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post #3181 of 5567

I think I'll try the cable with the ear hooks that came with the ie80 to see if it improves comfort. 

 

 

@Lee730...I kinda expected that you'd say that about the tips. In all honestly, I hope that you are right. The ie80 doesn't sound bad to me with comply tips. If I hear a noticeable improvement with the JVC's that I ordered, I'd be pleased as punch. biggrin.gif

post #3182 of 5567

Just use the stock cable and enjoy the music. Anyone playing with cables is an audiophile. :)

post #3183 of 5567

Indeed. If want less bas then minimal, try my ISO-Mod. The bas get's just right, on same level with the rest spectrum. But don't use comply or Sony Hibrids, use common silicon tips, those don't muffle the glorious Sennheiser sound.


Edited by AlexRoma - 9/18/12 at 2:06pm
post #3184 of 5567
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Originally Posted by jackiedh View Post


I am also interested in this answer...

 

Jack


Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Noob question...should the end of any tip be even with the outside of the flange of the iem?

post #3185 of 5567

I just received my ie80's and must say I am done with over the ear cans for a while. I am pretty amazed these little things can produce music this well. Now I want custom IEM's, ordering my 1964 Ears Quads this week, cant wait!!

post #3186 of 5567

Well I just tested that mod out where you cover the bass port and I'm pleasantly surprised. It's actually quite nice. I already found the IE80s a bid mid forward but this mod really does make them a mid-centric IEM. Bass is still in good quantity and is even more so controlled. The sound stage does take a slight hit but its a nice compromise. Not sure if I'm gonna keep them this way but we'll see. Since the bass is even more controlled speed has also improved. Quite nice....
 

post #3187 of 5567
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Originally Posted by SennHI808 View Post

I just received my ie80's and must say I am done with over the ear cans for a while. I am pretty amazed these little things can produce music this well. Now I want custom IEM's, ordering my 1964 Ears Quads this week, cant wait!!

I'm really enjoying the ie80's much more than I expected to. I've tried iem's in the past, years ago, and could never get a good seal that was comfortable. So I gave up on them and gave them to my dad...he still loves them to this day. 

 

I could see myself possible looking at some customs in my future. I'd like to spend some quality time with the ie80 first and then do the research on the customs. But it's something that I'd be interested in at some point in the future.


Edited by MattTCG - 9/19/12 at 8:19am
post #3188 of 5567

You may want to keep a universal custom fit IEM in mind. I for one had issues with my Customs regarding comfort. Seems my ears are very sensitive to acrylic touching the inside of my ears which leads to severe pain with long use. With the silicon tips it prevents that.
 

Edit: Looks like I'm gonna be keeping those vents covered ;). More detailed now than ever.... These things are now excelling very much at dub-step and rock which I thought they lacked slilghtly in before...


Edited by lee730 - 9/19/12 at 8:06am
post #3189 of 5567

Matt, get rid of those complys, i used to use them too, until i went down to a shop and searched thru their collection of flange tips, really one big box and managed to find a few sizes of the same type, they look like more rounded, sorry i dont know what brand they are, even the shop didnt know. I bought them in a few sizes, the larger ones sealed so well that the bass was like subwoofers, lol. So i use those only when im up to it.

 

Oh by the way, the IE80 plays well right out from a sansa clip/ clip zip or my fuze plus. Almost how my HD650 (front and back foams removed & Equinox) plays out of my Diva Goya tube amp,and mind you its not lacking energy here.

 

Another thing about the Galaxy cables, they do make a difference, everything is crispier. Same thing with my HD650 Equinox cables does.

post #3190 of 5567
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

You may want to keep a universal custom fit IEM in mind. I for one had issues with my Customs regarding comfort. Seems my ears are very sensitive to acrylic touching the inside of my ears which leads to severe pain with long use. With the silicon tips it prevents that.
 

Edit: Looks like I'm gonna be keeping those vents covered ;). More detailed now than ever.... These things are now excelling very much at dub-step and rock which I thought they lacked slilghtly in before...

Lee...can you post a pic of what this looks like.

post #3191 of 5567
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Originally Posted by maniacal71 View Post

Matt, get rid of those complys, i used to use them too, until i went down to a shop and searched thru their collection of flange tips, really one big box and managed to find a few sizes of the same type, they look like more rounded, sorry i dont know what brand they are, even the shop didnt know. I bought them in a few sizes, the larger ones sealed so well that the bass was like subwoofers, lol. So i use those only when im up to it.

 

Oh by the way, the IE80 plays well right out from a sansa clip/ clip zip or my fuze plus. Almost how my HD650 (front and back foams removed & Equinox) plays out of my Diva Goya tube amp,and mind you its not lacking energy here.

 

Another thing about the Galaxy cables, they do make a difference, everything is crispier. Same thing with my HD650 Equinox cables does.

 

I'm gonna have to hold my ground for now on the comfort and SQ with the comply tips. Although I did order the JVC tips that Lee suggested. But the comply tips are incredible comfortable. If the JVC's or others can deliver this kind of comfort plus add anything to the SQ then I'd switch.

 

I put my Silver Galaxy up for sale. The sound quality improvement was there, but...I didn't like the ergonomics and comfort of the cable. Just a bit too springy for me. I prefer the stock cable actually. If anyone is interested on the cable check it out on the FS forum!!

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Hey Lee, those tips looks exactly like the ones i found, lol. JVC?? they are perfect. So you covered the whole back cover with a clear tape?

post #3194 of 5567
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Originally Posted by jackiedh View Post


Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Noob question...should the end of any tip be even with the outside of the flange of the iem?

If you're wearing them with deep insertions, probably the tips should extend further out, but if shallow insertions then flushed would make good sense.

post #3195 of 5567
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Originally Posted by maniacal71 View Post

Hey Lee, those tips looks exactly like the ones i found, lol. JVC?? they are perfect. So you covered the whole back cover with a clear tape?


Yeah I discovered the JVC tips quite some time ago with my IE8s and they worked flawlessly. I was worried that I couldn't find them again but I was wrong. Just the tips take time to wear in lol and then they look exactly the same as my old pair. They end up retaining your oils and become shinny and fit even better with usage. eBay has the best deal on them. Amazon was a bit of a rip at $5.00 for 3 pairs. The V-moda bass also works quite good but really excels on the FX700s. The JVC tips also do wonders on my Tralucent 1Plus2s.

 

Yeah I used clear tap to just cover the back part of the faceplate and used scissors to cut it nicely. Not gonna make my IE80s completely but-ugly with the mod :). They do sound better though so I'm gonna stick with it. You know its an improvement once you listen to it for a couple of songs and revert back and are overwhelmed with bass ;). Treble and mids are more prominent and more detailed. Bass is tighter. Less mid bass, more emphasis on sub bass. Due to this you get more clarity and speed.

 

The IE80s fit my ears like a glove. I could lay on my side and not be hindered by them. Guess that's a deeper insertion.


Edited by lee730 - 9/19/12 at 8:58am
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