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post #4936 of 5651

The quality is a bit better, do not expect a great change (at less for me) ... the source and pairing Improve the sound much more.

 

I listen mainly to Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz and Progressive Metal also :smile: 

post #4937 of 5651
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Originally Posted by Migou67 View Post

The quality is a bit better, do not expect a great change (at less for me) ... the source and pairing Improve the sound much more.

I listen mainly to Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz and Progressive Metal also smile.gif  
Okay i am actually waiting for my sennheiser ie8i to arrive them exchange it for the i80 because i dont use the mic and save 50€ bought from sennheiser on amazon.de
post #4938 of 5651

Hello, I want to ask which of In-Ear monitors got the best quality of sound? I mostly listen: dance, disco, techno, house, electro, club but also pop, rock... I prefer mainly quality bass! But simultaneously I want a good middle and treble! I need to decide between these two types: Sennheiser IE 80 and Yamaha EPH-100. Please help me... Thank you very very much! 

post #4939 of 5651

Hi, I used to own the eph-100 but still own the ie80's. (Please take impressions of the yamaha's with a grain of salt). This shows I prefer the ie80's. I listen to trance. The ie80's have more mid bass while have yamaha's have more sub bass, slightly clearer mids due to less mid bass but very weird treble which I did not like. ie80's treble is more natural and has more presence than the yamaha's. Soundstage wise the ie80's win hands down. Isolation goes to the yamaha's.

 

The ie80's improve with the tape mod, reduces mid bass, making a bit clearer while maintaining sub bass. Overall I would recommend the ie80's and with removable cables you can upgrade them if you wish.

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Originally Posted by marek88 View Post
 

Hello, I want to ask which of In-Ear monitors got the best quality of sound? I mostly listen: dance, disco, techno, house, electro, club but also pop, rock... I prefer mainly quality bass! But simultaneously I want a good middle and treble! I need to decide between these two types: Sennheiser IE 80 and Yamaha EPH-100. Please help me... Thank you very very much! 

 

I had the Yamahas and now the IE80's. The difference is just night and day. IE80 is MUCH better. The treble is vastly superior as well as soundstage and they sound much more open and airy, which gives you a much more immersive experience. There's no comparison. It's like comparing a $100 IEM to a $300 IEM. The IE80's make the EPH-100's sound like crap. Please refer back to my review in the previous page.


Edited by MasterPR0 - 10/3/13 at 3:08pm
post #4941 of 5651
I know the difference between the sennheiser ir80 and ie8i is that the ie8i got a mic. I have confirmed that by sennheiser but is that real? The price difference is 50 €
post #4942 of 5651

I don't know why sennheiser don't tell the truth and this is pretty irritating. The IE80 sounds more refined than the IE8i, with superior treble quality, better clarity and detail and no mid-bass hump. IE80 can be a detail monster with a silver cable, ISO-tape mod and the right tips.

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I don't know why sennheiser don't tell the truth and this is pretty irritating. The IE80 sounds more refined than the IE8i, with superior treble quality, better clarity and detail and no mid-bass hump. IE80 can be a detail monster with a silver cable, ISO-tape mod and the right tips.
I have a slightly different experience with both phones with my sources( iPad 4, Sony Z1060). I do think that the IE80 has the slightly better clarity, is ostensibly more detailed, and has a smidgeon less mid-bass than the IE8(i). However, I felt that the IE8s were more 'refined'. Its treble being a tad more reticent, and smoother than that of the IE80 as well as having what I consider to be a more natural transient decay are few of the reasons for my conclusion. I know most folks suggest the IE80 as a direct upgrade to the IE8s, but it wasn't the case for me. Just thought I'd share.
post #4944 of 5651
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Originally Posted by HONEYBOY View Post

I have a slightly different experience with both phones with my sources( iPad 4, Sony Z1060). I do think that the IE80 has the slightly better clarity, is ostensibly more detailed, and has a smidgeon less mid-bass than the IE8(i). However, I felt that the IE8s were more 'refined'. Its treble being a tad more reticent, and smoother than that of the IE80 as well as having what I consider to be a more natural transient decay are few of the reasons for my conclusion. I know most folks suggest the IE80 as a direct upgrade to the IE8s, but it wasn't the case for me. Just thought I'd share.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts what music genre do you listen to? And do you have both models?
post #4945 of 5651
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts what music genre do you listen to? And do you have both models?
I had both models at the same time, but eventually sold the IE80s after preferring the iE8s for the aforementioned reasons above. Note that other folks may have their own rationale for opting to either IEMS. Regarding, music genres, that's always a tough question for me as I'd like to think I have an eclectic taste in music, and as a consequence, I reckon that I'm a fan of the IE8s because I think they are excellent all-rounders. In no order of preference I like Classical, Jazz, Alternative, Rock, Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Dance-Hall, Hip-Pop, Techno...as long as it sounds good to me I'll listen to it...
Edited by HONEYBOY - 10/4/13 at 9:55am
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I had both models at the same time, but eventually sold the IE80s after preferring the iE8s for the aforementioned reasons above. Note that other folks may have their own rationale for opting to either IEMS. Regarding, music genres, that's always a tough question for me as I'd like to think I have an eclectic taste in music, and as a consequence, I reckon that I'm a fan of the IE8s because I think they are excellent all-rounders. In no order of preference I like Classical, Jazz, Alternative, Rock, Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Dance-Hall, Hip-Pop, Techno...as long as it sounds good to me I'll listen to it...
Okay thanks for your answer. Do you suggest me to keep the ie8i for music genre like rap, hip hop and techno which prefer bass to get a overall experience because of the ie8i midd bass
post #4947 of 5651
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Okay thanks for your answer. Do you suggest me to keep the ie8i for music genre like rap, hip hop and techno which prefer bass to get a overall experience because of the ie8i midd bass
I suspect that the comparisons you see online will make the two IEMs seem more dissimilar than they truly are. For me, it wasn't hard to tell that both phones shared the same sound signature, and differences were quite subtle. They are both 'bassy', so I wouldn't be too worried about the quantity on either. I do feel that the IE80s has the slightly better bass quality though. It has a slightly more perceptible sub-bass without EQ and though mid-bass emphasis is still evident, it's less intrusive than in the IE8 so I personally think the IE80 may have a slight advantage in those genres you highlighted.

* my constant use of 'slight' is because though there are some subtle differences I didn't think they were that different from each other.
Edited by HONEYBOY - 10/4/13 at 11:25am
post #4948 of 5651
Okay b
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I suspect that the comparisons you see online will make the two IEMs seem more dissimilar than they truly are. For me, it wasn't hard to tell that both phones shared the same sound signature, and differences were quite subtle. They are both 'bassy', so I wouldn't be too worried about the quantity on either. I do feel that the IE80s has the slightly better bass quality though. It has a slightly more perceptible sub-bass without EQ and though mid-bass emphasis is still evident, it's less intrusive than in the IE8 so I personally think the IE80 may have a slight advantage in those genres you highlighted.

* my constant use of 'slight' is because though there are some subtle differences I didn't think they were that different from each other.
okay but it is not weird that the ie8i with the mic cost 50€ more than the ie80. Keep in mind that i am going to use theese in ear headphones with my iphone 4s
post #4949 of 5651

Adel,

 

You might be interested in this, it adds an Apple style volume control to any standard IEM cable....and it's cheap too.

 

http://www.amazon.com/iLuv-iEA15BLK-3rd-Party-Headphone-Compatible/dp/B002RL9WDQ/ref=pd_rhf_ee_s_cp_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=1H5P7Z29MB1Q8QNH9Y1H

 

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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

Adel,

You might be interested in this, it adds an Apple style volume control to any standard IEM cable....and it's cheap too.

http://www.amazon.com/iLuv-iEA15BLK-3rd-Party-Headphone-Compatible/dp/B002RL9WDQ/ref=pd_rhf_ee_s_cp_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=1H5P7Z29MB1Q8QNH9Y1H


i am not buying the ie8i because of the mic but bevause i thiught ir was there flagship model and because of the reviews before i did know the ie80 werd an upgrade of ie8i
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