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post #3856 of 5592
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Originally Posted by Bokyung View Post

Just got my cable for IE80. Literally haven't listened to IE80 for good 3 months. Very refreshing IEM.

 

What kind of cable and where did you buy it from?

 

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


lol funny how when I sell mine you go back to it ;P. Well the 1Plus2 will most likely get you putting them all away lmao ;).

 

Finally gave up after struggling for so long with the silver cable and the tape mod. LOL. Lee you should try the EX1000 again and be patient. After 500 hrs of burn-ins, the EX1000 sounds perfect!

post #3857 of 5592

Toxic Poison cable, bought it used from a head fier.

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Finally got a perfect seal for these things with using Large Comply Foam tips.

Incredible :]

 

Next is the Toxic Cable. Probably will purchase around January.

post #3859 of 5592
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Originally Posted by Bokyung View Post

Toxic Poison cable, bought it used from a head fier.


So has the sound been noticeably improved with the cable?

post #3860 of 5592
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

 

What kind of cable and where did you buy it from?

 

 

Finally gave up after struggling for so long with the silver cable and the tape mod. LOL. Lee you should try the EX1000 again and be patient. After 500 hrs of burn-ins, the EX1000 sounds perfect!


lol the EX1000 will always have treble spikes. It will never work for me. The MDR-7550 is better IMO & even more neutral :).

post #3861 of 5592
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So has the sound been noticeably improved with the cable?

 

Not sure, my cable's been broken for awhile now. But I can tell you that it is aesthetically pleasing.

post #3862 of 5592
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


lol the EX1000 will always have treble spikes. It will never work for me. The MDR-7550 is better IMO & even more neutral :).

 

LOL Never say never and I never expected you would part with the beloved IE80.

 

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Originally Posted by Bokyung View Post

 

Not sure, my cable's been broken for awhile now. But I can tell you that it is aesthetically pleasing.

 

That's all is needed to make you feel it sounds better. wink_face.gif

post #3863 of 5592

Not sure if it's due to dynamic drivers moving, but getting headache.

 

Edit: Gonna start tip rolling.

 

Sounds bit too bright. I don't think dynamics are my brain mix together well. I honestly don't remember having this problem when I got IE80.


Edited by Bokyung - 12/7/12 at 4:56pm
post #3864 of 5592
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Originally Posted by Bokyung View Post

Not sure if it's due to dynamic drivers moving, but getting headache.

 

Edit: Gonna start tip rolling.


Personally I don't think so. I could put on either the IE80 or the EX1000 and play my music 24/7 without any discomfort. Deep seal or near airtight seal does cause headaches due to pressure.

post #3865 of 5592

Not sure. I don't have any problems with my EX1000. IE80 seems more in yo face. Could be just me, haven't listened to it about 3 months. I think the bass extension is causing this.

 

Never noticed how easy it is to drive IE80. Will play this on very low volume.


Edited by Bokyung - 12/7/12 at 5:04pm
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Originally Posted by Bokyung View Post

Not sure. I don't have any problems with my EX1000. IE80 seems more in yo face. Could be just me, haven't listened to it about 3 months. I think the bass extension is causing this.

 

Never noticed how easy it is to drive IE80. Will play this on very low volume.


so soundstage on ex1000 is wider than ie80 ?? personally for me it's hard to imagine SS wider than ie80 .. btw I'm in love with them :Dtravis barker on percussion sounds amazing on these.


Edited by kob12 - 12/9/12 at 9:43am
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Yep the EX1000 are a little wider but also thin sounding in comparison. Not as much depth to the sound Most focus is on width thus my comments regarding it sounding thin. While the IE80 and MDR-7550 have both good width and depth (more 3D).
 


Edited by lee730 - 12/9/12 at 11:58am
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I have owned the IE80 for 2 months now with ~50 hours of burn in, but I'm still wondering what additions I can add to the stock IE80 to improve its sound quality (cable, tips, source, amp, eq?). I am thinking of getting a Toxic Poison Cable, TX500 foam tips, and I'm thinking of using a Clip+ unamped, is there anything else I would need to consider?

post #3869 of 5592
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Originally Posted by RobotsEatCookie View Post

I have owned the IE80 for 2 months now with ~50 hours of burn in, but I'm still wondering what additions I can add to the stock IE80 to improve its sound quality (cable, tips, source, amp, eq?). I am thinking of getting a Toxic Poison Cable, TX500 foam tips, and I'm thinking of using a Clip+ unamped, is there anything else I would need to consider?

1000 hours of burn in using diamond plated cables, using no less than flac at interval of 7.323 hours. Must use pure electricity as well.

post #3870 of 5592
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Originally Posted by Bokyung View Post

1000 hours of burn in using diamond plated cables, using no less than flac at interval of 7.323 hours. Must use pure electricity as well.

Where can I get diamond plated cables? :P

 

My main beef with the IE80 is the bloated mid-bass and veiled mids. Other than the tape mod, what can I do to improve it?


Edited by RobotsEatCookie - 12/9/12 at 12:16pm
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