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Sennheiser IE800 IEM's

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  1. kalo86
    Hello guys,
    I would like to read advices about how to drive Sennheiser IE 800. My question is: from a good top-end smartphone o from a dedicated DAP? Do they need a heavy amplification?
    Thank you!

    kalo86
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2017
  2. kubig123
    You won’t have any problem using the ie800 with a phone, but if you want to squeeze the best out of these iem, a dap is recommended.
     
  3. kalo86
    Thank you for the answer. Maybe the best solution could be a dedicated dac+amp (for example Xduoo XD-05) with the digital input from the smartphone with OTG cable. I hope that Amazon Italy will propose a new offer on their website for the Sennheiser IE800... Regards!
     
  4. Deftone
    Dac is more important than an amp with IE800

    Try to acquire a great quality dac with a decent headphone out, i would avoid anything bright unless you dont mind it.
     
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  5. Dobrescu George
    Totally agreed. Something with an incredible DAC really makes ie800 shine. iDSD Black Label is a great example of a device that makes ie800 simply shine
     
  6. honeyjjack
    Finally got them back.
     
  7. kubig123
    :thumbsup:
     
  8. Redcarmoose
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  11. honeyjjack
    Ie800 doesnt need a strong amp, but a dac will give you more resolution no matter what device you listen with. Bad input, bad output regardless of gear. To me however, there isnt a big difference between my lg v20 and hugo for the ie800s. Summitfi iems like my laylas do a much better job of revealing good dacs. If you have a dap already that should be just fine for ie800s.
     
  12. Dobrescu George
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    22 sold, imagine how likely they are to be authentic...

    I'd say that with ie800 it is best to get them from authorised sellers only

    I bought mine from AVstore Romania and couldn't have been happier with the services provided, maybe this helps you if you are from Europe. Although I am not affiliated with them, I am glad to see that they generally offer really good prices for all their items.
     
  13. Rob80b
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  14. kalo86
    Thank you for the advice. In my opinion, if IE800 requires an amp, what does Sennheiser HD600 require? A nuclear source? I have several 16 Ohm iem's and they sound pretty good from an XDuoo X3 and/or OnePlus 3T smartphone. I don't notice a huge difference between a dedicated DAP and smartphone (until the iem impedance is low, about 16 Ohm).
    Regards,

    kalo86
     
  15. Dobrescu George
    Ie800 is probably the IEM that I'd hardest to drive from all my collection though, so please keep this in mind.

    I still think that volume wise it can be driven from almost any smartphone, but for the best quality / sonic results, you might want to use a higher quality source.
     
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