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post #256 of 2259

Preview on TrutedReviews with some nice pics.

 

http://www.trustedreviews.com/sennheiser-ie-800_Headphones_review
 

post #257 of 2259
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Originally Posted by Kaffeemann View Post

Preview on TrutedReviews with some nice pics.

 

http://www.trustedreviews.com/sennheiser-ie-800_Headphones_review
 

 

The review is very positive. It looks to me like Sennheiser may have listened to the negative feedback on the large round case. This picture does not show us enough but it looks quite different. Apparently it is real leather too.

 

 

post #258 of 2259

According to Slash Gear, these will now be available "later this fall". Perhaps a new case is the reason for the delay...

post #259 of 2259

The only high-end headphones I ever owned were the Sennheiser IE8 IEMs. I thought they were just outstanding. So much so that at a Head-Fi meet here in NYC, after listening to a lot of high-end systems, I walked away with my humble iPod and IE8's extremely pleased with my system. Unfortunately, I lost my iPod and IE8's in a taxi cab so I have been headphoneless for about a year now. These IE800's may stoke the fire once again. As much as I want the JH-16's, I don't really want to do go the whole custom fit route. The IE800's may be the perfect choice. We will wait and see.


Edited by davidhunternyc - 9/6/12 at 10:46pm
post #260 of 2259

Hi,

 

Just spotted this 2 page preview http://www.technewsguy.com/sennheiser-ie-800-exam-design-resistance-sound-quality/

 

I am getting quite interested in these IEMs.

 

Ade


Edited by apmusson - 9/10/12 at 2:49am
post #261 of 2259
Lik all the reviews so far that is very generic and just seems like more advertising. When we see a legit review from someone on here that van describe to a t what they sound like and what the downsides are i take them with a grain of salt
post #262 of 2259
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Originally Posted by deadguy99 View Post

Lik all the reviews so far that is very generic and just seems like more advertising. When we see a legit review from someone on here that van describe to a t what they sound like and what the downsides are i take them with a grain of salt

 

Agreed.  All previews are just that - previews (and a good dose of hype).  I will be keeping my eyes open for a review / opinion from a respected head-fier.

 

The ie 800 was not on my radar, but is now.  I suppose the advertising is working  blink.gif

post #263 of 2259
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

 

The rear ports are designed to prevent bass bloat so I am guessing that elevated bass is not the targeted sound signature. We will see.

 

 

 

http://www.soundstageglobal.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=254:high-end-in-ear-hi-fi-sennheisers-ie-800-earphones&catid=88:features&Itemid=314

 

This guy compared the ie800s with the B&W c5.  He seems to think that the bass is not bloated - although by his own admission he does like the bass heavy sound of the c5s.  The more interesting comments for me are on the sensitivity of the ie800s....  No more old articles I promise!

 

Ade

post #264 of 2259

Frequency Response!
 

The German Stereoplay 10/2012 has a review on the IE800. The review...sucks. Most of it was just copied from the sennheiser press release!

 

The only intersting thing is this:

 

Now, compare this to the FR of the IE8:

 

 

Looks very similar to me, they just fixed the mid bass. Same driver?

post #265 of 2259
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Originally Posted by Kaffeemann View Post

 

 

Looks very similar to me, they just fixed the mid bass. Same driver?

I don't know if they didn't applied some correction to the curve from magazine, so it's hard to compare.

Otherwise the IE800 seems to have more sub bass , and smoother highs (less peaks).

post #266 of 2259
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Originally Posted by Kaffeemann View Post

Frequency Response!
 

The German Stereoplay 10/2012 has a review on the IE800. The review...sucks. Most of it was just copied from the sennheiser press release!

 

The only intersting thing is this:

 

 

Now, compare this to the FR of the IE8:

 

Looks very similar to me, they just fixed the mid bass. Same driver?

 

Thanks for the graph. According to Sennheiser's press release, the IE800 use 7mm drivers. The IE8/80 by contrast use 9mm drivers.

post #267 of 2259

Actually the IE80 on custom cables sounded pretty damn good already.

I have a pair of hd650 to compare.

At least to me, the IE800s might not be in the end, worth that extra amount of cash compared to the ie80s.

Also appears sennheiser is only interested in making smaller full range dynamic drivers.

Also remember how little improvement the ie80 was over the ie8?

I was hoping they would rename it as ie9, since it's design was totally different.

 

Graphs are one thing, lets hope they sound that much better.


Edited by muscular - 9/13/12 at 11:14am
post #268 of 2259
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

 

Thanks for the graph. According to Sennheiser's press release, the IE800 use 7mm drivers. The IE8/80 by contrast use 9mm drivers.

 

Well, it really depends on how you measure the driver.

Both have a small bump at 200 hz,  peaks at 5-6 khz and ~10 khz and treble roll-off after 10 khz.

 

Would be a shame if it really is the same driver, though.

post #269 of 2259
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Originally Posted by Kaffeemann View Post

 

Well, it really depends on how you measure the driver.

Both have a small bump at 200 hz,  peaks at 5-6 khz and ~10 khz and treble roll-off after 10 khz.

 

Would be a shame if it really is the same driver, though.

 

It is absurd to suggest that Senheisser will measure drivers dimensions from their own IEMs differently to pretend that that the same driver is different. (Then there are the legalities...) 

 

It is not the same driver. End of attempt at silly rumor. 

post #270 of 2259
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Originally Posted by apmusson View Post

 

http://www.soundstageglobal.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=254:high-end-in-ear-hi-fi-sennheisers-ie-800-earphones&catid=88:features&Itemid=314

 

This guy compared the ie800s with the B&W c5.  He seems to think that the bass is not bloated - although by his own admission he does like the bass heavy sound of the c5s.  The more interesting comments for me are on the sensitivity of the ie800s....  No more old articles I promise!

 

Ade

 

Old perhaps but I never saw this before in spite of many Google searches. Thanks.

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