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post #1591 of 1600
Never liked Sennheisers. Don't know why. The Sennheisers veil? Coloration? The sibilance?
post #1592 of 1600

I'm a new SE215 owner!  Got them used for $50 today, from someone who said he was "upgrading to Momentums"... Not sure that's really an upgrade, but for this price I don't want to know.  :cool:

 

So far I love the fit, the isolation and especially the sheer ruggedness - these appear to be indestructible.

 

Nice, neutral, analytical (in a good way) sound.  Only con so far is microdynamics - I'll need to see if I can get used to wearing the cable behind my head, that seems to reduce the noise quite a bit.


Edited by Delirious Lab - 6/19/15 at 12:13pm
post #1593 of 1600

So this while surfing:

 

http://ru.aliexpress.com/store/product/Original-SE-215-Wired-3-5MM-Hi-fi-stereo-headphones-Professional-ear-metal-noise-fone-de/1358867_32336736764.html

 

 

I think we can expect many fake SE215 on eBay soon 

 

May be it's just gray market items, but probably not. 

post #1594 of 1600

Out visiting relatives and left my main headphones (Grado SR80i) at home, so I have my SE215s in a nice quiet place. Really liking the sound with Radiohead's "In Rainbows." Unfortunately, I usually only listen to these on my loud school bus, and even with the isolation, I don't get to fully appreciate the sound from these. Right now, everything in "Faust Arp" sounds wonderful, especially all the stringed instruments.

post #1595 of 1600

I just got  a pair of SE215 delivered a few hours ago. 

 

For me they fit with the large foam tips. With this jammed into my ears, my initial impression is that the bass seems overstated compared to SE420, M40x, HD650, SP25-II. This is fairly dominating and is somewhat distracting for me right now. I may change my mind as I get used to them over several hours of continual listening over each of the next few days.

 

For me, this bass effect is to the point where they seem like they are somehow narrow in sound stage due to what seems like the stronger bass. I may have this wrong, I am not sure. Perhaps its the somewhat subdued highs that do this and not the bass. Right now, it seems like they need more sound pressure to start to sound as open as say the SE420 on the same test track.

 

Other than that, they are an OK fun headphone.

 

I would choose these over say a Klipsch for a similar price (the Klipsch I have are also bass-heavy to my ears after I finally go them to fit properly). I particularly dislike the mocrophonics on the cable on my Klipsch which is one reason I got the SE215 in the first place.

 

If you can afford it, get a better headphone with a sound that is tuned flatter for less bass.

 

If you like bass, and this price point, then get the SE215. Its pretty good.

post #1596 of 1600
Quote:
Originally Posted by ipm View Post
 

I just got  a pair of SE215 delivered a few hours ago. 

 

For me they fit with the large foam tips. With this jammed into my ears, my initial impression is that the bass seems overstated compared to SE420, M40x, HD650, SP25-II. This is fairly dominating and is somewhat distracting for me right now. I may change my mind as I get used to them over several hours of continual listening over each of the next few days.

 

For me, this bass effect is to the point where they seem like they are somehow narrow in sound stage due to what seems like the stronger bass. I may have this wrong, I am not sure. Perhaps its the somewhat subdued highs that do this and not the bass. Right now, it seems like they need more sound pressure to start to sound as open as say the SE420 on the same test track.

 

Other than that, they are an OK fun headphone.

 

I would choose these over say a Klipsch for a similar price (the Klipsch I have are also bass-heavy to my ears after I finally go them to fit properly). I particularly dislike the mocrophonics on the cable on my Klipsch which is one reason I got the SE215 in the first place.

 

If you can afford it, get a better headphone with a sound that is tuned flatter for less bass.

 

If you like bass, and this price point, then get the SE215. Its pretty good.

 

+1. Agreed, they are great bassy IEMs.

post #1597 of 1600
Quote:
Originally Posted by ipm View Post

I just got  a pair of SE215 delivered a few hours ago. 

For me they fit with the large foam tips. With this jammed into my ears, my initial impression is that the bass seems overstated compared to SE420, M40x, HD650, SP25-II. This is fairly dominating and is somewhat distracting for me right now. I may change my mind as I get used to them over several hours of continual listening over each of the next few days.

For me, this bass effect is to the point where they seem like they are somehow narrow in sound stage due to what seems like the stronger bass. I may have this wrong, I am not sure. Perhaps its the somewhat subdued highs that do this and not the bass. Right now, it seems like they need more sound pressure to start to sound as open as say the SE420 on the same test track.

Other than that, they are an OK fun headphone.

I would choose these over say a Klipsch for a similar price (the Klipsch I have are also bass-heavy to my ears after I finally go them to fit properly). I particularly dislike the mocrophonics on the cable on my Klipsch which is one reason I got the SE215 in the first place.

If you can afford it, get a better headphone with a sound that is tuned flatter for less bass.

If you like bass, and this price point, then get the SE215. Its pretty good.
Use the silicone tips for more treble. To me, its warm with the stock foam tips but perfect with silicone tips.
post #1598 of 1600

That may or may not be but I don't get good sound blocking with those tips. Its moot after that.

post #1599 of 1600

Same. Was looking for more upper range and someone suggested the silicone tips, but the isolation is abysmal with those.

post #1600 of 1600
The silicones really seal on my ears. You should try different sizes.
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