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post #4081 of 5607

HiFIman RE0 tips are very good with IE8. Better sound, better seal, better isolation.
PS
I've decided to take IE8 again... Oh my God, this is 4th IE8 in my life:)

post #4082 of 5607
Received some black medium JVCs today and am looking forward to trying them out. Even more interested in comparing them with the Comply Tx-500s I've also ordered which cost ten times as much and won't last nearly as long.

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post #4083 of 5607

Just bought some light blue medium JVCs. Let's see what happens
 

post #4084 of 5607

Finally received my IE80.

 

I have to say, they definitely look more expensive than the IE8. I absolutely love the brushed metal finish, and the cable seems to be even better with a nicer finish.

 

Speaking of sound, they are receiving brain burn-in right now, so I'm not gonna comment yet as I've only listened for an hour.

 

I can advise that I can't get a good seal on any of the TIPS! I'm gonna go home and try some of the Monster Gel tips I have lying around. I ordered the JVC tips you guys suggested.

 

Absolutely no mods are being applied yet. Need to listen to it for at least a week..

post #4085 of 5607

I've been using IE8 almost 4 years... And after using IE80 for a month i don't see any audible difference in quality.

 

But i do like the new design :)

post #4086 of 5607

Vladimir_F1, what tips are you using, baratan?:)

post #4087 of 5607
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Originally Posted by Vladimir_F1 View Post

I've been using IE8 almost 4 years... And after using IE80 for a month i don't see any audible difference in quality.

 

But i do like the new design :)

i cannot agree upon this statement my dear friend... cuz i had the ie8's for 2 years and nw i have my IE80s. so i can say IE80's have a clear mid range response + a less amount of bass compared to the old ie8.  I'm really surprised that u cant see any kind of a   audible difference.

post #4088 of 5607

It's a very small difference I would say. Bass is heard in different areas, and the sounds are not as harsh. I loved the way the IE8 sounded after about 200-300 hours use. It wasn't as sharp to the ears. The IE80 off the bat sounds like an IE8 burnt-in about 100 hours. There are improvements nonetheless.

post #4089 of 5607

Do Sony tips work well with the IE80? I'm desperate for some new tips and the bundled IE80 ones don't seal right. There is a local Sony store hence the request. Cheers

post #4090 of 5607
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Originally Posted by MetroBBOY View Post

Do Sony tips work well with the IE80? I'm desperate for some new tips and the bundled IE80 ones don't seal right. There is a local Sony store hence the request. Cheers


I don't feel they do. They ruin the sound and it's a bitch to get them on. Not easy at all. I recommend the JVC tips I posted the link to earlier. If you look slightly back I think someone else posted the link to them. I recommend the black ones as those are the exact ones I use to buy from amazon (which are a lot more expensive and you got less). I'm not so sure about the other colors as some of them look to be a different material from the pics....

post #4091 of 5607

How do they ruin the sound? The only ones that fit OK are the dual flange silicones, but they recess the high end making them even warmer. 

 

I'll order the JVC ones as mentioned, but right now, its hard for me to truly enjoy the IE80 :(

post #4092 of 5607
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Originally Posted by MetroBBOY View Post

How do they ruin the sound? The only ones that fit OK are the dual flange silicones, but they recess the high end making them even warmer. 

 

I'll order the JVC ones as mentioned, but right now, its hard for me to truly enjoy the IE80 :(


The Sony hybrid tips compress the sound stage (they kill it) and make the sound cluttered. Some enjoy congested sound but personally I do not. Overall the sound is just off. From bass, treble to mids are all altered in an undesirable way IMO with these tips. This is due to the bore in the Hybrid tips being smaller than the actual nozzle of the IE80 so it changes the sound as it is compressing the sound into a smaller passage. I understand you are having fit issues on the IE80. Join the club. 99% of us all were there. I don't know where Sennheiser learned to make tips. Seems like they were designed for aliens lol because even I could not get a good seal until I bought aftermarket tips.... :P

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post #4094 of 5607
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Yep, I bought mine from there a week ago and confirmed with lee via PM. I hope they work for you, too! ;)

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Yep you got it. I recommend going for black as I used those. I haven't tried the other tip colors but from the looks of those blue ones they look to be of a different material. I could be wrong but just putting it out there. Different material can also mean different fit and sound.

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