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post #1801 of 2635

Just heard from Peter at Double Helix cables.  They will reterminate the IE800s into a 2.5mm mini TRSS balanced plug for use with the AK240.  Since ALO Audio decided to not mod existing IE800s, only ones bought new from them, this is an option for those looking to use the IE800s with the AK240 in balanced mode.  

post #1802 of 2635
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Originally Posted by ozzymo View Post
 

Just heard from Peter at Double Helix cables.  They will reterminate the IE800s into a 2.5mm mini TRSS balanced plug for use with the AK240.  Since ALO Audio decided to not mod existing IE800s, only ones bought new from them, this is an option for those looking to use the IE800s with the AK240 in balanced mode.  

Do you know if their mod would still allow use with the stock un-balanced Sennheiser IE800 cable?

 

This is my only concern with getting the mod done because it doesn't seem like the after-market cables available for this mod are as flexible/portable as the stock IE800 cable is.

post #1803 of 2635

No the stock cable will not be able to be used anymore.  They have to solder another connector on to the short cable so it can be used with a balanced plug.  You would have to purchase a second wire with a standard 3.5mm plug if you ever wanted to use the IE800s in a single ended socket. 

post #1804 of 2635

Sold my IE 800. They are too pricey for earphones without fully changable cable.

 

Purchased instead CX980i - so far i like them. At least sound is not so bad after IE 800.

 

Good luck everyone

post #1805 of 2635
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Originally Posted by Vladimir_F1 View Post
 

Sold my IE 800. They are too pricey for earphones without fully changable cable.

 

Purchased instead CX980i - so far i like them. At least sound is not so bad after IE 800.

 

Good luck everyone

I guess,you are kidding.IE800 is different world in earphones.

post #1806 of 2635
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I guess,you are kidding.IE800 is different world in earphones.

Nope i'm not kidding. IE800 SQ is from different world but it does not mean that this earphone better suited for portable use.

 

Even if CX980i SQ is worse, it still have other good points:
- better isolation
- not falling off from my ears 
- i don't need to buy 200$ cable to gain remote control for iphone because it's preinstalled.
- i can use any tips and not worry about purchase of new pair for 30 euro(and where? Wait for official dealer to sent them? recently i almost lost one eartip) in case if lost.
- And the main point - price! It's too much for earphone without fully interchangable cable. In case if something happens to this earphones... 

 

At least SQ of CX980i is OK even after IE800. I can't say that sound is awful.


Edited by Vladimir_F1 - 4/11/14 at 3:52am
post #1807 of 2635

Why did you choose the CX980 over the CX985??

 

If the answer is because the "i", then my next question is, having that matters more to you than SQ?

post #1808 of 2635
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Why did you choose the CX980 over the CX985??

 

If the answer is because the "i", then my next question is, having that matters more to you than SQ?

Because i'm quite sure that there is no difference in SQ between these models. Previously i was using IE8 for almost 4 years and then IE80 for 1 year.

I did not noticed any sound difference between them. So what's the point paying for higher digit if i need remote?

But this topic is about IE 800. So if you will have any further questions please PM me. Thanks.


Edited by Vladimir_F1 - 4/11/14 at 11:18am
post #1809 of 2635

I've recently heard this at the NY meet.  Definitely colored, it's on the warm side.  I'm more of a neutral guy.  Not my cup of tea for the price.  Definitely not worth it's price tag.  Never been a fan of the ie series, it seems they are coloring the sound.


Edited by SilverEars - 4/12/14 at 6:10am
post #1810 of 2635
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I've recently heard this at the NY meet.  Definitely colored, it's on the warm side.  I'm more of a neutral guy.  Not my cup of tea for the price.  Definitely not worth it's price tag.  Never been a fan of the ie series, it seems they are coloring the sound.


Warm?

 

Hmm...  What (and this is not a facetious question!) do you consider as neutral?

post #1811 of 2635
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Warm?

 

Hmm...  What (and this is not a facetious question!) do you consider as neutral?

UERM

post #1812 of 2635
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UERM


Thanks :)

post #1813 of 2635
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UERM

 Neutral = boring

post #1814 of 2635

To me neutral is accurate and fun. :D

post #1815 of 2635

I've dug out today my old JVC FX500, which - back in the day were classed as 'bright', they sound positively dull compared to the IE800 (as do the FI-BA-SS that I have, but with nasty coloration too)...

 

Couldn't possibly ask for a cleaner, crisper SQ (other than now it is TOO crisp, picking up artefacts) from a portable setup than the HTC M8 / IE800... 

 

Will be a cold day in hell before I sell the IE800s, even making me contemplate getting the HD800 again.

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