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post #301 of 2082

I thought it was going to be released in Fall this year.  

post #302 of 2082
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

I thought it was going to be released in Fall this year.  

 

Yes it is a Fall release. I expect that it will show up in October. All the gadget sites are saying $1,000 but hopefully it will be available on the street for less.

post #303 of 2082

That's a lot of money so it better be good.  biggrin.gif

Hopefully it's up there with HD800.  

post #304 of 2082

german stereoplay review - in german and the google translation makes it a bit tricky to make sense of but interesting to note that they state it is their new reference iem yet give it 49/70 for sound quality

 

attached is the graphic they made to display their judgement - maybe im just reading it wrong - any german speakers here that can clarify

 

 

post #305 of 2082

Hi Hedphonz, 

they say that:

  • IE80 was their reference IEM up to now
  • IE800 is their new reference IEM
  • the IE800 is easier to place into the ear canal because of its smaller size
  • it has a fulminant bass ( whatever that means)
  • better balanced and more detailed than IE80
  • IE80 sounds more handsome and direct
post #306 of 2082

That's disappointing... confused_face_2.gif

post #307 of 2082
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

Hi Hedphonz, 

they say that:

  • it has a fulminant bass ( whatever that means)

 

Senn invent new Audiophile word too. 

Soon everybody will start to use fulminant mids and fulminant treble, fulminant soundstage

post #308 of 2082
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

 

Senn invent new Audiophile word too. 

Soon everybody will start to use fulminant mids and fulminant treble, fulminant soundstage

Let's use "imposing".

post #309 of 2082

Ok, here is my attempt of translation:


Evaluation:
Measurements: 9/10
Practical use: 10/10
Value: 8/10

With a premium price
and a sophisticated technology
this robust IEM, with a high quality
manufacturing , has a crisp imposing bass,  
with clear midrange and free of any resonance,
sounds open, refined, and has a richly detailed treble.


sound: top-class, 49 points
overall rating: very good, 76 points
price/performance ratio: very good

 

I used the tool linguee.com which helped me for the translation.

I  don't speak german , but with the right tool you can guess the meaning.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 10/6/12 at 4:36pm
post #310 of 2082

And it also says : prepare your wallet biggrin.gif

post #311 of 2082

After reading some of the impressions on other sites the IE800 is looking for interesting.  Most of what has been said about the SQ seems very positive but the price is still a little crazy to me.

 

All the talk about not having a true detachable cable is funny.  I don't think detachable cables are as good as many make them out to be.  A lot of the failures in the cables are with the detachable part of the cable and I've never had any problems with a good fixed cables at all.  I think I treat my IEM's better than some as I don't wrap them around my player and put them in my pocket, so I don't put a lot of strain on the vulnerable parts.  If you pay $800 for something and treat it like a $800 item then you shouldn't have any problems imo.

post #312 of 2082

According to a recent interview with a sennheiser engineer , the IE800 will still have a detachable part, I  quote:

 

Quote:
We found that most of the defects of standard earphones are caused by broken cables. The defect is located close to the 3.5mm connection plug. So the lower part of the cable, from the plug to the divider is exchangeable

 

http://gizmodo.com/5949316/ask-one-of-the-worlds-top-headphone-engineers-whatever-you-want

 

Also the engineer imply , in the questions asked by visitors, that the IE800  would be able to sound better than a full sized headphone.

 

So if the IE800 is that great, I  guess the price would be justified;   but I'd hesitate to invest that much in something that could be easily stolen.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 10/6/12 at 4:30pm
post #313 of 2082
Quote:
Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

Hi Hedphonz, 

they say that:

  • IE80 was their reference IEM up to now
  • IE800 is their new reference IEM
  • the IE800 is easier to place into the ear canal because of its smaller size
  • it has a fulminant bass ( whatever that means)
  • better balanced and more detailed than IE80
  • IE80 sounds more handsome and direct

thanks for that - i have the ie80's and they do feel big in the ear especially the triangulated shape of the housing - always pressing against my inner ear and can be annoying sometimes - so I very much like the fact that they are a lot smaller and easier fit.

Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

Ok, here is my attempt of translation:


Evaluation:
Measurements: 9/10
Practical use: 10/10
Value: 8/10

With a premium price
and a sophisticated technology
this robust IEM, with a high quality
manufacturing , has a crisp imposing bass,  
with clear midrange and free of any resonance,
sounds open, refined, and has a richly detailed treble.


sound: top-class, 49 points
overall rating: very good, 79 points
price/performance ratio: very good

 

I used the tool linguee.com which helped me for the translation.

I  don't speak german , but with the right tool you can guess the meaning.

I noticed the overall rating at 76 - doesnt state whether its out of 100,

However just by browsing other items they have reviewed the scores seem all over the place and dont say what there out of - the Audeze LCD2 for example gets a 95 - so not sure how reliable this review is even though stereplay seem to be an authority as i have seen there reviews quoted by other products- guess we will have to see some more reviews to get a clearer impression on just how good these possibly are

 

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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

After reading some of the impressions on other sites the IE800 is looking for interesting.  Most of what has been said about the SQ seems very positive but the price is still a little crazy to me.

 

All the talk about not having a true detachable cable is funny.  I don't think detachable cables are as good as many make them out to be.  A lot of the failures in the cables are with the detachable part of the cable and I've never had any problems with a good fixed cables at all.  I think I treat my IEM's better than some as I don't wrap them around my player and put them in my pocket, so I don't put a lot of strain on the vulnerable parts.  If you pay $800 for something and treat it like a $800 item then you shouldn't have any problems imo.

Did you see that Q&A with Axel Grell - interesting to see his take on the cable - to me it makes sense how they designed it

 

"used a special very durable cable. We found that most of the defects of standard earphones are caused by broken cables. The defect is located close to the 3.5mm connection plug. So the lower part of the cable, from the plug to the divider is exchangeable."

post #314 of 2082
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Originally Posted by hedphonz View Post

 

I noticed the overall rating at 76 - doesnt state whether its out of 100,

I made a typo, just edited. 76 or 79, almost same.

post #315 of 2082

I already posted my comment on the stereoplay review some pages ago.

 

The review is completely useless. Most of it was copied from the sennheiser homepage! Don't believe this BS.

 

Here is the IE800 frequency response for those who missed it:

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