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The Official Sennheiser IE800S thread!

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  1. John Culter
    Maybe Flares Pro? They are half the price .. upcoming Campfire Atlas looks also nice, but guess it will not be close to neutral.. Anyone can comment on this?
  2. Dobrescu George
    Relatively neutral is a very dodgy term, you either want neutral or natural

    Natural will mean a smoother top end, neutral a stronger one, since neutral would mean something that wouldn't color the sound either way, so music would come as recorded, so large differences between records and masters. Audeze LCD-MX4 is a great example of this, they really let the master shine through.

    Neutral - Say something like FiiO F9Pro is good, but has a little stronger top end than it should, ETY ER4-XR, but has a little too little bass and too little treble to be actuall neutraly, so too smooth and not really enough bass,

    Natural - Say HD600 from Sennheiser, and Dunu DK-3001, Simgot EN700 series, there are more.
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  3. John Culter
    Sure !
    IMHO neutral is the way to go. From there you can always change the signature to your liking, through EQ, cables, tips, whatever it may be. But your starting point is the 'right sound'. And you can always tell apart what change you did, because initial line was neutral.
    If there is already messed up signature, coloured in any way, then you are messing it even more with cables, different sources, EQing ... so it is no chance to exactly know what you are actually doing to the sound. But this is basically whole point of this forum :beyersmile:
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  4. batracom
    Those who have listened/possessed both the Xelento and the IE800S, could they please comments on differences and preferences for orchestral and chamber classical music? I have the IE800, and prefer (slightly) the Xelento, but can't do a straight comparison anymore, as I have switched to AMP4s on the DX200 and I can't do balanced with the original IE800. From Twister and other comparisons, it seems that Xelento is very similar to IE800S, or least, tough to make a decision on whether getting the IE800S alongside the Xelento makes sense.

    Many thanks
  5. zardos
    Is this the best IEM ever and therefore nothing left to say? :nerd:
  6. Sound~Patriot
    The best of this universe and all parallel universes in the endless space where nothing lasts forever.
    Last edited: May 4, 2018
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  7. subguy812
    I don't know about best ever, but it moved way up my favorites list after some time with it.
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  8. Sound~Patriot
    The tips always get stuck in my ear channels when i try to pull them out. That's really annoying and a huge minus. I really hate it to fumble those damn things out of my ears, goddammit...
    Anyone with the same problem?
  9. tracyca
    I have the same problem from the first day I purchased them. Both ie800 & ie800s. Every time I take them out the tip stays in my ear. I purchased direct from Sennhiser so I know they are not fake. But I love them both so I put up with it.
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  10. Sound~Patriot
    mine are also originals but honestly... that's a bad joke in my opinion.... for a 1k in ear.
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  11. SteveOliver
    Agreed its unacceptable, email Sennheiser customer support, I'm sure they will do everything they can to help with this issue.
  12. Sound~Patriot
    no sooner said than done....
    Sennheisers solution : clean up the nozzle with a microfiber cloth and throw the tip in mild dish soap for 2 mins. That's it. Brilliant!! Now everything is beautifully clean.
    ... life can be so easy. But the tips still get stuck in my ears.
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
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  13. tracyca
    Yes, I also washed tips and still the tips come undone. I always worry I will lose a tip or two for this situation.
  14. tracyca
    20180515_133725.jpg Even though they gave some issues I still love my pairs of ie800 & ie800s!
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  15. Cann3dh33t
    Mine would constantly pop off, I ordered some knock off replacement tips from ebay for a fraction of oem price. The knock off tips never popped off like the originals.
    I'm not saying this will work for your situation, It's just odd that the cheap tips had a tighter fit on the nozzle.
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