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post #4891 of 5567
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Originally Posted by Sylaw View Post
 

 

I was wondering what to do , to go for a mid centric amp or for a studio v? what amp options are there for me around 200$? I knw 80's are very easy to drive, but to give a pretty mid boost a mid forward amp may be a good  idea ? may be?

 

i have little to no experience with amp because i dont like to carry an amp with me. Right now im using an rockbox ipod 5g for replacement for my studio v 3rd anv(currently sent back for warranty) and i really like the sound with 3db treble boost. its not as good dynamic and imaging like studio v but still great. btw have you ever consider changing cable?

post #4892 of 5567

There is no way the IE80 has the same separation and detail of the um3x, right?

post #4893 of 5567
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Originally Posted by Dominus View Post
 

There is no way the IE80 has the same separation and detail of the um3x, right?

Nope but they have the amazing soundstage,bass and treble. Its hard for any iem to be better in separation than um3x.

post #4894 of 5567
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Originally Posted by lightningfarron View Post
 

Nope but they have the amazing soundstage,bass and treble. Its hard for any iem to be better in separation than um3x.

 

Westone 4 :3 / EX1000

post #4895 of 5567
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Originally Posted by Dominus View Post
 

There is no way the IE80 has the same separation and detail of the um3x, right?

 

detail's are quite the same.. ( but you have to find it in the presentation  ) . where um3x brings all of them to ur face! just cuz um3x's soundstage is plate like.. ( pretty non existing)..

post #4896 of 5567
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Originally Posted by Dominus View Post
 

lol. I'm confused now. I definitely don't want muddy mids.

 

With the tape mod they are most definitely not muddy. Also add silver cable and use on the Studio V or Rocoo BA and it's a very musical IEM. Would actually be on the analytical side with these mods combined.

post #4897 of 5567

With modified Colorfly CK4, UM3X has a big soundstage, wide and depp + perfect instrumental separation + deep bass + better treble.
I was trying tape-mod with IE8 and i wasn't happy. Soundstage became smaller and sound became thin. But yes, more detailed.
Silver cable too, yes, silver cable is a good option.

 

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post #4898 of 5567
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Originally Posted by oHUTCHYo View Post
 

Just received my IE80 today.  I also need some help on tips.

 

I've been through most of the included ones and most fit poorly and make the bass sound very thin.  The only ones that fit well and provide the sound I expect are the deafult medium tips as fitted when supplied, just like shashu above.

 

My question is a little different however: I will not be using the guides and wearing them over ear, I will be wearing them in the traditional style.  This means I'll need to reverse them, i.e. left piece in right ear and vice versa.  To save the trouble of orientating them in a confusing manner everytime I wear them, I thought I could perhaps source some coloured tips and have red for right and black/blue for left or whatever.

 

Which are the closest tips to Sennheiser's medium silcone tips but are available in various colours and can be sourced within the UK?

 

Bonus question: how common is it for people to wear them in the traditional manner, it seems a shame for the left/right channels then not to tally with you left/right ears?  Or am I doing something silly!?!

 

Update: so I bought some JVC tips from eBay (auction link), but they offer no improvement on the bundled Sennheiser tips.  I was thinking perhaps the JVC tips I bought aren't the real deal - anyone care to comment?

 

The single flange medium tips were working well for me, but all of a sudden they don't seem to offer a good seal.  I've now moved to the single flange large bundled tips.

 

I also wear my IE 80s straight down since they just annoy me over the ear, the cable doesn't stay in place.  I use the right earbud in the right ear (and the left earbud in the left ear) and they work fine.

 

I've seen some mention of Audeo and Auvio tips in the thread.  Does anyone know where I can find these for a reasonable price in the UK?

 

oHUTCHYo, out of interest, where did you buy your IE 80s from?

 

I'm thinking about getting a 160gb Ipod Classic.  Is that a good (high capacity) mp3 player pair for the IE 80s?

post #4899 of 5567
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Originally Posted by shashu View Post
 

 

Update: so I bought some JVC tips from eBay (auction link), but they offer no improvement on the bundled Sennheiser tips.  I was thinking perhaps the JVC tips I bought aren't the real deal - anyone care to comment?

 

The single flange medium tips were working well for me, but all of a sudden they don't seem to offer a good seal.  I've now moved to the single flange large bundled tips.

 

I also wear my IE 80s straight down since they just annoy me over the ear, the cable doesn't stay in place.  I use the right earbud in the right ear (and the left earbud in the left ear) and they work fine.

 

I've seen some mention of Audeo and Auvio tips in the thread.  Does anyone know where I can find these for a reasonable price in the UK?

 

oHUTCHYo, out of interest, where did you buy your IE 80s from?

 

I'm thinking about getting a 160gb Ipod Classic.  Is that a good (high capacity) mp3 player pair for the IE 80s?

 

k.. get auvio tips they seems better for most people. in my case I use monster hybrid super tips ( amazing clarity) .. i had the same problem for the cable that wont stay in my ears . just put them everyday until ur cable adjust to the angle..( mine worked like a charm after 2 months of everyday use) or use the ear guides ? i knw its pretty annoying , but within 2-4 weeks itll stay put.

 

Ipod classic 7g? u cant ever get a amazing deal like a ipod 7g. why? cuz of that darn 160GB of solid capacity . only down side is that ipods are tends to be pretty bassy. so u need to get a pretty nice amp that offers a little brighter sound.. im going to buy a one soon so ill update on u of buying e good amp :p ( studio V's are good but 32GB enough? 0_o )

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Hi there, a slight deviation from the topic but wondered if you experienced IE80 owners could help - I just received a pair from Amazon UK and Im not sure if they are genuine. I've done all the checks I can find online however what troubles me is that the non-english font on the box is a very dark blue, not grey as I keep seeing and there is no PK_XXXXXXX under the EAN barcode - does anyone know if this is normal?

 

The earphones themselves look well made, though sound-wise they don't sound spectacular (realise this may be as they are new and need burn in, I've owned some HD650s for years and they definitely changed in the opening days/weeks/months.

 

Would massively appreciate any guidance.

post #4901 of 5567

duckndive,

 

I thought Amazon was an official Sennheiser Dealer? I would quickly contact Sennheiser UK or Europe and inquire with them as to the 'reality' of your 80's. You don't want to wait if you are going to dispute w/Amazon.

post #4902 of 5567
Amazon itself is an authorized dealer, but most of the time the seller is not Amazon. Fulfilled by Amazon is not the same as buying from Amazon. It just means Amazon has the seller's goods in one of their warehouses already and sends it to you. Most of the sellers are also just people listing their products through Amazon and Amazon is an intermediary. When you choose the seller it has to say "Amazon" "From Amazon" or whatever it is.
post #4903 of 5567

Thanks for the quick replies - the seller in this case was Amazon and not their fulfilment or marketplace. I've spoken with them and they have advised I can return for a refund and they will investigate and let me know their findings. 

 

Just seems odd that the font seems off colour in areas and I couldn't find a PK_XXXXXXX number on the bottom?

post #4904 of 5567

For God sake, if one can't buy with peace of mind from amazon, from where can you?

post #4905 of 5567
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Originally Posted by Dominus View Post
 

For God sake, if one can't buy with peace of mind from amazon, from where can you?

 

Easy answer: Buy only from a listed by Sennheiser Authorized Dealer.

 
I actually bought mine from BestBuy for full list just to positive they were the real deal even though they were available on eBay for 1/4 to 1/2 the price I paid.
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