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Originally Posted by Carlsan View Post

For those of you interested in the ie800, you do know that you can get it from Amazon japan for USD $667.15.
You would have to use the Tenso forwarding service to the U.S., which would be about another $30, so still under $700.

Very nice.
Would this give you warranty problems if you were not in Japan?
post #2522 of 6782
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Originally Posted by kyuuketsuki View Post

That's an awesome tip! Thanks!

 

Bear in mind there have been reports of faulty IE800s sets where one of the housings seems to have some sort of 'clinking' noise. If that is case, there may be warranty issues for having bought the Senns abroad / in Asia.

 

EDIT: Also, the cable is very microphonic (a shirt-clip is absolutely necessary) and rather short (108cm unlike the stated 120cm). In addition, the tips are proprietary and are very expensive to replace.

 

Personally, I found the Senns a bit too bass-happy.


Edited by music_4321 - 8/5/13 at 2:16pm
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

 

Bear in mind there have been reports of faulty IE800s sets where one of the housings seems to have some sort of 'clinking' noise. If that is case, there may be warranty issues for having bought the Senns abroad / in Asia.

 

Yeah, I'm not sure how that would work out, though I suppose I could send it to my friend in Japan for warranty exchange if it came to that. But I doubt I'll bite the bullet regardless. 

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^  Look at the edited part of my post.

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holy **** so cheap ! but how would we know if it is legit !?!/! do they ship to south east asia singapore ?

 

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but is there like international warranty ? i mean come on Sennheiser ! this is your flagship iem we are talking about here !

i estimate a $300 saving from the SGD $1139 that i have to pay for retail price here , will call my local retailer as they like to bundle lots of stuff hahaha 


Edited by Nukeshock - 8/5/13 at 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by Nukeshock View Post

holy **** so cheap ! but how would we know if it is legit !?!/! do they ship to south east asia singapore ?

 

edit 

but is there like international warranty ? i mean come on Sennheiser ! this is your flagship iem we are talking about here !

i estimate a $300 saving from the SGD $1139 that i have to pay for retail price here , will call my local retailer as they like to bundle lots of stuff hahaha 

 

Sennheiser should be able to accommodate you as long as you can prove it was purchased from an authorized dealer. Basically I had this situation with Chefano (I helped him to get a replacement pair). His IE8s broke on him and the US location was even willing to ship directly to him in Brazil. But he was worried about begin hit with major taxes and also theft. So he had his package dispatched to my house and then I shipped it to him via USPS (ems). Basically you have to get them replaced at the point of origin though. So since mine were purchased in the USA they had to be replaced by the USA location.


Edited by lee730 - 8/5/13 at 5:05pm
post #2527 of 6782
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Originally Posted by Nukeshock View Post

as long as it is clear and doesnt muddy up , sometimes in certain tracks i felt that the music was overwhelemed and like someone covered the iem with sonic foam ??? and if you listen closes that is not the case it apears to be muddy but when i really concentrate everything is there and sometimes it can sound abit...busy ??? or boxed in but after i Eqed the ASG-2 on my ak100 the bass seems better ( and to all ak100 users out there...i realised that when i put on christina agulera beautiful i can hear distortion in her voice at some parts when the volume is high but turn off the eq and everything is back to normal) so now i am looking for an IEM with a little more treble , better bass control , dont get me wrong the ASG-2 has one of best layering and controlled bass from IEMs stand point, i have heard but i am very used to the bass of the 1840s which many people call bass shy but it actually has a the bass it comes only when it is needed and when it comes ..it comes. ( thats what she said) so far the IE800 seems to fit the bill the more i dwell into it ( i dont know if this is my brain accepting the things that turned me off the IE800 but just from these few hours i cant wait till september to buy the IE800....though my opinions change really quickly :/ l

i took alook at the F111 looks spankingly nice ! i love iems with Ciem shapes! gives them a more premium limited rare look the IE800 have a common look ...if i were to pair them next to my dads 846 people would choose the 846 bases on looks alone ( FYI the ASG-2 sounds better to me than the SE846 with bass filter

i like bass simply but hate when it influences the sound :/ 

 

I hear the same exact sonic response (the bolded words) from the new Shure SE846 when I auditioned them and that is with the normal/default filter. How should I describe it? The SE846 bass is really everywhere and sounded like you are closed up in a room listening to it when I started playing my music tracks. I should probably be more specific and say it's the sub-bass? It is really strong and I find it tends to color the other frequencies. And all this is coming from me who owns and used to listening to the ASG-2 with bass port at around 1 notch opened. I would suggest you stay clear of SE846 if you do not like too much bass.

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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

Those with a serious interest in graphs / measurements should try to get a copy of one of the following books: Audio Measurements for Dummies (2007), or the revised edition of the same book titled Audio Measurements for Dummy-heads (2012).

(T_T) hmm

Does this book seem good music?
http://books.google.com/books?id=b6xAv_yqAlYC&printsec=frontcover&vq=absolute+phase&output=html_text&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0
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Never read that book myself, but my guess is that it may well be worth buying.

 

Now, anyone with even a modicum of interest in audio measurements—specially after all the BS and oh sooooo much parroting seen in these forum threads—this, I believe, should be mandatory viewing. (please note it gets a bit technical in places, but the video still provides plenty of valuable information): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYTlN6wjcvQ

(***Please let's not turn this thread into a measurements / graphs / sound science thread — there's the science forum for that***)

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Bluebear, i heard a different opinion about Shure se846 from a very trusted person with pretty good ears, in his opinion new Shure is a very strong proposition.
Who to trust? I do not doubt you but perhaps it was too radical to tell "stay clear of". I would rather tell anyone buying it would better audition in shop first.
post #2531 of 6782
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

Bluebear, i heard a different opinion about Shure se846 from a very trusted person with pretty good ears, in his opinion new Shure is a very strong proposition.
Who to trust? I do not doubt you but perhaps it was too radical to tell "stay clear of". I would rather tell anyone buying it would better audition in shop first.

Sounded more like "stay clear unless you like greatly emphasized bass that affects the rest of the FR."
post #2532 of 6782
Gnarlsgan, whatever i believe it would be enough to tell people to audition before buying which would be a proper warning. so i do not see what wrong i suggested. Like i would tell about H200, if someone has fit issues with IEMs then trying H200 fit before purchase would be advisable.
post #2533 of 6782
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

Gnarlsgan, whatever i believe it would be enough to tell people to audition before buying which would be a proper warning. so i do not see what wrong i suggested. Like i would tell about H200, if someone has fit issues with IEMs then trying H200 fit before purchase would be advisable.

Agreed auditioning is always a good idea. What did the other person who considered the 846 to be a strong proposition say about the bass?

It would be cool if we could get the 846 added to the op.
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I'm sure we'll soon have measurements for the SE846 (more likely from Sonove, InnerFidelity or Golden Ears) as Shure IEMs are fairly popular and the 846s being the new veeery expensive flagship…

However, I very much doubt the bass will be "greatly emphasized bass that affects the rest of the FR" — already a couple of reports seem to suggest otherwise, and I very much doubt Shure will have come up with such a sonic mess… but hey, the K3003 is a piece of sh*t, so you never know!

post #2535 of 6782
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

I'm sure we'll soon have measurements for the SE846 (more likely from Sonove, InnerFidelity or Golden Ears) as Shure IEMs are fairly popular and the 846s being the new veeery expensive flagship…


However, I very much doubt the bass will be "greatly emphasized bass that affects the rest of the FR" — already a couple of reports seem to suggest otherwise, and I very much doubt Shure will have come up with such a sonic mess… but hey, the K3003 is a piece of sh*t, so you never know!

Hmm the reports on bass seem mixed so far. Looking forward to some measurements. Good point about the K3003 though wink.gif
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