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Sennheiser IE800 Earphones

 
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RRP: £599.95

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Features

Warranty length 2 Years
Colour Black
Brand Sennheiser Headphones
Product Award What HiFi Award 5 Stars

Tech Specs

- Impedance: 16 Ohms
- Freq Resp: 8-41k Hz (-3dB); 5-46.5k Hz
- SPL 125dB @1V 1kHz
- THD: <0.06% (1kHz, 94dB)
- Ear Coupling: Intraaural
- Jack Plug: 3.5 mm stereo plug
- Cable: 1.1m symmetrical OFC
- Transducer: Dynamic, vented closed
- Attenuation: - 26 dB
- Operating Temperature: -10 /+55 °C
- Frequency: Diffuse field equalised
- Weight Without cable: 8 g

Product Description

Sennheiser IE800 are award-winning in-ear headphones which provide superior sound and are full of new innovative technology, so music lovers can hear and enjoy near-perfect sound even when travelling.

It has been assumed that in-ear headphones are limited in terms of audio quality in comparison to larger high-end headphones, however, the IE800 has turned this assumption on its head, and in terms of depth of sound and clarity of treble is able to compete with full-size headphones.

Innovative Technology

At present, the demand and popularity for high-end headphones like the Sennheiser HD650, HD700 and the flagship HD800, is growing exponentially. These are high-end in-ear earphones that are a wonderful addition to Sennhiesers high-end range. The sound quality of these earphones is amazing, the auditory image and detail are clear, presented with precision, with the mid-frequency range and bass are reproduced with a rich dynamism, that gives you the auditory impression that you are listening over the larger headphone.

The IE 800 are based on original audio technology, featuring a modern contemporary design and built using top quality materials, such as the ceramic housing which is scratch-resistant. These high-quality earphones were designed and developed at Sennheiser's research labs in Germany, and are also produced there too, which ensures that every pair of IE800 are built with the care you would expect from the premium headphone creator.

Why the IE800?

The foundation of the IE800 earphones is several technical breakthroughs, such as the perfected extra wide band transducers (XWB). The transducer has a small 7mm diameter, making it the smallest most compact extra wide-band sound transducer currently available in dynamic earphones and promises sound that is distortion-free, performing well with high-intensity sound.

The IE800 is constructed from modern materials such as the dampened two chamber absorbers (D2CA), the housing is ceramic and ergonomic, oval-shaped ear adaptors. Plus, the IE800 has been filled with numerous groundbreaking innovations to give you a fantastic special listening experience even when travelling. The cable used for the earphones itself is a high-quality audiophile cable; it is constructed from a pure oxygen-free copper cable that is reinforced with Kevlar, making it significantly stronger than most cables with similar thickness. The Sennheiser IE 800 ear-canal phones made enjoying audiophile music on-the-go, a reality.

Key Features

- Extreme wide bandwidth (XWB)
- Dynamic linear-phase driver 
- Very low overall harmonic distortion
- Ergonomic, ear adaptors to maximise comfort
- Two protective meshes (1 in the cushion, 1 in the cone)
- Effective protection from dirt contamination, and easy clean
- Attenuated dual-chamber absorber (D2CA)
- Extremely deep, distortion-free bass
- Premium leather carrying case

What's in the box?

- IE 800 ear-canal phones
- Ear adaptor sets (5 pairs of different sizes)
- Premium leather carrying case
- Cleaning tool
- Instruction manual

Press Reviews

  • What Hi-Fi Award 2013 - Best in-ears £300+

  • 'The Sennheiser IE 800s are superbly made, brilliantly accomplished in-ear headphones. If you can justify the cost, and if your source player can justify it too, we think you’d be hard-pressed to find better. At any price.' (What Hi-Fi? Magazine)

  • 'They offer superb sonic integrity, with a perfectly proportioned weight to each part of the frequency spectrum. Rich and involving, without piling on the warmth like some headphones do, there's no mistaking the Sennheiser IE 800 for anything but world-class earphones. They're not clinical-sounding, but appear to offer the insight that only highly-analytical earphones can normally eke out.' (Trusted Reviews)

  • '...It is somewhat reassuring that the earphones they reminded of us most notably were the AKG K3003 - which cost a grand. But are these earphones a bargain? We're going to reserve judgement until we get a pair in for a proper long-term test.' (Trusted Reviews)

  • 'Delivering a huge amount of bass when required, the Sennhesier IE 800s are all about sonic detail even when passed a tricky dose of Skrillex. We tried some Apple Lossless John Lee Hooker followed by The Race by Yello on iPad: all trumpet parps and fast beats...'The tracking of the pace and sound staging was excellent and the vocal detail is clearly defined against loud percussion. In short, you’ll struggle to find sound quality like this is any in-ear headphones - or many on-ear headphones, in fact.' (T3 Magazine)

  • 'As the most expensive in-ears we’ve played with, the Sennhesier IE 800s manage to beat all comers and the closest rivals are pro audio Shure headphones with custom ear-moulds, the kind of headphones you see live musicians use during concerts. The IE 800s are more attractive and consumer friendly.' (T3 Magazine)

  • 'They scream luxury and deliver the goods from first listen. At twice the price of a very good pair of giant, over ear headphones, you’ll need to be convinced that in-ear headphones are your favoured option for commuting though.' (T3 Magazine)

  • 'Best in-ears £300+, Awards 2013. The IE 800s shine a light on Sennheiser’s entire operation. As headphones for your portable device, though, they’re probably overkill. While there isn’t much space to express the idea of premium materials, or painstaking construction or finish, the Sennheisers’ single-piece ceramic enclosures feel solid, and the relatively hefty cable resists tangling and transmitting noise. No matter what gets piped in (and we listened to everything from LCD Soundsystem’s Losing My Edge to Django Reinhardt’s You Rascal You plus many points in-between), the Sennheisers pipe it out again intact and unmolested. The Sennheiser IE 800s are superbly made, brilliantly accomplished in-ear headphones. If you can justify the cost, and if your source player can justify it too, we think you’d be hard-pressed to find better. At any price.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine Awards October 2013)

  • 'Open, detailed, dynamic and utterly faithful sound...unfazed by any genre of music...beautifully built.' (What Hi-Fi? Magazine)

Customer Reviews

  • meddlesomeone

    29 Apr 2014

    Was looking for a pair of iem to go with my Astell and Kern AK120 Titan, been using a pair of klipsch x10 iem that sounded excellent (maybe a little top heavy on the bass for me). Surfed the net for ages reading users comments on various phones from Westone 4r to the very pricey AKG K3003i, then i saw these beauties. Been quite a fan of Sennheiser phones in general for a long time but mainly over the ear style. £600 is a lot of dosh for a pair of iem but the players £1300 so you got to complement it !. Ordered the phones from these guys and they came next day... plugged them in... WOW !!! had a 24 / 192 khz bit version of legend by Bob Marley going through them followed by Pink Floyd's Darkside Of The Moon and then The Wall and lastly a bit of Daft Punks Random Access Memories, get the fit of the ear buds right and these babies are the dogs nuts my friends!!
  • Luke B

    18 Jan 2014

    I received my ex-display IE800's yesterday which were spotless and good as new! and after a long nights testing I can already say they are the best IEM that I have used to date, they almost sound as good as my favourite over head phones the Audeze LCD-2 which is quite amazing.

    They are very comfy to wear and they're sound signature is non fatiguing (to me anyway) I could listen to these for hours no problem, saying that they still have plenty of attack when the music calls for it and the bass is incredible for an in ear phone, they seem to have a lot of sub bass, again reminds of the bass I get from my LCD-2's and although the bass is strong it doesn't effect the mids which are superb, vocals are definitely a strong point with these phones.

    I have tried them through my laptop and android smartphone and they sounded good through them but not excellent, so on later I tried the through the headphone socket on my Audiolab M-DAC and that was a big improvement in all respects they really started to sound top class, but me being me I wanted to experiment further after realising that they do seem to scale, so I tried them on my valve amps headphone socket which is fed by a musical paradise valve dac and again there was another good improvement, not as big as the one from the laptop to the M-DAC but vocals and soundstage improved noticeably, vocals and instruments are now very realistic and certainly up there with the best phones I've tried over the years and the soundstage is excellent for IEM's with a perfect centre stage and instruments clearly defined on both sides.

    I had read on various forums before buying them that amping doesn't make much difference to these phones but I found that it does make quite a big difference as does the source, taking the sound quality from very good on say a laptop or smartphone to an almost breathtaking performance on my valve setup which for IEM's is surprising as the other pair of in ears I have at present the Musical Fidelty EB-50 which are very good phones to be fair! but they couldn't handle the signal from my valve amp at all and sounded dreadful! but the IE800 handles it with ease and sound superb in fact with some types of music I already prefer them to the LCD-2's which cost way more ££££.

    As you have probably guessed I'm very happy with the IE800's as the compliment my LCD-2's nicely and I doubt I will be buying anymore phones for quite a long time which is good for my now depleted wallet and I will be selling my Hifiman HE-6's as I prefer the sound signature of the IE800 over them, now that I wasn't expecting at all!

    Anyway I'm rambling so I'll rap it by saying that they are excellent allround phones that play most types of music very well and although there cost is enough to make you cry they are well worth IMO if your after the best sound possible. I look forward to many hours of enjoyment from them and thanks to Audioaffair for delivering them so quickly.

    Well done Sennheiser!
  • Cheznous

    27 Jan 2013

    Bought from Audio Affair just last week.
    So far I am very impressed.
    I have been using Westone 4r previously, great by the way.
    The Sennheisers are much smaller and fit from below unlike the Westone and Shure 535 models.
    Used with the Astell & Kern AK100 and lossless files they sound superb.
    As an owner of the HD800 I knew these would be good.
  • Simon Gibson

    17 Nov 2012

    I have been using the Sennheiser IE800 earphones for nearly a week. They are in a class of their own. It is amazing that such range and detail can be achieved from an in-ear technology. The build quality is excellent and they are very comfortable to wear with a choice of mesh lined buds. Although they are very expensive, they are worth any penny. I also own Shure SE535 which are very good but are left in the dust by the IE800's.
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