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post #3346 of 5638
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Originally Posted by RobotsEatCookie View Post

How do the Sennheiser IE80s compare to these headphones?

 

-Sony MDR-EX1000

-Westone 4

-Shure SE535

-VSonic GR07

-Phonak Audeo PFE232

-EarSonics SM3

 

Before I make a decision on which to buy? :) Thanks

okay if ur planing to do the tape ISO-mode , it will crush the GR07  + 535  ... Its pretty close to w4s with the mode , but it  wont have that resolution , but flatter than the  w4 certainly ( only in bass region) ..  ex-1000 and pfe232 ( i have no idea...)  Sm3 is very much emotional though... its a different sounding iem..


Edited by Sylaw - 9/27/12 at 8:15am
post #3347 of 5638
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

 

Give us more info on what you want in your sound signature Robots? The IE80s have a bigger sound stage. More full sound, more 3D. They are also less fatiguing, silky-smooth treble, lots of bass and a nice mid-range. The MDR-7550s are very neutral IMO. Still a fun sound. a rather large sound-stage. Mids are quite nice, not too dry, not to wet. The treble is just right. Not going overboard yet still being quite detailed. The bass is very well controlled and goes deep. If you want a more fun sound go with the IE80, if you want a more neutral sound go with the MDR-7550s. If you are a treble head and can stand treble spikes, go for the EX1000.

 

 

Thanks for your input. I think I would pick the IE80s over the MDR-7550s, as they don’t seem to fit my requirements as much as the IE80s, but they are both the same price at which I’m getting them. I’m not a treble head, I can’t stand treble spikes (can’t even stand a fire alarm, lol). So MDR-7550s and EX-1000s are out.

 

 

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Originally Posted by muscular View Post

 

Recently i got hold of denon c400 for an audition.

I was "wow" even thought i had my ie8s with the twags v2.

 

They sounded really good and u may want to include them into your audition list.

It may use BA drivers but its bass is strong as well.

 

 

I will be considering the Denon C400s, will look at them. Thanks!

 

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Originally Posted by Sylaw View Post

okay if ur planing to do the tape ISO-mode , it will crush the GR07  + 535  ... Its pretty close to w4s with the mode , but it  wont have that resolution , but flatter than the  w4 certainly ( only in bass region) ..  ex-1000 and pfe232 ( i have no idea...)  Sm3 is very much emotional though... its a different sounding iem..

 

Thanks for your input. I figured that I should rule out the GR07 and the SE535s, and while the W4 is a little better with sound, it isn’t enough to justify $170 extra (for me). I thought the SM3 wasn’t too much of an improvement, even less for almost 2x the price of the IE80s (for me, again). The PFE232 seems better than the IE80, but while its worth the extra money, its not in my price range.

 

 

So far, this is what I think the IE80 rules out-

 

-MDR-7750s, less quality for same price

-EX-1000s, not a treble head/can’t stand treble spikes

-GR07, not as good as IE80 in all factors (great for price though)

-SE535, similar but not worth price

-SM3, too expensive, not too much of improvement

-W4, not too much of improvement for price

 

 

Is there anything else I should consider in a similar price range before I get them? Thanks so much for all your input!

post #3348 of 5638
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Originally Posted by RobotsEatCookie View Post

 

 

Thanks for your input. I think I would pick the IE80s over the MDR-7550s, as they don’t seem to fit my requirements as much as the IE80s, but they are both the same price at which I’m getting them. I’m not a treble head, I can’t stand treble spikes (can’t even stand a fire alarm, lol). So MDR-7550s and EX-1000s are out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will be considering the Denon C400s, will look at them. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Thanks for your input. I figured that I should rule out the GR07 and the SE535s, and while the W4 is a little better with sound, it isn’t enough to justify $170 extra (for me). I thought the SM3 wasn’t too much of an improvement, even less for almost 2x the price of the IE80s (for me, again). The PFE232 seems better than the IE80, but while its worth the extra money, its not in my price range.

 

 

So far, this is what I think the IE80 rules out-

 

-MDR-7750s, less quality for same price

-EX-1000s, not a treble head/can’t stand treble spikes

-GR07, not as good as IE80 in all factors (great for price though)

-SE535, similar but not worth price

-SM3, too expensive, not too much of improvement

-W4, not too much of improvement for price

 

 

Is there anything else I should consider in a similar price range before I get them? Thanks so much for all your input!

 

Actually MDR-7550s manages to have very well extended treble without being sibilant to my ears. So its not bad at all. Its sister though the EX1000 just went overboard and turned it into a very painful experience for me. But that is not to say most people have that issue with them. Because that is not the case at all. But if you are after a funner sound the IE80 is definitely that. Plus you can do the tap mod and extensively change its sound signature so its a very versatile IEM when it comes to altering the sound. Like owning more than one pair of IEMs. I have my doubts the denon really compares to the IE80s other than its bass (which from what I've read goes a bit overboard). The treble is more on the unrefined and fatiguing side.


Edited by lee730 - 9/27/12 at 4:01pm
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I couldn't be happier with the ie80. They are just a very fun listen. For me, the sound signature has quality across the board. The are reminiscent of the hd650 on a good amp. Well, that's slightly overstated but I did say reminiscent. tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I couldn't be happier with the ie80. They are just a very fun listen. For me, the sound signature has quality across the board. The are reminiscent of the hd650 on a good amp. Well, that's slightly overstated but I did say reminiscent. tongue.gif


Well at least I don't have to feel guilty for steering you in this direction :). What about the tips? Still not your cup of tea? tongue.gif

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I think I got lucky with the tips :D

 

They're identical to the CX300 tips that sit perfectly in my ear and do a very well job of isolation from when I used to use them. 

 

I tried the other tips that came with the IE80s and none of them fit and all made the sound weird. 

 

Have not tried the JVC tips that have been mentioned in the last few pages though. 

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Sorry Lee, I forgot to give you full credit for setting me up with the ie80. You did, and I'm very thankful!! 

 

The tips are a touchy subject. The best sounding most comfortable are still the comply t400. They don't isolate well and they don't seem like they will last more than a couple months, but I'm happy with them till I find something better. The JVC's are at the bottom of my desk drawer, they just didn't work at all. I'm gonna keep experimenting though, and looking for the perfect tips!!

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So we need to find you some alien-type ear pieces then :).
 

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I tested the bass tuning more last night, although the difference isn't huge, I think I can finally tell the difference now.

 

When put to max, it seems to have more bass quantity that sort of clouds the rest of the sounds, and it even feels like there's less of an impact/thump from the bass.

 

Don't like it and just changed it back to the lowest setting.

 

I tried to listen by covering up the 2 holes where you tune the bass and the IE80s sound extremely flat and lifeless, don't think I'll try the mod. 

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Lee430, you have also convinced me to get an IE80. I will place my order on Amazon -soon-

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Originally Posted by RobotsEatCookie View Post

Lee430, you have also convinced me to get an IE80. I will place my order on Amazon -soon-

 

I'm not sure that Lee isn't getting some kind of cut on this deal. eek.gif

 

I know that I get one on every he400 sold. tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

I'm not sure that Lee isn't getting some kind of cut on this deal. eek.gif

 

I know that I get one on every he400 sold. tongue.gif


lol no I don't have stock in Sennheiser ;).

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So far, this is what I think the IE80 rules out-

 

-MDR-7750s, less quality for same price

-EX-1000s, not a treble head/can’t stand treble spikes

-GR07, not as good as IE80 in all factors (great for price though)

-SE535, similar but not worth price

-SM3, too expensive, not too much of improvement

-W4, not too much of improvement for price

 

 

Is there anything else I should consider in a similar price range before I get them? Thanks so much for all your input!

 

The new UE900?

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Guess we could throw the 4Ai in there while we're at it.
 

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Originally Posted by weitn View Post

 

The new UE900?

 

If anyone has both or has auditioned both, could you compare them? It would be very much appreciated :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Guess we could throw the 4Ai in there while we're at it.
 

 

I think that the IE80s might be better...

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