Agree IE8 cable is better as it is simply detachable. No hassle if cable went wrong, just easily fixed by changing cable
post #16 of 21
11/14/09 at 6:59pm
So I was browsing through the web and found some Sennheiser ie8's for $300. 200 off the msrp. I'm considering the purchase but I would like to know what you guys think.
Should I get these or the Westone 3 or what do you guys think about the Sleek Audio SA6 since they have an accessory that allow you to go wireless.
I enjoy really deep basses but without lacking in rich details. The styles I listen include but are not limited to: Old school rap, gangsta rap (eazy e mostly), techno, rock and some others
And also what accessories should go along (ie portable amp, or a new cable)
My experience with the IE8 echoes HONEYBOY's. I've not heard the W3 but I did have the UM3X, which is also praised for its detail retrieval. I didn't find it to be anymore detailed than the IE8. The IE8 just presents details differently. I also haven't found its bass to be huge or uncontrolled and I am not a basshead. Treble extension is effortless and the mids are there without being too forward. Its soundstage is remarkable for an IEM and akin to full-sized phones. It's the most natural, musical and enjoyable IEM that I've heard to date. However, sound isolation is not its strength. When I want that I pop in the SE530's.