Seven headphone video review

Discussion in 'Headphone Reviews' started by dalethorn, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. dalethorn

    dalethorn Active Member

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    I like to recap analyses of multiple items from previous reviews every so often, so here's what I added today:
    Sennheiser IE800 and Momentum; ATH ESW11Ltd; V-Moda M100; SoundMagic HP200; Beyer DT770LE; Phiaton MS400.

    Seven Stereo Headphones Review by Dale - YouTube

    Edit: The IE800 and Soundmagic HP200 came from HifiHeadphones U.K.
     
  2. RobinHiFi

    RobinHiFi Super Moderator

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    I'm very sad to hear of the demise of your STAX, RIP:(

    I'm glad you like the IE800 though, I was very impressed - they do sound like vastly improved IE80.
     
  3. dalethorn

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    I'm pretty much a beginner with IEM's unfortunately, and since it's difficult to get a good seal with most of them, I was fortunate to acquire the IE800 with those oval tips that work better for me. But based on the experiences I have had with 7 or 8 IEM's and some of the better full-size headphones, I get the impression that Sennheiser has done something really different with the IE800. It doesn't have the huge sense of space that the HD800 creates with its ultra-large earcups, but it goes that one better in my view with a depth and realism to the recordings that I haven't heard with regular headphones.

    And then there's the bass. You know how so many people are looking for a better, stronger bass that blends with the midrange and doesn't interfere with the mids in any way? I don't know if any headphones really pull that off 100 percent, but the IE800 seems to.
     
  4. RobinHiFi

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    I think in the past Some Sennheiser products might have suffered a little from them trying to keep a house sound across all their models. They seem a little more relaxed about just getting the best sound out of each item now. I was very impressed with the IE800, size, comfort, cabling, carry case all well thought out.
     
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