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post #931 of 2136
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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.

 

Each to their own, but I don't see how "burn-in" would explain a >15db difference in deep bass between Tyll's and Rin's measurements.

 

Plus, there's up to 10db channel mismatch in the high range on Tyll's graph and Joker's report of treble ringing, making me strongly suspect that their unit is faulty.

post #932 of 2136

I´d like to know if my custom tips of my sennheiser IE8 could fit good in this IEM´s. I am thinking of buying them, however because of the price, I need to know it. Thanks.


Edited by alfredojose - 2/26/13 at 12:36am
post #933 of 2136

These use propietry clip on tips so highly doubt they will be compatible. Sorry!

post #934 of 2136
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

These use propietry clip on tips so highly doubt they will be compatible. Sorry!

 

What a crap! I have other sennheisers, and all of them have the same conectors. Thank you for your answer.

post #935 of 2136
Fwiw, I have owned ie8 in the past. I find the ie800 tips to be much more comfortable.
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Originally Posted by alfredojose View Post

What a crap! I have other sennheisers, and all of them have the same conectors. Thank you for your answer.
post #936 of 2136

Are they the portable version of Sennheiser HD800 ?

post #937 of 2136
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

Are they the portable version of Sennheiser HD800 ?

Not at all. Just the IEM flagship but these do not sound that close at all too the HD800.

post #938 of 2136
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

 

Each to their own, but I don't see how "burn-in" would explain a >15db difference in deep bass between Tyll's and Rin's measurements.

 

Plus, there's up to 10db channel mismatch in the high range on Tyll's graph and Joker's report of treble ringing, making me strongly suspect that their unit is faulty.

 

Hmm, I am looking at Rin's graph for the first time (link was dead in my location yesterday). I am not sure where the fault lies but with a 15+ db discrepancy at 100 hz and below something is fishy in Denmark.  ;-)

 

The burn-in effect that I may be hearing might account for 2 or 3 db of change, enough to render my -1db EQ profile obsolete, definitely not 15.

post #939 of 2136
So im about to bite on a pair of these (i can get them for about$660) and i was wondering what amp to pair them with, i have been considering the RSA Hornet, RSA shaddow, ALO Audio the continetal v3 and the pico slim, i will be pairing them with either my S3 or AK100. I mostly listen to choral but i do listen to almostnevery genere, i would like the amp to have a super warm sound and great highs with alot of detail, could those of you that have tried these setups please leave your thoughts.

Thanks
post #940 of 2136
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Originally Posted by nerfedup View Post

So im about to bite on a pair of these (i can get them for about$660) and i was wondering what amp to pair them with, i have been considering the RSA Hornet, RSA shaddow, ALO Audio the continetal v3 and the pico slim, i will be pairing them with either my S3 or AK100. I mostly listen to choral but i do listen to almostnevery genere, i would like the amp to have a super warm sound and great highs with alot of detail, could those of you that have tried these setups please leave your thoughts.

Thanks

Where do you get then at that price?
post #941 of 2136
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Originally Posted by cravenz View Post

Where do you get then at that price?

+1
post #942 of 2136
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Originally Posted by nerfedup View Post

So im about to bite on a pair of these (i can get them for about$660) and i was wondering what amp to pair them with, i have been considering the RSA Hornet, RSA shaddow, ALO Audio the continetal v3 and the pico slim, i will be pairing them with either my S3 or AK100. I mostly listen to choral but i do listen to almostnevery genere, i would like the amp to have a super warm sound and great highs with alot of detail, could those of you that have tried these setups please leave your thoughts.

Thanks

 

Well I'm no expert, but I heard the IE800 with the Pico Slim and the Shadow side-by-side when I tried it out in Singapore. The RSA shadow will do a great job of producing a lovely warm sound, whereas the Slim is more neutral and just makes it sound fuller and wider. I don't remember it all, so I can't comment on the highs or the detail - both the Slim and the Shadow are very detailed to my ears. Never heard the Continental or Hornet, but the Continental also seems like a good choice for your sound preference based on the reviews I've read.

 

Edit: I amped them from the headphone out of my Cowon, so differences will probably stand out more using a LOD!


Edited by StyleElements - 2/26/13 at 10:36pm
post #943 of 2136
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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post


+1

addicted to audio, there bundled with the ak100 for $1365 which makes the ie800's about $660 :D

post #944 of 2136

To my ears the Pico Slim does not make the IE800 sound fuller nor does IE800 require that. The Pico Slim opens up the IE800 sound making it a bit less thick and and enhancing separation between instruments in the soundstage.

 

(Edit: My observations amping the iPod Classic versus direct from the headphone out. IMHO YMMV as always.)


Edited by cooperpwc - 2/26/13 at 10:01pm
post #945 of 2136
Credit to earlier post.
The Comply T500 foam tips do fit on the IE800.
I do prefer Comply foam to any other tips so I am grateful for that.
Obviously not a made to measure fit in that they don't twist and lock but still a snug fit.
I am using the medium tips though assume diameter of hole is the same for other sizes.
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