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Sennheiser IE80 Unboxing Photo and Initial Impression [Will update]

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Hey fellow headfier, this is your long waited Sennheiser IE80 Inital impression and whats inside the box thread.

 

I will update my full review in this post!! Please do comment and ask questions.

 

  From the moment I cut open the box that Sennheiser sent to me, I can instantly tell something, 

this is going to be....German....

  The attention to detail in the packaging itself is fantastic, the IE80's shiny earpiece are sitting right there waiting

you to explore them.

 

  Once you open the box, you will find the carrying case and a silvery paper box which carries the different eartips,

clip, and earhook also a instruction/quick start menu.

  The carrying case seems to be the same one for the old IE8 with the extra tip(2set) holder on top and the

cleaning/tuning tool on the bottom.

  

  The build quality of the IE80 is really German, precise and well built, the plastic housing now has a bit of metallic powder 

mixed in to give it a extra bit of uniqueness over the IE80.  Also, the cable seems to be the same connector(don't know about 

inside) as for the IE8.

 

Now...the Sound [I never auditioned the IE8]

 


  The initial impression of them (unboxed it about 30minutes ago...),

I kept the bass setting on the lowest as it came from the factory,

 

I found if I adjust it higher past second dot, the detail tends to break 

down when it gets more complex.  The IE80 is fairly quick for a dynamic based IEM,

but still not on par with the GR07.

 

The forward bass made the mids feels slightly recessed, but the mids doesn't

feel veiled, its clear and warm, feels very smooth and clear.

 

IE80's treble carries a smooth presentation, but right now when it's raw out of the box,

there is a small bit of sibilance which might be solved as hours goes on.

 

Presentation is always a big selling point of the IE8, which I think did get

carry on with this newer model, the soundstage is stunning,the presentation is wide,

and the headroom you get is simply amazing with very good depth.

 

Isolation with the IE80 is not bad for a vented dynamic IEM, if you can find the proper tip

that seals perfectly, its not that bad, just a bit less isolation than the GR07.

 

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Edited by throzen0303 - 11/17/11 at 7:24pm
post #2 of 17

Nice Impressions, I am wondering if you have any other iem other the gr07 on hand for some comparisons? for example have you ever heard sm3?

post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 

I owned the SM3 before, but it was a long time ago, I didn't like the SM3's sound signature, feels weird, you can check my list and see what you wanna know

post #4 of 17

Good first impressions being a current GR07 owner and past IE8 owner I look forward to your continued impressions and review. From your current description these sound like they are similar enough to the IE8 and far enough from the GR07 in terms of what I like about the GR07 that I won't spending sleepless nights resisting the siren call to try them. 

post #5 of 17

Thanks for your impressions and pictures. Looking forward to your full review.

If I may ask, where did you order them from and for how much to ship to Ontario?

post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

Good first impressions being a current GR07 owner and past IE8 owner I look forward to your continued impressions and review. From your current description these sound like they are similar enough to the IE8 and far enough from the GR07 in terms of what I like about the GR07 that I won't spending sleepless nights resisting the siren call to try them. 



 



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Originally Posted by kckc View Post

Thanks for your impressions and pictures. Looking forward to your full review.

If I may ask, where did you order them from and for how much to ship to Ontario?


 

These haven't been released yet, was shipped to me via my connection with Sennheiser

post #7 of 17

Oh darn that's too bad. You're lucky then wink.gif. Very jealous.

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Subscribed. popcorn.gif

post #9 of 17

Wow, nice to see a different designed packaging. Must resist!

post #10 of 17

foregive me for asking... PLEASE TELL ME ANYTHING YOU KNOW ON A RELEASE DATE. redface.gif

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$426 is too much, I paid $380 for my pair from Germany, including VAT. Considering you wouldn't have to pay tax, if you order from outside the EU, this ebay offer is a rip-off. I'll see if I can find a store that ships internationally.

post #13 of 17
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The IE80 improves really well with a proper eartip, which none of those from the box suits me well, then I found out the TF10 tips fits, now the sound is really, really, good XD

would tell more detail after the burn in is done, i think it improved well after 50hours

post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by throzen0303 View Post

The IE80 improves really well with a proper eartip, which none of those from the box suits me well, then I found out the TF10 tips fits, now the sound is really, really, good XD

would tell more detail after the burn in is done, i think it improved well after 50hours


Have you tried the MEElec M11+ extra long single flanges? It worked the best for me and fits the IE8 nozzle perfectly so it should the IE80 as well.

 

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post #15 of 17

+ Subscribed  popcorn.gif

 

Being a GR07 user, I really want to know how it will stand against GR07 (after burn-in).

 

 

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