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The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

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  1. Deftone
    Yes it’s that etched treble sound of Black label that I did not like, higher end gear generally does not have this because of the refinement but I know you and you love for aggressive treble lol. Although I hate dull over smooth treble I still must be slightly more sensitive than you to that region.

    Yes I agree, compared to yesteryear there is something for everyone now.

    Edit: I would like to add that there was no noticeable difference between balanced and single ended even though the initial volume increase fooled me.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2017
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  2. 7onyMustDive
    Anyone can compare the IE800s with the Audeze LCDi4?
  3. Dobrescu George
    I'd go for ie800 in general :smile_phones:

    You'd need that lighning cable for LCD i series to sound good, not to mention EQ them
  4. 7onyMustDive
    So for the Xelento, Tia, ie800s, SE846, etc. I rarely hear of EQ talk, but on the LCDi4 there's a lot of talk about EQ presets. Does the LCDi4 really need EQ adjustments to sound amazing or better than the other TOTL iems?
  5. AndrewH13
    Hi George, I know we share similar preferences in sound, and believe from past messages, you only had a short dealer-listen to Mojo. It is not a unit that immediately knocks you for 6, but as you appreciate the music, certainly is at least on a level with the very top DAPs. You had expressed previously that you loved the sound of Hugo, and owning both, I know it would be hard to like one and not the other in real world listening. I think it would be great if you get the chance for a longer listen to Mojo, I believe it would change your views!

    Just read a poor ie800s review on What Hifi who unlike some, I have time for, having met them and been convinced they are reasonably genuine. Mind you they loved Yamaha receivers last year, this years top model suddenly is demoted from 5 to 3 stars, and some things they don't like haven't changed!
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  6. Mimouille
    LOL, I kinda like heavy DAPs, can't say why, it has a placebo effect on me thinking the DAP is powerful. But in any case I am not saying the DX200 design sucks, just doesn't do it for me.
  7. Dobrescu George
    Yes. This is because SE846, ie800, Xelento all sound good without EQ, and can be enjoyed as such, while LCDi4 really needs it.

    The driver in LCD i series is good enough to be able to take EQ, not everything responds well to EQ, but they do need it.

    It is a bit sad that Chord products are a bit scarce in Romania actually, I wish I could listen to Mojo for more time and understand better wht people realy love about them!
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  8. AndrewH13
    Its one of those products that you really appreciate how good it is, when you take it OUT of your chain. And sounds fantastic with ie800S!
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  9. subguy812
    I am hoping to join the ie 800 s club soon!
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  10. Deftone
    Yes you really new a few solid weeks with one and listen to nothing else, very hard to go back after that.
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  11. Deftone
    Ahaha WhatHifi? They don’t know schiit, this is the problem I have with them, one year they review something let’s say an amp and it’s perfect then the successor model amp comes out and now suddenly the previous unit has flaws in it’s bass.:thinking:

    I have just read this review on IE800S and I saw “rolled off treble” there is no need to carry on reading. They should get someone who knows what they are talking about.
  12. audiohol
    When you do, could you please give some impressions/comparisons straight out of the V30? I don't have an amp and Im curious if my V30 can suitably drive these.
  13. subguy812
    Sure will...
  14. davidmolliere
    If the mere iPhone dongle can drive the IE800S decently then the V30 will have no problem at all :)

    Really one of the things I like about the S, unlike my Vega you can drive them very well without an amp, of course they do scale up :)
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2017
  15. mcemce13

    :smiley: So true what you say about successor vs previous, many many reviewers are like this. And I always wonder, why they didn't point those "defects" on the original review??
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