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Heir Audio 3.ai vs Sennheier IE 80

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Used for EDM, I'm very sensitive to treble.

I'm looking for *lots* of sub bass, no boxy sound, no treble peaks.

 

Can someone compare their experiences with the 3.ai and IE80?

I currently have the Aurisonics ASG-2 and SuperFi 5EB, how would the 3.ai and IE80 compare to them?

 

From my understanding the IE80 is more relaxed than the 3.ai and has more sub bass. Is this correct?

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Now I haven't heard either product and take this with a pinch of salt but gut feeling says to lean toward the sennheisers as a safer bet.  From everything I read about the heir's (particularly the 3ai's) there's a tendency for treble to be a bit piercing.  It was that that put me off ordering them.

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I have both IEMs. I really like the IE80, very pleasant and relaxed sound, the bass is prominent but not too thick for my taste (at the lowest setting). The Heir 3ai on the other hand is the most disappointing audio purchase I ever made. The highs are so piercing, that even at moderate volume my ears hurt after listening to them for about 10 minutes. If they have good sub-bass I have not noticed it because the highs are so distracting. If you are sensitive to treble peaks I would stay far away.

 

I don't know the two IEMs that you own, but maybe you should consider the Yamaha EPH-100 as well. Very pleasant but not exaggerated sub-bass, fairly neutral sounding and a great price/performance ratio. I like them a lot.

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Originally Posted by Happy Hamlet View Post

I have both IEMs. I really like the IE80, very pleasant and relaxed sound, the bass is prominent but not too thick for my taste (at the lowest setting). The Heir 3ai on the other hand is the most disappointing audio purchase I ever made. The highs are so piercing, that even at moderate volume my ears hurt after listening to them for about 10 minutes. If they have good sub-bass I have not noticed it because the highs are so distracting. If you are sensitive to treble peaks I would stay far away.

 

I don't know the two IEMs that you own, but maybe you should consider the Yamaha EPH-100 as well. Very pleasant but not exaggerated sub-bass, fairly neutral sounding and a great price/performance ratio. I like them a lot.

Thanks, on the IE80 does the dial bloat the midbass or sub bass? I really like a heavy sub bass, but i like my midbass (muddiness) quite flat.

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