“Sennheiser’s original IE800 in-ear headphone was debuted five years ago, which was a super comfy, extremely open, natural sounding phone… It’s designed and hand-made in Germany…. The new IE800 S features a single 7mm driver mounted in each ceramic ear piece; impedance is rated at 16 ohms. It comes with a rather deluxe looking real leather travel case. I like … the injection-molded ceramic ear pieces looked snazzy in high gloss metallic grey, but the IE800 S’ ear pieces are finished in a more subdued satin grey. Sennheiser isn’t making any great claims about sonic differences between the two models, other than to say the IE800 S’ 7mm drivers are redesigned. The IE800 S retails for $1,000, £870 and AU$1,600, while the original IE800 is still listed on Sennheiser’s website at $800, £560 and AU$1,200.” Quote from CNET on the impression of IE800.
We recommend using them be used with our 8mm Sennheiser IE800 Ceramic Shell or wooden shells.
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Frequency Response measurement – note the measurement is done with sponge ear-tips, if using silicon rubber eartips, there will be a 5dB boost on 16Khz.
CSD (Cumulative Spectral Decay), i.e., the waterfall diagram. Notice the decay rate at 500hz-20Khz is very consistent, meaning less interference among bass, mid and treble.
Cumulative Spectral Decay
Impulse response – notice the response duration is extremely short <1.2ms, meaning the response of this driver is very good.
Burst Decay – notice the consistency among all the bands
This diagram shows the polarity of the driver. The colored (in most cases RED) soldering panel is always positive side.