Summary: The IE 7s are superb highend earbuds that are fully competitive with other top models in this price class. Strengths include relatively high sensitivity (which helps give an energetic, full-bodied sound), excellent bass, and clear, well-balanced midrange.
Summary: On the one hand, all contemporary IE models have much in common – e.g. an open acoustic design, pleasant audio performance. Unfortunately, the top IE8 model has been left out in the cold, but I hope to get my hands on it somewhere in future.
I would definitely recommend the IE7 for purchase.
Summary: I love these headphones as they are among the best I have heard (noob right?). I would compare these headphones to sound the same as Beats by Dre Pro Headphones with slightly less emphasis on the bass. Now they have great quality overall but more bass oriented.
Pros: Isolation, Build Quality, Warranty, Case, Amount of Tips
Summary: Bass is slightly boosted with a bit of extra warmth thrown in, but nowhere near the amount present in IE8.
Mids sound a bit aggresive with some 3.5k boost.
Highs are present, though not exactly delicate. Some 6k hump exists. Extension is ok, but the highest lack volume.
Pros: Excellent comfort, cable and build quality, good sound quality overall
Cons: Bass-slanted and warm sound, slight veil, over-the-ear only, too "fat" timbre, possible fit issues for people with small ears
Summary: DISCLAIMER: I am not an audiophile. I am an audio appreciator. I hope.
I had these for one year before the sound seemed to "drop" in volume/quality on the right side. However, I had been frustrated with them for quite awhile before then due to their shortcomings in design.
Summary: These are normally over $400 on Amazon, where I got them for $100 "opened, but unused" with high expectations corresponding to the $400 price. They had all the tips, but with two mounted on the 'phones and four in the case; no grill cleaner.
Pros: Most of frequency range.
Cons: Very high frequency notes sound dull, like hitting metal rods together. Mechanically: short penetration; hard to stay in.
Summary: Sennheiser has crafted a very successful line of in-ears with the IE-line. The IE7s are no exception, with an incredibly big sound stage and musical presentation they are a winner. My main beef with the IE7s is the sharp edge of the ear piece.
Pros: Midrange, Good amount of details, Pleasing sound signature, Musical presentation, Instrument separation, Sound stage!, Full bass with good precision and extension
Cons: Price, Will lack a bit of sparkle for some, Ergonomics for some
Summary: At this price point they're a strong alternative to the Klipsch Custom-3s, with an ever-so-slightly deeper bass, but equally impressive abilities with vocals and acoustic music -- they're generally attractive all-rounders
Summary: С одной стороны, между представителями современной линейки IE много схожего – открытое акустическое оформление, субъективно приятная подача звука. К сожалению, за кадром осталась «топовая» модель IE8, но я надеюсь, что рано или поздно у меня дойдут руки и до неё.