Meet the Sennheiser IE 80 S
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The NEW IE 80 S builds on the accomplishments of the original IE 80, which drew on Sennheiser’s expertise in the professional monitoring sector to meet the demands of listeners seeking as much fine detail as possible.

The IE 80 S reflects this classic formula, enhancing the professional high-fidelity stereo sound through an improved fit, while incorporating a new design that shares the visual aesthetic of Sennheiser’s high-end audiophile range.

Learn more: http://www.sennheiser.com/ie-80-s

Pre-Order is currently available in US and DE only.
 
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There are three new ear tips; silicone, lamella silicone, and Comply™ foam. What is Lamella silicone?
Eartips are the key factor in comfort, isolation, and a good seal to provide good bass extension. Everyone’s ears are different, and in the quest for a great eartip, Sennheiser provides 9 pairs of tips in total. That’s three sizes of each material. Silicone is the standard eartip that will be most familiar to people upgrading to the IE 80 S – quick to insert, easy to clean, lasts a long time. Lamella Silicone eartips are still made from the same durable material as the standard tips, but isolate more noise because they have a second flange of silicone, and might be more comfortable because they have a different shape. In a Sennheiser first, the famously comfortable Comply™ foam tips are also included! These squish down for insertion, then expand to fit inside your ear shape, providing almost custom comfort and the best isolation.


Has the sound signature changed?
The default tuning will be familiar to owners of the IE 80, a smooth u-shaped sound with a dash of fun while keeping the bass and treble balanced. However, the new housing design, and greater options to improve the in-ear fit, have lead to improved acoustics – and comfort. Want more change? The IE 80 S sports a tuning dial!


What is changed by the tuning adjustment?
Everyone has had those moments… whether a thunderclap of emotion to invoke dancing, or a soothing melody after a hard day, music can be the perfect accompaniment. Instead of trying to find a middle ground, the IE 80 S bass response can be adjusted to celebrate personal tastes or perfectly match the mood. It adjusts particularly in the atmospheric-feeling sub-bass frequencies, which otherwise can seem to be masked durning commutes in rumbling environments.


Can the cables be replaced by the user?
Yes! There is the familiar Sennheiser 2-pin connector at the earpieces, and owners can easily replace cables on their own. The IE 80 S comes with a standard, but improved cable. There's new strain reliefs at the earphone connector, a red strain relief to denote the right channel and status as part of the Audiophile line, and a robust thickness. Sennheiser also makes available a 1-button universal smart remote cable as an option.


I work, commute, and travel all the time. Are the IE 80 S a good portable option?
The IE 80 S has the sound, the looks, and portable convenience to make it the ideal everyday audio companion! It has the sound quality to rival it’s price competitors, but the IE 80 S can transform – from a musical home or office luxury, into a headphone that is well-compensated for noisy subways or droning airplanes. Like an earplug, the IE 80 S also offers 26 dB of noise isolation. The understated, real stainless steel plates engraved with the Sennheiser “S” logo, and premium build quality speak to the mature visual statement the earphone makes in public. Finally, the IEM’s inherently compact size is artfully stored in a new case that features pegs for spare eartips, a long-lasting Silica Gel container, a netted pocket in the lid, and the earpiece-fitting foam segment can be removed to leave two compartments and make room for more items.
 
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Wow. I like the new look. I never tried out the IE80. Let alone the IE8. I'd like to try out the IE80S. Maybe Audio 46 can have it available for testing. How much does the IE80S cost?
 
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Wow. I like the new look. I never tried out the IE80. Let alone the IE8. I'd like to try out the IE80S. Maybe Audio 46 can have it available for testing. How much does the IE80S cost?
From their link it's on pre-order for US$349!!! Ouch!!! But still.....:thinking:
 
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Excellent price for a classic IEM, now I was expecting the IE800s to show in IFA 2017, however I guess your saving that for later....
I know I will certainly would love to own the IE80s paired with the new sony ZX300 using the 4.4mm cable. That would make a great on the go setup for sure. Now I just have to wait and see when Australian market will take any notice of the IE80s release.
 
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how are the mids and soundstage in the previous ie80 to get an idea of the new one
 
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From memory they were quiet a wide U shape.
 
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I never expected them to update these little guys, it looks promising!
 
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Very interesting, I have resisted buying the IE80 due to the lack of microphone/control but this new model looks more ergonomic and has that cable option so my interest is definitely peaked.

Unfortunately I live in Canada so will not be able to get in on this yet but will be watching for early reviews. Would love to review this baby at some point to see how it compares to my memories of the of the original IE8 model.
 
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I'd love a more neutral presentation! The IE8 was one of my favorite iems. Too dark for me, but enjoyable.
 
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Posting here with IE80's over my ears. I'm super excited for these and expect they will be an upgrade from the older IE 80's. Only problem I ever had with IE 80's was cables wearing out, but I use mine almost every day at work and can be pretty rough on my IEM's. Only a pre-order for now, but I am tempted to pull the trigger.
 
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