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post #661 of 5376
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Originally Posted by Billyjoegunrack View Post

Oh Yeah, it is my ears, they aren't good enough. 

 

Or, maybe the folks at Sennheiser didn't feature a new sound signature as part of the product launch because there is none.

 

It doesn't matter, you will choose to believe what you choose to, have fun with your re tuned IEMs. Sennheiser must have just forgot.

 


 

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Originally Posted by stationwagon View Post

I have had both IE8, and IE80 for some reason they sound different, where as the IE80 sounding better, maybe the above poster feels they sound the same.. and is too farmiliar with the IE8s sound.. none the less if you open the IE8, and the IE80's you will notice a difference in drivers etc.. as proposed by a sennheiser german technician.. technically some people just dont know much about there product.. they are indeed replacing the IE8's


Any a-b should be done with the IE8 in hand, provide photographs, so trolls don't write silly things contradicting things which are so obvious, not even "I've had the IE8 previously but don't have them now, so going from memory" is reliable.

 

@Billy

I don't choose to believe anything, I compare, I listen, I have good ears, I have posted my pictures and impressions, where are yours? especially the photos.

 

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Originally Posted by maniacal71 View Post


 


Any a-b should be done with the IE8 in hand, provide photographs, so trolls don't write silly things contradicting things which are so obvious, not even "I've had the IE8 previously but don't have them now, so going from memory" is reliable.

 

@Billy

I don't choose to believe anything, I compare, I listen, I have good ears, I have posted my pictures and impressions, where are yours? especially the photos.

 




well said

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I posted a question under the official Sennheiser YouTube unboxing video of the IE80, to which they replied, "the sound is similar." I'm sure even if there were subtle changes, they'd have specified said changes. Hence, I'm going to leave it at that. Guess my IE80, due to arrive any day now, will be posted for sale, being that I'm no longer as fond of the IE8's signature as I once was a few years back. But for those whom it works for, the IE8 (and IE80, I presume) is still an exceptionally fun in-ear. smile.gif

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I don't really care because I am content with my IE8s and my TF10s but if I or someone else finally ends up with brand new pairs of both, let us know. My first pair of IE8's were severely crippled due to me not cleaning my ears enough. This pair now I have babied in regards to that, and they were still unbalanced from day one. My friends IE8's sound a hell of a lot different (not in an unbalanced way) sound overall and have way more time on them than mine, my guess is that, including burn in I have 300-500 hours on mine and they are going back because of unbalanced, since day one, I thought it was my ears for the longest time. Anyways, my friends sounds a whole lot different and probably has an extra 100-200 hours on it so it's subjective whether the IE80 sounds different or not, no one has compared brand spanking new pairs of both in retail packaging and until me or someone else gets that chance I think nobodies opinion holds much value. Someone mentioned that you will open them up and find differences, but no one has actually done that so it holds so value whatsoever to your argument. 

post #665 of 5376
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Originally Posted by i2ehan View Post

I posted a question under the official Sennheiser YouTube unboxing video of the IE80, to which they replied, "the sound is similar." I'm sure even if there were subtle changes, they'd have specified said changes. Hence, I'm going to leave it at that. Guess my IE80, due to arrive any day now, will be posted for sale, being that I'm no longer as fond of the IE8's signature as I once was a few years back. But for those whom it works for, the IE8 (and IE80, I presume) is still an exceptionally fun in-ear. smile.gif



So your not gonna give them a try for yourself? You gonna sell them brand new? I was wondering if I should do this as well lol. I'd take a slight loss  but then I'd just put the money towards my future "SA-43s" :). I was actually hoping to lose the bid lol and did the higher bid in spit of the other bidder.  very_evil_smiley.gif

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

So your not gonna give them a try for yourself? You gonna sell them brand new? I was wondering if I should do this as well lol. I'd take a slight loss  but then I'd just put the money towards my future "SA-43s" :). I was actually hoping to lose the bid lol and did the higher bid in spit of the other bidder.  very_evil_smiley.gif


Well, fortunately, I need not worry about that, since a relative of mine will be receiving his before I ever receive mine, and I'll have an opportunity to demo his upon arrival. smile.gif The IE8 was my exclusive in-ear for nearly 2 years time, back when I knew not of Head-Fi, so if I do hear a noticeable improvement, as a few others have, I may open mine for further listening and evaluation.

post #667 of 5376
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Originally Posted by i2ehan View Post

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Well, fortunately, I need not worry about that, since a relative of mine will be receiving his before I ever receive mine, and I'll have an opportunity to demo his upon arrival. smile.gif The IE8 was my exclusive in-ear for nearly 2 years time, back when I knew not of Head-Fi, so if I do hear a noticeable improvement, as a few others have, I may open mine for further listening and evaluation.



Please do let me know :) I trust you enough to go on your opinion. If you don't notice a nice improvement over the stock IE8 then my IE80s go up for sale "brand new" and at a slight discount from what I paid. cool.gif

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Just want to post a pic of the new ie80 I demo-ed today bigsmile_face.gif

 

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As you can see, the ie8 is on the top left and the ie80 is on the right;

under the bright store lighting, the ie80's shell has a tint which makes it 

easily distinguishable even without looking at the brushed aluminium faceplate.

(imo- the hue looks shiny purplish black under the light)

 

With regards to the sound, I felt that the ie80 sounded "cleaner" compared to the ie8 on the track sampled ("Creep" by Radiohead)

Especially so on parts with electric guitar riff ie. part @ 2.00 ~ 2.08mins  - it sounded less warm (?) and maybe lesser treble roll off too.

I also thought I heard the music more clearly. Or more distinctly.

Btw, I blasted it loudly so as to hear the difference- if case you want to try it out. (and if you do, please tell me if I'm using the terms correctly)

 

I think there is a definite difference between the 2 iems, and IMHO, for the better (changes are slight- it's still much like it's predecessor SQ)

 

The shop assistant also said that the ie80 sounded "hollow" when he tried it fresh out of box

 

Just my two cents.

 

edited: And I forget to add the ie8 has plenty of burn in time and ie80 not so much


Edited by Benjerry - 12/20/11 at 6:56am
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So here I was looking for new IEM and finally I broke down and I ordered yesterday the IE80.
 
My Christmas gift is made, too happy !
 
Edit : Sennheiser to rock CES 2012 with IE 60 and IE 80 earphones

Audio specialist Sennheiser is preparing themselves to roll out the IE 60 and IE 80 professional earphones at CES in January next year, so those of us who will be making a beeline for the largest consumer electronics show on earth might want to drop by and take a closer look at what Sennheiser will deliver then.

 


Edited by Migou67 - 12/21/11 at 5:36am
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My IE80s arrived in the post today, but i cant pick them up yet. So tomorrow i'll have them in my hands :D Exciting!

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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

My IE80s arrived in the post today, but i cant pick them up yet. So tomorrow i'll have them in my hands :D Exciting!



please do a review of your own.. do you have the IE8 or other stuff to compare it with? how much did they cost you..

 

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Originally Posted by stationwagon View Post



please do a review of your own.. do you have the IE8 or other stuff to compare it with? how much did they cost you..

 



To be honest im not really an expert when it comes to headphones. Im kind of a noob so im not the right person to ask for a review. That being said, i did use a pair of IE8s for about a week (before they broke), so maybe i can give some input with regards to sound differences. The IE80s cost me 260euro.

post #673 of 5376

I think the IE80's aren't a worthy upgrade for IE8 owners, but if they come in at the similar-esk price, the IE80's are a better buy (from what I've read)

 

I don't like the IE7's nor the IE8's so you know what I won't be buying ;)

post #674 of 5376
I normally get mine today, I'm curious to hear their signature and whether they're a good complement to my TF10 and RE0 or not.

 

post #675 of 5376
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Originally Posted by Migou67 View Post

I normally get mine today, I'm curious to hear their signature and whether they're a good complement to my TF10 and RE0 or not.

 



You normally get yours today? You mean you should get your IE80s today? I think the IE80s would compliment the TF10s quite nicely. The IE80 would be a more all-arounder type IEM while the TF10 compliments certain genres better. The IE80s sound stage is significantly bigger than the TF10 as well.

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