Summary: I have been listening to these for about a month now. They sound great. As good if not better than people have been writing about. I don't have a problem with the cable length. I am 6'2 and put my phone in my jacket pocket. I don't seem to get hung up with doorknobs and the like.
Excerpt: No surprise here. Had a friend from work let me use their's on a few occasions. Couple them with just an iPod (3) a Sony PHA-2 and you have a very compact, excellent sounding, traveling sound system.
Excerpt: Love these earphones! Superb fit with choices of earpieces. Listening to FLAC rips and HDTracks downloads. Sound is fantastic - clear and crisp, tight deep bass. Excellent imaging. Minimal cable microphonics too. A surprise. Expensive, but for me, very much worth the price.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Good Bass, Great Sound, Stylish
Excerpt: These headphones are the most phenomenal sounding ever. They are super comfortable, lightweight and durable. The construction on these headphones is utterly amazing. The ceramic housing that contains the driver definitely is ultra durable. The product description says that it is scratch resistant.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
Summary: Love them. Read a number of reviews and it was between these and the Shure se846. The Sennheiser's went on sale and I jumped right on them. The only really complaints I read about was about cable length and microphonic noise. To me cable length is fine I use this in a completely listening mode I.e.
Cons: Noise isolation on plane ... again very minor issue.
Didn't like case that came with it ... too big. I'm using a smaller case that came with my older Westone's that way I can carry in my pocket.
Summary: I have the Sennheiser IE80 but wanted to try the IE800 to see if they were really all that much better. As it turns out they are. The IE800 has a smooth balanced sound signature from the base to the highs. The sound is 'clearer' than the IE80's as well. I love the fit, too.
Pros: Smooth and balance sound; excellent separation; small and comfortable
Cons: Cord a little short; cord microphonics noticable when moving around
Summary: Excellent top to bottom, ultra-smooth with no peaks, dips, or roughness. Strong bass and treble, but very high quality. Some IEMs have difficulty producing the very deep bass below 25 hz clearly - the IE800 does it with ease. Most comfortable IEM I've ever used.
Superb for portable listening - but must use 16bit 44.1Hz minimum!
2 September 2015
Summary: I am immensely impressed with the sound quality! This was through a Fiio X1 high definition MP3 player which cost around £200. I am awaiting an Astell & Kern AK240, so I expect the earphones to be up fo the task.