Summary: Sennheiser's IE6 earphones look very promising, but the price lets them down. At around $200 I was honestly expecting a bit more. They do however match the earphones with a bundle that has you covered which is nice to see. No longer do you have to get third party shirt clips in order get rid of microphonic noise. Sound is very Sennish, very smooth with a good balance between the lows and highs, but ultimately a bit dull.
Pros: Airy midrange, Broad sound stage, Good amount of bass, Reasonably textured bass and midrange, Can be driven by pretty much any DAP on the market to good results, Semi warm midrange, Best bundle around, Good tip selection, Ergonomic design, Fits well
Excerpt: The cheapest members of Sennheiser 's IE range of high-end in-ears share the same basic design as their bigger brothers, with the cord going over the ear (with or without the help of the included ear-clips) and the buds sitting very comfortably and securely in the ear canal.
Pros: Comfortable and secure, punchy bass, clear midrange
Summary: Without question, the Sennheiser IE 6s are a cracking pair of earphones at an excellent price point, ready to show Shure and Bose a thing or two about what it means to be earphones costing £100
Pros: Balanced sound quality, Extended bass response, Suitable for all types of music, Warm sound, Comfortable fit, Good sound isolation