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Had my IE80s for a while. Love the sound. Got myself the HA 5.0s from a fellow head-fier. Received them 5 days ago and immediately didn't like the fact that they are muddier than my IE80s. They sound almost identical except that the IE80s have a much clearer sound in terms of how much the bass bleeds further into the spectrum.

 

What do I do now? What can I get that will sound clearer or at least as clear as my IE80s while being more neutral? I want something that is either shaped similar to the IE80s or like a Westone. I hate the Etymotic missile look. Doesn't fit right for me.

post #2 of 6

Wow... Thanks for the info... I was considering getting these too. 

The IE80 are really close to perfect for me though.

post #3 of 6

What are you using for a source?  Doesn't sound right - muddier than an IE80 - It takes a lot to be muddier than an IE80....

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my iPhone 5 was the source for both playing 320kbps and ALAC files. Regardless of what the source is though, the Heirs sounded muddier in the sense that unlike with the IE80s, the transition from the bass to the mids is smudged on the Heirs.

post #5 of 6

More neutral and much clearer with no bassbleed into other frequencies.Start saving money for ie800.However an iphone won't do them justice.I recommend ibasso dx90.Amazing synergy :)

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As tempting as it is, I actually am considering getting my not-yet-reshelled used UM Mage reshelled and upgraded to a 6 driver custom for $449. Thoughts?
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