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post #61 of 360
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post


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?

 

The set I was talking about above is mine. Got it from Amazon.co.jp. : )

 

I think they sound fantastic, aside from the bass emphasis which isn't bothersome unless it's a really bassy track (wub-wub-wub-wub...). In that case a little EQ helps. These are good enough to where this is only a minor issue for me, however. Same from the tinkling noise in the left earpiece. Amazon.co.jp is sold out of these now, so I e-mailed Senn USA to ask if they'd be able to replace it, or if I could sent it to central Senn HQ for them to poke.

post #62 of 360
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MF, thanks for your early impressions and sorry to hear about the tinkling noise. I've checked my own pair and don't hear anything like that. 

 

Apart from an internal cable, could it be that one of the metal grills is loose and slightly shifting?

post #63 of 360

Just got them in this lunch time, they are so tiny! Never realized from the picture, so sweet and cute:)

 

Getting a great fit with the large tips and shallow insertion. Cable is rather short...............love the case though!!!

post #64 of 360

Just a few pics........

 

 

 

 

They are so tiny compared to the FitEar 334. When I wear them, they literally disappear into my ears, with just about 2mm of the two exhaust pipes showing. Very comfortable with cables hanging down!

 

I also like the case, very nicely packaged. 

 

I tried all the larger selection of tips and find the L Large tips with shallow insertion the best for me at the moment. 


Edited by spkrs01 - 1/12/13 at 9:08pm
post #65 of 360
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

They are so tiny compared to the FitEar 334.

 

Well the 334 are monsters. wink.gif

 

But I agree, the IE800 are tiny, almost as diminutive as the UE700. Welcome to the club!  smile_phones.gif

post #66 of 360
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

 

Well the 334 are monsters. wink.gif

 

But I agree, the IE800 are tiny, almost as diminutive as the UE700. Welcome to the club!  smile_phones.gif

 

 

Thanks James... 

post #67 of 360
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

Just a few pics........

 

 

 

 

 

They are so tiny compared to the FitEar 334. When I wear them, they literally disappear into my ears, with just about 2mm of the two exhaust pipes showing. Very comfortable with cables hanging down!

 

I also like the case, very nicely packaged. 

 

I tried all the larger selection of tips and find the L Large tips with shallow insertion the best for me at the moment. 

How do you find them compared to the fitear?

post #68 of 360
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

How do you find them compared to the fitear?

 

I have only had them for a day or so and listened 2-3 hours max.....let you know in a week or two's time via PM


Edited by spkrs01 - 1/14/13 at 1:21am
post #69 of 360
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

 

I have only had them for a day or so and listened 2-3 hours max.....let you know in a week or two's time via PM


Cheers! I've got these both on my radar, but I can get the IE800's for a much better price!

post #70 of 360

We got the AKG K3003i's in-store so I got to bring them home and use them extensively. To be honest, I was not as impressed as the other employees, but I did like them a lot. I found they sound very similar to the HE-6's.

 

However, I'm not sure whether I'd want to spend so much on them (even at the price I get them). They are better than the RE-272, especially in imaging and bass presentation; but frankly, the re-272's hold their own really well and bring 85-90% of the k3003.

 

I've been waiting for the IE800's before upgrading, but all the impressions are disappointing. Are they really much bassier than the k3003's? I was not impressed by the k3003's soundstage, how much more constrained is the IE800's stage? 

 

I guess I was expecting too much from a thousand dollar earbud; but to me it simply does not compete with my full sizes.


Edited by dleblanc343 - 1/24/13 at 1:25pm
post #71 of 360
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

I've been waiting for the IE800's before upgrading, but all the impressions are disappointing. Are they really much bassier than the k3003's? I was not impressed by the k3003's soundstage, how much more constrained is the IE800's stage? 

 

Well, my comparison is in post #2. Soundstage is about on par and yes, the IE800 are quite a bit bassier than the K3003 with reference filters.

post #72 of 360

Finally got a reply back from Sennheiser. I basically wrote in asking if they'd be willing to take a look at them due to the clinking noise in the left earpiece. The rep. from Sennheiser wrote that the Sennheiser IE800 hasn't been release anywhere in the world yet and that he wonders where I got mine from, saying he felt that it may be counterfeit. These definitely don't sound counterfeit, and I've got a serial # and lots of official Sennheiser documentation. Also you guys seem to have found them in the wild yourselves.

 

Curious. Not sure how to proceed, as I don't want to send them in for something minor if it means they wont be able to replace them for several months. I sent a PM to one of the Sennheiser reps here on head-fi and asked for his advice. We'll see how it goes!


Edited by MuppetFace - 1/25/13 at 12:35pm
post #73 of 360
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The rep. from Sennheiser wrote that the Sennheiser IE800 hasn't been release anywhere in the world yet...

 

Just tell them that their information is incorrect. I for my part got the IE800 directly from the official Austrian Sennheiser distributor. I've linked their contact page, so they can mail or call them if they want.

post #74 of 360
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Finally got a reply back from Sennheiser. I basically wrote in asking if they'd be willing to take a look at them due to the clinking noise in the left earpiece. The rep. from Sennheiser wrote that the Sennheiser IE800 hasn't been release anywhere in the world yet and that he wonders where I got mine from, saying he felt that it may be counterfeit. These definitely don't sound counterfeit, and I've got a serial # and lots of official Sennheiser documentation. Also you guys seem to have found them in the wild yourselves.

 

Curious. Not sure how to proceed, as I don't want to send them in for something minor if it means they wont be able to replace them for several months. I sent a PM to one of the Sennheiser reps here on head-fi and asked for his advice. We'll see how it goes!

 

Disturbing news. Although I live in the land of knock-offs, they are rarely as good as my apparently counterfeit IE800s purchased at a reputable dealer in Hong Kong.  wink.gif

 

(^ Indeed I find that it is the documentation and packaging that always lags for counterfeits in addition to other usually obvious weaknesses.)

post #75 of 360
Oh boy I just happen to bounce in here by accident.. I need to get my hands on this cute little phone. So far I like what I read.. I am a fan of akg3003i and I sometimes wish they have a little more bass and isolation like fit ear to go 334.. Seems like the ie800 may be what I am looking for.. Quick question if anybody have time to answer.

I absolutely love the pin point accuracy of the akg3003i, how is the ie800 compare to it? Is the sounstage as wide as akg3003i?
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