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post #4711 of 5567

I'm still adjusting to ie80's sound sig but I honestly don't think mids are recessed single bit (bass dial at min). Mids are postioned very similiar to W4s, neither recessed nor forward. I actually think that ie80 mids may be more forward than W4s when listening to vocal jazz. I will do full comparison soon.

post #4712 of 5567
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Originally Posted by holden4th View Post


I own the HD580s which, apart from cosmetics, are virtually identical to the HD600s. After getting the ie80s I hardly use them any more


Interesting. I plan on mostly listening at home. However, I do live part time of the year at a University, as well as I do a lot of bike riding. So there is some appeal to being able to take these with me on the go. 

 

I guess I'm just worried that I won't get the full sound that I get from an over the ear can. Maybe I shouldn't be viewing this as replacing over the ear, just as another thing to compliment. My HD-600 still work. So I could always just default back to those or the LCD-2s. 

post #4713 of 5567
I have a Hd650 as well it has a better sound stage, more detailed and still I prefer my ie80....
post #4714 of 5567
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Originally Posted by ksk75 View Post

I have a Hd650 as well it has a better sound stage, more detailed and still I prefer my ie80....

The 580s/600s/650s are open cans and will give a more open sound that closed cans and iems can't replicate but the IE 80s really give this a go! With dense orchestral passages the 80s can't get close to what the others do. Those open cans also give a better sense of depth for this genre. But for virtually everything else the IE 80s compete very well and in many modern genres just blow the 580s et al away. I love using my IE 80s with chamber music where I can place each musician in an exact spot. I can also hear the timbre of their instrument so wonderfully.

 

The most amazing thing the IE80s have done for me is rekindle my interest in the latest music. I am currently listening to the Billboard Top 100 on Spotify and already have some new favourite musos including Will.i am, Macklemore, Deadmau5, Armin van Buren, Lorde, and I'm almost at pensionable age. The IE80s have just made this music so accessible to me, something my HD580s couldn't do.

post #4715 of 5567
Yes smily_headphones1.gif
I just don't have that proper English.
Thanks
post #4716 of 5567
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Originally Posted by holden4th View Post

The 580s/600s/650s are open cans and will give a more open sound that closed cans and iems can't replicate but the IE 80s really give this a go! With dense orchestral passages the 80s can't get close to what the others do. Those open cans also give a better sense of depth for this genre. But for virtually everything else the IE 80s compete very well and in many modern genres just blow the 580s et al away. I love using my IE 80s with chamber music where I can place each musician in an exact spot. I can also hear the timbre of their instrument so wonderfully.

The most amazing thing the IE80s have done for me is rekindle my interest in the latest music. I am currently listening to the Billboard Top 100 on Spotify and already have some new favourite musos including Will.i am, Macklemore, Deadmau5, Armin van Buren, Lorde, and I'm almost at pensionable age. The IE80s have just made this music so accessible to me, something my HD580s couldn't do.
this maybe a stupid question ok..but what is chamber music??. Can you give me some artist names so I can download and have a listen..really I have no clue what chamber music is lol thank you.. Cheers!! smily_headphones1.gif
post #4717 of 5567
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Originally Posted by pacman46 View Post


...really I have no clue what chamber music is smily_headphones1.gif

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamber_music
post #4718 of 5567
Thanks. smily_headphones1.gif I really don't like classical music and I take it chamber music is from classical music rite..so ya each there own but don't think I would like it..thanks anyways. smily_headphones1.gif learn something new everyday lol I'm more of a rock n roll kinda guy..and as I play rush rite now these sound great with it...smily_headphones1.gif
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamber_music
post #4719 of 5567
That is one of the greatest thing in that hifi hobby for me.
The songs are just sounds so great even if I listen something what is out of my taste.
Good just surfing on the YouTube and discover new fields smily_headphones1.gif
Later you can find them in good quality and dive in the details.
post #4720 of 5567
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Originally Posted by holden4th View Post

The 580s/600s/650s are open cans and will give a more open sound that closed cans and iems can't replicate but the IE 80s really give this a go! With dense orchestral passages the 80s can't get close to what the others do. Those open cans also give a better sense of depth for this genre. But for virtually everything else the IE 80s compete very well and in many modern genres just blow the 580s et al away. I love using my IE 80s with chamber music where I can place each musician in an exact spot. I can also hear the timbre of their instrument so wonderfully.

 

The most amazing thing the IE80s have done for me is rekindle my interest in the latest music. I am currently listening to the Billboard Top 100 on Spotify and already have some new favourite musos including Will.i am, Macklemore, Deadmau5, Armin van Buren, Lorde, and I'm almost at pensionable age. The IE80s have just made this music so accessible to me, something my HD580s couldn't do.

 

Damn, well you have me sold. Going to give these a whirl. Don't worry, I'm not putting all my stock in just what others say. I know at the end of the day, you just have to try stuff out for yourself. I'll be ordering my IE80s tonight, hope it goes well for my first IEMs. That said, I have a 30 day return window from Amazon. So I can't really go wrong. 

post #4721 of 5567
just ordered plussound cables redface.gif
post #4722 of 5567

Congrats smily_headphones1.gif

 

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post #4723 of 5567
Got the Auvio tips from Radioshack,such a better sound thanks to a better seal. Now once I finally get a better sounding mp3 than the zunehd, I think these will be crazy good.
post #4724 of 5567
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Originally Posted by John Grady View Post

Got the Auvio tips from Radioshack,such a better sound thanks to a better seal. Now once I finally get a better sounding mp3 than the zunehd, I think these will be crazy good.

Do you find them comfortable? Been trying them for a couple of days now and i cant have them in my ears for more than an hour; ears just get too sore.
post #4725 of 5567

I do. I feel they are just slightly too big, but I fall asleep with them in, sometimes waking up in the morning with at least one still in my ear and when I take it out there is no soreness.

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