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The 8 drivers combine to produce a pretty flat and balanced sound. The bass is tight and controlled. Extension is deep yet is not bloated in any way. The mids are full and has a good warmth to it, so vocals are very clear without being too forward or overpowering. There is a lot of detail that can be heard from the highs, yet the frequencies are tuned just right to avoid harshness. The accuracy makes these great not just for music enjoyment, but also as reference in-ears for mixing/monitoring. See More
You get two sets of headphone cables. The stock cable is the standard Westone cable which provides great sound, along with the convenience of an in-line remote and microphone. For an optimal music listening experience however, you can swap out to the premium ALO cable which helps to bring out the best sound from these headphones thanks to the premium materials used in its construction. See More
While the headphone cable can be attached/detached via a 2.5mm connection from the Y-split down, the cable cannot be removed from the earpieces themselves. This can make replacing the fixed cables very difficult and potentially expensive. See More
The highs have just the right amount brightness yet are very revealing of the minute details of the audio. The mids are very clear and full, so vocals and midrange tones guitars and keys are very easy to appreciate. The bass has a touch of elevation to it yet does not become overpowering. While these headphones are not entirely accurate, the elevations to the sound are just enough that a fun sound is achieved without straying too far away from the original mix. These are perfect for those who do not want to greatly compromise detail and accuracy in favor of a fun listening experience. See More
Instead of using metal or plastic in the construction of the earpieces, Sennheiser has used a special ceramic material on the IE 800 which is scratch resistant. This helps to keep the weight of the in-ears down, yet can still withstand use and abuse pretty well. The cable on the other hand is very high quality and covered with Kevlar reinforcement for added durability. See More
The ear tips are a step up from the common silicone ear tips on the market today. The part that comes into contact with your ear is made out of soft, flexible, high quality silicone. The inside canal of the ear tips however is made out of a firmer plastic material, with a metal mesh in the middle. This combination allows the ear tips to create a very good seal when worn, reducing sound leakage/bleed while also ensuring optimal sound delivery. See More
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