God I did not know that I would end up making this thread but here I am. So i received the IE8's the other day(have had it for about 2 days), unboxed them, just checked to make sure they were real (even though the product was shipped form an authorized dealer (premier sponsor on this forum), who probably shipped it directly from sennheiser).
On my first listen, I was not really as blown away as I thought I would be, I am coming from the klipsch image s4, which is also known for its bass. There was also this note, sorry not very technical, that sounds pretty harsh. Bass is ok, presently a bit better than the s4's. Clarity is better than the s4's but not such a huge jump (6 times the price!). Also, I am pretty sure they are real, they came with all the accessories and they have that little reddish brown wire in them, though they are not that visible.
Well, the earphones are ok, not as mind blowing (since it has a mind blowing price) as I thought they would be. I have put the earphones for burn-in with music at a higher than normal volume. Will I see a change or am I just wasting my time and just return them?
UPDATE 1 - 50 + hrs of burn in
Hmmm, the soundstage seems to have opened up a bit after 50+ hrs of burn-in. I do hear a difference, not a major one but at the same time not a minor one. Lets see where this takes me!
Edited by solaris7 - 9/14/10 at 11:48am