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Originally Posted by Bokyung View Post

Haha, when you do things like hiking, I wouldn't recommend having anything in your ears, ever.



I'm in a rural area, and do my walking mostly on back roads, and trails in the woods near my house, so no worries.  I do 4-5 miles per day, usually 5 days a week.  The music helps the miles go by.  

 

In the last 3 years, I've dropped nearly 60 lbs. and my cholesterol has gone from 245 to 188.  It's important for me to have IEMs that not only can produce quality sound, but can stay properly sealed without having to adjust them, and so far the IE 80s seem like they're going to be perfect.  

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I'm in a rural area, and do my walking mostly on back roads, and trails in the woods near my house, so no worries.  I do 4-5 miles per day, usually 5 days a week.  The music helps the miles go by.  

 

In the last 3 years, I've dropped nearly 60 lbs. and my cholesterol has gone from 245 to 188.  It's important for me to have IEMs that not only can produce quality sound, but can stay properly sealed without having to adjust them, and so far the IE 80s seem like they're going to be perfect.  



Props man! Feels good when the results show up!  I remember riding my bike with my ie8's when I first got into competitive bike racing.  Did they improve isolation on the ie80's at all? I remember going about 20mph on the trails, and the wind just tears the low end up on the ie8's.  Or are the ie80's a closed system now?

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The isolation is OK, but yes, when the wind blows, some of it gets inside, and the bass diminishes a bit.  When walking (or biking, I guess) outside, there's a fine line; my JH-13s isolation was almost too good.  You couldn't hear anything outside at all.  But every footstep was like kicking a live microphone stand, and it was just eerie walking with them in.

 

Other phones I've tried didn't isolate enough, and outside noises would tend to drown out the music if you didn't want to blast the volume.

 

The IE 80s are right in between, and so far they are the best I've tried for this particular use.

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Anybody noticed these yet? Pics of the IE800

 

http://www.slashgear.com/sennheiser-ie-800-earphones-hands-on-13222800/

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600 euro earphones with a non removable cable... yeah...

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Are these in short supply for any good reason? My local NY retailers and Amazon is out of them.

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Originally Posted by maniacal71 View Post

Anybody noticed these yet? Pics of the IE800

 

http://www.slashgear.com/sennheiser-ie-800-earphones-hands-on-13222800/


Thanks for the link. I had a feeling something new was coming.

 


 

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Originally Posted by nipit View Post

600 euro earphones with a non removable cable... yeah...


The problem is not from normal use and for that matter you can trust the Sennheiser's engineering design. It's the unexpected accidents like the cable is cut for whatever reason that worries me.

 


 

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Are these in short supply for any good reason? My local NY retailers and Amazon is out of them.

IE80 or IE800? wink_face.gif
 

 

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And that's why I skipped the minor upgrade over the IE8. The rep confirmed something was in the works, but didn't want to tell me when they were coming.

 

Well there's my answer, and less than a year after the IE80's. Glad I waited

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wow, those look so sexy.

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Those IE800s look so cool, shame the US price will be way beyond what I can afford.  €599 is almost $800 dollars!

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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

Perhaps i rushed my impressions. After further listening, these aren't as good as the originals at all. All that's improved is bass, but soundstage suffers a lot. Also it seems as if instruments and different sounds are much closer together rather than spaced out and airy that u get with the originals. 

 

Consider these tips a disappointment to me. But purchasing these actually brought to light an issue i didn't know that i had, bad seal. I'll try look for other tips now, preferably ones that achieve the best of both worlds, ie.. good seal and good soundstage. Anyone have any tips (pun intended :p)?


Do you use the same tips while comparing both the iems? Sony hybrids are always a good choice for the sennheisers.

 

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Do you use the same tips while comparing both the iems? Sony hybrids are always a good choice for the sennheisers.

 



That is what I am going to try with my own IE80 as stock tips don't give me a good fit. Sennheiser IE4 are just perfect with medium-size sony hybrids, but for IE80 I probably need some bigger hybrid tips.

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Originally Posted by Addonexus View Post

Those IE800s look so cool, shame the US price will be way beyond what I can afford.  €599 is almost $800 dollars!

 

It's only $2.20 per day for one yr. Pack some lunches and you can do it. wink_face.gif
 

 

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I guess the IE800 will be like the HD800 of the IEM line.

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Originally Posted by fallingreason View Post

I guess the IE800 will be like the HD800 of the IEM line.



No I think the JH13 is more like the HD800 of the iem line. I don't think the IE800 will come anywhere close to the HD800, but then again I don't think the JH13 will either.

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