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post #3196 of 5567

OMG. I was worried about how the Studio V would pair now with the IE80.... It's even better than before ;). Now I'm wondering if I should sell the MDR-7550s and try the REO272s out....
 

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So can someone please explain this to me. The bass port of the ie80 would work to do essentially the same  thing as the tape correct? 

 

Closed=less bass

 

Open=more bass

 

If so, then how would the tape make any difference? Just asking....

post #3198 of 5567
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

So can someone please explain this to me. The bass port of the ie80 would work to do essentially the same  thing as the tape correct? 

 

Closed=less bass

 

Open=more bass

 

If so, then how would the tape make any difference? Just asking....


Well Matt the point of the mod is to cover that Port because even at minimal settings it is still opened which is increasing bass presence. It is never fully closed. It acts as a vent. Best way to find out is listen for yourself and come to a conclusion. I figured I wouldn't like it but its actually better that way for some reason.


Edited by lee730 - 9/19/12 at 9:19am
post #3199 of 5567
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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...

No offence.

But i've found that it totally changes whats to be liked about the IE80s.

 

If anyone, prefers the IE80s sound with it's ventilation covered, u prolly selected the wrong iem to begin with.

I've heard many other IEMs that produces awesome mids and highs with lesser bass.

 

IMO the IE80s is about bass together with the rest of the audio spectrum, it sounds bassy without covering too much of the mids.

If u want clear mids and highs with lesser bass, iems like the pfe2xx and se535red might be better suited.

post #3200 of 5567

Okay, I'll give it a listen then. Can't hurt anything. If it works great, then I'll market sound enhancing tape the ie80 @ $10 per set. wink_face.gif

post #3201 of 5567
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No offence.

But i've found that it totally changes whats to be liked about the IE80s.

 

If anyone, prefers the IE80s sound with it's ventilation covered, u prolly selected the wrong iem to begin with.

I've heard many other IEMs that produces awesome mids and highs with lesser bass.

 

IMO the IE80s is about bass together with the rest of the audio spectrum, it sounds bassy without covering too much of the mids.

If u want clear mids and highs with lesser bass, iems like the pfe2xx and se535red might be better suited.

 

Tried SE535s and I found them to be crap. So I doubt that. What the mod does though is it does lower mid bass noticeably. Sub bass is tighter. I just happen to like the enhancements it brings to the overall sound. Sound staging is also still large with the vents covered. Not as large with it opened but its not a huge difference. A slight sacrifice in that area.


Edited by lee730 - 9/19/12 at 9:28am
post #3202 of 5567

Matt, what about burning time? Sennheiser will show their love to you after 150-200 hours of burning time.

post #3203 of 5567
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Matt, what about burning time? Sennheiser will show their love to you after 150-200 hours of burning time.

 

I'm getting plenty of love now. TBH I think that they sound pretty damned good out of the box with my crappy comply tips. I have high hopes that they JVC tips will be accomodating to my strangely shaped ear canals. I did burn them overnight for about three nights though. Don't get me wrong at all...I love these hp's!!

post #3204 of 5567
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

So can someone please explain this to me. The bass port of the ie80 would work to do essentially the same  thing as the tape correct? 

 

Closed=less bass

 

Open=more bass

 

If so, then how would the tape make any difference? Just asking....


Which way is closed? Totally clockwise looking at it with the Port facing UP-little marks going from small to larger?

 

Thanks

 

jack

post #3205 of 5567

To the far left gives the least amount of bass. That is to the far left if you are looking at the back of the driver with the connector at the top.

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Man I need another pair of iem's. Mine was sent back to Sennheiser last wk and it won't come back at least for a few wks I was told. mad.gif

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

I'm getting plenty of love now. TBH I think that they sound pretty damned good out of the box with my crappy comply tips. I have high hopes that they JVC tips will be accomodating to my strangely shaped ear canals. I did burn them overnight for about three nights though. Don't get me wrong at all...I love these hp's!!


So matt did you try the tape mod? Been really enjoying them with my Studio V 3rd ANV. Feel asleep with them in ;).

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So matt did you try the tape mod? Been really enjoying them with my Studio V 3rd ANV. Feel asleep with them in ;).

 

Yeah, I tried the tape mod. It wasn't for me. I did hear what you described, but I think that we have somewhat of a different preferred sound signature. I like a warmer organic sound...a little dark even.  It wasn't for me. 

post #3209 of 5567

hey Matt, I know it might be apples to oranges, but i was wondering if u could elaborate on the difference in bass/subbass between ie80 and he-400. I mean texture, tightness, visceral impact, layering etc.?

post #3210 of 5567

Just bought a pair of these earlier today, before my test... Cost $509 NZD (about 420 USD) which is definately overpricedfrown.gif, but amazon.it doesn't ship to New Zealand. Would make my life easier sorting out anything if it broke though.

Been lurking there for two months or so, after I lost my 2nd pair of cx300ii's (broke the 1st one) and a friend referred me here. Was looking at the m50's cause I was sick of losing tips of all my in-ears. Then I came across these and have been thinking of them ever sincebiggrin.gif

Can't wait to pick them up on Saturdayredface.gif

 

My first pair of high-end in-ears^ ^; Thanks for all the reviews and comments, suckered me into buying them;)

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