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Sennheiser IE800 IEM's - Page 126

post #1876 of 5925
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

Caruyn,

Agreed, being the centrepiece of my new portable setup (FiiO X5 & E12 as source and amp) the IE800s are really singing at the moment, had them for six months now, and thought I knew how they sounded in the time i'd had to get used to them, but - very very wrong, I am now seriously considering selling my 'main' rig, so as to get a spare pair of IE800s and an even more expensive DAP / amp...

 

Thinking about getting a Chord Hugo?

post #1877 of 5925
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

Thinking about getting a Chord Hugo?
I could've demoed one yesterday, but - missed my chance...

It is tempting, has to be said, trouble is, getting that would then mean the IE800s would be the weak link in the chain, and then it would start all over again lol.
post #1878 of 5925
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post
 

 

Thinking about getting a Chord Hugo?

zach = :evil:

post #1879 of 5925
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

zach = :evil:

 

:devil_face: hehehe

 

For the past few months I've been telling myself I don't need a hugo. (and trying to look for cheaper options like the calyx m)

But the widespread praise of the hugo's sq as the next step up the ladder in portable sq has finally caused me to give in. :biggrin:

 

I wish chord made a cheaper version of the hugo that is DAC only w/ out amp.

 

(I'm actually hoping chord considers making a DAP in the future. Now that would be something!)


Edited by zachchen1996 - 5/4/14 at 1:32pm
post #1880 of 5925

Most people,even audiophiles do not realise the tremendous capabilities of ie800.I think it can compete with any totl iem out there when fed correctly.If used with an iphone or a $60 amp you will be crying your money.That is part of the reason why the senns can be found for $700 and the shure846 for $999 or more.The other being the non repleacable cable.

post #1881 of 5925

Sorry, meant detachable.Damn, i need to go to sleep.

post #1882 of 5925

Huh.  I just saw the impedance and phase response.  It's pretty good.  I guess this is pretty typical of miniature dynamic drivers?  

 

 

Well, it looks like it's pretty common with dynamic drivers. except the Sony XBA-H3 which is hybrid.

 

 

SE846, BA driver

 


Edited by SilverEars - 5/4/14 at 2:06pm
post #1883 of 5925
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Originally Posted by Caruryn View Post
 

The ie800 is a fantastic iem but only when amped.I have demoed shure se846 and i liked it's signature more.After extensive listening with my dx90 my fa 4e xb is a little clearer with ortofon tips.I also preferred my modded shure se535 with guitars,strings and vocals although it lacks transparency and details partly because of its musical and spacious character.However when paired with pico slim ie800 went into high gear and destroyed both of them amped.It changed in all sonic respects and became a worth $5000 house system.I can not stress how important it is to pair it with the necessary(capable) equipment.Ibasso dx90 + slim and ie800= endgame.The amplification in dx90 happens from the dual sabres instead of the built in amp so slim has more than enough power even for hard to drive cans.

 

I don't understand.  With such a low impedence, I thought amping wouldn't make much of a difference?  Could you explain?

post #1884 of 5925

No amping is needed for IE800. You just need a good dac and most flagship phones have pretty good dacs. iPhone 5S and Xperia Z1 Compact sound pretty amazing with IE800s. If you want the best sound possible, you can buy a portable dac/amp such as Chord Hugo or Beyerdynamic  A200 P due to their high quality dacs but it's a hassle to carry them around and IE800s already sound great with a decent phone.

post #1885 of 5925
To add to obsidyen's comments, it isn't about the power, it is about the delivery...

Think of a car with a little engine trying to go 60mph, and then think about a bigger engine doing the same - the bigger engine will be smoother in its power delivery, and quieter due to not having to be so high in the revs etc. etc.
post #1886 of 5925

I know what i am hearing ,especially after listening to high end iems for 4 years.If it isn't too much trouble  go to ibasso dx90 review and impression thread pg46

post #1887 of 5925
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Originally Posted by Caruryn View Post

I know what i am hearing ,especially after listening to high end iems for 4 years.If it isn't too much trouble  go to ibasso dx90 review and impression thread pg46
Who is this aimed at? - for clarity, my post above yours was aimed at Joshnor713...
post #1888 of 5925

To obsidyen.Sorry for the misunderstanding.

post #1889 of 5925

I replied to joshnor713. There's no need for amping at all. Higher quality dacs you mentioned will give better sound, obviously. But amp alone won't make any difference.

post #1890 of 5925

All is good. If you have the chance do try them with pico slim and a capable dap.You won't believe the sound it comes from that tiny thing.

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