Sennheiser IE80 vs HD25
May 24, 2012 at 10:11 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

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Am in the market for a potable or IEM. I'm looking at the Senn IE80 or HD25. Which would be better as an all-around headphone/IEM? I appreciate detail, clarity with bass.
 
May 24, 2012 at 11:24 AM Post #2 of 5

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I find the HD25s to be pretty detailed. However, it's hard to compare the two because they are very different products. IEMs are always more comfortable for me and IEMs isolate the most. Also, IEMs have that major portability advantage. However, the HD25s are great portable headphones. Trust me on this one, these things are VERY well built and nearly indestructible (headphone wise). That's why I find the HD25s to be more universal than the IE80 in terms of build, portability, and sound. I haven't found a genre I didn't enjoy with the HD25s yet. With that said, I don't own the IE80s myself, BUT I have had a thorough listen with it. They both sound great. Also the vmoda M-80 is a great alternative as well.
 
May 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM Post #3 of 5

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HD25 isolate enought to use in Metro train? where noice level is around 80+ DB, I love to use over ear during metro, and did get an Brianwavz HM3 but they are use less there
 
May 24, 2012 at 12:42 PM Post #4 of 5

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I am currently using a Sennheiser PX-100 for my iPod, iPad, and Vita. I really like its combination of comfort, durability, and sound (so much so that I bought a second pair to keep in reserve in the event that the first pair breaks). Would either the IE80 or the HD25 be a worthwhile upgrade?
 

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