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post #5371 of 5651

Exactly

post #5372 of 5651

do ie80s have clearer mids than audio technica m50?

post #5373 of 5651

which method did you use to burn in ie 80 ?

post #5374 of 5651
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which method did you use to burn in ie 80 ?


Just run music through it at 20% above comfortable listening volume.

post #5375 of 5651

like 70% volume ?

post #5376 of 5651
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like 70% volume ?


That would depend on your source. Some can split your ears at 10%, some barely drive them at 80%.

If yours drive them well at 50%, then leave it 50% plus 20% of the 50% - total 60%.

post #5377 of 5651

I have been reading in many places that IE 80 has no sibilance at all. Now I have been using IE 80 for quite some time and has noticed considerable amount of sibilance for dynamic headphones.

 

Does this mean they are  FAKE??

 

I have tried it with different sources with or without amplifier but can still hear sibilance.

post #5378 of 5651
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Originally Posted by noblemff View Post
 

I have been reading in many places that IE 80 has no sibilance at all. Now I have been using IE 80 for quite some time and has noticed considerable amount of sibilance for dynamic headphones.

 

Does this mean they are  FAKE??

 

I have tried it with different sources with or without amplifier but can still hear sibilance.


It's very likely. Where did you buy them?

post #5379 of 5651
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It's very likely. Where did you buy them?

 

Bought it from Jumbo electronics in Dubai, I really dont know if thy are fake as the details are all there right from packaging to the housing of the drivers.

 

Also the soundstage is good and bass is clean

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by noblemff - 4/25/14 at 1:59pm
post #5380 of 5651

http://qr-sennheiser.com

post #5381 of 5651

Just received a pair of Westone W40s today. Still burning in but, to my surprise, these sounds even warmer than the IE80s (bass tuned to minimum). 

What about the mid-bass bump people complain about IE80s... I've read multiple comments that W4s are neutral...

post #5382 of 5651

HF gang, I'm looking for some advice/support for my IE80s.  The cylindrical part of the driver (the barrel-shaped component that is covered by the rubber or foam eartip) has come loose on both drivers.  They are still properly seated on the housing, but if I twist (such as to replace an eartip), they come off.  There is a detent that 'clicks' when turning the cylinders in, which luckily allows them to stay in place.  But nonetheless, it is pretty disturbing to know that my phones are kind of falling apart.

 

When the cylinders have come off, I notice there's a small amount of adhesive that was originally keeping the cylinders in place.  I could easily reapply (a very small amount of) adhesive to this same part to re-glue the cylinders, but my concerns are:

 

1. Would the adhesive change the sound quality of the phones themselves?   The original adhesive looks like a kind of rubber cement, but I can't know for sure.  

2. What if I apply too much adhesive and it seeps into the body itself and causes damage?

 

Unfortunately, these IE80s were a warranty replacement for a pair of IE8s that were also faulty, so I can't get a replacement on a replacement I don't think (also, they are now more than two years old).


Anyone else experience this issue, and have a good solution?  thanks!

post #5383 of 5651
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Originally Posted by shiznitz View Post

HF gang, I'm looking for some advice/support for my IE80s.  The cylindrical part of the driver (the barrel-shaped component that is covered by the rubber or foam eartip) has come loose on both drivers.  They are still properly seated on the housing, but if I twist (such as to replace an eartip), they come off.  There is a detent that 'clicks' when turning the cylinders in, which luckily allows them to stay in place.  But nonetheless, it is pretty disturbing to know that my phones are kind of falling apart.

When the cylinders have come off, I notice there's a small amount of adhesive that was originally keeping the cylinders in place.  I could easily reapply (a very small amount of) adhesive to this same part to re-glue the cylinders, but my concerns are:

1. Would the adhesive change the sound quality of the phones themselves?   The original adhesive looks like a kind of rubber cement, but I can't know for sure.  
2. What if I apply too much adhesive and it seeps into the body itself and causes damage?

Unfortunately, these IE80s were a warranty replacement for a pair of IE8s that were also faulty, so I can't get a replacement on a replacement I don't think (also, they are now more than two years old).


Anyone else experience this issue, and have a good solution?  thanks!
I don't think the type of adhesive is going to affect sound quality. I would clean off the old adhesive and use a gel superglue. Gel so that it hopefully won't run where you don't want it to!
If you are not confident sending them for repair may be your best option. Surely they wouldn't charge a fortune for that kind of repair?
post #5384 of 5651

Has anyone ever noticed even a slight amount of sibilance on IE 80s, if so how much would you rate it on a scale of 1 to 10?

 

My IE 80 box doesn't have a QR code and hence cannot authenticate my phones on Sennheiser website.

post #5385 of 5651

I don't remember any sibilance in my pair. Maybe it's a defective pair? 

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