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Sennheiser IE80 Ear Canal Phones

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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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  • Dynamic speakers systems with powerful neodymium magnets ensure outstanding sonic accuracy and clarity
  • Excellent attenuation of ambient noise;Extremely durable housing and rugged, interchangeable cable
  • Unique, manual frequency response tuning function
  • Optimised for professional monitoring use and ideal for MP3, iPod, iPhone, iPad, DVD and CD players, and mobile phones (3.5mm stereo plug)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 2.8 x 14.7 cm ; 136 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 426 g
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  • Item model number: 504771
  • ASIN: B005N8W27I
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Sep 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

IE 80 Professional Ear-Canal Headphones

This is your chance to enter and experience a world of high-end audio; the IE 80s are developed from Sennheiser in-ear monitoring headphones used daily by professionals or musicians worldwide. Music with exceptional sonic accuracy and clarity, together with high levels of noise isolation awaits you - ‘blocking-out’ annoying background noise, so you can enjoy your music to the full … and keep the volume at a safer level. With durable brushed-metal housing and rugged, interchangeable cables, these are truly built to last

Artists and producers spend hours capturing an accurate musical recording – these recordings will only sound as good as the headphones you are listening to it through. If you love great music on the move, then these are the right choice for you.

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Unique technology also allows you to fine-tune the bass easily to your own personal preference – it’s your choice to either reduce or amplify the bass. This pair of sleek ergonomic ear-canal phones is a must-have for the hi-fidelity music enthusiast.

Features
  • Special neodymium magnets (significantly more powerful than a normal magnet) ensure outstanding sonic accuracy and clarity
  • Create your sound – turn down the bass, turn up the mids and highs – it’s up to you
  • Enhance your enjoyment of the music – block out distracting background noise, up to 95% (20 dB)
  • Extremely rugged housing with a tough, replaceable cable
  • Sleek ergonomic design with our widest choice of ear adaptors for a secure and comfortable fit; optional ear hooks
  • Compatible with MP3, CD players, iPad, iPod, iPhone and mobile phones (iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.)
  • 2-year warranty
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This pair of ear-canal phones features powerful neodymium magnets for outstanding sonic accuracy, clarity and also offer excellent levels of noise isolation.

Cutting-edge design and expert ergonomic research
Cutting-edge design and expert ergonomic research
Sennheiser recommends this headphone for...

…music lovers who want to discover a world of ‘live’ sound, perfect audio and high noise attenuation with an urban design.

Compatibility

The IE 80 can be connected to any 3.5 mm headphone socket on mobile or home audio devices.

Warranty

The Sennheiser IE 80 is covered by a global warranty of 24 months. Sennheiser's worldwide service network will provide swift and smooth handling of any case of warranty claim that might occur. Strict German build quality standards.

Why Sennheiser?

Sennheiser is the brand of choice for many high-profile recording artists and live sound engineers, delivering the ultimate audio experience to people who crave true-to-life sound. For over 65 years, Sennheiser has applied its in-depth audio research to the development of premium headphones, microphones and headsets. Every Sennheiser product endures rigorous quality control tests to ensure you receive durable, great-sounding headphones that will withstand daily use in a variety of environments.

Meet the Range
Product Details
IE 60
Product Details
IE 80
TypeHigh-Fidelity Ear-Canal Headphone With Optional Ear Hooks High-Fidelity Ear-Canal Headphone With Optional Ear Hooks
Frequency Response10 – 18,000Hz10 – 20,000Hz
Impedance16 Ohms16 Ohms
Cable Length1.2 m Symmetrical Cable 1.2 m Symmetrical Cable
Connector Plugs3.5mm Angled Plug3.5mm Angled Plug
Sound Pressure Level118 dB125 dB
Warranty2 years2 years

Box Contains

IE 80 ergonomic ear-canal phones
Deluxe protective case with dry salt pads
Ear adaptor sets (S/M/L)
Pair of earhooks
Sound adjustment and cleaning tools
Cable clip


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Customer Reviews

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money? 15 April 2012
I have upgraded from CX300 to CX400ii to the IE6 and finally I have saved for the IE80. The reason being that I was so impressed with the IE6, I hoped the flagship model would be and even bigger step up. Surely they would put the IE6 to shame, being twice the price? Well not quite in reality but I put that down to the IE6 bieng so impressive in the first place. It's true that the IE80s do have a deeper, punchier bass over a wider range and it is better balanced. The sound stage is also a little wider and the vocals are certainly a little more alive and rich. It seems absurd to call the IE6 noise 'tinny' but in comparison, they do seem a little bit. The IE80 no doubt beat them hands down and they are the most impressive sound I have heard anywhere. The issue here though is that all of these improvements in sound quality are actually very marginal. I had to compare with real scrutiny, (before burn-in), to be completely satisfied that I had spent my money well. They are the ultimate product Sennheiser have to offer, (and in my opinion, that anybody has to offer as I like my bass), but to justify the price hike over their little brothers is contentious. I think it's worth it as I'm a real sound geek but you need to be a self-confessed audiophile to really justify them. Just a little perspective though: I compared them to some £300 Beats Audio cans. They were an utter embarrassment, much like Bose. Do your research people. These IE80 are undisputed as the best dynamic driver headphones available. Nothing comes close. If you want to go for armature headphones in the same price range you can not get the same bass or as much range. This is a technological limitation. What Sennheiser have done is produce a sound to rival armature headphones but with the beautiful bass of a big dynamic driver. They are just incredible; the ultimate headphone and I will not be upgrading this time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars great sound but...... 24 Oct 2013
By gorilla
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If you can get the phones to fit properly, the sound quality is quite astonishing. but whether I use the supplied buds or spend even more money trying alternatives I cant get the things to stay comfortably in place commuting walking or whatever. Net: they irritate me as often as they delight me. And for the money, that feels a poor return
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect in almost every regard 8 Aug 2014
By Rusty
Bought these after several years of using and enjoying other Sennheiser headphones, both in-ear as well as over-ear. I have been an avid fan of the CX300-ii for a number of years: simple, cheap in-ears with good sound quality, and recently took it upon myself to make the upgrade, given my enjoyment of music and growing amount of time spent travelling. The quality of their products thus far meant Sennheiser was my first choice.
Initially, I was tempted by the CX400-ii, a straight upgrade from my existing headphones at a cheaper cost and with less risk than the IE80's. However, I found little distinction between the CX300 and CX400's. Consequently, I was pressed to find in-ears with really remarkable quality.
Despite being sceptical of the IE-80's initially (I'd never paid more than £100 for headphones), the purchase was indeed worth it. The soundstage is excellent, voices sound clear and distinct above the background, and there is no distortion of instruments, even when many are playing at the same time. I find the bass is understated and not too heavy, even at its highest setting. The headphones work well with all types of music; I have listened to folk, heavy metal, opera, drum & bass and hip-hop without the phones favouring one genre over another.
Now, I can't use my old CX300-II's without thinking how unclear they sound. I have compared Shure, Bose, Sony, Beats and other Sennheiser, all at around the same £250 mark; none equal or exceed the quality of the IE80's. As a result, for me the IE80's are unmatched in terms of audio quality.

However, when I first tried the headphones, I was struck by how uncomfortable they are. Sennheiser shows them being worn looped over the ear, yet I found this to drastically reduce the audio quality despite being slightly less uncomfortable.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal Sound ! 26 Sep 2012
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My previous in ear monitors were a pair of Shure E5's and I never felt that they were as good as the cash that I spent on them. Now the issue with earbuds is that you can never try a pair before you buy, unless you have a friend who's willing to let you have a go. Unfortunately most of my friends think I'm mad spending 200+ for earbuds, so no way to try them. I read all the reviews on various websites and decided to try these and if they didn't live up to expectations - there would be a fast turnaround back to Amazon and a refund requested.

Fortunately, they've been as good as I hoped and even though they haven't had time to bed in properly yet, they sound fantastic. Crystal clear sound and with the tiny dials on the sides, I've adjusted the Bass up a notch and they're 'just right', essentially this makes the IE80's flexible enough to suit a large variety of people and music tastes, see the pic that I've added above that shows this. Overall the quality of the earbuds, the box and even the adjustment / cleaning tool is outstanding and I have no hesitation in recommending them. I've added a pic with some of the key features highlighted, which should appear along with the main pics. Buy with confidence!

*Edit* After a month of daily usage, I'm over the moon with these earbuds and if anything, the sound is better now that they've bedded in.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!
Way beyond any other iem's i have ever had....do your ears a favour - if you can pay that little bit more get these - sit back and enjoy something special!!
Published 20 days ago by goose
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
disappointed with comfort and fit. Not nearly as good as Westones or Shures
Published 28 days ago by Nanoboy
2.0 out of 5 stars Really?
I expected to go into these headphones and be really impressed but honestly I think they sound pretty dreadful considering the price. I've tried pairs that are half (or less! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Joe Hawker
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sound but expensive
Had these for about a month now and it's made listening to music much more fun. Very expensive though (hence the loss of one star) but overall I'm very happy with these IEM's -... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. C. Roper
5.0 out of 5 stars IE80
I've owned a pair of these for around a year now and use them whilst at work. My only other experience with 'decent' headphones has been owning a set of B&W P5's, which I do like... Read more
Published 9 months ago by b0redj0rd
5.0 out of 5 stars good sound
Very good sound and easy to run,even by iPhone it can give you a good sound and not necessary to use a pro mp3. Why should I write this much......
Published 11 months ago by JAT LEE
5.0 out of 5 stars A step up in sound quality
I was nervous about spending so much on a pair of earphones, but I'm so glad I did. The sound qality is superb and the ability to tune the bass is a really nice feature which works... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Loved-IT
5.0 out of 5 stars Omg
Omg these are amazing!! Run them in for 20 hours first before you judge them, ditch the silly case that comes with them and buy a small camera case instead for everyday use, no... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Supersoulnick
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, dynamic sound on the go.
Pros:
Great soundstage
Adjustable Bass
Strong construction
Sleek Carry Case

Cons
Included tips aren't great - something with more isolation and... Read more
Published 11 months ago by SJD
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite
Picking IEMs is like picking underwear...... It might or might not be the right one for you so do your research. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Averageman
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