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post #3196 of 6254

I was actually going to get a pair of Westone W30s for use on my Sony ZX2, but that deal fell through. Despite the fact that I was kinda interested to hear a multi-BA design, and the W30 in particular, I came across what I consider a pretty good deal on the IE800s. I figured, "Ah, what the heck?". The ZX2 has illustrated quite clearly that a substantial difference can exist between $100 and $200 dollar UIEMs. I'd like to finally see what sort of difference exists between $200 dollar and $1,000-ish dollar UIEMs.

 

Given everything I've read in this thread, I don't expect to be disappointed, generally speaking. But, the IE800s will be the measuring stick by which I judge the world of four figure IEMs. Personally, I kinda hope they let me down just a little bit, so I don't get tempted into trying something even more extravagant, like the Roxannes, or the K10s. :etysmile:

 

That being said...this thread has me a little concerned about counterfeiting, as well as cord hardening and fitment.

post #3197 of 6254

I think IE800 is the absolute KING of treble detail and transparency among all universals, but doing it without siblance/fatigue.  The lower bass detail is phenomenal as well.

 

I, personally, prefer more overall bass weight and a bit more mid bass to accentuate the vocals.  But IE800 is certainly in my Top 3 of all universals I have ever tried.

 

As a side note, I think IE800 has 11mm drivers?  If they did exact same design, everything on a 16mm...GOOD LORD!!     It would destroy 3/4 of the customs out there as well.

post #3198 of 6254
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Originally Posted by Conext View Post
 

I was actually going to get a pair of Westone W30s for use on my Sony ZX2, but that deal fell through. Despite the fact that I was kinda interested to hear a multi-BA design, and the W30 in particular, I came across what I consider a pretty good deal on the IE800s. I figured, "Ah, what the heck?". The ZX2 has illustrated quite clearly that a substantial difference can exist between $100 and $200 dollar UIEMs. I'd like to finally see what sort of difference exists between $200 dollar and $1,000-ish dollar UIEMs.

 

Given everything I've read in this thread, I don't expect to be disappointed, generally speaking. But, the IE800s will be the measuring stick by which I judge the world of four figure IEMs. Personally, I kinda hope they let me down just a little bit, so I don't get tempted into trying something even more extravagant, like the Roxannes, or the K10s. :etysmile:

 

That being said...this thread has me a little concerned about counterfeiting, as well as cord hardening and fitment.

ie800 is the best i heared to date!

 

the only concern you should have will be about cable being too short under the chin, and microphonics, even though i had no heared any microphonics...

post #3199 of 6254

spyro/skerry , have you owned AKG K3003 ? very curious what you would say.....

post #3200 of 6254

What a great sounding combo!
post #3201 of 6254
Although I love the ie 800 the K3003i sound more better to me. You really cant go wrong with either one.
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post #3203 of 6254
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
 

I think IE800 is the absolute KING of treble detail and transparency among all universals, but doing it without siblance/fatigue.  The lower bass detail is phenomenal as well.

 

I, personally, prefer more overall bass weight and a bit more mid bass to accentuate the vocals.  But IE800 is certainly in my Top 3 of all universals I have ever tried.

 

As a side note, I think IE800 has 11mm drivers?  If they did exact same design, everything on a 16mm...GOOD LORD!!     It would destroy 3/4 of the customs out there as well.

I believe the official spec is 7mm.

 

That actually concerned me when I first came across them. My current frame of reference is the Sony MDR-7550, which uses 16mm drivers and could be considered the "little brother" to Sony's EX1000. I thought there was no way the IE800s could command as much authority in the lower end of the bass as something with a 16mm driver. But, account after account seem to praise the IE800s for their accuracy and extension of the bass. I hope to be pleasantly surprised.

 

It'll be a while though. I ordered from Sonic Electronix. Seems they have a 7-14 day window as they have to special order them. I hope that means they're going straight to Sennheiser to get the order fulfilled.

post #3204 of 6254

i am sure to try if i will ever get the chance, i am also curious!

post #3205 of 6254
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Originally Posted by Conext View Post
 

I believe the official spec is 7mm.

 

That actually concerned me when I first came across them. My current frame of reference is the Sony MDR-7550, which uses 16mm drivers and could be considered the "little brother" to Sony's EX1000. I thought there was no way the IE800s could command as much authority in the lower end of the bass as something with a 16mm driver. But, account after account seem to praise the IE800s for their accuracy and extension of the bass. I hope to be pleasantly surprised.

 

It'll be a while though. I ordered from Sonic Electronix. Seems they have a 7-14 day window as they have to special order them. I hope that means they're going straight to Sennheiser to get the order fulfilled.

 

How much did you get the IE800 for? If you're willing to add a bit more the 1964 V6S universal fit is a clear step up over the IE800.

post #3206 of 6254
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post
 

 

How much did you get the IE800 for? If you're willing to add a bit more the 1964 V6S universal fit is a clear step up over the IE800.

were these not known for having recesed treble?

 

it cannot be "a clear step up" if the sq is pretty different, which would be the case here.

post #3207 of 6254
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post

were these not known for having recesed treble?

it cannot be "a clear step up" if the sq is pretty different, which would be the case here.
or maybe a complement to each other if they are different.
post #3208 of 6254
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post
 

 

How much did you get the IE800 for? If you're willing to add a bit more the 1964 V6S universal fit is a clear step up over the IE800.


Sonic Electronix allows you to "Make an offer". So I made an offer of $625.

 

They didn't accept it, but they made a counter that was very close to that number, so I gave it a shot.

post #3209 of 6254

I agree.The clarity and transparency of ie800 is top of the line.Add in the musicality and the superb bass detail and you can have an end game iem.Maybe some ciems are more on the analytical side  made for studio monitor like jh13pro but unless it competes with full sized headfones over the $800 region we are talking about different flavors.I don't see the ie800 lacking in any area but i have not auditioned iems in the $2500 region like k10 or layla so i could be wrong.

post #3210 of 6254
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post

were these not known for having recesed treble?

it cannot be "a clear step up" if the sq is pretty different, which would be the case here.

Recessed trebles? Definitely not. IE800 is more lush with mid bass bloom. V6S also has some emphasis in the bass but possess a better coherency and clarity compared to IE800. Signature is not exactly the same but they share some similarities.
Except V6S handles the treble much better than the IE800 which sounds a bit splashy/thin at certain peak, i.e. cymbals
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