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post #1216 of 2157

so expensive.

post #1217 of 2157
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Originally Posted by Eugguy View Post

In terms of midbass "presence" to me:

 

IE8>IE80>ASG2>CKS1000>FX700=IE800

 

 

Strange... I'd actually rank it like this:

 

FX700>IE8/80>=ASG-2>IE800.

 

The IE800 actually has little mid-bass, and the FX700 is a mid-bass cannon. I'm surprised you find them equal.

post #1218 of 2157

I found a store in my city that has alot of IEMs and headphones on demo. I'm going to try out IE80 on wednesday along with K3003 and IQ. I think HD800 is also on demo. Going to audition the whole store lol.

For me, FXZ200 > FX700 by a smaller margin. Only sometimes, FXZ200's bass impact is deeper than FX700


Edited by Mini0510 - 6/2/13 at 10:29am
post #1219 of 2157
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Originally Posted by Mini0510 View Post

I found a store in my city that has alot of IEMs and headphones on demo. I'm going to try out IE80 on wednesday along with K3003 and IQ. I think HD800 is also on demo. Going to audition the whole store lol.
For me, FXZ200 > FX700 by a smaller margin. Only sometimes, FXZ200's bass impact is deeper than FX700
The K3003 and the HD800 are very special, enjoy.
post #1220 of 2157
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Originally Posted by Eugguy View Post

I would think the IE80 would be a solid choice. It is very fun sounding, non-fatiguing. The FXZ200 or FX700 isn't a bad choice either. If I had a choice of picking from these three with your genre in mind, I would pick the IE80. The IE80 is a more enjoyable ride over the 200 or 700 in terms of a full balanced sound with bass (mid-sub) emphasis. Of course I could be wrong predicting what might sound good to your ears, however for me, the IE80 hits the sweet spot.

 

I didn't think mid bass is "good-bass" considering it clouds the mids and makes vocal less lush, sweet and clear at the same time. If going for head-thumping effects to club music, it's definately enjoyable. The IE80 was a very enjoyable IEM to me, unfortunately, everyone thirst for upgrades, either a ciem or the ie800s.

post #1221 of 2157
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Strange... I'd actually rank it like this:

FX700>IE8/80>=ASG-2>IE800.

The IE800 actually has little mid-bass, and the FX700 is a mid-bass cannon. I'm surprised you find them equal.

Yeah, it is hard for me to distinguish which iem has more midbass depending on the songs and tips. The FX700 definetly has a midbass hump to it. I could really see all of the iems I listed being equal in the midbass hump with the ie800 having the least.

Midbass doesn't necessarily equal bad bass or good bass. Just as if an iem were to have too much subbass, it would make it good bass. It is about the balance and sound quality.
post #1222 of 2157

Just received my pair.

 

Appears to perform better with amplification.

Especially when compared with my Desktop amp to my Handphone out.

Whereas my handphone out drives my IE8 fine previously.

 

The sound signature is quite unlike IE8.

 

IE800 appears to have a more forward presentation, IE8 as a laid-back presentation.

It sounds like the "fixes" people wanted on the IE8, but when sennheiser did that, they kind of change the sound Sig.

Treble and Bass is really prominent on the 800.

 

Regarding amplification, I didn't find the need to EQ down the bass with my desktop amp, it sounds almost perfect.

The bass seems to be a bummer on my Note 2 though, but then I have equiped my phone with neutron MP as well as 64bit rendering.

 

Has anyone noticed any results of burn-in? Brain burn perhaps to the treble.. hahas.

 

On a side note, appears sennheiser increased their output, my serial is at 3k+


Edited by muscular - 6/4/13 at 4:14am
post #1223 of 2157

Unfortunately did not notice any burn in, the treble are still agressive. I still can't listen to them if I want to relax or fall asleep.

post #1224 of 2157
Odd. Seems to be a lot of variation in units. I don't hear any harsh highs; just thin highs that don't fit with the bass first signature. Tyll seemed to have large variation between pairs he measured.
post #1225 of 2157
To be fair I think Tyll just didn't match insertion depths
post #1226 of 2157

I was closer in impressions to Shane. I liked using the IE800 at home with the Headroom Microdac (2006 version), a DAC that I have found to be too bright for most other headphones. (I normally prefer USB Monica, an organic NOS DAC with rolled off treble, but not with the IE800.)

post #1227 of 2157
There are pretty obvious differences between different pairs. At least to me. My old pair which the drivers gave way didn't have any peircing highs. My exchanged set have this very distinct sharp and piercing highs that I can't really bear when I listen to female vocals. Trying to burn them in to see if the differences will be minimised. Old set was about 2 to 3 months old while exchanged set is about 1.5 months old.
post #1228 of 2157
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

To be fair I think Tyll just didn't match insertion depths

 

Nah, not quite. Not sure what was wrong, but it was very weird.  I've measured lots of IEMs, the 800 acted very weird. Not saying there's something wrong with them...it's more likely that there's just something a little special about the 800 acoustics and shape that make them hared to measure. For sure, I don't trust my measurements of them, and stated so.

post #1229 of 2157

Just tried it today but don't like the sound.

 

The bass is board and it's covered the mid and high.

 

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post #1230 of 2157
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Originally Posted by Jeremy1234 View Post

Just tried it today but don't like the sound.

 

The bass is board and it's covered the mid and high.

 

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I wouldn't say the bass covers the mids, because its a prominent sub bass.

I would describe it more as the bass taking away all the attention.

 

Otherwise, you could eq down 100 hz region and listen to them again.

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