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Sennheiser HD 598 vs. IE8

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Hey Guys, I currently have the Sennheiser HD 598 (with Fiio E7+E9). I was wondering if the IE8s are an improvement in sound quality. Isolation is a non-issue for me. Listening to the HD 598 and my old IE6s, I figure that the 598 sounds slightly better than the IE6s. Also, I listen to mostly Bollywood + Orchestral Film Soundtracks.

 

P.S. Clarity is also important to me. AKA Clean, analytical > Warm

 

Thank you for all the help

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While I haven't actually had a chance to compare the two, I know for sure that the IE8 is definitely not clean, clear and analytical - it's definitely a "warm" IEM, through and through.

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By warm, do you mean like muddled/full? For example, on female vocals would it sound detailed, or muddled?

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Originally Posted by sandaz93 View Post

By warm, do you mean like muddled/full? For example, on female vocals would it sound detailed, or muddled?


Warm, as in amber as opposed to etched glass. The IE8 is not muddled at all. Some people have described the IE8's mid-bass as being too much but, to me, I can clearly hear the rest of the audio spectrum through the mid-bass. Furthermore, I find the mid-bass to be accurate, not bloated at all. Also, I would argue that no IEM has true bass so the bass that the IE8 does have is welcome.

 

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