Summary: Keep the world out and the sound in with the most powerful isolating earphones we’ve ever tried. One word of warning: crank up the low end too much and you may enter a parallel universe composed of pure thundering bass.
Summary: The IE8s are a very interesting set of in-ears, because they combine a lot of different features sound wise. One of the things I really love about the IE8s is their expansive sound stage, it is quite simply the best I have ever heard from an IEM design. This makes them incredibly entertaining to listen to because the presentation is very life like, not completely left / right like with some in-ears.
Pros: Sound quality, Adjustable bass, ranging from plenty to insane amount wise, Midrange, Sound stage, Ergonomics, Cable solution handles microphonic noise very well, User replaceable cable, Good tip selection, Good bundle, Durable
Summary: We may be deep in the midst of a financial apocalypse, but that’s not stopping audio companies producing very small headphones at very big prices. On the face of it, it looks like craziness to even think of spending this sort of money on a pair of in-ears, but many of us taking advantage of lossless formats and doing the bulk of our listening on the move, there’s now a serious case for quality portable ‘phones like these Sennheiser IE 8s.
Summary: A blindingly impressive pair of earphones, and more than worthy competitors to the Shure SE530s. As long as you like deep bass, these earphones will bring out dance, drum 'n' bass, rap, rock, metal and pop with admirable skill
Pros: Stunning bass performance and overall sound quality, Solid design
Cons: We've heard sweeter treble from other models