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post #271 of 2388

Well my IE80 cable broke after only 8 months of normal and cared usage. It worries me spending $800 on a pair of IEM's with fixed cable.

 

All my IEM's with cables wrapping around ears have experienced broken cables at some point. The cables simply break when the fatigue kicks in after many cycles of wrapping/unwrapping around the ears.

post #272 of 2388
This half detachable cable really changed my mind on getting them, having a 2 inch long solid part in the middle of the wire is just really not going to work for me. I would of rather just had the cables be completely non removable or just use thier standard ie connection. At this price point i fear i'd be making a bad decision. So i just purchased the ie80s and will most likely spend what i would of on the ie800s for a silver cable and higher quality player than my classic 7g ipod, maybe the dx100 or studio v.


Its too bad tho because they look like they could be the most universally comfortable earphones to date.
Edited by deadguy99 - 9/13/12 at 4:16pm
post #273 of 2388

I don't know how it will last in practice  but based on the pictures the connection looks quite robust.

post #274 of 2388
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

I don't know how it will last in practice  but based on the pictures the connection looks quite robust.

yeah..

 

But what will you do if cable will broke near the earphone? It's possible... Someday it will...

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post #276 of 2388
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Originally Posted by Vladimir_F1 View Post

yeah..

But what will you do if cable will broke near the earphone? It's possible... Someday it will...

Anything is possible. The "someday it will" is highly presumptuous - at least on relative terms. The connector ports for removable cables are a vulnerable point of replaceable cable IEMs like my ES5.

In my view: people have wrongly elevated replaceable cables to god status. A well-made fixed cable can be at least as reliable.
post #277 of 2388
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post


Anything is possible. The "someday it will" is highly presumptuous - at least on relative terms. The connector ports for removable cables are a vulnerable point of replaceable cable IEMs like my ES5.
In my view: people have wrongly elevated replaceable cables to god status. A well-made fixed cable can be at least as reliable.


I agree but my point still stands. I'd rather have a replaceable cable than not.  At least I won't have to go through RMA for the entire item and instead just have them ship me a new cable. Lets be honest here. The reason why detachable cables are so prevalent on Custom IEMs is for longevity reasons.

post #278 of 2388

I thought the cables were fully detachable.  

post #279 of 2388

Nope. Its similar to the stupid design on the FX700s. Hopefully the detachable part won't degrade the sound like it does on the FX700 and hopefully it wont make the cable too long.... rolleyes.gif
 


Edited by lee730 - 9/14/12 at 5:10am
post #280 of 2388

I guess it would be hard to have them balanced.  

post #281 of 2388

Hi everyone! :)

 

Glad to be part of the community here!

 

I own the ie 80's and they sound absolutely superb! ofcourse now the ie 800's have just been released, is it worth taking the plunge and buying them or getting a custom toxic cable for my ie 80's?

Well im waiting on some official reviews (hope soon as i want to make a decision fairly soon).

 

I am very impressed with how the ie 80's handle the soundstage, really nice and big - thinking how much better would the ie 800's be? also being that ie 800s use slightly smaller drivers compared to the ie 80s, would this have impact on overall sound quality? like sounding thinner? something tells me that would be obsurd considering the £600 price tag, but hope someone can educate me on this.

 

Anyway! looking forward to what ever decision i make soon....

 

Cheers!

post #282 of 2388

I just sent back my IE80 to Sennheiser for cable replacement. Let's see if they send me a pair of IE800 instead. regular_smile%20.gif

post #283 of 2388

LOL you wish ;)

post #284 of 2388
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

I just sent back my IE80 to Sennheiser for cable replacement. Let's see if they send me a pair of IE800 instead. regular_smile%20.gif

Maybe if they discontinued the IE80. If I were you, I would have waited a bit longer.

post #285 of 2388
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Maybe if they discontinued the IE80. If I were you, I would have waited a bit longer.

 

I want to make sure the cable will break again before the warranty expires. :)

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