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post #451 of 2271

eaino, how is isolation? Do these seems to be vented or do the create a vacuum in the ear canal that has to be equalized?

post #452 of 2271
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Thanks to a tweet from Custom Cable yesterday I managed to get a set of IE800's that have only just arrived by Royal Mail.
 
The box is very understated,  no marketing blurb or even specifications on the box just "Sennheiser IE800, Outstanding In-Ear Sound System" and an authenticity hologram on the side.
 
From the all the rendered press photos everyone has posted I did think it was going to be a lot bigger but the cable, connectors and the ear buds themselves are just tiny. The buds are so small it is very hard to read the left/right markings luckily the left bud has a raised bump.  The buds themselves are like little jewels they remind me of the Panasonic HJE900's that were made of Zirconium the IE800's are just a lot smaller.
 
You get five sets of silicon ear tips S,M,ML,L if these don't fit you are out of luck as Sennheiser is using a new system were you actually have to click the tips onto the ear buds.  Luckily the large tips give me a good seal and as they are so tiny and light they have completely disappeared into my ears.
 
They seem to be designed only to be worn with the cables down as the cable from the split is too short.  For people with smaller heads it may be okay but for me the connector block was hitting my neck.
 
As for first impressions at least to my ears the box is correct,  "Outstanding"

 

 

at long last someone has got them in their hot little hands/ears - outstanding is a good first impression - often my first impression is the right one

post #453 of 2271

The stainless steel vents are a bit strange,  you can see small holes at the bottom but covering them up with your finger doesn't seem to effect the sound at all.

 

As they are so small they go pretty deep in the ear canal and seem to isolate pretty well as in so far as I couldn't hear the TV playing over my music.  I really need to test them outside with the London Underground being the ultimate test. 

 

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Iain

post #454 of 2271

I was hoping James would get them first as I love his reviews.

 

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Iain

post #455 of 2271
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I was hoping James would get them first as I love his reviews.

 

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Iain

for now - your the man LOL

 

are you able to describe the soundstage or detail - what other high end iems have you experience with that you can compare to ?

post #456 of 2271

could You compare IE800 vs IE80 ? ;)

post #457 of 2271

congratulation!

popcorn.gif waiting for your impression.

post #458 of 2271
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Originally Posted by eaino View Post

Thanks to a tweet from Custom Cable yesterday I managed to get a set of IE800's that have only just arrived by Royal Mail.
 
The box is very understated,  no marketing blurb or even specifications on the box just "Sennheiser IE800, Outstanding In-Ear Sound System" and an authenticity hologram on the side.
 
From the all the rendered press photos everyone has posted I did think it was going to be a lot bigger but the cable, connectors and the ear buds themselves are just tiny. The buds are so small it is very hard to read the left/right markings luckily the left bud has a raised bump.  The buds themselves are like little jewels they remind me of the Panasonic HJE900's that were made of Zirconium the IE800's are just a lot smaller.
 
You get five sets of silicon ear tips S,M,ML,L if these don't fit you are out of luck as Sennheiser is using a new system were you actually have to click the tips onto the ear buds.  Luckily the large tips give me a good seal and as they are so tiny and light they have completely disappeared into my ears.
 
They seem to be designed only to be worn with the cables down as the cable from the split is too short.  For people with smaller heads it may be okay but for me the connector block was hitting my neck.
 
As for first impressions at least to my ears the box is correct,  "Outstanding"

 

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Originally Posted by eaino View Post

I was hoping James would get them first as I love his reviews.

 

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Iain

 

Iain, thanks for the compliment, and more thanks for your first impressions. Though I have to say, apart from your confirmation of outstanding sound quality, they're actually making me second-guess my order. I have rather large ears and a large head, so proprietory tips and over-ear use are both a cause for concern. Looks like it would be more prudent to wait and try these at a local dealer rather than import them from Germany. Hmm...

 

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for now - your the man LOL

 

Agreed! smile_phones.gif

post #459 of 2271

at 1k they're too expensive, and even commanding that price, i do not think they're any better than the HD650s.

post #460 of 2271
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at 1k they're too expensive, and even commanding that price, i do not think they're any better than the HD650s.


beside you cant replace the cables...i think that IE80 + Bladur MKII cable will do better... correct me if i was wrong

post #461 of 2271
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beside you cant replace the cables...i think that IE80 + Bladur MKII cable will do better... correct me if i was wrong

 

Baldur MKII wink.gif

post #462 of 2271
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Baldur MKII wink.gif

LMAO XD

post #463 of 2271
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beside you cant replace the cables...i think that IE80 + Bladur MKII cable will do better... correct me if i was wrong

I have the Twags v2 paired with my IE8, im pretty content with it, other than for it's isolation.

 

But it does help me in a sense when there's traffic or thing around me, i get better awareness than total isolation.

 

That said I need to listen to these ie800 to judge.

post #464 of 2271
Okay guys I will try my best to answer any question, obviously if you can test drive these first all the better as they are so very expensive and some of my comments may be new toy syndrome. 
 
The IE800 cable is 1.2m according to the Sennhierser web site but is it only 25cm from the buds to the cable cinch, IE8's in comparison have 40cm before the split.  It is a shame as over the ear works so well and helps take the weight of the cable splitter even though it's not that heavy.
 
The tips have hard plastic clips in the nozzle end and an additional mesh as part of the tip so would be pretty tricky to mod. I have asked Custom Cable to check with Sennheiser on the availability of spare tips as it will be a problem if you lose the one tip that fits.
post #465 of 2271
what's the sound signature like?
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