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Sennheiser IE 800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Sennheiser IE 800. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the usability and price. The portability and comfort are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser IE 800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser IE 800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sennheiser IE 800 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The comfort and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the price and portability.

sound, usability, comfort, durability, size

portability, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser IE 800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Sennheiser IE 800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the bass quality and price. The portability and comfort also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the treble quality. Many are less positive about the reliability.

sound, comfort, portability, price, bass quality

reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sennheiser IE 800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sennheiser IE 800 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the comfort.

comfort

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sennheiser IE 800

 

Some of the most expensive universal earphones in the world

Exceptional bass depth, power and quality, Excellent treble detail

Treble can be tiring with some material, Non-removable cable, No remote, Cable causes quite significant microphonic noise

Jul, 2014

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sennheiser IE 800

 

Best in-ears £300+, Awards 2013. The IE 800s shine a light on Sennheiser's entire operation. As headphones for your portable device, though, they'r

Open, detailed, dynamic and utterly faithful sound ; Unfazed by any genre of music ; Beautifully built

Eye-wateringly expensive ; Need a similarly accomplished source (of which there are few around)

None of which alter the facts, though. The Sennheiser IE 800s are superbly made, brilliantly accomplished in-ear headphones. If you can justify the cost, and if your source player can justify it too, we think you’d be hard-pressed to find better. At...

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sennheiser IE 800 review: Hands-on

 

Can the Sennheiser IE 800 in-ear headphones justify the price £599 tag?

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sennheiser IE 800 in-ear headphones review

 

Say hello to the Sennheiser IE 800 in-ear headphones. Now wave goodbye to £600 or, for our American friends, $1000. The Sennheiser IE 800 in-ear headphones are astounding, yet have their imperfections too. Top-end won't sound so top at higher volumes,...

Impressive soundscape at sensible volumes, better bass response than any in-ear we've heard before, top-spec build, super-clear, crisp vocals

Treble unpleasantly cutting at higher volumes, can therefore be fatiguing, extremely pricey, finicky fit, bass will be too impactful for some, short cable, poor splitter placement

The Sennheiser IE 800 in-ear headphones are astounding, yet have their imperfections too. Top-end won't sound so top at higher volumes, but then music shouldn't be listened to at eardrum-tearing levels.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sennheiser IE 800 review

 

A ludicrously expensive pair of earphones that sound fantastic, but lack accessories for the price

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (itreviews.co.uk)

Sennheiser IE 800

 

The Sennheiser IE 800 is the most expensive non-custom-molded in-canal earphone pair we've reviewed, and it earns its price with excellent audio performance.

The IE 800′s price should tell you it can handle deep bass at top volumes without any distortion, and indeed, tracks with challenging sub-bass content, like the Knife’s “Silent Shout”, do not cause any distortion, even at top, unsafe listening levels.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Sennheiser IE800 In Ear Earphone review

 

Can an in-ear ever be worth £600? Ed Selley thinks so.

Truly sensational sound ; Great build ; Very easy to live with

Expensive ; No inline controls ; Sound better at higher levels

Before we go any further, it is important to put a sense of perspective in place regarding the price of the IE800. The Sennheiser is twice the price of the puritanically equipped but still sublime Grado GR8. You could buy a 16gb iPad Air with the...

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sennheiser IE 800

 

The Sennheiser IE 800 is the most expensive non-custom-molded in-canal earphone pair we've reviewed, and it earns its price with excellent audio performance.

Superb audio performance through the frequency range, with rich lows and clear, vibrant mids and highs. Thoughtfully designed ear tips are easy to swap out, clean. Protective filters keep outside elements away from drivers.

Extremely expensive. Cable is not fully detachable—hardwired to ear pieces.

But in the $1,000-and-up range, you have quite a few options. First, there are custom-molded earphones, three of our favorites being the aforementioned UE 18 Pro, the JH Audio JH13 Pro, and the Logitech Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors. If...

Jul, 2013

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (soundandvision.com)

Sennheiser IE 800 In-Ear Headphone

 

One of the best-sounding in-ear headphones to come along in a long time. The IE 800 is a game changer.

Best-in-class sound

Bass sounds more full than accurate

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Rodney Mayhew (techau.com.au)

Review: Sennheiser IE 800 in-ear monitors

 

The Sennheiser IE 800 In Ear Monitor Earphones (IEM's) are the latest release from Sennheiser – a German audio manufacturer, based in Wedemark, Germany for well over 60 years. The Sennheiser IE 800 I...

Solid Build – No Plastic – Ceramic Construction ; V-Shaped cable for easy cable replacement ; Kevlar cable system – tough and light ; 5 different size silicon tips ; Powerful 7mm XWB drivers ; Powerful full bass response ; 3.5mm – L-Shaped – Gold...

Cable could be longer, by say another 10cm, especially if putting audio player in back pocket or side pocket ; Cable noise (audiophonics) is quite noticeable when walking and no audio playing ; L-shaped earpieces do require more frequent adjustment in...

• Price – however if you’re a lover of pure music you’ll understand why and Made in Germany.

Jul, 2013

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