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post #286 of 2339
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

 

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

Haha I see. Cable on the IE8 was always a little skimpy to me. It just didn't seem the handle the stress of being worn over the ear to well.

post #287 of 2339
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Originally Posted by jrkong View Post

Cable on the IE8 was always a little skimpy to me. It just didn't seem the handle the stress of being worn over the ear to well.

 

Can't say that for me, my four year old IE8 cable still looks almost as new - and I'm wearing them over-ear all the time. Best cable I've seen on any IEM.

post #288 of 2339

Same. I even feel the IE8 cable was more durable than the IE80 cable which takes second place IMO for overall durability among Universal IEMs I've seen.
 

post #289 of 2339

I really thought the ie80 cable is durable but I was wrong. That has changed my mindset on going with any iem's with fixed cables.

 

I don't mind making the cable a little thicker and heavier if that's what it takes to last longer.

post #290 of 2339
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

 

Can't say that for me, my four year old IE8 cable still looks almost as new - and I'm wearing them over-ear all the time. Best cable I've seen on any IEM.


I had 2 begin to show signs of wear in 2 years. perhaps it was bad luck

post #291 of 2339
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Originally Posted by jrkong View Post


I had 2 begin to show signs of wear in 2 years. perhaps it was bad luck

 

This is ultimately the problem for me.  Even if their cable "looks" solid we will not really know until the earphones are several years old.  By then newer and better models will be out anyway.  Alternatively, we have to gamble with $800 that the cable won't die in a few years when generally cables do.

post #292 of 2339
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

Can't say that for me, my four year old IE8 cable still looks almost as new - and I'm wearing them over-ear all the time. Best cable I've seen on any IEM.
Do you use ear hooks when wrapping around ears? Cable looking like new after 4 years is hard to believe, unless it is not heavily used or not often taken out.
post #293 of 2339

Just over 3 years on my IE8 cable and it's perfect.  I did briefly have an IE8i cable and it was not even in the same league.  Plasticy and stiff.

post #294 of 2339

Interesting how Sennheiser choses to stay with dynamic drivers.

post #295 of 2339
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Originally Posted by yliu View Post

Interesting how Sennheiser choses to stay with dynamic drivers.

 

Very interesting in a high-end IEM. It also appears from initial reviews to be a vented design (ear canal at ambient pressure) that still isolates pretty well. Time will tell. 

 

My theory - supported by certain pictures - is that the IE 800 has been delayed as Sennheiser produces a more practical (smaller) case than the original one that they were displaying. I am cautiously optimistic that it will be worth the wait.

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post #297 of 2339

Cool!

 

Huge improvement in the case:

 

 

 

 

 

post #298 of 2339
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

Cool!

 

Huge improvement in the case:

Seeems more convenient for pocket, but why do the cable have to stay outside ...

post #299 of 2339

It's the same idea as the K3003 case: Keep the case as small as possible for the circumference of the wrapped cable. From what I have seen of the IE 800 cable, you would not want to wrap it too tightly or crumple it up like the a UE or Westone cable. The cable looks to be thicker and higher quality. (Time will tell.)

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does this mean with the release of the video that there on the verge of being available ?

 

I cant remember if there is an official release date or not

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