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Sennheiser IE800 IEM's

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  1. Slim1970
    If the deal on eBay looks to good to be true then they are probably fake. I made that mistake with my 1st pair and the bass ports fell out of them as soon as I went to put them in my ear. I ended up purchasing a legit pair from Amazon and threw the fake ones in the trash, lesson learned. eBay is good for most things but for an IE800 purchase they are sketchy at best.
     
  2. Rob80b
    Without actually having them in hand the most determinable features are.... if photos of the "actual" item are available....the ear pieces themselves and the case.

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    Last edited: Aug 29, 2017
  3. thefitz
    Rejoined the IE800 craze with another Amazon Warehouse deal. Everything was on the up-and-up but for an obviously fake cable. Everything else is genuine. I bet someone broke their cable, bought a fake, bought one from Amazon, and did a switcharoo.

    I regret selling these things. The detail is downright intoxicating. Yes, they're quite "present" in the treble but that's what makes them so special. I ordered the special IE800 Comply tips which my friend described as "orgasmic". Anybody have any experience with them?
     
  4. Slim1970
    Special comply tips?? I didn't know there was such a thing. Do you have a link?
     
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  6. thefitz
    Yep - but all Amazon listings don't mention the IE800. But those are the ones. I asked Comply "how???" and they said "trust me". My friend bought them for his set and swears by them.

    Comply tips attenuate the treble in a broadband way, and the treble is rather bright in a broadband way. May be a match made in heaven.
     
  7. joshnor713
    They work as well as comply tips usually do. What annoys me is that there's no mesh guard on them, so you'll only have the earpiece mesh protecting the driver. And because this is a custom ear tip, there aren't variations of it. Only one or none.
     
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  10. joshnor713
    They've been around a while now. I got them close to a year ago and been watching for an update and nothing :frowning2:
     
  11. Slim1970
    Does the mesh alter or enhance the sound on the IE800's?
     
  12. thefitz
    They're acoustically transparent. The tip, notsomuch. Any bore over their T-100 size (or a multi-BA driver like Noble where the shaft is large but the bores are small) attenuates the treble appreciably.
     
  13. Death_Block
    Previously mentioned in this thread was that the idsd, dx200 and the opus #3 power the ie' s superbly. Im a new comer to all this juicy hifi gear and have a question i cannot find the answer to in my head: im currently running the ie's from my phone (blasphemy i know) so im looking for something that would power thrm properly. I dont think the idsd is portable enough for me so ive been looking at the mojo or the dx200. What would power and sound best with the iem's? with the phone i use lossless tidal (swapping yo quobuz) so the thought of the mojo is advantageous. Im not rather familiar with the dx200 though, what is its tidal experience like? Can i import my downloaded music files from the phone to the dx? Whats tidal (and quobuz) like on the dc? User experience and clarification would be fantastic :)

    Sorry for the spelling, galaxy touch keypad is LAME! My blackberry passport broke :frowning2:
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2017
  14. Dobrescu George
    I'm not sure if you can install, or how to install tidal and other apps on DX200, but they sound amazing with ie800!
     
  15. thefitz
    One commute in with the IE800 Comply tips and they absolutely nailed it. The "heat" in the treble goes away, yet you're still immersed in detail. I was even blasting 8kHz and 16kHz on my EQ and while still sounding weird, they didn't kill my ears like they did before I installed the tips.

    What's funny is that the IE800's "fatal flaw" is a very straightforward thing to correct. These IEMs have a single, relatively wide band treble spike (more like a hill) centered at 11kHz. This can be corrected with a single band of parametric EQ, and IMO you're left with flawless sound. Too bad there's no universal parametric EQ available for Android....
     
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