Summary: I have used a wide range of headphones and in ear monitors, including the Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Sony MDR-SA5000, Etymotic ER4S, etc. To my ears, the Sennheiser IE8's approach the sound of full sized headphones and are the best in ear monitors I have heard up to date. The IE8's are very well constructed, come with a wide variety of eartips to suit all shapes of ears.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Good Bass, Great Sound
Summary: This review is written by a regular live FOH engineer who's most similar price-range in-ears are Shure SE425's.
I purchased this pair (IE8) of in-ears because they were only AUD$160 from a local eBay seller, brand new w/warranty and I was interested in other sound signatures for listening to recordings. And at the time of writing this review, I have owned them for at least two months with approx 200hrs of listening time on top of burn-in.
Pros: Feels solidly built, stock cable is decent. Detachable cable. Will fit into any decently normal ear. Bass knob.
Cons: No moulding wire. Stock ear-tips provide poor fit. Bass knob doesn't go to negative.
Summary: These earbuds has a warm sound, but with very nice mids, and crisp highs. I heard that lot of people say it has too much bass, but I think they are just enough with the knob turned to the max (maybe it can have even more bass). I found that they sound a slightly similar to the Klipsch Image X10. The cable is the best ive ever saw, they are soft and they have minimal microphonics. The only downside I found is that they don't block out much sound.
Pros: Very Very strong bass, mids are good, highs are crisp, comfortable, very strong build, almost no microphonic, replaceable cable
Cons: doesn't isolate too much noise, some people may dislike the midbass hump, carrying case is complicated (but cool:)
Summary: This is my first top tier IEM. I own it quite a long period of time.
I am very happy with the SQ.... Anyway here is my review after 5 days of usage =) ( i left it in seller website)
Честно говоря звук сразу после распаковки был ужасен :) Но я знал что динамическим затычкам надо время что бы 'раскрытся'. Так и произошло. Буквально через 5 часов они зазвучали значительно лучше.
Summary: I've been using Sennheiser IE8 for 2 years and its still awesome. sadly I lost it about 2 months ago.
The first time I use it, it sounded ordinary but after several days of burning in I finally found the true sound that is so amazing.
The sound is detailed, clean instrument separation, strong bass, and an awesome soundstage, and no microphonic...
Pros: Superb sound, very detailed, strong bass, an awesome soundstage, no microphonic, good built quality
Summary: So this is my last IEM upgrade I am planning on doing since I am more of an Over Ear type. However for work I needed a solid IEM. I got these at a great price, and I am plesantly surprised of how much of an upgrade over my CX-870's it is!
I love these IEM's, they are warm, bass is detailed, I can play everything from accoustic/vocals, Jazz, to Alternative rock and they sound crisp clean and warm.
Overall I am very glad I got them for $190 USD instead of full price.
Pros: great sound stage, amazing bass, treble, versitile
Summary: only auditioned this iem for a brief time as I would never pay nearly this much of my hard earned money on an iem. These must have been tuned to a certain type of modern music and for that, whatever it may have been, these probably sound outstanding