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Pro Oxygen-free, kevlar-reinforced copper cable
Wrapped and sealed in an oxygen-free environment, these cables are immune to corrosion so long as their tough kevlar shielding remains intact.
Pro Good noise isolation
The IE 800s allow some ambient sound to pass, but not enough to be bothersome.
Pro No bass distortion at any volume
Precisely engineered pressure vents behind a single dynamic driver leave no opportunity for distortion to occur.
Pro Oval eartips are comfortable and secure
The oval eartips are able to provide a more secure fit within the ear canal.
Pro Fantastic listening experience
Sennheiser is known for audiophile gear, and these earphones qualify. Their frequency response, dynamic range, and clarity of definition do justice to their price tag.
Con Cables not detachable from earpieces
The IE 800 cables are soldered into the earpieces. There is a jack where left and right cables come together, and the remainder of the cable can be replaced, but damage above the split is not user-repairable.