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post #46 of 354

I don't perticularly pay attention to treble, but I think it's safe to say that it's not harsh. 

When I tested both ha-fxt90 and ie800, the former extended very well and the latter rolled off gently when it reached 15k or so.

post #47 of 354

One other positive about these - sound quality scales really well to lower volume. 

post #48 of 354

Thanks for your impressions all. I should have mine in the next few days so am curious to see if mine match yours.

post #49 of 354

Due to my love of the BA200 (currently my favorite universal IEM under $400), I felt obligated to hear what the IE800 was about.  I've ordered it today and expect it sometime next week.  Looking forward to hearing how it stacks up to the BA200.

post #50 of 354

Being that I'm in your same position -- loving the BA200 above all and looking to get the TDK IE800 -- I'm looking forward to your views. Also, can you offer any very superficial comparisons between the BA200 and HiFiMan HE-400? Thanks!

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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

Due to my love of the BA200 (currently my favorite universal IEM under $400), I felt obligated to hear what the IE800 was about.  I've ordered it today and expect it sometime next week.  Looking forward to hearing how it stacks up to the BA200.

post #51 of 354

Mine is also on the way to me - Amazon.jp has this cheaper than Amazon.com

 

Amazon.com - $150 + shipping

Amazon.jp - $110 + shipping

post #52 of 354
Originally Posted by djvkool View Post

Mine is also on the way to me - Amazon.jp has this cheaper than Amazon.com

 

Amazon.com - $150 + shipping

Amazon.jp - $110 + shipping

 

Good looking out, djvkool.  If ordered through Amazon.co.jp/Tenso (and you're shipping to the US),  the total comes to ~$135.  For US residents, Amazon.com is more expensive.. but the upside is that if you don't like the sound/fit, it's very easy to get a return/refund.  Adorama, who's the current (Amazon.com) IE800 reseller, has a no questions asked, 30-day MBG.  Returning the phones to Amazon.co.jp would be quite a bit more difficult, IMO.  That convenience alone might make paying the extra $15 worth it.


Edited by FlySweep - 1/16/13 at 3:29pm
post #53 of 354

I saw a FR of these and it looks great, just wish it had less bass. Someone try covering that top vent partially [do not recommend fully sealing any dynamics], it may tame the bass. 

post #54 of 354
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I saw a FR of these and it looks great, just wish it had less bass. Someone try covering that top vent partially [do not recommend fully sealing any dynamics], it may tame the bass. 

This one?

 

ie800_f.gif

 

Source

post #55 of 354

yes, it's a raw graph. Clearly, you can see it follows the DF pattern, which will make it flat to the ear past 1k. Bandwidth reaches to 20khz. Bass levels looks less than what that graph shows though, those levels are a bit too much imo but the mod I suggested may help with that. 

post #56 of 354
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

 

Good looking out, djvkool.  If ordered through Amazon.co.jp/Tenso (and you're shipping to the US),  the total comes to ~$135.  For US residents, Amazon.com is more expensive.. but the upside is that if you don't like the sound/fit, it's very easy to get a return/refund.  Adorama, who's the current (Amazon.com) IE800 reseller, has a no questions asked, 30-day MBG.  Returning the phones to Amazon.co.jp would be quite a bit more difficult, IMO.  That convenience alone might make paying the extra $15 worth it.

 

Yeah, I'm in Australia and Adorama doesn't ship the IE800 to Australia, so my option is only ordering through Amazon.jp/Tenso wink_face.gif

post #57 of 354
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This one?

 

ie800_f.gif

 

Source

 

This FR is for IE800?

 

Somehow I thought it is supposed to me a mid-centric IEM, that FR doesn't look mid-centric to me...

post #58 of 354
It's raw, can't read it as shown
post #59 of 354
Been listening for 4 days now. Still experimenting with tips and depth of insertion... but I think it's safe to say that I'm impressed. Very impressed. The soundstage is the immediate thing that stands out. I can see how some people might find it fatuiging. It takes depth, layering and multidimensionality to a level I've not yet heard in a universal.

Sparkle, treble exstension and very detailed mids are the next biggest attention grabbers. Will give more detailed impressions as I find better tip matches... but I know from the wow factor of the onset, that these are a pretty special set of phones.

Inks and Flysweep, you really ought to hear these.
post #60 of 354

Nulliverse, comparisons to the EPH-100 and/or FXD80 if possible/convenient? Thanks beerchug.gif

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