NVM. delete it
Edited by piotrus-g - 9/5/11 at 2:23am
Maybe he can comment by PM ;)
Glad I didn't pull the trigger on the IE8 last week. Now just gotta wait for the IE80's to be released and for the reviews.
Maybe it'll be like what Shure did with the se530 and 535.
I (shure) hope they did change the sound signature at least for the better lol.
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
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.
|The 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
|Unique 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
So have the retailers received the stock from the Sennheiser distributors yet?
Do any insiders, or for that matter, does anyone have any confirmation with their retailers of when the IE 80s will be put up for sale? (Someone said somewhere in October, I'm hoping it's earlier)
I've heard that IE7 and IE8 shared the same drivers. If so maybe new IE80 could be tuned to sound either IE7 or IE8 alike? Another possibility is what you pointed out - maybe ie6 and 8 sold better than 7. I didn't like IE7 myself so I'm not a bit sad about it's discontinuation. It's still confusing though.
yup just about, now i just wish i replaced my ie7 when the ie80s are out
I can see where the IE7 was the laggard in the group. I liked it more than the IE6 though, and at times more than the IE8. Hopefully, if it can fill a gap in pricing and sound signature, they'll eventually bring out an update.