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post #5311 of 5567

Has anyone done a side-by-side comparison of the IE60 vs. IE 80? The only spec difference seem to be the LF control, but the price is a $200 difference in the US.

 

Do the IE80's sound nearly twice as good as the IE60, as the price would suggest it should? 

post #5312 of 5567
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Originally Posted by tomlink View Post

 

Do the IE80's sound nearly twice as good as the IE60, as the price would suggest it should? 

 

Quick Answer:  NO

 

Longer Answer:  As in all things 'audio', money spent is NOT proportional to SQ gained, or: As the SQ improvements increase the dollar (price) required increases geometrically, or damn near. ;)

post #5313 of 5567

Thanks.

 

Agreed that audio gear price increases exponentially for linear increases in SQ (if you're lucky to get any SQ improvement).

 

I guess the better question is "Does anyone have any experience with the SQ of both the IE60 and IE80 to give an opinion as to whether the IE 80 is worth the price increase?" 

 

I really like my Senn  CX680 IE and looking to upgrade but just cant get a handle on the SQ difference between the IE60 and IE80.

post #5314 of 5567
Based on what I read in Chinese forums, the ie 60 seems to be more bassy, warmer sounding compared to the 80. It's said to have a tad more detail than the ie6 but still less than 80, also smaller soundstage and imaging. Some people like it over the 80 for pop songs, but the 80 seems to be better for instruments and classical. The value really depends on your preference.
post #5315 of 5567

Having just acquired a set of ie80's, i can't imagine buying iem's that are more bass heavy than these. Especially if they are warmer as the ie80's are already very warm. Unless you are a bass fiend i'd advise you to get the ie80's.  

post #5316 of 5567
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Originally Posted by djcarpentier View Post
 

Having just acquired a set of ie80's, i can't imagine buying iem's that are more bass heavy than these. Especially if they are warmer as the ie80's are already very warm. Unless you are a bass fiend i'd advise you to get the ie80's.  


After a few hundred hours of usage, they'll become clearer and less warm.

post #5317 of 5567
I'm sure thats true, but regardless they are bass heavy. For me i think the issue is that the bass has less defintion than other iems i've used. A bit boomy.
post #5318 of 5567
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I'm sure thats true, but regardless they are bass heavy. For me i think the issue is that the bass has less defintion than other iems i've used. A bit boomy.


You do know you can tune the bass, right?

post #5319 of 5567
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Originally Posted by djcarpentier View Post

I'm sure thats true, but regardless they are bass heavy. For me i think the issue is that the bass has less defintion than other iems i've used. A bit boomy.

How many hours do you have on yours? They can sound really sloppy out of the box - not to say they get BA tight, but they get better with age. I always felt that the IE8/IE80 had an analogue feel to the bass. I will also say, I kept my bass dial at minimum or just one click up from minimum.

post #5320 of 5567

From when I listened to these briefly, I have to say that I loved these IEM's - a little bit bit bass heavy (kind of a unnatural sound), but good sound reproduction nonetheless.

 

~ Im2bz2p :)

post #5321 of 5567
Apparantly you can tune the bass. Wow never noticed. They should really make that clear on their website, box, or thr iems themselves...

Have about 80hrs on mine
post #5322 of 5567
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You do know you can tune the bass, right?

 

Try the 'Tape Mod' - (tape over the bass adjustment screw holes on the earpieces). It is recommend to reduce the bass muddyness and increase clarity. It's an easy, no cost tweek, that has many fans.

post #5323 of 5567

Finally made an account after years of headfying just to buy these beauties. 

 

http://www.themercantiletx.com/product_info.php?currency=AUD&language=en&products_id=795

 

Guys is the above link genuine? has anyone ever bought from them? Its a very enticing deal since its my first foray iinto pricey iems.

post #5324 of 5567
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Edited by mare - 4/7/14 at 9:20am
post #5325 of 5567

I am now also never using IE80, Havi B3 Pro Mk1 has even bigger soundstage and clearer mids.

At 60$, made me rethink a lot of previous purchases.

They look a bit like IE80, but do not claim to be one - an original IEM, which I now consider to be superior.

http://penonaudio.com/HAVI-B3-PRO

You must use Sennheiser tips for best results.

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