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post #1351 of 2268
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Originally Posted by utdeep View Post

It's time for me to get the IE800!  I need a pair of cheap IEMs to hold me over until I get a FAD Piano Forte.  Am I right, musicaln00b_FADfanboy_4321?

 

lmao IE800s, cheap? Never knew I'd see the day when someone categorizes this type of IEM in that category.

 

post #1352 of 2268
I'm joking. These headphones have gotten so expensive, it is ridiculous.
post #1353 of 2268
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Originally Posted by utdeep View Post

I'm joking. These headphones have gotten so expensive, it is ridiculous.


I figured as much. Just having some fun of my own :).

post #1354 of 2268
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

Ok then, no more questions, but simple straightforward answers:


1.  Probably pretty long. As for either or, most likely the former, but at least the Piano Fortes are very photogenic and quite shiny.


2.  Please don't take offence but I still regard you as the "eternal newbie", and as such I have to tell you the Monoprice phones are not "toys" but actual IEMs. But even if you were more experienced—and I trust you will eventually be—some people regard the HD800, LCD-2,3,4,5,6 etc, and high-end Stax phones as mere toys, so I reckon you'd be pretty safe with a pair of 8320s for now. The choice, of course, is yours, BUT please, never underestimate the advice given to you by a Headphoneus Supremus.

utdeep, I'm going to translate for you because the sparrow's replies are frequently quite cryptic and/or sarcastic.

1. The PF's are better for viewing than listening.

2. You should have gotten the 3003's instead of the ie800's.
post #1355 of 2268

^   Our eternal newbie HF'er already has the 1p2s, so the IE800s might be a better choice to get a different flavour, though I still maintain the Monoprice "toys" are a better choice for just a few pennies more than the Senns. Besides, who in their right mind would want to get The King Of Incoherence and Master Of Awful Treble Spikes and now also The Grainy Treble Star (aka the K3003s)?

post #1356 of 2268

For U.S. buyers, I notice Crutchfield.com has a 60 day money back policy (with a $10) fee. Does anyone have experience with them?

 

I've also spoken to the folks at SoundEarphones (30-day return policy) and they seem very nice.

 

Just looking to see if head-fi'er have used either of these.

post #1357 of 2268

Also, if anyone would like to do rin's mod on these, here's an ebay source for thin, non-woven fabric

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281058399175?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

post #1358 of 2268
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

^   Our eternal newbie HF'er already has the 1p2s, so the IE800s might be a better choice to get a different flavour, though I still maintain the Monoprice "toys" are a better choice for just a few pennies more than the Senns. Besides, who in their right mind would want to get The King Of Incoherence and Master Of Awful Treble Spikes and now also The Grainy Treble Star (aka the K3003s)?

 

Alright woodcans, let me try my luck to decrypt this one,

 

Since serious audiophile would easily blow off $1,300 on an IEM, they must belong to the "wrong mind" which also means that only the rarest of the rare would have the skills and appreciation level to feel what the K3003 is trying to say.

 

No?

post #1359 of 2268
Been waiting for the IE800 since April here in Canada frown.gif. Looks like our store will be getting the new shures before them!
post #1360 of 2268
The new Shures are in vaporware land at the moment, so probably not.

The IE800's first batch sold, according to a dealer I spoke to. Sennheiser always does small batches to keep QC high. The flip side of that is that it's a pain for dealers to get a new shipment sometimes.

As for the shure, it'll be around eventually, just right now no dealer and no customer knows when that will be. My complete guess based on the lack of information (we have very vague, meaningless times now versus more real info on a firm date) is after the summer, sometime in the autumn, maybe.
Edited by Kunlun - 7/9/13 at 1:10pm
post #1361 of 2268
It's also because they're made in the Sennheiser facility in Germany and not mass produced from China. It seems demand has been higher than they expected and training up folk to build them isn't an overnight job.

By the way, does anyone use Comply's with the IE800's? Could be doing with some for mine. They are phenomenally good with the IE80's.
post #1362 of 2268
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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post

Alright woodcans, let me try my luck to decrypt this one,

Since serious audiophile would easily blow off $1,300 on an IEM, they must belong to the "wrong mind" which also means that only the rarest of the rare would have the skills and appreciation level to feel what the K3003 is trying to say.

No?

You just might be spot on. Love it!
post #1363 of 2268
Would ie800 owners please compare them to their top level ciems and iems? We probably have a few people on hf who have had their ie800s for a few months now and long-term impressions are nice (often different than the quick initial or short term impressions which afre more common here).
post #1364 of 2268
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Originally Posted by GSARider View Post

It's also because they're made in the Sennheiser facility in Germany and not mass produced from China. It seems demand has been higher than they expected and training up folk to build them isn't an overnight job.

By the way, does anyone use Comply's with the IE800's? Could be doing with some for mine. They are phenomenally good with the IE80's.

I had the reverse experience - the Comply foams seriously degraded the sound and I tried different ones. I got a better result with the Mobeast foamies but even this was below par.

post #1365 of 2268

The comply is a make or break for people.

While there are much praises, I didn't find a good solution with it on my IE8 previous.

 

That said, I believe you need to go for some sort of mod to make it compatible on the IE800s.

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