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Yea, I reviewed it here: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/sennheiser-ie-800-dynamic-ear-monitor . Beware that it has a lot of bass - more than the EarSonics and others.

 

Thanks for responding so quickly. Does the bass of the IE800's overwhelm the mids. Is the bass very exaggerated? Thanks in advance!!

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Thanks for responding so quickly. Does the bass of the IE800's overwhelm the mids. Is the bass very exaggerated? Thanks in advance!!

 

Exaggerated, yes, but the mids are not overwhelmed. A lesser earphone would struggle with the bass quantity of the IE800 but for the Sennheisers its only a minor handicap, so to speak. 

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Cool guy  :

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qYbK7yC3tE

 

:popcorn:

 

" Its only a rock'n'roll but I like it! " 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(maybe he's me.....?    :evil: )


Edited by garcsa - 6/14/14 at 3:28pm
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What should I try next?

 

Meelectronics M9P - Enjoyed how fun they sounded (V-shaped), but mids were very lacking

Vsonic GR02 - hated these.  Way too harsh all around - treble was piercing and bass overwhelmed everything

SoundMagic E10 - incredibly boring to me.  Sound kind of neutral and just don't do it for me.  I'd compare them to a $5 set of IEMs to my ears

JVC Marshmallows - surprisingly really like the punch of the bass and overall sound, but it gets a bit crackly and highs aren't that clear

 

Looking to keep these cheap (<$30) since reviews rarely match what I expect and I go through IEM's like crazy losing/breaking them.

 

Philips SHE3580?  JVC HAFX40?  Something else?  These would be used for all genres.  I'd ideally like to have good mid-bass punch, forward mids, and highs that don't kill my ears with terrible piercing noises.


Edited by z28dreams - 6/14/14 at 5:55pm
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
 

 

Exaggerated, yes, but the mids are not overwhelmed. A lesser earphone would struggle with the bass quantity of the IE800 but for the Sennheisers its only a minor handicap, so to speak. 

 

Thanks. I will be buying this then LOL. At $600 now, it's a sweet, sweet deal. Unfortunately the WIFE is going to be PISSED, after my splurge on other goodies like the Geek Pulse & Wave campaigns, LCD-X, Hifiman HE-560 recently. I must be a glutton for punishment. Good thing i stopped buying expensive scotch and consuming them straightaway.Bad thing is i replaced that with Headphone-itis. Good thing is that i could sell the IE800 and the other stuff at near/above cost in the future. Hopefully my awesome wife understands that!!

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Originally Posted by z28dreams View Post
 

What should I try next?

 

Meelectronics M9P - Enjoyed how fun they sounded (V-shaped), but mids were very lacking

Vsonic GR02 - hated these.  Way too harsh all around - treble was piercing and bass overwhelmed everything

SoundMagic E10 - incredibly boring to me.  Sound kind of neutral and just don't do it for me.  I'd compare them to a $5 set of IEMs to my ears

JVC Marshmallows - surprisingly really like the punch of the bass and overall sound, but it gets a bit crackly and highs aren't that clear

 

Looking to keep these cheap (<$30) since reviews rarely match what I expect and I go through IEM's like crazy losing/breaking them.

 

Philips SHE3580?  JVC HAFX40?  Something else?  These would be used for all genres.  I'd ideally like to have good mid-bass punch, forward mids, and highs that don't kill my ears with terrible piercing noises.

 

   brainwavz m1 , hisound crystal , not fx40 , its the sparkiest phone i have heard till date . ath ckx5 can be good and you can consider . if you  dont want sparks highs , hisound and pny midtwon 200 will do good , one more can be xba-c10 , now they are really cheap and even if these phones lack sound stage , its a good sounding phone for its price .

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Originally Posted by z28dreams View Post
 

What should I try next?

 

Meelectronics M9P - Enjoyed how fun they sounded (V-shaped), but mids were very lacking

Vsonic GR02 - hated these.  Way too harsh all around - treble was piercing and bass overwhelmed everything

SoundMagic E10 - incredibly boring to me.  Sound kind of neutral and just don't do it for me.  I'd compare them to a $5 set of IEMs to my ears

JVC Marshmallows - surprisingly really like the punch of the bass and overall sound, but it gets a bit crackly and highs aren't that clear

 

Looking to keep these cheap (<$30) since reviews rarely match what I expect and I go through IEM's like crazy losing/breaking them.

 

Philips SHE3580?  JVC HAFX40?  Something else?  These would be used for all genres.  I'd ideally like to have good mid-bass punch, forward mids, and highs that don't kill my ears with terrible piercing noises.

Xiaomi Piston 2.0/IF Edition can be what you are after. :beerchug: You can buy from here

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Originally Posted by z28dreams View Post
 

What should I try next?

 

Meelectronics M9P - Enjoyed how fun they sounded (V-shaped), but mids were very lacking

Vsonic GR02 - hated these.  Way too harsh all around - treble was piercing and bass overwhelmed everything

SoundMagic E10 - incredibly boring to me.  Sound kind of neutral and just don't do it for me.  I'd compare them to a $5 set of IEMs to my ears

JVC Marshmallows - surprisingly really like the punch of the bass and overall sound, but it gets a bit crackly and highs aren't that clear

 

Looking to keep these cheap (<$30) since reviews rarely match what I expect and I go through IEM's like crazy losing/breaking them.

 

Philips SHE3580?  JVC HAFX40?  Something else?  These would be used for all genres.  I'd ideally like to have good mid-bass punch, forward mids, and highs that don't kill my ears with terrible piercing noises.

Dunu DN12!

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DUNU-Trident-DN-12-DN12-In-Ear-Dynamic-Earbud-Earphone-Earpiece-/281316100893?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item417fbf0b1d


Edited by garcsa - 6/15/14 at 4:28am
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Hi Joker,

 

Have you compared audio sources? By that I don't mean proper DAPs/DACs, etc. I mean a not-so-high-end-source, like a Sansa Clip+ vs a FiiO E6 being used with a phone, or just a standalone phone. Till now, I have mostly used my phone to listen to music (currently using a Sony Xperia). I can't afford to purchase a high end DAP/DAC, and also, don't feel like lugging around an additional piece of equipment in my pockets. Even leaving out the money/extra equipment thing, do you think sound quality wise a Sansa Clip+ will have any major advantage over a phone? I generally use 320kbps MP3 files and IEMs, no headphones.


Edited by HeadHoncho - 6/15/14 at 9:19am
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by z28dreams View Post
 

What should I try next?

 

Meelectronics M9P - Enjoyed how fun they sounded (V-shaped), but mids were very lacking

Vsonic GR02 - hated these.  Way too harsh all around - treble was piercing and bass overwhelmed everything

SoundMagic E10 - incredibly boring to me.  Sound kind of neutral and just don't do it for me.  I'd compare them to a $5 set of IEMs to my ears

JVC Marshmallows - surprisingly really like the punch of the bass and overall sound, but it gets a bit crackly and highs aren't that clear

 

Looking to keep these cheap (<$30) since reviews rarely match what I expect and I go through IEM's like crazy losing/breaking them.

 

Philips SHE3580?  JVC HAFX40?  Something else?  These would be used for all genres.  I'd ideally like to have good mid-bass punch, forward mids, and highs that don't kill my ears with terrible piercing noises.

 

The FX40 is quite bright. The 3580 is a better match for what you want, except it doesn't have particularly forward mids. More so than the M9, but still not forward. The Dunu DN-12 Trident recommended above might be a pretty good option, too.

 

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Hi Joker,

 

Have you compared audio sources? By that I don't mean proper DAPs/DACs, etc. I mean a not-so-high-end-source, like a Sansa Clip+ vs a FiiO E6 being used with a phone, or just a standalone phone. Till now, I have mostly used my phone to listen to music (currently using a Sony Xperia). I can't afford to purchase a high end DAP/DAC, and also, don't feel like lugging around an additional piece of equipment in my pockets. Even leaving out the money/extra equipment thing, do you think sound quality wise a Sansa Clip+ will have any major advantage over a phone? I generally use 320kbps MP3 files and IEMs, no headphones.

 

I don't have a Fiio E6 and phone audio quality varies quite a lot. iPhones are definitely comparable to a Clip+, for example, but my previous-generation HTC Android phone was pretty crap and my Clip+ was significantly better.

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lol, everytime i see this thread its grown like 20 pages.  :beerchug:

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Hey Joker - I'm back! biggrin.gif

I was doing fine with the JVC FXD80 (the mic version, it's either the FDR or the FRD) and I even upgraded my Bose OE1 to some Beyer DT770 which I've enjoyed listening with a lot.

Only thing is that I somehow managed to lose the JVCs and I was then using my old AM800 - until I somehow managed to loosen the connection between the cable and one of the buds.

I'm pretty happy getting another pair of the JVCs but I've noticed that a few of the previously recommended IEMs have been retired, so is there a replacement for them? I wouldn't mind spending a tad more but considering that I've just gone through £60's worth of IEM, I probably shouldn't spend too much tongue.gif

If getting a pair without the mic will considerably increase value or sound quality, I might just go for that as well.

Cheers again man!



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Hey Joker - I'm back! biggrin.gif

I was doing fine with the JVC FXD80 (the mic version, it's either the FDR or the FRD) and I even upgraded my Bose OE1 to some Beyer DT770 which I've enjoyed listening with a lot.

Only thing is that I somehow managed to lose the JVCs and I was then using my old AM800 - until I somehow managed to loosen the connection between the cable and one of the buds.

I'm pretty happy getting another pair of the JVCs but I've noticed that a few of the previously recommended IEMs have been retired, so is there a replacement for them? I wouldn't mind spending a tad more but considering that I've just gone through £60's worth of IEM, I probably shouldn't spend too much tongue.gif

If getting a pair without the mic will considerably increase value or sound quality, I might just go for that as well.

Cheers again man!



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    a better value ? it will be hard but yes similarly price to sq phones that i can recommend are rha-ma750 , if you want some more balance re-400 , hf5 can be considered .

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Hey ljokerl,

 

I signed up to enter the Noble contest, but as a longtime lurker, I just wanted to thank you for all your help and reviews here!

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Whats a relatively inexpensive IEM ($50) that has good clarity, while also being fun?
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