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Meet the Sennheiser IE 800 S

  1. Sennheiser

    Sennheiser is once again redefining compact, take-anywhere audiophile sound – with a new generation of the groundbreaking IE 800 ear-canal headphones. Enhancing a modern classic, the new IE 800 S features improved acoustics with brilliant trebles and a refined bass sound. Supreme comfort is ensured by Comply™ memory foam ear tips, while a wider choice of cables meets the demands of even the most discerning audiophile. Engineered and hand-crafted in Germany, the new IE 800 S also features subtly refreshed looks with a contemporary matt black finish.

    The IE 800 S is available from October for 999 EUR (MSRP).

    Learn more: http://www.sennheiser.com/ie-800-s
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  3. ouyangx
    i'm looking forward to a better midrange and less spikey performance.
  4. vrln
    There are a couple of things that I have to say I find a bit hard to understand with this new version... Why are there only three silicon tips included this time? (IE 800 had 5; 2 oval shaped ones in addition to the standard S, M and L). If the locking mechanism is the same, it would be really nice if one could get all of the original tips without having to buy the missing previous ones. It looks like the tip that I used the most with the original IE 800 isn´t included anymore. The Comply tips - while a great addition - aren´t what most customers will be using. Personally I´ve never been a fan of Comply tips and find them just too inconvenient to use. All in all, getting a good fit is extremely important in universal IEMs so being limited to just three size options might be a potential issue for some customers.

    It would also be really nice if (especially at this price point) you could include another full set of spare silicon tips in the box. If the locking mechanism is the same as on the original IE 800, it isn´t 100% solid like on some other IEMs (Shure for example). If you use them a lot it´s easy to eventually lose one of the tips. I for example lost one when I had the IE 800 and it was really inconvenient to have to wait a couple of weeks for the delivery.
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  5. thefitz
    I think if you took the IE800 and got rid of that 11kHz spike, you have the perfect IEM.
  6. vrln
    Question for Sennheiser... Are the original IE 800 oval tips (M-L in particular) still available as spare parts? I can´t seem to find them listed in my local Sennheiser online store (spare parts section), there are just the standard S/M/L ones.

    EDIT: answered below, thanks! (seems they are still for sale)
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  8. vrln
    One more thing... Please consider creating a "wireless cable" similar to the Beyerdynamic Xelento Wireless. You are missing out on potential sales by staying with only 3.5mm when a certain segment of your target customers have moved on to wireless only in portable audio.

    EDIT: Or just create a new fully wireless by design (preferably with over ear cables like on IE 80; supports the battery weight better) IEM priced between the current IE 80 S and IE 800 S... Currently there is no middle option in the lineup.

    EDIT 2: Ordered one, now waiting for them to arrive :)
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2017
  9. ouyangx

    Is the IE800s compatible with the RCS800 replacement cable with remote and mic?

  10. Sound Eq
    any impressions so far
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  11. vo_obgyn
    Like Sound Eq said.

    Would be interested to hear how it compares to the original IE800 as well.
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  12. davidmolliere
    Subbed, I also have great memories of the IE800, minus the spike.

    Great thing to have 2.5 and 4.4 included, still not detachable but... they deserved balanced !

    Edit : ordered :)
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2017
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  13. MM1990
    I had the chance to listen to them at the Flagship-Store. They sound like an improved version of the IE800.
    Better balanced, better bass performance and a little more detailed to my ears.
    I'm stopping by the shop next week to buy a pair :)
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  14. vo_obgyn
    Thanks for the follow-up:) Sounds like a nice improvement!
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  15. subguy812
    I look forward to hearing these...........

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