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post #5386 of 7451

Of all the IE8/80's pros and cons - sibilance was not one mentioned very much, if at all. Either it is defective or a fake IMHO - there are some easy ways to check authenticity - do you have a picture of the foam insert that the IEMs fit into that slides in the aluminum travel case? 

post #5387 of 7451

I know it's possible, but am not so ready in supposing that noblemff's IE80 is defective or fake because there are other variables missing here. Noblemff's sensitivity to sibilance, and whether he/she's using bright sources, EQ or volume settings etc are unknowns at this point. Still, I'm not surprised if someone finds the IE80 as sibilant particularly if they don't try to seal them tightly in the ear. 

post #5388 of 7451
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Originally Posted by Ivabign View Post
 

Of all the IE8/80's pros and cons - sibilance was not one mentioned very much, if at all. Either it is defective or a fake IMHO - there are some easy ways to check authenticity - do you have a picture of the foam insert that the IEMs fit into that slides in the aluminum travel case? 

 

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Originally Posted by HONEYBOY View Post
 

I know it's possible, but am not so ready in supposing that noblemff's IE80 is defective or fake because there are other variables missing here. Noblemff's sensitivity to sibilance, and whether he/she's using bright sources, EQ or volume settings etc are unknowns at this point. Still, I'm not surprised if someone finds the IE80 as sibilant particularly if they don't try to seal them tightly in the ear. 

 

I usually hook it up with my Sony Xperia or Walkman most times with a portable amp like the FiiO E18. I listen to almost everything and have files with 96/88.2/44.1K resolution. I always adjust the EQ according to genre and would not brighten up the highs when listening to certain genres. Sometimes I even turn off the EQ when playing high resolution audio to get the most natural sound.

Also I dont think that fit is an issue because I always seal it securely for maximum isolation.

post #5389 of 7451

Been digging through this thread and am pretty sure I'd like to pull the trigger on these...Weird pricing though maybe someone can weigh in on... 

 

Amazon has them listed them around 379.99 USD, but on Newegg Marketplace there are different vendors listing them at $159.99 along with some site called "The Mercantile TX" which seems reputable.  I know this is a commonly counterfeited headphone..is it even worth messing with these lower priced offerings?

 

http://www.themercantiletx.com/product_info.php?products_id=795

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4TE1HP8420&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleMKP-_-pla-_-All+Bluetooth+Headsets+%26+Accessories-_-9SIA4TE1HP8420&ef_id=UZ17WAAABLldszo3:20140501190037:s

 

I really would like to ensure that I get the two year warranty...I know with camera gear you regularly see "grey market" items that sell for less but do not have a factory honored warranty, not sure if that applies here or not.

 

 

Thanks!

post #5390 of 7451

Don't know much about these specific two vendors, but there are a lot of fakes in the Sennheiser ie8/80 market. Usually they are not worth buying even at that much cheaper price. 

Better get it from Amazon or perhaps other authorized dealers. 

post #5391 of 7451

Another suggestion: if you are comfortable buying from amazon.de the IE80s are listed for only ~180 euros there. Shipping could take some time but it's much cheaper even with shipping cost. (Thank you Amazon!) 

post #5392 of 7451

IF you're looking to buy a Sennheiser IE800 MAKE SURE that earphone code in NOT : 97BY400 because they are fake!

I purchased one and I found out its fake (thanks for Sennheiser customer protection)

 

http://f.cl.ly/items/2s0e0S1s1c0i090S2l2l/IMG_3186.png

Cheap box! http://f.cl.ly/items/3u0V1X1W1j3M0p0R1I2b/IMG_3187.jpg

 

You can check the authenticity of the earphone here:

http://qr-sennheiser.com/index.php?id=5&L=1&id=5

 

Hope this helps!

post #5393 of 7451
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Originally Posted by marshallmole View Post
 

Another suggestion: if you are comfortable buying from amazon.de the IE80s are listed for only ~180 euros there. Shipping could take some time but it's much cheaper even with shipping cost. (Thank you Amazon!) 

 

Yah actually I was wondering about that, great idea!  I take it the warranty would still be honored even if purchased from a different region?

post #5394 of 7451
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Originally Posted by InseineJ View Post
 

 

Yah actually I was wondering about that, great idea!  I take it the warranty would still be honored even if purchased from a different region?

I would assume so. I actually bought mine in Germany but never needed the warranty...

post #5395 of 7451
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Originally Posted by jarkoo View Post
 

IF you're looking to buy a Sennheiser IE800 MAKE SURE that earphone code in NOT : 97BY400 because they are fake!

I purchased one and I found out its fake (thanks for Sennheiser customer protection)

 

http://f.cl.ly/items/2s0e0S1s1c0i090S2l2l/IMG_3186.png

Cheap box! http://f.cl.ly/items/3u0V1X1W1j3M0p0R1I2b/IMG_3187.jpg

 

You can check the authenticity of the earphone here:

http://qr-sennheiser.com/index.php?id=5&L=1&id=5

 

Hope this helps!

Well even though he was asking about the IE80s, this is helpful. How quickly counterfeiters move...

post #5396 of 7451

So, is there really any other iem to consider besides the ie80 at about $250? Looking at sonic capabilities (detail, separation, clarity etc)

post #5397 of 7451
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Originally Posted by indieman View Post
 

So, is there really any other iem to consider besides the ie80 at about $250? Looking at sonic capabilities (detail, separation, clarity etc)

Havi B3 Pro (old version) at 59$:

http://penonaudio.com/Earphones/In-ear-earphone/HAVI-B3-PRO

 

They beat IE80 at everything except for bass quantity - but respond well to EQ, so it's not a big issue.

Spend the remaining 191$ on a good DAC and amp.

post #5398 of 7451
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

Havi B3 Pro (old version) at 59$:

http://penonaudio.com/Earphones/In-ear-earphone/HAVI-B3-PRO

 

They beat IE80 at everything except for bass quantity - but respond well to EQ, so it's not a big issue.

Spend the remaining 191$ on a good DAC and amp.


Thanks, haven't heard of these before... will do some research. That price difference is pretty radical for something comparable to ie80 :S. As for dac/amp, already have that covered (dragonfly 1.2, not the best but good enough).

post #5399 of 7451
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Originally Posted by indieman View Post
 


Thanks, haven't heard of these before... will do some research. That price difference is pretty radical for something comparable to ie80 :S. As for dac/amp, already have that covered (dragonfly 1.2, not the best but good enough).


Trust me, it doesn't cost any more $ to produce IE80 compared to B3 (old version).

It's all just marketing expenses and profit margin.

post #5400 of 7451

How is the shure se215 in comparison? It's like $99 on amazon...

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