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Sennheiser IE 80 IEMs

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This drop has more than 2000 requests. Somebody at Massdrop needs to make this happen.
Still waiting for these to drop again. How can we do it?
TuRbii
Price just went up on Amazon to $279 from $219. Should have bought them a few days ago :(
Ie80 vs ibasso it03? Who wins
I have been ordered over 1 month, still not arrive??
MARS.A.G
Mine arrived yesterday. Sydney, Australia.
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Bulk shipment received! Our warehouse team confirmed that the group's order arrived earlier and now they're working hard to break everything down into the individual packages for shipment to each of you. We will monitor their progress closely and update the group once all packages are sent out.
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 11/15.
Expect another update from us on 11/18 or sooner if something comes up.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Sennheiser IE 80 IEMs and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 11/16.
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what was the price on massdro
roxwow
It was $214.99
Now $180 on Amazon as a Warehouse Deal.
Meringo
Doesn't Amazon warehouse mean it's  used though? I'm not saying it is necessarily, that's just what i thought so im asking.
Visceralwaves
It does indeed mean that.
Only $226 on Amazon.
I have rha t20, rha ma750, shure SE215 How does this compare to those. Thanks guys
qu11355
i dont know about the t20 man, but i have owned the ma750 and the shure se215, the IE80 deliver the best clarity of all, low's are punchy very good and strong without over powering the mids and highs, mids sound great, and highs are on point giving all the clarity you want, they are the best IEMs ive heard so far, the main problem i had with the ma750 was the low end, it was terrible it overpowered everything and sounded like it was f**ked up, mids were laid back and highs were not to good, vs the shures its a very good upgrade, saying that i loved the se215, the IE80 deliver a better everything, a tighter bass, much more rich mid range, and clearer highs, the only bad thing about the IE80 is the isolation, if you love the isolation on the se215 you might want to buy extra ear tips that would deliver the same job. In conclusion the ie80 are a pair of iems that are well balance more towards the warm and very fun side to listen. have a good one.
Renbanhart.s
Thank You for the detail reply
Hi i would really like to join the Drop seeing what a great price it is just a few questions, I saw the IE8i a bit earlier but those aren't the same as the IE80's right, they are the cousin of the IE8's if I am not mistaken only difference is that the IE8i has an inline control and the IE8's don't have 'em. another question the Price is ridiculously low I saw them here for 300 euro's so my other question. any people here from the Netherlands ever bought expensive stuff from here before because I am worrying about import tax I always need to pay allot of money if I import stuff even cheap stuff so is it the same with this?
Rajiv
Yes Rajiv, if it works anything like here in Denmark you should expect to pay customs tax, and it might be just as cheap to buy them in Europe. Also, when you buy from Massdrop you have to wait a month or two until your product arrives and they have a "no refunds" policy". Also the mandatory 2 year warranty you get in Europe doesn't apply to Massdrop, although in this particular case it seems you get Sennheisers 2 year warranty instead.
SteelyD
Yeah I just ordered it from a site here for 299 euro's I can't wait untill the 16th and then I'll have to wait another 2 weeks for sure. thanks for the info though
I owned a pair of these before. They do have good sound quality from a dynamic driver.
Two things I found that helped get the optimal performance: ear tip and bass channel setting. I found the double flanged tips and the middle bass setting sounded the best to me.
I purchased sonething else and found the shape of these not completely ergonomic for me so I sold them. They are good though.
Are these iems supplied directly from Sennheiser? If not, who's the supplier? Theres a lot of fake IE 80s out there.
I own these already, amazing price through massdrop!
I have these and I love them. But maybe look into larger eartips if you have larger ear canals like me. I couldn't get a good seal with the stock eartips. Now I use these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DTINGPQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
These IEMs, sound amazing as you might of heard. However, there is a caveat if you do plan to purchase your own pair. The biggest downfall of this product is not sound quality, not at all, but rather the cables that come with it. The original cables are really brittle, and overtime will cause a rupture on the cable near by the Left or Right connect. It simply does not matter how well you take care of them, eventually you will encounter this problem. Worst part is, that wear-and-tear is not covered under their 2 year warranty, so you are left on your own to find your replacements somewhere else. I use them just like any real user, not a bot, would use them after spending $200+ on a pair of earphones. I use them literally on average 12+ hours, everyday, while eating, doing homework, working out. The only times that there would be a notable wear-and-tear is during my workout session, with each session consisting of +/- 45 minutes of strength training, 4 times a week. The metal box that comes with it to store them, does little work to prevent from this unavoidable flaw from ruining your experience. Third party audio cord replacement sellers, have equally outrageous products, since they do not do anything to address the existing flaws of the original cables. I am assuming that they are aware of these issues, but they simply ignore them so that you would keep on spending money on their overpriced products, and consequently you fall on a cycle of 'supply and demand' unfortunately . That being said, I got tired of spending money on cord replacements, that I decided to make my own pair with quality materials, and strengthening the region near the connectors to avoid constant ruptures overtime.
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TheAmazingAudophile
What kind of cable connections do these take?
DeanW
They are two pin connectors. If you are planning to make your own custom cable, I'll suggest you to go to ebay and search for 'IE 80 pin connects', and you can get them for around $6 USD. Word of advice, be really careful handling them, as the metal pin are really small in a very tight plastic enclosure, and the plastic surrounding it might melt due to prolonged heat of the soldering iron.
Why not shipping to Brasil ?
Oh ya would it be considered weird if u did surgery on my foam tos to remove the hard rubber tube in order to get better comfort and fit for my ie 80 tho it benefitted from a better base after lol
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Not bashing you, just busting your balls a little, relax buddy, it's a new year, start it off right.
calm down kiddo
If you like the ie80s you might want to consider w30, earsonics sm3v2 and a pair of tf10s if you happen to like the kind of sound the ie80s sit in the price range. And the ie80s compete quite within the sub 300 dollar category but would often suffer from scratching of the metal faceplates and a brittle stock cable. Of course the ie80s have the least artificially sounding soundstage that's both convincing and smooth in the mids.
How would these compare to Westone W30s? Im deciding whether they are a worthy upgrade from my W30s
Jeremy.nyh
Well the ie80s have a better sub bass response but the w30s have better speeds in the bass sections that will make the mid bass more impactful and solid than the ie80s that tend to be more dynamic in nature. Both mids are quite recessed and ie80s have a smoothed out treble but ultimately it has good detail, layering while having a phenomenal soundstage. Build quality wise, w30 trumps because of ie80s terrible stock cable.
Forget these IEMs I bought them off B&H and returned them for being TOO Bassy, The mid range is super muddy and you can't feel any clarity, Also the Amazon stuff Idk there are lot of fakes of these and ATH M50s, careful out there.
Yeah these have the best soundstage but the mid veil is too much and not balancing at all Oh yeah the MSRP was 270USD when I got them a year back. I'd recommend the Dunu DN1000 or RHA MA750 for a much better price and superb sound quality over these, I have DN1000's, tested VSonic GR07BE too, the latter is more neutral but fantastically clear and wide sound Dunus are V Shaped, they blow the IE80s out of the water in terms of speed/bass/clarity & that's a Triple driver you have in the Dunus, RHA is also great, read the joker's reviews from below..

http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/dunu-dn-1000/ http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/rha-ma750-ma750i/
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Ashtr1x
I know this is an old comment, but how would you rate the LZ A4's to all of these? They're so new, and so chinese that they're quite hard to find reputable information about. I ask because I sat for 3 days staring at the drop, debating if I should pull the trigger and ultimately did not as I figured I could get them sooner for slightly more money, elsewhere in the time it takes for people in the drop to get theirs.
tooitchy
Hi, Sorry for the late reply, I don't know about them..
Is it possible to wear these straight down, or are they shaped and/or bulky enough they're over-ear only?
Chuu
Yes, it is possible to wear these straight down, but you have to swap the left side earphone to the right side cable and vice versa, otherwise it will look a little weird. If you swap sides then the IEM sits pretty much flush and personally I get a better fit with it this way.
Chuu
You'll change the polarity of the pins this way with conventional 2 pin iems, not sure with these, because I've never used them this way
I had these for about two years and wore them daily for at least 3 hours. I would go through a cable every 8 months or so. It would break right where it wraps over the top of my ear. Sennheiser stopped giving me replacements for free after the second. I would recommend you don't get these if you want them to last a long time
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Could I ask you something else? these are the IE80's of course but I have seen IE8i's are those the same as the IE8's or the same as the IE 80's?
Emelem
Not 100% sure but it looks like the "i" stands for apple controls. But the driver on the ie8i looks more similer to the ie80 then the ie8. I only own the ie80 so take this with a grain of sand.
So i dont want to knock MD, but these are on sonic electronix for $199, with coupon code IE80199. sonic electronix is also listed as a senn dealer so there shouldnt be any warranty issues.
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_92887_Sennheiser-IE-80-IE80-West.html
Are these headphones made in Germany or China? Are they authentic direct from the manufacturer?
Disclaimer: My experience is only a single data point, I have not sampled nearly all IEM products and combinations, and realize everyone's preferences, tastes, physiology and expectations are relative/different. And without greater empirical data to establish my point as part of a potential trend, it really means diddly squat nothing :)
TL;DR...Bulletproof dynamic IEM with awesome "out-of-head" expansive sound that is an excellent jack of all trades. There is a reason why Sennheiser flagship models remain unchanged for lenghty periods of time and command a high premium. These might not be the latest and greatest in technology, bling bling or gimmicks (10 Balanced Armature drivers yo!!!), but they will still faithfully serve decades from now.
Full $0.02...I have owed these for about 2 years and they have been my main IEM during this period. I would not be surprised if I have 1,000+ hours of use on these (I travel for work 90% of the time). Below are my experiences;
(1) Main reason for favoring and coming back to these is their "out-of-head" open sound; I just don't "feel" like I am wearing IEMs when compared to same level Shure, ER, Westone, etc offerings. I have wore/listened to these through 12 hours work days without fatigue.
(2) These are also extremely easy to drive and do not require an amp to sound their best unlike many other flagship IEMs. Therefore, these will sound great straight out of a laptop or MP3 player. I have not tried them with an amp, but I assume it will need to be a really sensitive one.
(3) In typical Senn fashion, these have tank-like built. Their design is not fancy, but extremely durable. I typically store these in a Pelican 1010 case, but threw them in my briefcase or slept though the night wearing them without any issues. Same with he cable; I am a klutz and keep yanking these out. IMHO People that complain about Senn build quality are extremely ignorant/negligent and expect everything to be build of unobtanium.
(4) I like the typical Senn balanced/neutral yet engaging non-dry/analytical sound signature (versus, say, Etymonic Research) and ability to adjust the bass when I want to rock out (but most of the time is at 1). Outside the above quality, these are jack of all trades but master of none. Therefore, these may not fit people with very specific demands (bass, transparency, sound stage, clarity, etc).
(5) These are not deep insertion IEMs; therefore, their passive noise blocking is probably mid-pack (but still very good)...but this also what lends them to longer listening sessions. And same reason why they suck for workouts since they don't stay in when sweating (but they are never advertised to this purpose, so can't fault them).
(6) I paid $200 during Amazon's holiday lightning deal. Yes, these can occasionally be found for less on Woot or similar sites, but they always sell out in minutes (including the time I bought them and was lucky to sit on a fiber-optic network).
Amazon used to have "East Edition" versions, usually $20-30 cheaper than "West Edition" $250 everyday price, with only difference being user guide's language (not kidding)...but those seem to be discontinued now. Therefore, $215 is a solid price for anyone who does not care to spend hours chasing down additional $15-20 in savings.
(7) These would not be an upgrade to older IE8. I have A/B both and they just seemed to be stylistic refinement. And may be slightly better bass control at higher click levels. So if you can find those used, buy them. You will get same sound for 1/2 cost.
I have to say, this all MSRP bull is getting old, people are starting to get frustrated. i can see why companies don't want to throw every product they have with big discounts to not damage the real MSRP of their products, and maybe there's more to it like pressure from the big guns not to let the prices drop heavily. maybe that's why we always seeing the same products over and over again, or why most drops suggestion with many votes is going nowhere, or things like this "drop" when the product real cost is around 200~250 bucks and here it is suddenly a $450 MSRP product.
My advice for you guys is - because you already have everything in order, with this super nice website and discussion forums like no other, and an excellent shipping system, start selling products also without drops, just keep the prices fair and competitive and provide good service. of course keep doing some truly legit drops like the TH-X00 or the K7XX or other product with some real discounts like you have now and then. don't limit yourself most of the time only to drops, i know this thing is called massdrop, but it's becoming frustrating to see almost always the same stuff over and over again.
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I wish they would simply get rid of it all together just clogs the discussion with off prodcut posts. As you indicated paying MSRP is not the norm with luxury (as in unnecessary for life) goods. I can name 1 headphone in my entire collection where I paid MSRP and not a single piece of electronics other than my Schiit Lyr did I pay MSRP. It's the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price. It's not the manufacturers wholesale price which is what the distributors/retailers pay for the product. After they've received the product it's up to the distributor/retailer to set the price. Some prices cannot be legally advertised due to contract (add to cart specials work around this) and selling "too low" will lead to the manufacturer/distributor "cutting off" the offending retailers supply of new product. Everyone gets worked up over this but there is a very important distinction between what Massdrop/Most retailers do with MSRP and what Kohls did with "sales." The big difference other than first being legal and the latter... eh not so much, is Massdrop is not claiming they have sold it at that price nor that it actually has a street price of $449.95. They are claiming that the manufacturer suggests retailers sell this at $449.95 which IS the MSRP of this IEM. The Sennheiser Website agrees with them: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/earphones-high-end-hifi-stereo-passive-noise-reduction-ie-80
I broke my rule about posting in these threads sooooo... mic drop!
LIBY555
Hahaha I completely agree...but as far as 1st world problems go, there are way bigger issues to worry about (like what happened on latest episode of Kardashions! LOL JK JK). With modern connectivity, there is little excuse for lack of purchase decision research. But yeah, we digress. It is what it is sometimes.
Are these btter than JVC FX-850 woodies? I am looking to upgrade