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post #61 of 89

I'm unsure about the CX line, but there is not much isolation with the IE60. I can get a seal with the provided tips, but since the back of the earbud is ported to assist the lows, sound comes through pretty much uninhibited. 

 

If you really need isolation then I recommend Etymotic Research HF5. You're not going to get the performance with lows with the HF5, though.

 

-sheldon

post #62 of 89

I've been listening to these for several months now, and I am starting to appreciate how well they work unamplified from my laptop and Clip+. Amps are cool, but really these do well without. For a portable IEM, that actually makes a lot of sense to me. Sennheiser's engineers really know what they're doing.

 

-sheldon

post #63 of 89
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Originally Posted by sheldonkreger View Post

I've been listening to these for several months now, and I am starting to appreciate how well they work unamplified from my laptop and Clip+. Amps are cool, but really these do well without. For a portable IEM, that actually makes a lot of sense to me. Sennheiser's engineers really know what they're doing.

 

-sheldon

Sennheiser's IE line of IEM generally does not need too much power. Even if you have the extra juice, it won't be as audible as other IEMs from other companies.

post #64 of 89

What you say how it is compared with Sony EX 300 and Sennheiser CX 400 II it's worth the money ?

post #65 of 89

Or do you know anything else just as good or better for the same price?

post #66 of 89
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What you say how it is compared with Sony EX 300 and Sennheiser CX 400 II it's worth the money ?

different leagues. IE60 are much better.

 

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Or do you know anything else just as good or better for the same price?

It depends of your player and music tastes.
-+ this price and you can pick Vsonic GR07 (any version), Sony MDR EX600 or 700, JVC/Victor HA-FX500, also take a look on HiFiman RE400.
 

post #67 of 89

In my opinion, these headphones are great for playing pop, hip hop. r&b, electronica, and other styles of music that emphasize the lows. They're not so great for acoustic music. They don't sound BAD, just not GREAT. I'd compare based on what kind of music you want to listen to with them.

 

The fact that you don't need an amp is nice, too.

 

-sheldon

post #68 of 89
I listen on my iphone 4S and I am listening most of all 80's from Art of Noise/ Yes/ Icehouse/ (actually from the 70's) to Duran Duran/ Goose/ A Brand...
post #69 of 89
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I listen on my iphone 4S and I am listening most of all 80's from Art of Noise/ Yes/ Icehouse/ (actually from the 70's) to Duran Duran/ Goose/ A Brand...

It will be ok! They don't like hard-rock/hardcore/metal. And iPhone 4s is a good source for Sennheiser IE6-80.

post #70 of 89

I own the IE6 headphones, and I admit that while they sound good, they have a very colored frequency response. I remember seeing the frequency response graph at one point, but I can no longer find it. Bass and upper treble seem too emphasized. I've read reviews stating that the mids are forward, but that is the opposite of what I hear. These are really bassy and the high treble seems to be a bit emphasized compared to the upper mids and lower treble. 

 

I did some EQing on my Clip+ based on what I felt was over or under emphasized. Mainly, bass seems well overemphasized, but I also noticed that electric guitars are recessed and isolated. They didn't seem to have their own proper space to shine, while drums and other atmospheric sounds had plenty of room to fill the soundstage. 

 

Edit: [The following is what I originally did with the EQ on my Clip+. Check out the picture I link to after this paragraph to see what I've been doing in Winamp.] So, I bumped 4K, 2K and 1K while lowering 8K. I also lowered everything at 125Hz and below. This opened up the sound, taking away that bassy and tight sound that I honestly dislike if taken too far, which the IE6 does. Whatever I did still doesn't sound perfectly balanced, but it definitely sounds more balanced to me. The one issue is that the bump at 4K either seems to cause or shine light on occasional crackling in the music. I guess you could call them digital imperfections. 

 

New EQ settings with Winamp and Equalizer 1.6 plugin: (original IE 6 frequency response graph on top, my EQ on bottom) http://i.imgur.com/bY1M6jf.png

 

The new EQ honestly makes the vanilla IE 6 sound terrible. With the vanilla IE 6, the bass is well over enhanced, and the treble is just so screwed up. I also didn't know of the huge void between 4K and 9K with the IE 6. That is a huge gap, and equally as bad as the bass bump. All in all, the humungous bass bump and humungous 4K-9K void are two of the biggest problems with the IE 6. Also, the bump at 4.5K is a major problem as well, and as you can see I fixed that as well. 

 

With the new EQ, music sounds like it was intended to sound. Metal sounds LOADS better, as in I can hear each instrument clearly and naturally. Electric guitar sounds neither too bloated nor too isolated. It really blows my mind how natural it sounds compared to the non EQd IE 6. I never realized how strange the vanilla IE 6 sounded. It honestly is just a mess when not EQd, from 0Hz to 20KHz. Now, if only I could figure out how to use this EQ I made with my Clip+, which has a much more basic equalizer.


Edited by TrantaLocked - 9/30/13 at 3:40pm
post #71 of 89

Hello guys, yamaha eph100 is it level IE60 or not? 

post #72 of 89
post #73 of 89

I love your review I just ordered these I have a $40 pair of Sennheiser cx-150 which lasted me awhile and Skullcandy Titans $40 and were good for awhile with my mp3 player. Then I received an ipod touch and then my brother bought me a $500 pair of Bowers&Wilkins P7"s and the flood gates opened up for me. I then bought PSB M4U1's Headphones over ears and an amp,Fiio E12 with some other things and now I hope these IEM's are going to be right for me? I listen to Rock,Metal,Classic Rock,some rap(ie.Lamb Of God,Elton John,Judas Priest,Notorious B.I.G.) and I love bass and punchy bass and sub,also highs,not sybilince. I'm picky I know. I annoy myself but we all want what we pay for and the sound quality is my main concern! Thanks again for your post and words they meant a lot! 

post #74 of 89
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Regretfully not, since I work and live in China (I am an expat) I had to buy it from the Sennheiser official website which means no tryout.

 

A friend of mine here owns the fake IE80's... the fixture of the fake vs real IE80 is identical but the components inside is of course not the genuine deal... That is why I was annoyed when the isolation of IE80 was compared to IE60. The fixtures do not compare in my opinion... which means the isolation and sound just cannot be the same too, especially since IE60 has no bass control...

 

They are truly just 2 completely different IEM's but from the same manufacturer.

Do the IE60's have good bass and or good isolation? the real ones?

post #75 of 89
Thread Starter 

I am still using my IE60's and for me they have excellent isolation, however some others pointed out there are other models that have even better isolation... but in my opinion if no environment sound at all can come through anymore and no air at all can get in your IEM's then it cannot be too good for your ears.

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