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post #3976 of 5721
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Originally Posted by vladzakhar View Post

Hi guys, first post here.

I just got my ie80 today from RazorDog Deals. So far I am very happy with the sound. Compare to W4 I used to listen before, they have much better bass. I am using Complay T500 tips with them.

It's plugged into HP-P1 Amp-Dac and sounds amazing.

I have a couple to questions to you guys:

1. When I got the package, the Senn box wasn't shrink wraped. Is it how it has to be?

2. Which aftermarket cable I should buy: not very expensive but not cheap eather? I can shell about $200 for it.

3. Are any foam long tips on the market which fit ie80s?

1. Mine wasn't either, I'm 100% sure mine are genuine as I ordered them from Amazon De, so I'm sure you're fine.

2. Have you looked at toxic cables? I'm pretty sure they do an IE8(0) one.

3. Can't answer that, sorry.

post #3977 of 5721

 Thanks for the reply. Yes, mine sound to good to be fake.

Toxic cables are my first priority. The only thing, they don't have memory wire and I got used to it with w4 cable.
 

post #3978 of 5721

Going to sell these, unfortunately. The soundstage is too wide for my taste, especially on the kind of music I listen to. Love the clarity of the bass and a lot more, but these headphones actually ruin a great amount of songs I listen to (genres of noise, shoegaze, metal, really cluttered sounds with lots of stuff going on). Actually prefer the $35 Sennheiser's over these in a lot of aspects.

 

It's a shame :(

post #3979 of 5721

I am somewhat confused by the "sound tuning" on these.

I've had these IEMs for a day now, and after tuning the dial away from it's original setting I don't notice a significant difference in the sound.

 

What difference should I be looking for? What setting do you guys have yours on?

post #3980 of 5721

It adds more bass. More so mid bass IMO and I didn't like what it did to the sound. I kept mine on minimum before doing the tape mod.
 

post #3981 of 5721
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Originally Posted by Wiisp View Post

I am somewhat confused by the "sound tuning" on these.

I've had these IEMs for a day now, and after tuning the dial away from it's original setting I don't notice a significant difference in the sound.

 

What difference should I be looking for? What setting do you guys have yours on?

 

On the first day I got mine, I checked out the bass dial by turning it to min in one ear and max in the other, and seeing if I noticed a difference. I did.

 

I did this with both earphones too (listening to both set on min, both on max, and somewhere in between), and the higher the bass dial, the more slam there is, particularly in the bass you can 'feel' rather than hear. There is more rumble and weight on heavy bass tracks, and I found it to interrupt my mids a fair bit when set to 5/5.

 

I was listening to EDM during the comparison, so there was lots of bass to go around. The effect is more subtle than I expected (don't expect a huge difference), but it does work.

 

I fiddled with them and now I use 2/5 all the time. I will try the tape mod if I tire of them as they are, but I really enjoy them at the moment. Good luck experimenting!

post #3982 of 5721
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Originally Posted by Wiisp View Post

I am somewhat confused by the "sound tuning" on these.

I've had these IEMs for a day now, and after tuning the dial away from it's original setting I don't notice a significant difference in the sound.

 

What difference should I be looking for? What setting do you guys have yours on?

Min setting on L and Max setting on R earphone ( or vice versa ) will help you to notice the difference :)


Edited by Vladimir_F1 - 1/9/13 at 4:23am
post #3983 of 5721
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Originally Posted by Vladimir_F1 View Post

Min setting on L and Max setting on R earphone ( or vice versa ) will help you to notice the difference :)

 

Just did that, and you're right, I can notice a difference now, thanks :)

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Originally Posted by StyleElements View Post

 

On the first day I got mine, I checked out the bass dial by turning it to min in one ear and max in the other, and seeing if I noticed a difference. I did.

 

I did this with both earphones too (listening to both set on min, both on max, and somewhere in between), and the higher the bass dial, the more slam there is, particularly in the bass you can 'feel' rather than hear. There is more rumble and weight on heavy bass tracks, and I found it to interrupt my mids a fair bit when set to 5/5.

 

I was listening to EDM during the comparison, so there was lots of bass to go around. The effect is more subtle than I expected (don't expect a huge difference), but it does work.

 

I fiddled with them and now I use 2/5 all the time. I will try the tape mod if I tire of them as they are, but I really enjoy them at the moment. Good luck experimenting!

Thanks, I probably shouldn't of tried to compare sounds when listening to Soundgarden, I do now notice a difference, but it's rather subtle.

 

Now it's down to deciding what level to have it at :)

post #3984 of 5721

Might not sell these after all, the headphones sound like 2x better when I play songs from my laptop when compared to my iPod.

So I'm guessing my source just sucks? What can I do to fix this for these IE80s?

 

I'm buying a New 160G 7th Gen Classic and it should arrive tomorrow, I've been using the first 32GB released by Apple, so that might be part of the problem.

Is there anything else I can do? Also using the FiiO E11.


Edited by Ethix - 1/9/13 at 9:51am
post #3985 of 5721
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Originally Posted by Ethix View Post

Might not sell these after all, the headphones sound like 2x better when I play songs from my laptop when compared to my iPod.

So I'm guessing my source just sucks? What can I do to fix this for these IE80s?

 

I'm buying a New 160G 7th Gen Classic and it should arrive tomorrow, I've been using the first 32GB released by Apple, so that might be part of the problem.

Is there anything else I can do? Also using the FiiO E11.

 

 

How long have you had them? Are they burned in?

post #3986 of 5721
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Originally Posted by Ethix View Post

Might not sell these after all, the headphones sound like 2x better when I play songs from my laptop when compared to my iPod.

So I'm guessing my source just sucks? What can I do to fix this for these IE80s?

 

I'm buying a New 160G 7th Gen Classic and it should arrive tomorrow, I've been using the first 32GB released by Apple, so that might be part of the problem.

Is there anything else I can do? Also using the FiiO E11.


Hisound products also pair very well with Sennheiser. I also heard the ipod 5.5G pairs quite well to tame mid bass. So maybe consider picking up a used unit on ebay :).

post #3987 of 5721
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


Hisound products also pair very well with Sennheiser. I also heard the ipod 5.5G pairs quite well to tame mid bass. So maybe consider picking up a used unit on ebay :).

 

RB'ed iPod 5g + EX1000 (with 1000 hrs burn-in) = Heavenly Sound

 

Don't just believe what I say and try it.


Edited by DMinor - 1/9/13 at 3:20pm
post #3988 of 5721
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

 

RB'ed iPod 5g + EX1000 (with 1000 hrs burn-in) = Heavenly Sound

 

Don't just believe what I say and try it.


Thing is DMinor I've heard an ipod 5.5G and in comparison to what I have it simply fails to impress me (my roomate had a 5.5g). But it did pair well with my IE8s when I had them and it is also an affordable option. Thus why I recommend it.

post #3989 of 5721
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


Thing is DMinor I've heard an ipod 5.5G and in comparison to what I have it simply fails to impress me (my roomate had a 5.5g). But it did pair well with my IE8s when I had them and it is also an affordable option. Thus why I recommend it.


Sorry to hear all the very affordable and excellent gears have failed to impress you. You were born to be an audiophile. Lucky you. L3000.gif

post #3990 of 5721
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post


Sorry to hear all the very affordable and excellent gears have failed to impress you. You were born to be an audiophile. Lucky you. L3000.gif


I guess so ;).

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