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post #361 of 428
Has anyone contacted ACS to see if they plan on adding the ie800 to their list of supported IEMs? I've used them for two of my Etymotic rigs, with great success. I see they've done custom tips for both the ie8 and ie80, but ie800 isn't listed....
post #362 of 428
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Originally Posted by khatch View Post

Has anyone contacted ACS to see if they plan on adding the ie800 to their list of supported IEMs? I've used them for two of my Etymotic rigs, with great success. I see they've done custom tips for both the ie8 and ie80, but ie800 isn't listed....


Me too previously. I'll drop them an email to see.

post #363 of 428

Just got off the phone with the guys at ACS Custom and they claim it's no problem at all to take the impressions I have on file with them and produce a new set that will work with the ie800.  Should be delivered by next Friday.  We shall see.  Now, who's making an extension cable for this stupidly short leash?

post #364 of 428

Guys, I currently have an HTC ONE m7. Dose this phone have the output to match the ie800? also how does this compare to it's stock earbuds? 

post #365 of 428
You are looking at $900 earbuds and are actually asking how they compare to stock earbuds????
post #366 of 428
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Originally Posted by Joelisaac View Post
 

Guys, I currently have an HTC ONE m7. Dose this phone have the output to match the ie800? also how does this compare to it's stock earbuds? 

The stock earbuds are said to be repackaged beats so they aren`t apple earbuds at least and actually aren`t half bad, but no where near anything $100+ and the ie800`s are priced in the $700+ category so that should give you a rough idea of performance, of course there is diminishing returns but you could buy pretty much any earphone over $100 and they would be a large improvement.

post #367 of 428
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Originally Posted by ken6217 View Post

You are looking at $900 earbuds and are actually asking how they compare to stock earbuds????

I know it's crazy and not a worthy comparison at all. But those are the best stock earbuds ever.
post #368 of 428
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Originally Posted by ryanjsoo View Post

The stock earbuds are said to be repackaged beats so they aren`t apple earbuds at least and actually aren`t half bad, but no where near anything $100+ and the ie800`s are priced in the $700+ category so that should give you a rough idea of performance, of course there is diminishing returns but you could buy pretty much any earphone over $100 and they would be a large improvement.
Well said. Thanks.
post #369 of 428
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Originally Posted by Joelisaac View Post

Guys, I currently have an HTC ONE m7. Dose this phone have the output to match the ie800? also how does this compare to it's stock earbuds? 
If you like the stock earphones, then you won't like the IE800, they're from different worlds, like a Picasso vs a Rembrandt, totally different...

If you are prepared to adjust, you'll find the experience better, MUCH better with the IE800, however - if happy with stock, stay there.
post #370 of 428
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If you like the stock earphones, then you won't like the IE800, they're from different worlds, like a Picasso vs a Rembrandt, totally different...

If you are prepared to adjust, you'll find the experience better, MUCH better with the IE800, however - if happy with stock, stay there.

That makes sense! thanks!

post #371 of 428
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Originally Posted by khatch View Post
 

Just got off the phone with the guys at ACS Custom and they claim it's no problem at all to take the impressions I have on file with them and produce a new set that will work with the ie800.  Should be delivered by next Friday.  We shall see.  Now, who's making an extension cable for this stupidly short leash?


I have my impressions on file with ACS too. Please let me/us know how you get on. Cost of the IE800 new sleeves please?

post #372 of 428

So, I can get a barely used pair of these for $400. Is it worth that price? I'd think that is a no brainer but what do you guys think?

 

Of course the idea of used IEMs is kind of gross to me but I can always buy new tips (and of course would anyways for such an expensive IEM).


Edited by pachoo5 - 5/30/14 at 5:54pm
post #373 of 428

I would watch out for fakes now - get a paper trail.

post #374 of 428

TL;DR: If you want to wear these with the cables draped over your ears you should put the left earbud in your right ear and vice versa.

 

Long version: Just a random realization for those of us who drape the cables over our ears to reduce cable noise.  The buds are angled, and if you hang them over your ears you're actually making them point the opposite direction from the intended one.  Therefore, if you do this and you've noticed the SS changes--as I've seen some commenting here--you can reverse the L and R buds in your ears to restore the correct (or at least intended) angle.  


Edited by andydavid - 6/2/14 at 10:41am
post #375 of 428
As I said in the other IE800 thread, am concerned that people say that the IE800 sound great unamped, and do NOT require amplification to sound their best...

...This, to me - is a gross injustice to the IE800, they come alive with good quality amplification...
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