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post #1951 of 5934

Is it still under guarantee?  If so get in touch with sennheiser and get it replaced.


What is it with these ££$$ headphones and build quality all of a sudden?  Sennheiser, Ultimate Ears JH Audio and Westone all seem to be having problems right now :(  

 

As the £$'s go up build quality comes down it seems :(

post #1952 of 5934

Do any of you IE800 owners have sufficient experience with Beyerdynamic T1 or DT 1350 to post a rough comparison of the IE800 sound to those two headphones?

post #1953 of 5934

I had the DT1350. 

Bass of IE800 goes much deeper, DT1350 doesnt have the rumble at all. 

Mids auch mure clearer, got a out of head soundstage while DT1350 is pretty compressed. Obviously a step-up.

T1 is supposed to be pretty neutral.

post #1954 of 5934
i'm using the ie800 with the pico slim right now and yes it does scale really well. It sounds like i have full sized cans on my ears. Just like another headfier stated dx90+pico slim+ie800 = killer combo smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by coco8579 - 6/5/14 at 9:32pm
post #1955 of 5934
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Originally Posted by LeeSin View Post
 

I had the DT1350. 

Bass of IE800 goes much deeper, DT1350 doesnt have the rumble at all. 

Mids auch mure clearer, got a out of head soundstage while DT1350 is pretty compressed. Obviously a step-up.

T1 is supposed to be pretty neutral.

 

Thank you for your impressions!

 

Given the price difference, I should expect an improvement going from the DT1350 to IE800 - but then that's not always a given :D I really really love the DTs, so I hope that I will adore the IEs even more.

 

The T1s are pretty neutral, and can sound anemic if paired with an underpowered amp. I paired them with Beyers bespoke T1 amp: the A1. That really brought out the deep end. They never "rumble" as such, but the bass is present and detailed at all times. It's really, really nice.

post #1956 of 5934
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post
 

Is it still under guarantee?  If so get in touch with sennheiser and get it replaced.


What is it with these ££$$ headphones and build quality all of a sudden?  Sennheiser, Ultimate Ears JH Audio and Westone all seem to be having problems right now :(  

 

As the £$'s go up build quality comes down it seems :(

 

David, this is just one report of an issue and it is worth noting that there was no flood of replies experiencing the same.

The build quality of the IE800 and the cable are excellent and so this is likely to be a rare case.

post #1957 of 5934

So I got these yesterday and have been playing them using the DX90. I'm astounded by the sound. They pretty much sound like an upgraded HD600 with better extension on both ends. They also sound a bit more transparent than the HD600 which is totally awesome. It's all I can ask for in a small portable set up, with the DX90 it's very very nice.

post #1958 of 5934
Wait until you amp them then, the fun only gets better, I truly cannot believe the potential that those little drivers have... Personally, would pay double retail and still feel like I had a good deal smily_headphones1.gif
post #1959 of 5934

I use my IE800 with AK120.And it is amazing.I suggest this match.

post #1960 of 5934

Well, I pretty much 

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I use my IE800 with AK120.And it is amazing.I suggest this match.

 

Well, I pretty much just bought this combo and am waiting to pick it up. "Pretty much" as I got the AK120 rebranded by Beyerdynamic.

 

Looking much forward to it!

post #1961 of 5934
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Well, I pretty much 

 

Well, I pretty much just bought this combo and am waiting to pick it up. "Pretty much" as I got the AK120 rebranded by Beyerdynamic.

 

Looking much forward to it!

 

Good choice.I hope you like it. :)

post #1962 of 5934
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

Wait until you amp them then, the fun only gets better, I truly cannot believe the potential that those little drivers have... Personally, would pay double retail and still feel like I had a good deal smily_headphones1.gif

what amp are you using with them?
post #1963 of 5934
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

Wait until you amp them then, the fun only gets better, I truly cannot believe the potential that those little drivers have... Personally, would pay double retail and still feel like I had a good deal smily_headphones1.gif


They're being amped by the DX90 and also the X5. Those DAPs pack quite a lot of Vrms/Watts for DAPs, more so than many many portable amps. The DX90 can drive my K812 with 53mm drivers pretty well... I think it can handle little 7mm drivers from Sennheiser. ;) 

 

Anyway the IE 800 are good they're going to keep me happy at work. I am already starting to look at the K3003 (non-iphone version). I think having them both will be pretty nice.


Edited by M-13 - 6/7/14 at 7:25pm
post #1964 of 5934
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post


They're being amped by the DX90 and also the X5. Those DAPs pack quite a lot of Vrms/Watts for DAPs, more so than many many portable amps. The DX90 can drive my K812 with 53mm drivers pretty well... I think it can handle little 7mm drivers from Sennheiser. wink.gif  

Anyway the IE 800 are good they're going to keep me happy at work. I am already starting to look at the K3003 (non-iphone version). I think having them both will be pretty nice.
You've missed my point entirely...

Yes, of course the X5 has an amp inside it, every device that powers headphones does, but - let me add the word 'external'... and also, consider with amps that it is NOT about who can shout loudest / have the most power, it is about cleaness of sound, and the X5 (line out) to this Vorzuge Duo is a massive shot in the arm when referring to the quality of output (and volume, but - as said, that isn't the point i'm making) to the IE800, pushing them to a completely different level.
post #1965 of 5934
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post


You've missed my point entirely...

Yes, of course the X5 has an amp inside it, every device that powers headphones does, but - let me add the word 'external'... and also, consider with amps that it is NOT about who can shout loudest / have the most power, it is about cleaness of sound, and the X5 (line out) to this Vorzuge Duo is a massive shot in the arm when referring to the quality of output (and volume, but - as said, that isn't the point i'm making) to the IE800, pushing them to a completely different level.


Never heard of the Vorzuge Duo. If you say it's great I'm sure it is. My point is that the DX90's amp is very clean and neutral and of course it also packs a punch. The X5's amp section is just fine for me too. It's acceptably clean for me, not as nice as the DX90, but it does have that nice dirty analog/vinyl feel which is kinda nice.

 

I would rather avoid carrying around a stack of boxes as I think it looks silly. This is where building a nice rig at home comes in. When on the road I can sacrifice a little.


Edited by M-13 - 6/7/14 at 8:20pm
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