New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Sennheiser IE800 IEM's - Page 148

post #2206 of 2383
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbstf View Post

Hi.

I'm looking for an iem replacement for my hd600. Do someone have both hd600 and the ie800? Do the ie800 get close to the quality of the hd600?

Thanks!

IE800 would best the HD600 in the technical department I believe

post #2207 of 2383
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbstf View Post

Hi.

I'm looking for an iem replacement for my hd600. Do someone have both hd600 and the ie800? Do the ie800 get close to the quality of the hd600?

Thanks!

I love the HD600 and I believe you'll be very happy with the IE800. You will be getting the same quality of sound, it's pretty amazing what these little things can do.

post #2208 of 2383

I had the HD600's and in my opinion, the IE800's are in a different league. (better!)

post #2209 of 2383
Quote:
Originally Posted by deltronzero View Post

I had the HD600's and in my opinion, the IE800's are in a different league. (better!)
Absolutely! If you like the dark and veiled sound of 600/650's then the detail and treble provided by the IE800's will be quite shocking. Other than both being made by Sennheiser they have little in common.
post #2210 of 2383

Could I please ask, has anybody who have the IE800's had any experience of the KEF 500? I have a pair but find them uncomfortable in bed where I do a lot of my listenening. I am looking for something of equal quality or better of the KEF's and the IE800's seem to have a lot of fans.

post #2211 of 2383
Quote:
Originally Posted by Musicdiddy View Post
 

Could I please ask, has anybody who have the IE800's had any experience of the KEF 500? I have a pair but find them uncomfortable in bed where I do a lot of my listenening. I am looking for something of equal quality or better of the KEF's and the IE800's seem to have a lot of fans.

 

I can tell you this:IE800 is Audiophile (High-End) product,but M500 is not.I think IE800 shouldn't compare with M500.They are different classes.

post #2212 of 2383
Quote:
Originally Posted by Musicdiddy View Post
 

Could I please ask, has anybody who have the IE800's had any experience of the KEF 500? I have a pair but find them uncomfortable in bed where I do a lot of my listenening. I am looking for something of equal quality or better of the KEF's and the IE800's seem to have a lot of fans.

actually you might not be able to fall asleep with the IE800 ... because they're just so good you want to keep listening to them all night. Over the past few weeks on quite a few nights especially after I found the right tips for them, I stayed up till 4 or 5am just kept listening to different things just to see how they would sound. Certainly puts a smile on my face. If you can live with it's quirks, it's a great iem. I don't have a problem with any of it's quirks anymore after a few months.

post #2213 of 2383
Quote:
Originally Posted by joey99 View Post
 

actually you might not be able to fall asleep with the IE800 ... because they're just so good you want to keep listening to them all night. Over the past few weeks on quite a few nights especially after I found the right tips for them, I stayed up till 4 or 5am just kept listening to different things just to see how they would sound. Certainly puts a smile on my face. If you can live with it's quirks, it's a great iem. I don't have a problem with any of it's quirks anymore after a few months.

Thanks guys.

 

What are the worst quirks would you say? And  I know everyone's ears are different, but which tips work best for you?

 

Cheers.

post #2214 of 2383
Quote:
Originally Posted by Musicdiddy View Post
 

What are the worst quirks would you say?

Proprietary tips, sub-par isolation, irremovable cable... to name a few. But if you can put up with them, then you're going to have a nice pair of IEMs that can give even the top flight CIEMs quite a run for their money.

post #2215 of 2383
Quote:
Originally Posted by Musicdiddy View Post

Thanks guys.

What are the worst quirks would you say? And  I know everyone's ears are different, but which tips work best for you?

Cheers.

Treble, I.e. drum cymbals sound thin and brittle, like crushing a crumpled paper. And the fitting isn't very ideal for some since the small housing with the cable protruding downwards blocks the IEM from going in deeply.
post #2216 of 2383
The cable is also very short. Makes it a nuisance to wear overear.
post #2217 of 2383
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigAund View Post

The cable is also very short. Makes it a nuisance to wear overear.

+1
Forgot about that. Yes the cable is very short...
post #2218 of 2383
Quote:
Originally Posted by Musicdiddy View Post
 

Thanks guys.

 

What are the worst quirks would you say? And  I know everyone's ears are different, but which tips work best for you?

 

Cheers.

For me, it was a balance between too much isolation and not enough air. The large round tips give me near perfect isolation but I have to back off a bit with the insertion, or I have too much bass and lose the airiness. When you get it right, they almost sound like open back headphones imo.

post #2219 of 2383

Fitting on the IE800 is definitely an balancing act but find the right tips and it's perfect. It took ages to work it out .. at first it was the small rounds which gave a very airy bright sound and I used those for a week thinking 'meh' these are ok iems ... The first few days I tried the large tips and it was just completely bass and nothing else so I didn't try those again.

 

then I played around with some custom extension tubes so I could fit my own tips on. They were better but there was just something missing ... it still didn't give me the 'wow' factor. 

 

So 2 weeks in still trying to better my H3 and finally used the medium round tips that gave the best balance of bass, clarity and soundstage. It took a while to get it but I now think it sounds as good as I can get it and very happy with them. I'm quite addicted to that amazing thing it does where the singer is in the middle and instruments are all separated all around. 

 

Quirk wise ....

- short and noisy cable but I'm gotten used to it and a shirt clip is a must when going outside ... the tips used to move around a lot when I turn my head but the larger tips keep it in and the little notch on my ear just keeps it in perfectly now. For a TOTL iem, they really should've included a longer 2nd cable.

- Not being able to use other tips at first was frustrating but it's all good now. 

- Feels quite delicate and I always feel the need to baby them .... especially when you can't change the cables. If it gets ripped out of the earpiece it could be the end.

- The case is dumb ... used it once and yes it's dumb. I just use a small sony soft pouch which is way better to put in my pocket.

 

In the end, I got used to all these quirks and the most important is the sound anyway. I do wish the mids were a little bit more prominent but maybe I'm asking too much ... but they still give me the 'wow' all the time .. and I have the 846 and im70 for prominent mids/vocals anyway.

post #2220 of 2383
Quote:
Originally Posted by joey99 View Post
 

Fitting on the IE800 is definitely an balancing act but find the right tips and it's perfect. It took ages to work it out .. at first it was the small rounds which gave a very airy bright sound and I used those for a week thinking 'meh' these are ok iems ... The first few days I tried the large tips and it was just completely bass and nothing else so I didn't try those again.

 

then I played around with some custom extension tubes so I could fit my own tips on. They were better but there was just something missing ... it still didn't give me the 'wow' factor. 

 

So 2 weeks in still trying to better my H3 and finally used the medium round tips that gave the best balance of bass, clarity and soundstage. It took a while to get it but I now think it sounds as good as I can get it and very happy with them. I'm quite addicted to that amazing thing it does where the singer is in the middle and instruments are all separated all around. 

 

Quirk wise ....

- short and noisy cable but I'm gotten used to it and a shirt clip is a must when going outside ... the tips used to move around a lot when I turn my head but the larger tips keep it in and the little notch on my ear just keeps it in perfectly now. For a TOTL iem, they really should've included a longer 2nd cable.

- Not being able to use other tips at first was frustrating but it's all good now. 

- Feels quite delicate and I always feel the need to baby them .... especially when you can't change the cables. If it gets ripped out of the earpiece it could be the end.

- The case is dumb ... used it once and yes it's dumb. I just use a small sony soft pouch which is way better to put in my pocket.

 

In the end, I got used to all these quirks and the most important is the sound anyway. I do wish the mids were a little bit more prominent but maybe I'm asking too much ... but they still give me the 'wow' all the time .. and I have the 846 and im70 for prominent mids/vocals anyway.

 short and noisy cable +1. Fortunately I do not move while listening to music. The case is dumb+1. I bought $1 hard cases for it. And I found cases for IE800 is still better than cases for K3003. 846 cases is the best.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: