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post #916 of 2339
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Originally Posted by cravenz View Post

They don't carry a lot of customs though, stereo that is.

Correction. I just paid a visit to test the 800s and the flagship AKG's. They don't carry customs anymore at all.

That aside, I prefer the 800s but pleasantly surprised by the AKG's. Anyone with comparisons to other universals, customs
or hybrids in the same range?
post #917 of 2339
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Originally Posted by cravenz View Post

Anyone with comparisons to other universals, customs or hybrids in the same range?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/642528/review-sennheiser-ie800-appreciation-frustration-and-a-bunch-of-what-ifs

post #918 of 2339

 

Thanks :)

 

I think you've captured my thoughts about the IE800s in your first post, sums up how I feel about them myself. 


Edited by cravenz - 2/23/13 at 11:47pm
post #919 of 2339

Guys, did you take a look at the Inner Fidelity measurements?

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserIE800.pdf

 

Looks like Tyll got a defective pair.
 

post #920 of 2339
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Originally Posted by Kaffeemann View Post

Guys, did you take a look at the Inner Fidelity measurements?

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserIE800.pdf

 

Looks like Tyll got a defective pair.
 

 

X2, doesn't remotely look like what I'm hearing from my pair.

 

Rin's preliminary graph is much closer to the truth, except for the usual mids suck-out from diffuse-field EQ (that I consistently fail to hear that way, but that's another story).

post #921 of 2339

Agreed on the FR. Attenuation though tells a story similar to what I am hearing.

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Does anyone else prefer these to customs? I am finding I prefer the comfort and sound over my JH customs.
post #923 of 2339

The US$ price is actually lower that, but according to amazon.co.jp, these cannot be shipped to a US address.

post #924 of 2339
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Originally Posted by cresny View Post

The US$ price is actually lower that, but according to amazon.co.jp, these cannot be shipped to a US address.

 

Yeah, the price on the site and the exchange rate have been bouncing around a little, and I won't speak for my currency converter (Mac widgets... Ehh).

 

I bought my IE80s from amazon.de, and had a friend in Germany ship them out - I guess if you knew someone in Japan that would be an option.

 

As for me, I may be travelling to Japan sometime next year, so assuming no other new high-end IEM catches my fancy, I'd buy my set from there. I reckon 680 US (correct at the time of posting) is a pretty good price.

post #925 of 2339

WOW

WOW

WOW

I found that the small comply T-500 works with IE800 !

It tames down the highs quite a bit, also the bass is a bit less aggressive too. The overall sound a lot less aggressive and the vocals are simply amazing.

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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

X2, doesn't remotely look like what I'm hearing from my pair.

 

Rin's preliminary graph is much closer to the truth, except for the usual mids suck-out from diffuse-field EQ (that I consistently fail to hear that way, but that's another story).

Thing is that midrange dip is much bigger than usual dips, the EX1000 and K3003 are more normal dip. Definitely looks like a flaw, but the results are preliminary. 


Edited by Inks - 2/25/13 at 12:32pm
post #927 of 2339
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

Agreed on the FR. Attenuation though tells a story similar to what I am hearing.

 

Revisiting me earlier comments, maybe Tyl's measurements should not be dismissed so quickly. About five days ago I was tempted to post on the possibility that the IE800 evolves significantly with long-term burn-in of hundreds of hours. Specifically, I no longer find that it has especially elevated bass. It has good deep impactful bass but the bass is no longer brain rattling. That was not the case when I first bought it. 

 

It seemed to me that the brightness disappeared even more quickly during burn-in.

 

By this theory, it is possible that Sennheiser sent Inner Fidelity a well-burned-in IE800 for just this reason.

post #928 of 2339
With each passing day that I'm unable to use my IE8s, the temptation grows to get the IE800. But the fitting of my UE700 reminds me why I hate universals. Grrr.
Edited by cravenz - 2/25/13 at 5:12pm
post #929 of 2339
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

 

Revisiting me earlier comments, maybe Tyl's measurements should not be dismissed so quickly. About five days ago I was tempted to post on the possibility that the IE800 evolves significantly with long-term burn-in of hundreds of hours. Specifically, I no longer find that it has especially elevated bass. It has good deep impactful bass but the bass is no longer brain rattling. That was not the case when I first bought it. 

 

It seemed to me that the brightness disappeared even more quickly during burn-in.

 

By this theory, it is possible that Sennheiser sent Inner Fidelity a well-burned-in IE800 for just this reason.

 

 

I never listen to the IE800 at home nor at high volumes and have always heard the IE800 very similar to Inner Fidelity's graph. I had burned them in for at least 150 hours before starting to use them properly.

 

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Originally Posted by cravenz View Post

With each passing day that I'm unable to use my IE8s, the temptation grows to get the IE800. But the fitting of my UE700 reminds me why I hate universals. Grrr.

 

The IE800 is a super little IEM and the fit is extremely comfortable worn with cables hanging down or over the ear. 

post #930 of 2339
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post


I never listen to the IE800 at home nor at high volumes and have always heard the IE800 very similar to Inner Fidelity's graph. I had burned them in for at least 150 hours before starting to use them properly.


The IE800 is a super little IEM and the fit is extremely comfortable worn with cables hanging down or over the ear. 

You shouldn't be encouraging me to get it given I'm considering the 1plus2s!

Does anyone have a comparison of the two or to other similarly priced stuff? tongue.gif

At least I've heard the IE800s now so I have a reference point. Including the k3003
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