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post #46 of 360
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The IE800 isolated better than the K3003. I wore it cable down and achieved a good seal without too much trouble.

 

Thanks! That was a very interesting comparison. I share James' envy.  :-)

post #47 of 360
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I share James' envy.  :-)

 

 

...but doesn't James have all three himself?

post #48 of 360
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...but doesn't James have all three himself?

 

 

Hmm.... good point.

 

So I am alone in my envy.   redface.gif

post #49 of 360

Thanks for your comparison! Very nice! Cheers!

post #50 of 360
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...but doesn't James have all three himself?

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Hmm.... good point.

 

Well, let's not forget that Finn78 was able to compare all three without having to buy them. A small but noteworthy difference to my own situation. wink.gif

post #51 of 360

Got these in my ears right now. So far I'm really digging 'em.

 

I've noticed a weird noise in the left earpiece however. A little tinkling / clinking noise. It occurs when I have them inserted and I rock my head back and forth, or when I poke at the vents in the back. Could this be driver flex of some sort? It doesn't effect the playback in any way, but it's still a bit distracting. I'm also worried it could be the sign of a potential problem.

 

Anyone else notice this? I got them on Amazon.co.jp, so I'm wondering if I could get them serviced by Sennheiser USA if the need should arise. Sending them to Japan would be annoying.

post #52 of 360
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Got these in my ears right now. So far I'm really digging 'em.

 

I've noticed a weird noise in the left earpiece however. A little tinkling / clinking noise. It occurs when I have them inserted and I rock my head back and forth, or when I poke at the vents in the back. Could this be driver flex of some sort? It doesn't effect the playback in any way, but it's still a bit distracting. I'm also worried it could be the sign of a potential problem.

 

Anyone else notice this? I got them on Amazon.co.jp, so I'm wondering if I could get them serviced by Sennheiser USA if the need should arise. Sending them to Japan would be annoying.

 

At a guess, I think it may be a wire internally that has not been secured properly so it's knocking the body.

 

My pair is arriving this weekend, I have just been told, at long last. Can't wait!!!

post #53 of 360

You could be right. It's not causing any issues with the sound, but I worry that it could result in the channel cutting out eventually.

 

Ergonomics and potential manufacturing issues aside, I'm really liking these. My impressions on their sonics pretty much mirror those of James. The midrange is, in a word, stunning. Highs very detailed yet not harsh. Bass is a bit too prominent, and it can make the rest of the sonic spectrum seem distant to my ears at lower volumes. However it doesn't encroach into the midrange and seems well controlled all things considered. Spatial presentation is very nice; seems to have more air than the TG 334, but not as much as the K3003. There's a certain effortlessness---particularly with vocals---that reminds me somewhat of electrostats. Seems to just materialize out of thin air.

 

Hopefully the little clinking noise is no big deal. I'd hate to have to ship these back for repairs like I did with another new favorite headphone of mine, the Float QA.

post #54 of 360
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

You could be right. It's not causing any issues with the sound, but I worry that it could result in the channel cutting out eventually.

 

Ergonomics and potential manufacturing issues aside, I'm really liking these. My impressions on their sonics pretty much mirror those of James. The midrange is, in a word, stunning. Highs very detailed yet not harsh. Bass is a bit too prominent, and it can make the rest of the sonic spectrum seem distant to my ears at lower volumes. However it doesn't encroach into the midrange and seems well controlled all things considered. Spatial presentation is very nice; seems to have more air than the TG 334, but not as much as the K3003. There's a certain effortlessness---particularly with vocals---that reminds me somewhat of electrostats. Seems to just materialize out of thin air.

 

Hopefully the little clinking noise is no big deal. I'd hate to have to ship these back for repairs like I did with another new favorite headphone of mine, the Float QA.

 

Delighted that you like them.

 

I am worried about that clinking noise though. Mine have not caused any such sounds.

post #55 of 360
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

You could be right. It's not causing any issues with the sound, but I worry that it could result in the channel cutting out eventually.

 

Ergonomics and potential manufacturing issues aside, I'm really liking these. My impressions on their sonics pretty much mirror those of James. The midrange is, in a word, stunning. Highs very detailed yet not harsh. Bass is a bit too prominent, and it can make the rest of the sonic spectrum seem distant to my ears at lower volumes. However it doesn't encroach into the midrange and seems well controlled all things considered. Spatial presentation is very nice; seems to have more air than the TG 334, but not as much as the K3003. There's a certain effortlessness---particularly with vocals---that reminds me somewhat of electrostats. Seems to just materialize out of thin air.

 

Hopefully the little clinking noise is no big deal. I'd hate to have to ship these back for repairs like I did with another new favorite headphone of mine, the Float QA.

 

I like what I am hearing about the IE800 from several members that have posted. I myself cannot contribute but will share pictures...... 

 

There seems to be quite a shortage of the IE800 in Hong Kong, I am hearing that they are selling extremely well and the price point seems, right on the mark or even cheap, for their sonic performance according to some friends who has them already.

post #56 of 360

Just to clarify, the "tinkling" noise I'm describing is very faint. Like almost inaudible unless there's no background noise. It occurs only once in a single instance, like something shifting or flexing, versus a continual rattling like someone was broken. I really get the sense it's minor whatever it is. Just hope it stays that way.

 

The more I listen to these the more I like them. I've always been "meh" with regard to the IE8 and IE80. These are a whole 'nother deal to me.

post #57 of 360
"So you know how much I've been wanting to hear the IE800? One of AnalogHead's co-owner auditioned one recently and he said it was really bad. Not unimpressive, but bad. That's the word he use."

From the headfonia facebook page... They're far from my source of information, but still; reviews are all over the place
post #58 of 360
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Just to clarify, the "tinkling" noise I'm describing is very faint. Like almost inaudible unless there's no background noise. It occurs only once in a single instance, like something shifting or flexing, versus a continual rattling like someone was broken. I really get the sense it's minor whatever it is. Just hope it stays that way.

 

The more I listen to these the more I like them. I've always been "meh" with regard to the IE8 and IE80. These are a whole 'nother deal to me.

 

I had the same problem on one of my IEMs and I just could not fathom out what that noise was......I would tap the shell when it was in my ear and I could hear it, a "tinkling" as you described, to a type of springy sound. But when I took the earpiece out and shock it there was nothing apparent or anything lose. I asked around and was eventually told the reply I gave you in my previous post.

 

It could be something else but that the wire seems the most likely.

post #59 of 360
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"So you know how much I've been wanting to hear the IE800? One of AnalogHead's co-owner auditioned one recently and he said it was really bad. Not unimpressive, but bad. That's the word he use."
From the headfonia facebook page... They're far from my source of information, but still; reviews are all over the place

 

Impressions are usually all over the place. Just look at the EX1000 or the K3003.

 

I have a handful of folks whose ears I trust thankfully.

post #60 of 360
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Impressions are usually all over the place. Just look at the EX1000 or the K3003.

 

I have a handful of folks whose ears I trust thankfully.


That was my exact reply to the post. I have no idea whose opinion it is, so I can't really take it seriously. I do hope the IE800's compete with the k3003.

 

Are you getting some yourself muppet?

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