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post #1831 of 5950
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post
 


There is definitely presence in the midbass, especially when comparing to the SE846 or K3003. But I think the over all sig of the IE800 is more enjoyable to me.

 

I haven't heard the 846, but I wouldn't at all say the IE800 had any more midbass than the K3003. If anything, the K3003's mids don't sound as open or effortless as the IE800's. 

 

Second hand impressions alert: Also, my closest friends here have told me that the SE846's sound is very thick, even in the mids. This is the direct opposite of the drier, more effortless IE800.


Edited by eke2k6 - 4/17/14 at 3:34pm
post #1832 of 5950
Well I think I may invest in them sound unseen soon (no way to test them where I'm at). I tried the 846, but did not like the heavy isolation, v closed in soundstage, and the lack of bass detailing, just my personal preference.

The wires of the ie800 look fairly thin. I know they are Kevlar reinforced, but is the wire sheathed in rubber or some form of plastic with a Teflon coat?
post #1833 of 5950

The cables do look thin but I can tell you they are sturdy as hell. I've had many occasions where I accidentally tug the cable and I'm not talking about just a light pull. 

 

The green lines going around it is the kevlar I think. 

post #1834 of 5950
Is it a rubber or plastic sheath on the cables tho? I've had issues with rubber coated cables partially melting in the past with other brands.
post #1835 of 5950

melting !!  how hot does it get where you live ?

 

i have had mine for 16 months and no problems with the cable apart from stiffening above the y splitter.

 

from what i can tell there is no rubber sheathing. probably teflon or similar as you said

post #1836 of 5950
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Originally Posted by hedphonz View Post
 

melting !!  how hot does it get where you live ?

 

i have had mine for 16 months and no problems with the cable apart from stiffening above the y splitter.

 

from what i can tell there is no rubber sheathing. probably teflon or similar as you said

It gets plenty hot in the tropics, around 40 degree celsius with 70-80% humidity. Can really mess up metals and rubber if you don't keep them nicely.

 

I've had a couple of pairs of earphone tips just liquify, so I tend to prefer hard plastic cable sheaths over rubberised ones. :)

post #1837 of 5950

Hi guys , I have question for owners of this IEMs. I´m considering buying this headphones, but I have question: How durable are they? I want to keep them at least for three years.

My concerns are mostly this rubber endings if they are made of rubber (link below) and are they easy to wear down? And is the cable durable enough?

http://i60.tinypic.com/28mpe0h.jpg

post #1838 of 5950

Hi guys, I have a question for owners of these IEMs. I´m considering buying these headphones, but I have concerns about durability. How durable are they? Mostly how durable is the cable and how durable are the rubber(if they are made of rubber) endings, are they easy to wear off or no problem with that? I want to keep these headphones at least for three years. And the last one is if sennheiser isn´t prepearing another new high end IEMs?   Thanks for your answers.


Edited by Raiton - 4/20/14 at 9:04pm
post #1839 of 5950
They are the most durable IEMs and cables I have ever seen.
You will be fine.
Also, Sennheiser will look after them via warranty if not.

Personally, getting a pair with a purpose built high quality cable is highly preferable to the worry and upgrade cycle of headphones that support swapable cables.
post #1840 of 5950
Hello I'm new here but I've been lurking for a while now. I've seen the talk about comply 500 fitting the iE800, if anyone is interested to know I made a slight mode using the smallest earbud "as it's too small for me to use" I turned it inside out, cut the bud off leaving only the cylinder post that attaches to the monitor. If you put the post back into the body then push the T500 onto the post part or most of the way. Pull off, lay on flat surface press the comply bud the rest of the way on, as it fits snug then reattach, and you have a great bud now that we wish could've been included from the start ☺️......I love these earphones as I've own the iE8i as well as the iE80 too, but every since I've brought these iE800 I just love them the sound is just so much better, cleaner, bass is nice too and does not take over the sound...I've often tried to bass tune the iE80 to match "I've gotten pretty close but it just can't compare with the 800s they are just a far better improvement...I love them so much I'm having to send mine back for replacement or repair as one of my strain reliefs has a small split in it, but instead of waiting I have another set on hold for pick up next week....I won't live without them...I use them with the AK240 that I've had now for 2 months....


post #1841 of 5950
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Originally Posted by dsincere View Post

Hello I'm new here but I've been lurking for a while now. I've seen the talk about comply 500 fitting the iE800, if anyone is interested to know I made a slight mode using the smallest earbud "as it's too small for me to use" I turned it inside out, cut the bud off leaving only the cylinder post that attaches to the monitor. If you put the post back into the body then push the T500 onto the post part or most of the way. Pull off, lay on flat surface press the comply bud the rest of the way on, as it fits snug then reattach, and you have a great bud now that we wish could've been included from the start ☺️......I love these earphones as I've own the iE8i as well as the iE80 too, but every since I've brought these iE800 I just love them the sound is just so much better, cleaner, bass is nice too and does not take over the sound...I've often tried to bass tune the iE80 to match "I've gotten pretty close but it just can't compare with the 800s they are just a far better improvement...I love them so much I'm having to send mine back for replacement or repair as one of my strain reliefs has a small split in it, but instead of waiting I have another set on hold for pick up next week....I won't live without them...I use them with the AK240 that I've had now for 2 months....


I think you have the best combination. :)

post #1842 of 5950

Please note it is the 200, not 500 Comply that you're after (nearest to stock tip fit is the TSX200)

 

Hope this helps :)

post #1843 of 5950
Hello maybe it's the 200 you are after but my modification uses the 500 as that's what I had left from use with my iE80 as well....The mod works well for anyone who wishes to try it ....☺️


And it's a mod that uses the original Sennheiser locking mech...from the earbud so it will function exactly the same...

Here's a photo so you can see the inner locking cylinder from the original iE800 earbud the comply T500 presses right on top of the original earbud cylinder once it's cut off....very snug fit that's why you must press it the rest of the way on, just happened to try it as I was sitting without much to do just tinkering around 😉
Edited by dsincere - 4/21/14 at 6:23am
post #1844 of 5950

So guys do you think, that these headphones are great and durable enough to least for three years of normal use listening on roads( train, bus at home etc..)?

post #1845 of 5950
I have been reading a lot about the poor microphonics of the cables of the IE800, but is the microphonics of these so bad that it is pointless to use them "on the go"?
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