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post #5056 of 5567
Have a search on here for "fake IE80's" for info on how to identify a genuine product. If you bought them somewhere reputable I doubt that is the problem.
post #5057 of 5567
so how does the fake ie80 sounds? just got my own ie80 a week ago and almost have the same impression. always thought that ie80 is a bass monster but from what i am hearing right now, its a bit bassier than gr07 mk1.

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post #5058 of 5567

I was finally able to find the right fit with MEElectronics (someone on this thread recommended them to me). They have a pack of different tips, or you can email them to customize what sizes comes in the set.

 

That being said, after owning these for a year, I regret buying them. I was much happier with the thumping bass and flawless isolation of the Atrios I owned for 4 years. Not to mention Atrios were half the price. However, I had to replace the Atrios several time due to flimsy wiring, while the Sennheisers definitely were build to last. But I see now that Atrios are no longer sold :( 

post #5059 of 5567
I got a feeling they are fake.. I don't even need a good seal and I have lots of bass.. Mentioning that.. I tried using my clear tri tips from my hifiman re400 s and I can get a half decent seal.. Better then any stock tip.. But I do like the stock tips too as I really don't think these are really made and designed to have a complete seal.. Just imo..
post #5060 of 5567

I'm not sure if they are fake or not, I did buy them straight from Amazon themselves though (Not through a third party retailer). I'll do the fit test and see how it goes (I've been inserting them right, but maybe the stock tips just don't fit well). 

post #5061 of 5567

So I just got done doing the seal test as recommended on the last page of comments and everything seemed fine, no real difference in loudness of the tones, maybe the 500 tone was just a tad louder but if it was only by a hair hardly more noticeable although I still feel the right ear bud is a bit awkward feeling in my ear compared to the left (very puzzled as to why and has become seriously annoying trying to figure out why). I know someone said to try comply foam but im not sure if that will even fix it at this point if the seal test went just ok but the fit feels weird? 

 

Is it possible their fake if they were straight from amazon? Or maybe just defective? Those are really the only two explanations I can think of at this point myself.

post #5062 of 5567
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Originally Posted by Adel View Post

Guys as i said before i am looking for silicone tips for my sennheiser ie80 for great fit, comfort and isolation and without muffling the sound.

if you have a real need for isolation you should just sell your IE80. they will never be good in the isolation department.

I use them and love them to go for a walk in a forest or to go running because I need to hear if a car or something is coming. but when I need isolation, I forget about bass and use some etymotics.

 

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Originally Posted by Fballboy23 View Post
1) My right ear thing feels like there isn't really a tight seal, like there is air that is able to pass through which makes me question if the fits right with my ear and IEM. 2) The bass sometimes can feel really full in terms of quantity but there just isn't impact, like in the song you can hear there is plenty of bass in the background of the song but just none of it gives any impact or there isn't any real kick behind it, very much more heard than felt. That's only on some tracks however.

 

1) it takes time to get how to place them right, don't try to go deep with them, the sound doesn't change much from insertion anyway, so just try to get comfy. also almost everybody went for other tips and there is a reason why ^_^.

2) what you seem to be looking for isn't bass, but the kick of percutions. if you love this look for IEMs with boosts around 80-100hz and 2-5khz. that's where most impacts are born from.

IE80 has a big dip around 3khz that's why you don't have that much feeling of dynamic and impactful sound (even if real dynamic range has nothing to do with it, it's how we hear it). you end up with an amazing rumble for an IEM, but not much of the initial kick. people usually love this as non fatiguing sound, but ofc it lowers the body shaking value.

actually using the lower value (both IEMs turned counter clockwize) will keep the bass and just lower the sub bass, it might give you a feel of a little more punch and less rumble.

try to duck tape the vent too, it sounds ludycrous, but the effect if real.

post #5063 of 5567
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Originally Posted by castleofargh View Post
 

if you have a real need for isolation you should just sell your IE80. they will never be good in the isolation department.

I use them and love them to go for a walk in a forest or to go running because I need to hear if a car or something is coming. but when I need isolation, I forget about bass and use some etymotics.

 

 

 

i am not looking for the best isolation but comfort. The ie80 always fall out off my ear without doing sport or activity.

post #5064 of 5567

I wear them like the first exemple on the left


this way pushing the cable cinch to the neck keep a litle pressure and helps the cable from jumping over the hear.

 

the alternate solution is like we talked about here a few weeks back, to get a cable with memory wire to secure the positioning.

post #5065 of 5567
Quote:
Originally Posted by castleofargh View Post
 

if you have a real need for isolation you should just sell your IE80. they will never be good in the isolation department.

I use them and love them to go for a walk in a forest or to go running because I need to hear if a car or something is coming. but when I need isolation, I forget about bass and use some etymotics.

 

 

1) it takes time to get how to place them right, don't try to go deep with them, the sound doesn't change much from insertion anyway, so just try to get comfy. also almost everybody went for other tips and there is a reason why ^_^.

2) what you seem to be looking for isn't bass, but the kick of percutions. if you love this look for IEMs with boosts around 80-100hz and 2-5khz. that's where most impacts are born from.

IE80 has a big dip around 3khz that's why you don't have that much feeling of dynamic and impactful sound (even if real dynamic range has nothing to do with it, it's how we hear it). you end up with an amazing rumble for an IEM, but not much of the initial kick. people usually love this as non fatiguing sound, but ofc it lowers the body shaking value.

actually using the lower value (both IEMs turned counter clockwize) will keep the bass and just lower the sub bass, it might give you a feel of a little more punch and less rumble.

try to duck tape the vent too, it sounds ludycrous, but the effect if real.

 

I think part of the problem with it is that for some reason I dont even get that rumble or any sort of feeling from the IEM, the bass is entirely heard and not felt from my pair at least which is why I am starting to think they might be a problem with them being faked/defective. From all of the reviews I've read and videos I've seen (most recently the new video that Linus put out over the IE80's) is that the bass from the IE80's defiantly is felt and mine just don't have that feeling. I'll look into the tape mod thanks. 

 

Edit: Also, question, what silicone tips are generally the best in terms of bringing out the bass and soundstage? I know a lot of people talk about Mee, Auvio, JVC and some other tips such as foam complys but from my understand people are saying the complys wax guard or flexible core do a really good job at muffling the IEM's. Any ideas what tips I should be looking at?


Edited by Fballboy23 - 12/12/13 at 3:58am
post #5066 of 5567
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Originally Posted by Fballboy23 View Post

I think part of the problem with it is that for some reason I dont even get that rumble or any sort of feeling from the IEM, the bass is entirely heard and not felt from my pair at least which is why I am starting to think they might be a problem with them being faked/defective. From all of the reviews I've read and videos I've seen (most recently the new video that Linus put out over the IE80's) is that the bass from the IE80's defiantly is felt and mine just don't have that feeling. I'll look into the tape mod thanks. 

Edit: Also, question, what silicone tips are generally the best in terms of bringing out the bass and soundstage? I know a lot of people talk about Mee, Auvio, JVC and some other tips such as foam complys but from my understand people are saying the complys wax guard or flexible core do a really good job at muffling the IEM's. Any ideas what tips I should be looking at?
The Comply's are made from mouldable memory foam. Before inserting push the foam back away from the exit hole to prevent muffling.
post #5067 of 5567

try the mod on tips on this page http://www.head-fi.org/t/569527/sennheiser-ie80s-impressions-thread/4740

i tried so many tips including jvc,meelectronic,stock and some other but none could give me a good seal and this mod works great with my ear and they had better isolation and SQ too because they got a good seal on my ear IMO.

post #5068 of 5567
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Originally Posted by lightningfarron View Post

try the mod on tips on this page http://www.head-fi.org/t/569527/sennheiser-ie80s-impressions-thread/4740
i tried so many tips including jvc,meelectronic,stock and some other but none could give me a good seal and this mod works great with my ear and they had better isolation and SQ too because they got a good seal on my ear IMO.
This is bollo frankly. Get a good seal and the IE8's are in no way bass light.
post #5069 of 5567
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Originally Posted by krismusic View Post

This is bollo frankly. Get a good seal and the IE8's are in no way bass light.
I never said that they are bass light. Getting a good seal is very troublesome for me because with all the tips that i tried doesnt give me seal. Only when i try this mod on my jvc large tips they could give me seal and decent isolation.
post #5070 of 5567
Out of all the stock tips.. The really funny looking ones.. Once you get use to putting them into your ears I find they isolate very well and actually don't sound bad.. Has anyone else tried these.?
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