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Originally Posted by iceman600 View Post
 

So Sony eartips will fit the IE80's?

 

Not correctly. They are meant for a small nozzle like Shure & Westone.

 

If you want a Hybrid Silicone like the SONY's but that fits correctly for larger nozzles like Sennheiser then it's a simple as your local Radio Shack:

 

AUVIO's: $4.99 per (4), comes in S,M,L :  LINK

 

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Tip Hunters: see post #5428

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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

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Originally Posted by iceman600 View Post
 

So Sony eartips will fit the IE80's?

 

Not correctly. They are meant for a small nozzle like Shure & Westone.

 

If you want a Hybrid Silicone like the SONY's but that fits correctly for larger nozzles like Sennheiser then it's a simple as your local Radio Shack:

 

AUVIO's: $4.99 per (4), comes in S,M,L :  LINK

 


Any more options than this?


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Originally Posted by iceman600 View Post

Any more options than this?
 

 

Sure, there's tons of tips in the world. Finding the right tips is half all the fun after you 'think' you found an IEM you like.

 

What are you looking for....Foam (Comply, Monster), Silicone (MEElectronics, JVC, Ortofon, AUVIO), Custom Sleeves (Sensaphonics, ACS), to name a few of each type? You have to start experimenting...at least that's what I did do.

 

My favorite tips so far are Ortofon's: LINK  LINK

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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

Sure, there's tons of tips in the world. Finding the right tips is half all the fun after you 'think' you found an IEM you like.

You have a strange idea of fun! Fit issues are a PITA.
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Originally Posted by Hybrim View Post

Got a sound problem with my new Sennheiser IE80 for my Note 3, if anyone could help me out frown.gif

After having only used those standard samsung J5 headphones that came with my galaxy note 3 phone (unrooted), I've finally bought my first expensive IEM in hopes to spoil myself - the Sennheiser IE80, from an authorized dealer for $320. But after these first days of burn-in I must say I'm kind of torn whether they are even worth the high price.

On the first listen I immediately heard the bigger soundstage which I ofcourse like but I'm pretty dissapointed with the lack of bass (even tuned to the highest and I can't hear any difference) but perhaps this can be fixed with a better seal. But then there's the worst thing that's a deal breaker for me, I've started to hear a white/static noise on every calm track, especially on orchestral music, which I'm hoping you other users can help me solve whether these are infact defected or not. I just can't listen to any of my soundtracks with this noise, so if this can't be fixed then I'm forced to return these headphones.

I'm not an audiophile so perhaps I've missed something, but here are some of my thoughts and questions:
1. All my tracks are mostly 320kbps mp3s and some flac, so it's not that the files lack quality or anything.
2. Are expensive IEMs really so clear that you can hear the white noise even more compared to cheaper IEMS? Before these headphones I never realised the noise on my cheaper ones.
3. The white noise is heard no matter what source I use: galaxy note 3 (stock/winamp/google players), my PC, my brother's PC and his iphone.
4. The bass is good if I put pressure on the earbuds to my eardrums, but without that pressure they sound too distant. (even tuned to highest and still can't hear any bass difference)
5. The isolation sucks because when cars drive by I can't hear the music on highest volume, even with finger pressure,
6. After having tried all tips, I settled with the normal sized tips that the IEMs already came installed with.
7. I'm not 100% sure yet, but the noise seems to be increased the higher the bass is tuned, although the noise is still a problem at lowest tuning.
8. Perhaps the noise is a sign of defect? Or cord related?
9. Perhaps these are even fake? I bought them from an authorized seller, but the package didn't come with a QR code so I can't really check the product's authenticity on sennheiser's website.

I can post pictures of the package and the headphones if anyone can help


Willy and Burtom have given good advice about how to check if your Sennheiser IE80 are genuine. The gravure of the emblem and alos on the genuine ones the R and L are at a slight angle.

Um $320 seems a little cheaper than I would have expected as here in Thailand the genuine ones cost about USD 450.

 

I have just been using mine to listen for the first time to a new recording I have of Paganini works by Salvatore Accardo and am impressed at the clarity and detail of the pizzzicato (sharp plucking sound), very fast runs at the highest pitch of the violin combined with the detail of the full tutti of the orchestral playing including triangles and drums which sounds so natural just like it would in a concert hall. This recording might become another of my reference recordings for judging other IEMS and head phones.

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Originally Posted by krismusic View Post

You have a strange idea of fun! Fit issues are a PITA.

 

Agreed...I was being sarcastic...as usual...;)

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Agreed...I was being sarcastic...as usual...wink.gif
Sorry. I was wearing my irony deflecting hat (TM)!
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Hi guys,

i'm looking to upgrade my ie80 cables, read that silver galaxy cables are cheap, and of course toxic cable, twag, hybrids the best.

which would be the best bang for buck cable?
saw some cables on ebay with 7n copper for $120. anyone has those?
Edited by gilver - 5/29/14 at 8:26am
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Originally Posted by gilver View Post

i'm looking to upgrade my ie80 cables, read that silver galaxy cables are cheap, and of course toxic cable, twag, hybrids the best.

which would be the best bang for buck cable?
saw some cables on ebay with 7n copper for $120. anyone has those?

 

Be aware that Ebay 'zeroshoes' 'Silver Galaxy Cables' are not actually silver...just silver plated. (They used to be all silver, but not anymore.) Is that bad? Not necessarily. But you can get hand made 100% all silver cables from Ted's Headphone Lounge for $170, which are highly recommended by numerous HeadFiers.

 

LINK

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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

Be aware that Ebay 'zeroshoes' 'Silver Galaxy Cables' are not actually silver...just silver plated. (They used to be all silver, but not anymore.) Is that bad? Not necessarily. But you can get hand made 100% all silver cables from Ted's Headphone Lounge for $170, which are highly recommended by numerous HeadFiers.

LINK

thanks! read through the appreciation thread. pretty much sold on those. any idea how they would compare to toxic silver poison or hybrids?
Edited by gilver - 5/29/14 at 11:42am
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post
 

Tip Hunters: see post #5428

 

I send your pair of tips out on Tuesday. Let me know when you get them and how you like them. I'm assuming medium should fit you as I consider the large orthofon to be medium tips in my book ;)...

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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post
 

 

Be aware that Ebay 'zeroshoes' 'Silver Galaxy Cables' are not actually silver...just silver plated. (They used to be all silver, but not anymore.) Is that bad? Not necessarily. But you can get hand made 100% all silver cables from Ted's Headphone Lounge for $170, which are highly recommended by numerous HeadFiers.

 

LINK


Have just acquired not the cables mentioned but another source of silver cables from HK brand unknown to fit my IE80s with which I listen exclusively to classical music. Difficult to make an absolute comparison as I cannot keep swopping cables with the original, but I suspect to my ear these now seem to have added an edge or a burr and the SQ is thinner. I noticed especially on stringed instruments and treble vocals. I swear the original cables delivered a more smooth sound. Definitely noise form contact with the cable is transferred. I have forgotten the technical term for this, which wasn't the case with the original cables. I have just heaved and tugged to get off the new cables (hell of an effort) and plug in the originals (easy to plug in but difficult to pull out). And oh yes the originals are far superior in sound quality, more rounded smooth and full is the only way I can describe it, and with more detail. So much for replacement cables. Ho Hum.

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Originally Posted by LargoCantabile View Post
 


Definitely noise form contact with the cable is transferred. I have forgotten the technical term for this, which wasn't the case with the original cables.

Microphonics

I experienced the same with my FiiO RC-SE1 cable for my UE 900. Stock suits me better.

post #5490 of 5654
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post
 

 

Be aware that Ebay 'zeroshoes' 'Silver Galaxy Cables' are not actually silver...just silver plated. (They used to be all silver, but not anymore.) Is that bad? Not necessarily. But you can get hand made 100% all silver cables from Ted's Headphone Lounge for $170, which are highly recommended by numerous HeadFiers.

 

LINK

Yeah the cable from Ted's are great quality. I purchased my LOD cable from him. :)

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