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post #61 of 5729


I sure hope there was worthwhile changes to the new IE80 and not just a refresher. That will be a big letdown (I have a feeling that is exactly what it is).

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Originally Posted by EasySounds View Post

Hi everyone,

 

Thanks for all the replies to how much IE8 was originally priced, it helps me weigh my decisions and plan.

 

And wow, milford, that thread sure is comprehensive, I'll have a look it when I'm free.

 

But somehow my preference for new toys makes still makes me really eager to have a go at the Sennheiser IE 80s when they are released.

 

Hopefully the people at Head-Fi will have a review of it by then bigsmile_face.gif



 

post #62 of 5729

 

obviously he's suppose to read the review on the thread attached. there is basically no other high end dynamic iems around.. so your suggesting they should not be compared? 

 

given he does not want/can't trail both of them any opinion will help


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Yeah but IE8 has so much different signature than DBA or B2 not to mention drivers inside that you simply can't compare them like that.
 

 



 



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Not to mention that is just his opinion as he loves treble happy headphones. I for one don't like too much treble as it can be sibilant and irritating. But for the price the DBA02 are a good deal. Not neccesarily better than the IE8s. If that was the case it would have sold way better than the IE8s have ;). A closer comparison would be the Sony EX series to the DBA and they trounce the DBA in every area, including treble quality.



 



 

post #63 of 5729
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Originally Posted by milford30 View Post

 

obviously he's suppose to read the review on the thread attached. there is basically no other high end dynamic iems around.. so your suggesting they should not be compared? 

 

given he does not want/can't trail both of them any opinion will help




 





 



Monster Turbine Copper/MD, GR07, DDM, EX700/1000, FX700, and...uh, that's all I can think of right now, but there are several other high-end dynamic IEMs that can beat out the IE8 in overall sound quality.

post #64 of 5729

100% agree. Also agree that is completely subjective when saying an IEM sounds better than the other. I own the Sony EX1000s and can't say it sounds better than my Silver cabled IE8s. I love them both for what they are but to me the EX1000 doesn't own the IE8 like others seem to think so. I plan on getting the Victor FX700 as well to end my King of Universal dynamics search lol. I'll pass the GRs as I feel the sonys bring more of what I want from that standpoint.
 

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Monster Turbine Copper/MD, GR07, DDM, EX700/1000, FX700, and...uh, that's all I can think of right now, but there are several other high-end dynamic IEMs that can beat out the IE8 in overall sound quality.



 

post #65 of 5729

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Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

Monster Turbine Copper/MD, GR07, DDM, EX700/1000, FX700, and...uh, that's all I can think of right now, but there are several other high-end dynamic IEMs that can beat out the IE8 in overall sound quality.


Personally agree with the above statement myself.

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"agree that is completely subjective when saying an IEM sounds better than the other."



 

 

I think you can add this to any type of headphone, speaker, IEM, really anything that puts out sound. The only thing that throw's me off on this site is the whole balanced thing. Lot's of people and some more than other's will bash or not even listen to something that is considered "fun". I am no expert on any of this, I do consider myself a pretty good musician, and I also play multiple instruments. I have never been in a club, a room, a studio, anywhere that the bass is completely behind the vocals, the guitars, the drums and whatever else may be going on. I understand people liking a more "balanced" sound but to me, that is not realistic while to others it is. To my ear's the IE8 has a more realistic and live sound than the Monster Miles Davis. Not everyone will agree, and that is cool with me. I like what I like.
 

 

post #67 of 5729
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Originally Posted by Bombora View Post



 

I think you can add this to any type of headphone, speaker, IEM, really anything that puts out sound. The only thing that throw's me off on this site is the whole balanced thing. Lot's of people and some more than other's will bash or not even listen to something that is considered "fun". I am no expert on any of this, I do consider myself a pretty good musician, and I also play multiple instruments. I have never been in a club, a room, a studio, anywhere that the bass is completely behind the vocals, the guitars, the drums and whatever else may be going on. I understand people liking a more "balanced" sound but to me, that is not realistic while to others it is. To my ear's the IE8 has a more realistic and live sound than the Monster Miles Davis. Not everyone will agree, and that is cool with me. I like what I like.
 

 



Different people have different tastes.  Some simply like the idea of the "utmost accuracy" to the original recording, some just like what sounds the best to them.  I'm probably more in the camp that likes what sounds the best to me - if I like how it sounds, then that's all that matters.

 

But it is different if you're a musician who needs monitoring equipment...it shouldn't be what you "feel" is the best, it should be what really is the most accurate to the original recording - you wouldn't want your music to end up sounding strange to those with different equipment than you have.

 

I'm sure you understand this already though.

post #68 of 5729
I understand what you mean. What I mean is this, you speak of accuracy to the original recording. How does anyone know what the original recording sounds like? Unless your in that room while it was recorded. Even two people with the same setup will not hear the same exact thing. I agree that I like what sounds best to me. I've just noticed that my idea of what sounds best/realistic/accurate isn't the same as a lot of the people here. As I said , that's cool with me.

I think (I don't know) a good percent of people here just like to relax and put on a good record.
post #69 of 5729


Exactly. Although bass is not suppose to drown everything out the bass is the most important instrument out of them all. And the bass actually leads, gives the beat which the other instruments follow. I consider the bass to be the soul of the music, without it, the music is dry and boring. Same applies to my new Hifiman 601. It is in no way neutral or considered accurate but to me it sounds natural and real when compared to its competition. I choose lifelike any-day over digital and artificial sound.

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Originally Posted by Bombora View Post



 

I think you can add this to any type of headphone, speaker, IEM, really anything that puts out sound. The only thing that throw's me off on this site is the whole balanced thing. Lot's of people and some more than other's will bash or not even listen to something that is considered "fun". I am no expert on any of this, I do consider myself a pretty good musician, and I also play multiple instruments. I have never been in a club, a room, a studio, anywhere that the bass is completely behind the vocals, the guitars, the drums and whatever else may be going on. I understand people liking a more "balanced" sound but to me, that is not realistic while to others it is. To my ear's the IE8 has a more realistic and live sound than the Monster Miles Davis. Not everyone will agree, and that is cool with me. I like what I like.
 

 



 


Edited by lee730 - 9/4/11 at 8:37pm
post #70 of 5729

Hi guys,

 

Yes, we did launched several new products at IFA 2011 over the weekend, inclusive of the IE 60 and IE 80. These ear-canal models are successors to the popular models, IE 6 and IE 8.

You may want to check with your nearest Sennheiser dealer for pricing and availability details. Below is the official press release.

 

 

02.09.2011 - Wedemark, Germany

Sound at a professional level - Sennheiser presents the new IE 60 and IE 80 ear-canal phones

At the IFA in Berlin, Sennheiser is presenting the latest models of its “Professional” earphones series, the IE 60 and IE 80. The audio specialist Sennheiser has developed this model series based on its broad experience in the professional music sector. With a sound quality precision that is unrivalled in the portable segment, these ear-canal phones are aimed at music enthusiasts with the highest demands. 
 

IE_60_Application.jpgThe IE 60 delivers high-resolution sound for music lovers with highest demands “The IE ear-canal phones are the ideal solution for the most discerning users who want to hear music with as much fine detail as possible,” explained Sennheiser Assistant Product Manager Antonia Tan. “Based on the huge success of the predecessor models and the positive feedback from our customers, we have developed new models that are even more attractive due to their innovative design.” The IE series benefits from the audio specialist’s experience in the professional monitoring sector. The ear-canal phones use dynamic transducers that cover the entire frequency range with a single system. Distortion is therefore kept to a minimum even at high sound pressure levels. Ambient noise is optimally attenuated by the design and the comprehensive ear adaptor accessories, enabling the top-of-the-range model, the IE 80, to achieve a noise attenuation of up to 26 dB. Both earphones can be used for monitoring and are also ideal for MP3 players, Apple iPods*, Apple iPhones* and other portable devices as well as mobile phones.
 

 

IE 60: High-resolution sound with excellent bass reproduction 
The IE 60 delivers modern pop and rock music with impressive precision. The high-resolution bass reproduction leaves virtually nothing to be desired. Passive noise attenuation of up to 20 dB and a frequency response of 10 to 18,000 Hz take care of the rest. The new model features air vents in an octagonal design and a luxurious brass colour that contrasts attractively with the matt-black finish of the earphones. With its rugged housing and cable, the IE 60 is the ideal companion for the highest demands. 
 

IE 80: Perfect pitch

IE_80_setview.jpgUnique sound tuning with the IE 80 ear-canal phones Those who want to precisely adjust the sound themselves will choose the top-of-the-range model, the IE 80, with its unique sound tuning function. A miniature adjusting screw allows the user to increase or reduce the bass response as required. The IE 80, with its lifelike, detailed sound, has a frequency response of 10 to 20,000 Hz and passive noise attenuation of up to 26 dB. Its luxurious finish effects with brushed aluminium make it a subtle eye-catcher for every occasion. Other special features include a rugged housing with an interchangeable cable and an elegant carrying case with special drying pads that protect the exclusive earphones against humidity when stored.

 


*iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the USA and other countries. 
 

The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. The family-owned company, which was established in 1945, recorded sales of around €468 million in 2010. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).
 

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiser.com.
 

Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Mareike Oer • Press & PR 
Consumer, Audiology and Aviation products
Am Labor 1 • 30900 Wedemark • Germany
Tel:  +49 5130 600 719
Email: mareike.oer@sennheiser.com

 

 

post #71 of 5729

Are there any changes to these two new models besides appearances? Have they tamed the mid bass hump the IE8 is notorious for? I sure hope so, would be nice to use them without EQ.

post #72 of 5729

So will they sound any different?

post #73 of 5729

Have a feeling it's no big upgrade or else they would have came with a completely new model (IE9). I was in J&R today here in nyc and asked the girl working the headphone section and she had no idea what I was talking about and nothing came on their computers about them either. 

post #74 of 5729
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Originally Posted by Rosmadi Mahmood View Post

Hi guys,

 

Yes, we did launched several new products at IFA 2011 over the weekend, inclusive of the IE 60 and IE 80. These ear-canal models are successors to the popular models, IE 6 and IE 8.

You may want to check with your nearest Sennheiser dealer for pricing and availability details. Below is the official press release.

 

 

02.09.2011 - Wedemark, Germany

Sound at a professional level - Sennheiser presents the new IE 60 and IE 80 ear-canal phones

At the IFA in Berlin, Sennheiser is presenting the latest models of its “Professional” earphones series, the IE 60 and IE 80. The audio specialist Sennheiser has developed this model series based on its broad experience in the professional music sector. With a sound quality precision that is unrivalled in the portable segment, these ear-canal phones are aimed at music enthusiasts with the highest demands. 
 

IE_60_Application.jpgThe IE 60 delivers high-resolution sound for music lovers with highest demands “The IE ear-canal phones are the ideal solution for the most discerning users who want to hear music with as much fine detail as possible,” explained Sennheiser Assistant Product Manager Antonia Tan. “Based on the huge success of the predecessor models and the positive feedback from our customers, we have developed new models that are even more attractive due to their innovative design.” The IE series benefits from the audio specialist’s experience in the professional monitoring sector. The ear-canal phones use dynamic transducers that cover the entire frequency range with a single system. Distortion is therefore kept to a minimum even at high sound pressure levels. Ambient noise is optimally attenuated by the design and the comprehensive ear adaptor accessories, enabling the top-of-the-range model, the IE 80, to achieve a noise attenuation of up to 26 dB. Both earphones can be used for monitoring and are also ideal for MP3 players, Apple iPods*, Apple iPhones* and other portable devices as well as mobile phones.
 

 

IE 60: High-resolution sound with excellent bass reproduction 
The IE 60 delivers modern pop and rock music with impressive precision. The high-resolution bass reproduction leaves virtually nothing to be desired. Passive noise attenuation of up to 20 dB and a frequency response of 10 to 18,000 Hz take care of the rest. The new model features air vents in an octagonal design and a luxurious brass colour that contrasts attractively with the matt-black finish of the earphones. With its rugged housing and cable, the IE 60 is the ideal companion for the highest demands. 
 

IE 80: Perfect pitch

IE_80_setview.jpgUnique sound tuning with the IE 80 ear-canal phones Those who want to precisely adjust the sound themselves will choose the top-of-the-range model, the IE 80, with its unique sound tuning function. A miniature adjusting screw allows the user to increase or reduce the bass response as required. The IE 80, with its lifelike, detailed sound, has a frequency response of 10 to 20,000 Hz and passive noise attenuation of up to 26 dB. Its luxurious finish effects with brushed aluminium make it a subtle eye-catcher for every occasion. Other special features include a rugged housing with an interchangeable cable and an elegant carrying case with special drying pads that protect the exclusive earphones against humidity when stored.

 


*iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the USA and other countries. 
 

The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. The family-owned company, which was established in 1945, recorded sales of around €468 million in 2010. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).
 

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiser.com.
 

Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Mareike Oer • Press & PR 
Consumer, Audiology and Aviation products
Am Labor 1 • 30900 Wedemark • Germany
Tel:  +49 5130 600 719
Email: mareike.oer@sennheiser.com

 

Rosmadi could you provide us info if Sennheiser has been made any improvments to the sound or is it simply face-lifting with an old IE8/IE6 sound?

 


Edited by piotrus-g - 9/5/11 at 2:26am
post #75 of 5729

Let's be reasonable, everyone. Rosmadi is a Sennheiser representative on this board, so there are...limits as to what he will comment on.

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