Sennheiser IE 80 - Professional In-Ear Headphone features high-fidelity stereo sound and high noise attenuation with an enhanced design. Encased in a brushed-metal housing and rugged, interchangeable cable, Sennheiser IE 80 ear-canal phones is built for maximum robustness and flexibility. The Sennheiser IE 80 ear-canal phones also features a unique technology that enables sound-tuning of bass response.
The IE 80 features high-fidelity stereo sound and high noise attenuation with an enhanced design. Encased in a brushed-metal housing and rugged, interchangeable cable, it is built for maximum robustness and flexibility. The IE 80 also features a unique technology that enables sound-tuning of bass response. A world of premium audio awaits your discovery.
The slick, sliver industrial sheen of the Sennhesier IE 80 is complemented by a matching hard case, too big for a jacket pocket but large enough to house the accessories including the mini screw driver which adjusts the bass screw on the side of each of the odd shaped earphones.
The design ensures that the earphones can rest neatly in your ear at the correct angle and the cable is rugged with a sturdy connector at the end. The cable doesn’t offer an inline remote, however, preferring to offer the simplest path to the earphones for audio quality.
The odd shaped earphones make sense when placed in your ear - they sit backwards and rest perfectly in the outside of your lughole. Naturally, the included selection of buds mean you can find the perfect fit and the cable is long enough not to tug when attached to a smartphone in your pocket.
The earphones feature protective rubber casing around the cable inputs and the earphones themselves are among the most rugged we’ve tested. Plug a pair into a smartphone and the connector sits at a right angle, perfect for iPhone use.
The adjustable bass screws mean that it’s probably a good idea to use a soft pouch when carting them around in your pocket so that they stay in place, as the hard case is closer to the size of a case to house a pair of shades rather than a pair of in-ear headphones.
Still, the supplied case looks nice and if you’re in possession of a smart messenger bag, it will easily slip inside. The cable is actually removable and interchangeable should you have an accident too.
The bass screws and larger than standard earphones suggest that the Sennhesier IE 80 can offer more than your standard amount of in-ear bass and that theory proves completely true. Crank up the bass and hip hop and heavy rock growls with little leakage, only becoming muffled during bass heavy pop at loud volumes.
You won’t want to tweak the screws regularly but finding your sweet spot for bass levels based on your own music collection is a real bonus. Rivals which offer this kind of bass on tap are beyond the $435 price point and venture into pro-audio headphones produced by the likes of Shure.
Once you’ve adjusted the bass and found your sweet spot, the Sennhesier IE 80 are well-balanced, aren’t overly leaky but won’t repel outside noise as much as you’d like on noisy transport.
If your tastes veer towards rock and rap, there’s a great depth and detail and while acoustic and classical music is handled with skill, you’ll need to listen in the quietness of your home to get the best results.
Dynamic speaker systems with powerful neodymium magnets ensure outstanding sonic accuracy and clarity
Excellent attenuation of ambient noise of up to 26dB
Extremely durable housing and rugged, interchangeable cable
Unique, manual frequency response tuning functionality
Sleek ergonomic design of ear-canal phones
Compatible with MP3, CD players, iPad, iPod, iPhone and mobile phones
1 year warranty
What's in the box
IE 80 ergonomic ear-canal phones
Protective case with dry salt pads
Ear adapter sets (S/M/L)
Pair of ear hooks
Sound adjustment and cleaning tools Cable clip
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