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post #2041 of 5944

hehehe...yea they probably hate us for having this hobby.

"The money could have been spend for vacations or jewelery"

 

The IE 800 is actually in-ear jewelery which happens to sound nice beside its look ;)

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The worst thing is her go to headphones on my rig are the hd600s. Apparently they are the most comfortable . She doesn't even appreciate how good they are and how legendary they are!! It makes me so sad . She is privileged and she doesn't even know or care! It pains me.
post #2043 of 5944

FYI, price drop - at least in the US.  799 now at Crutchfield and ALO audio.   The ALO balanced mod has also dropped down to 1049.

post #2044 of 5944

my IE800s came a few days ago they do certainly sound high end. I find it's soundstage, clarity and separation just excellent.
However there are a few things that bother me ... These are really really small and light iems .. why in the world would they want to hang that heavy connector in the middle of it!!? why ? Without a shirt clip, it just kept pulling out of my ears when walking around. For being so expensive, at least give people the option of some ear hangers and why did they make the y-splitter cable so short!? Although I don't find cable noise a problem at all .. something like the UE600 I would call extreme cable noise. 

 

Personally, I have always found different tips sound very different on iems .. and these are no different. The small ones sound very clear with a massive soundstage but the bass lacks slightly. With the small ovals, the bass is nice but the sound stage and clarity goes away a fair bit ... why can't I have both ? The large tips just sound awful and it's just all bloated bass and muddy and nothing else. 

 

Anyway .. listening to them at my desk .. it's all good. Taking them out for a walk is a bit on the irritating side when I have to keep adjusting them while the cable keeps getting pulled around. Does sound awesome though when my head is straight and not looking around. At the moment, I'm not sure if these are worth more then 2 times my sony H3 or even 4 times the price of my IM70. They all have their good and bad things about them ... but for that much money, I expected no compromises on the ie800.

 

one more thing I found is that the sony hybrid tips snap onto the ie800 too .. but they sounded a bit hollow.

Just tried some medium tips from the im70 and they actually sound the best with the bass and clarity I want. not sure if they will fall off easily though .. but sounds really nice and feels like they can stay in my ears better.


Edited by joey99 - 6/28/14 at 12:27am
post #2045 of 5944
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

First impression, where is the bass?!!!!!!!! Instantly knew the supplied tip was a poor fit, Even though it felt like it went in ok. I put the smallest round tip on and the fit felt much better and the seal felt great. Pressed play.................... Wow! These little bad boys are instantly awesome!!!! Straight from my I phone 5 with 240 Kbps acc they sound like mini hd800s with a touch more bass! My hd800 rig totals about £2500!!!!! I'm impressed. These are my instant 'new toy' impressions with an album I've only listened to a few times on my hd800s ( Ed sheerans X) time to go through my reference tracks and see what they sound like from the O2 /odac. I think I'm gonna love these !


Try them with Chord Hugo. :)  I think they're closer to HD650s in terms of sound signature but imaging and openness remind me of HD800s.

post #2046 of 5944
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

The worst thing is her go to headphones on my rig are the hd600s. Apparently they are the most comfortable . She doesn't even appreciate how good they are and how legendary they are!! It makes me so sad . She is privileged and she doesn't even know or care! It pains me.


I'm quite sure there are no girl members on Head-fi. It's like a sausage party here. Women are not capable of being audiophiles I guess, lol. :)

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you guys are going say I'm crazy .. but tonight I tried out every silicon tip I can find in my house .. most tips do fit on quite well but of course if you flick them hard they will come off. So after trying everything from my iem collection, I was so surprised that these weird double flange ones from my very old Yuin OK2 sounds way way better than anything else .. it has deep bass without intruding on vocals, keeps the mids and highs so clear as well as having the large sound stage. The original small size as I said has sound stage and clarity but no bass ... the ovals has bass but it makes the mids not so clear and losses the large sound stage. 

post #2048 of 5944

james-uk, I feel for you. :D

 

At least your woman actually likes to use your headphones, though without any appreciation.

post #2049 of 5944
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Originally Posted by obsidyen View Post
 


I'm quite sure there are no girl members on Head-fi. It's like a sausage party here. Women are not capable of being audiophiles I guess, lol. :)

Well when you give most your money to handbags,shoes,dresses,hair and make up it's kinda hard to spend it on anything else without starving.

post #2050 of 5944

today I got fed up with not being able to use any other tips properly so I looked around the house to see if I can extend the tube a little.

I found these electrical connectors that gives an exact tight fit so I can put any other tips on without them falling off.. they definitely hold better than even the original design which I thought was hopeless anyway. 

I took off the metal bit from the blue plastic, then cut it shorter. Now all my tips fit really securely so I can find one that actually fit.

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Good work and advice!
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so after a week with the IE800 trying to get the best sound out of them .. I have finally got it with the new tubes and bi-flange tips.

I had so much trouble with the fit of the tips ... small was too small, large was too big, ovals are just weird and needed adjusting all the time.

From the beginning I can hear the potential of these .. I can hear the massive sound stage and clarity from the small tips but also the perfect bass from the large tips but I could not find anything that could give me both. The original tips also gave me vocals that sound so thin and weak compared to my Sony H3 and even worse compared to the ATH-IM70. The original tips always felt like they're about to fall out .. kind of like it's powdery and not grippy enough.

 

So with the extension tubes plus the bi-flange tips I have got the perfect sound and fit for me. The bass does not overpower mids anymore like the large tips did. Vocals have become lush and smooth with huge improvement in lower mids which seem just missing using the original tips. It has also kept the crystal highs, big soundstage and clarity intact. They also don't fall out when I turn my head anymore.

post #2053 of 5944
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Originally Posted by joey99 View Post

so after a week with the IE800 trying to get the best sound out of them .. I have finally got it with the new tubes and bi-flange tips.
I had so much trouble with the fit of the tips ... small was too small, large was too big, ovals are just weird and needed adjusting all the time.
From the beginning I can hear the potential of these .. I can hear the massive sound stage and clarity from the small tips but also the perfect bass from the large tips but I could not find anything that could give me both. The original tips also gave me vocals that sound so thin and weak compared to my Sony H3 and even worse compared to the ATH-IM70. The original tips always felt like they're about to fall out .. kind of like it's powdery and not grippy enough.

So with the extension tubes plus the bi-flange tips I have got the perfect sound and fit for me. The bass does not overpower mids anymore like the large tips did. Vocals have become lush and smooth with huge improvement in lower mids which seem just missing using the original tips. It has also kept the crystal highs, big soundstage and clarity intact. They also don't fall out when I turn my head anymore.

Glad to hear this, that must of been really frustrating . I'm very lucky that the small tips work for me and my favourites are the small oval ones, they fit my ears perfect. One thing I haven't noticed is if the tips that do fit my ears change the sound dramatically like you have experienced.
post #2054 of 5944

definitely try all the tips and even different ones you have and just stick it on even though it might fall off just to see what they all sound like. I just found everyone of my tips give a different sound. 

I just wasn't happy with any of the stock tips. Small and small ovals gave me sound that just sounded way too thin for my liking but after the mod, I have lush, smooth clear mids that are not recessed like the stock tips. I certainly think it's worth a try to get the best out of these expensive things ... just lucky I didn't give up on them as my H3s sounded way better at the beginning and was quite disappointed that something costing more than twice as much sounded so thin and harsh. Now they sound high end and quite happy.

post #2055 of 5944

none of the supplied tips give me secure fit when on the move.

Also tried some other tips without great results.

 

Microphonics are annoying too. Wearing them over ear isn't comfortable

because of the Y-Splitter

 

I'm probably going to return them. Too many compromises for such an expensive IEM.

Very frustrating because the sound is great.


Edited by frix - 7/1/14 at 1:04am
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