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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    After much comparison, I conclude that I cannot decide whether or not balanced is better than SE. I think of balanced output as listening to a concert in a church, while SE is more akin to listening in a small venue. More intimate, but some intricacies get lost. A concert in a church is...
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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    This has me chortling with laughter lol
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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    Yeah, your experience vastly varies from mine. I remember prior to my IE800S purchase that you said your ZX300 made the IE800S distorted some times. While I have found my ZX300 drives the IE800S like a breeze without any distortion.
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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    You're entitled to your own opinion ofcourse, but Sony's Walkmans are to many listeners far superior than these iBasso's, which are made by conjoining parts that many manufacturers use. The Sony's are all designed in-house by Sony; amps are their own, connections are their own,... and just...
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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    Well, for a balanced cable it is rather lightweight.perhaps that contributes to the perceived discrepancy
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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    Plenty of power on the ZX300 (Asia-pacific model).
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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    I know that of course. It's not about the difference, it's that the 3.5 mm sounds better to my ears now (both ports fully burned-in)
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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    After spending most of my time with these on balanced, I've now retried the 3.5mm cable. I'm not sure if it's just my brain picking up on something different, but right now I feel the 3.5mm sounds better to my ears. Less separation yes, more frontal yes. But more overall body and coherence...
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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    I'm completely satisfied with these IEMs after 2 (?) months of frequent use. I'm not the person to use many IEMs and I think these are up to the task of serving as a day-to-day IEM (save bedtime, for which I use Klipsch x10). BUT: has anyone had these destroyed by rain yet? This is what I'm...
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    Sony NW-ZX300

    After 100hrs I remember there was not much difference. My ZX300 really started to shine after 300hrs. You'll have to let that baby play overnight, or your ZX300 will be old before you'll have the best of its capabilities :)
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    Klipsch x20i in ear monitors

    Hi there @Basil Fawlty . So I've got the X20i and have perhaps let them burn in for 10 hrs. To me they feel like an X10 with slightly more treble and much more mid-bass and midrange body overall. They sound really nice, but for now I find the difference wih my X10 too marginal to be honest. If...
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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    Tbh, if I hadn't purchased the optional oval tips, I'd probably have returned the IE800S. The oval tips fit me so much better than any of the included ones. But it takes a bit of adapting to the undeep fit compared to my Klipsch X10 (which sit very deep). I sometimes think I don't have a good...
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    The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

    That case sure is a frustrating thing, but the leather is nice! After playing with it for a while, I think the 'designers' had one thing in mind only for this case: protection of the buds themselves, not the cable. The only way the case is usable without dangerously bending the cable connection...
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    NEW SONY NW-ZX500

    Yes, many people seem to feel that way for sure. Hence, why I was so eager to finally have an Iem that came with both se and 4.4 cables. But alas, while I do hear more punch and bigger soundstage with 4.4, it's not decisive for me.
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