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Sennheiser IE800 IEM's

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  1. jwbrent

    Someone earlier posted they were having good luck with the JVC Spiral Dots.
  2. Sir Alamon
    I really gave up and sold my IE800.
    No way I could seal it into my right ear..

    Left ear is fine
  3. Dobrescu George
    When I lost seal with them, one little thing fixed this - washing my ears. There are some skin oils that really made me lose seal before, now all is good 

    Been listening to iDSD BL + ie800 for the past few hours yesterday, the closest setup I know of sound wise is Sennheiser HE-1 [​IMG]
  4. kuebler

    BTW, just to mention it: Some people think they must use the same tips for the left and the right ear. This is definitively wrong. Each ear has to be optimized separately. Fairly obvious in my mind, but possibly worth to mention it...
  5. Conext
    When I first got my IE800s, I immediately switched to the largest round tips. History with past IEMs have shown that I've always needed the largest tips in order to get a good seal.
    After a week or two, I couldn't get rid of a "buzz" that would generate in my right ear during certain songs—basically with really low, intense bass. I thought for sure something was wrong. But I switched to the largest ovals and the issue went away.
    I thought switching to the ovals would yield no change since technically, they appear to be a little smaller than the largest round tips. If I wasn't getting a completely tight seal in my right ear with the large rounds, surely the large ovals wouldn't yield any difference. And yet, it did.
    Apparently, it's not just about the volume of the opening of one's ear canal, but the shape, as well.
  6. Sennheiser
    Replacement Sennheiser eartips (Silicone, no foam) for the IE 800 can be found here:
    You can also scroll down to the very bottom of the page and change countries if needed.

    Definitely worth mentioning!

    Playing around with different tips and even tip combinations is recommended, and the payoff in comfort and sound is worth it even if the means are surprising.
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  7. Galm
    Might as well ask you.
    Do you offer any longer cables or know of any in the U.S.?  Love the headphones but the cable is literally too short for my phone in my pocket...
    I just need like an extra foot.
  8. PrinceOfEgypt

    Better than mojo?
  9. Dobrescu George
    Sorry, but the only Mojo I heard sounded pretty bad, so either it is better than Mojo or I just heard a broken one [​IMG]
    ie800 + iDSD BL + Standard Filter + Normal Power + High sensitivity setting really comes close to Sennheiser HE-1 somehow in both tonality and sound quality (soundstage, definition, refinement, texture, macro and micro details ) [​IMG]
    Hugo 2 and Hugo might be good challengers, but in my experience iDSD BL is just better than Mojo [​IMG]
  10. Galm
    Have you used the Oppo HA2?
    One of the things I and some other friends noticed was that guitar distortion sounded horrific on the HA2 while really good on the Mojo.  The Mojo seemed overall better, but that in particular was extremely extremely apparent.  I would love to know others opinions on it, because for example Z Reviews said the Mojo is basically just overpriced crap compared to the HA2.  While myself and 2 others could hear the difference in seconds with rock music.
  11. Dobrescu George
    I didn't like Ha2 either... Ha2 didn't feel so good, nothing special about the sound...
     For me, the things that sound really good with ie800 are iDSD BL, FiiO X7+AM3, FiiO X5-2, and that would be it so far. 

    iDSD has an organic sound, real life-like. Not analogue, not digital, simply life-like 

    I'm writing an in-depth review about the pairing, coming in a few days / hours at https://audiophile-heaven.blogspot.ro/
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  12. PrinceOfEgypt
    Where can i buy this iDSD from?
    How does it stack with iphone 7 plus?
    Any cable recommendations?
  13. Dobrescu George
    It should work flawlessly with iPhone, but I mostly tested it with Mi Max smartphone. 

    Depending on the country you're from, there are lots of resellers, and you can even buy directly from iFi (UK)

    As for cables, iphone should work if you're using this one: 

    I think that it is best to ask @iFi audio what cables you would need since I have only been using it with Android and Windows. One thing is for sure, there are lots and lots of accessories in the package and you will generally find iFi to be friendly and quite thoughtful when it comes to their products! 
    iDSD BL comes with 3.5 to 6.3 adapter since its only headphone port is 6.3mm, but works flawlessly in my experience.  
    As for stacking, depends a bit on how you want to handle it. Some users are using velcro tapes, others are using bands, I have been using rubber bands for most of time and it went quite well, but the bands might put a bit too much tension so you might want to look either for a band that is a tad looser or for velcro tapes (there are some awesome ones around that don't leave any residual glue behind.)
  14. Sennheiser
    Fair question to ask!
    Right now on the site we just have this (new) cable, the RCS 800:

    I'm not certain if it's longer than the stock cable though, I'll have to ask others in the company. I totally understand wanting long enough cables! Some other possible thoughts, do you perhaps have a belt-clip pouch for your Mojo, that would help it be slightly closer towards your ears? Or have you tried any extension cables or other 3.5mm cables?

    Here's the PDF of the RCS 800, still not specifying the length but I will look into it, thanks for bringing the question to my attention: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/global-downloads/file/3848/RCS800_QG_55184.pdf
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  15. Kunlun

    Hi there, did you confirm that you are a Sennheiser employee or a contractor?

    Also, are you allowed to talk about the ie800S rumors that came up a month or so back?
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