and then I will buy them. Is €143 for the ie7 a good price?

 

post #723 of 817
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Okay, thanks for your advice. I'm sending my q-jays back next week (and retrieve my money) and then I will buy them. Is €143 for the ie7 a good price?

 

 

Yes, 143 euros is about equiv to 205 USD and 189AUD, considering I spent $300 on mine earlier this year with two pairs of T-400 tips at $20 each and the IE7 range mostly from $240-320, 143 euros is a great buy, just make sure your buying from a authorised dealer, so you don't end up with fakes.
 

 

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Yes, 143 euros is about equiv to 205 USD and 189AUD, considering I spent $300 on mine earlier this year with two pairs of T-400 tips at $20 each and the IE7 range mostly from $240-320, 143 euros is a great buy, just make sure your buying from a authorised dealer, so you don't end up with fakes.
 

 


EEW, I changed my mind :P I"m gettng the IE8. I'm getting €90 for my q-jays , and i can get the IE8 for €202 all in, so that makes €102 for the IE8 ,not bad:), anyway, thanks for your help

 

post #725 of 817
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Originally Posted by sjondenon View Post




EEW, I changed my mind :P I"m gettng the IE8. I'm getting €90 for my q-jays , and i can get the IE8 for €202 all in, so that makes €102 for the IE8 ,not bad:), anyway, thanks for your help

 

 

Just make sure you get it from a reputable and authorised dealer, there are too many fake IE8's out there.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/457420/warning-fake-ie8s-comparison-pictures-included/885#post_7627683
 

 

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I've recently bought a pair of IE7.it gets about 200 hours of burn in,but i still find the high too harsh :( Ipod touch is used with IE7.is there anybody here using IE7 with ipod touch? Does ipod touch cause the high too harsh :(

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Originally Posted by BoAni View Post

I've recently bought a pair of IE7.it gets about 200 hours of burn in,but i still find the high too harsh :( Ipod touch is used with IE7.is there anybody here using IE7 with ipod touch? Does ipod touch cause the high too harsh :(



try shure tips , i am using them for my ie7

 

post #728 of 817
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Custom 3's were going for $99 brand new for quite a while, and under 100 used here.  Not sure if you can still find them at that price.

 

I did mean just at metal/rock.  The IE7 timbre was far more realistic and enjoyable for acoustic, classical, jazz, etc.   I only enjoy Klipsch's bright signature when listening to some genre's.  YMMV  

 

I'm not sure I would classify the Custom3 as a league above the IE7.  If I had to choose between the two entirely, I would go with the IE7 hands down.


I agree, in  fact IE7 's timbre is better than many armature drivers in its price range.  People who used to  iems  like ck10, shure 315, 535 tend to feel that sound on ie7 is muffled but after further listening , they realise the sennheiser actually sound sweet while theirs sounded  rather thin , treble focused. I wonder if there is a high end iem that improves on IE7 clarity while retains its timbre, an iem that can play the balancing act of warmness and clarity
 

 


Edited by hentai - 7/26/11 at 3:53am
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Not really sure if I've heard an IEM that compares to what you are looking for but I very much prefer my IE8's to my IE7's. I even re cabled my IE8 and that has completely changed them for the better. So much more detail in mids (especially vocals) treble and bass is tight! The soundstage is huge on the IE8's. I'm actually getting a pair of Sony EX1000's as I've heard so much good about them and will compare them to my re cabled IE8's (pure silver cable).
 

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I agree, in  fact IE7 's timbre is better than many armature drivers in its price range.  People who used to  iems  like ck10, shure 315, 535 tend to feel that sound on ie7 is muffled but after further listening , they realise the sennheiser actually sound sweet while theirs sounded  rather thin , treble focused. I wonder if there is a high end iem that improves on IE7 clarity while retains its timbre, an iem that can play the balancing act of warmness and clarity
 

 



 

post #730 of 817
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Yes, 143 euros is about equiv to 205 USD and 189AUD, considering I spent $300 on mine earlier this year with two pairs of T-400 tips at $20 each and the IE7 range mostly from $240-320, 143 euros is a great buy, just make sure your buying from a authorized dealer, so you don't end up with fakes.
 

 



Wow you spent $300 on them? I paid that for my IE8s and they are Authorized dealers. I also paid $94.00 for refurbished IE7's (like new) and they are also authorized dealers. As you can tell I am a bargain shopper lol.

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Originally Posted by BoAni View Post

I've recently bought a pair of IE7.it gets about 200 hours of burn in,but i still find the high too harsh :( Ipod touch is used with IE7.is there anybody here using IE7 with ipod touch? Does ipod touch cause the high too harsh :(


Harsh?  Are you EQing  your touch?  If so, set the EQ to flat and relisten.
 

 

post #732 of 817
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Wow you spent $300 on them? I paid that for my IE8s and they are Authorized dealers. I also paid $94.00 for refurbished IE7's (like new) and they are also authorized dealers. As you can tell I am a bargain shopper lol.

I think most here that bought the IE7 (previous pages) paid around close to what I paid, but don't forget I got 5 years warranty + 2 pairs of T-400 tips in that price, not to mention brand new not refurbished, of course if I wanted a refurbed IE7, I would've just bought $120 refurbished IE7's from a local dealer, so yeah.

 

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Not really sure if I've heard an IEM that compares to what you are looking for but I very much prefer my IE8's to my IE7's. I even re cabled my IE8 and that has completely changed them for the better. So much more detail in mids (especially vocals) treble and bass is tight! The soundstage is huge on the IE8's. I'm actually getting a pair of Sony EX1000's as I've heard so much good about them and will compare them to my re cabled IE8's (pure silver cable).
 



 



The Sony EX1000's are bit overhyped, I can certainly tell you that they retain the sound signature from the EX700SL's, but the highs are bit more harsh and the IE8's are much more warmer. This was the case with the EX700's but a bit of eQ'ing or a good amp helped reduce the harsh highs and slightly rolled off bass when the volume was half notch. The EX700's are little bit under the Shure SE530 in terms of sound quality (mids, lows and your bass and highs) and the EX1000's are little bit improved over the weakness' of the EX700 (which benefitted from amp'ing or eq'ing), but depending on how much your getting the EX1000's for, they were and bit overpriced for what they are really worth.

 

My 2c.

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Where did you get 5 year warranty? Does Sennheiser offer longer warranty for the Euros? I did get a warranty from square trade though but that is for 2 years on refurb. 3 years on New items. To me refurb is basically like new, not to mention I had to burn them in for about 220 hours before they became remotely listenable (especially when comping from a burned in pair of IE8s lol they sounded like garbage at first).

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post



I think most here that bought the IE7 (previous pages) paid around close to what I paid, but don't forget I got 5 years warranty + 2 pairs of T-400 tips in that price, not to mention brand new not refurbished, of course if I wanted a refurbed IE7, I would've just bought $120 refurbished IE7's from a local dealer, so yeah.

 



 

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I'm getting mine for $284.00 opposed to the $500 price tag which I would not spend lol. I spend $265 on my first IE8 and $300 for the second pair I just got so I'm always looking for the sales; not into overpaying. From what I've been hearing though it seems a lot of people prefer their Sony's to the IE8s. I'll be comparing them though but I think its gonna be a more different presentation as the Sony's put you on stage while the IE8s put you in the third row. Since I upgraded the cables my IE8s aren't really warm anymore but all 3 spectrum's have been noticeably improved. The shures aren't my cup of tea at all lol they sound very boring, mad sibilance for me and are way overpriced in my opinion. I much prefer the IE7 over the shure's any day. The only good thing about the shures was the vocals and my IE8s beat them in that department (especially since the re cable).

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post





The Sony EX1000's are bit overhyped, I can certainly tell you that they retain the sound signature from the EX700SL's, but the highs are bit more harsh and the IE8's are much more warmer. This was the case with the EX700's but a bit of eQ'ing or a good amp helped reduce the harsh highs and slightly rolled off bass when the volume was half notch. The EX700's are little bit under the Shure SE530 in terms of sound quality (mids, lows and your bass and highs) and the EX1000's are little bit improved over the weakness' of the EX700 (which benefitted from amp'ing or eq'ing), but depending on how much your getting the EX1000's for, they were and bit overpriced for what they are really worth.

 

My 2c.



 

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