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Sennheiser IE 8

Sennheiser IE 8
alaScore 86

367 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 367 reviews of Sennheiser IE 8. 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. Comments about the usability and comfort are generally positive. The price and bass quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the portability.

sound, bass quality, price, comfort, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser IE 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sennheiser IE 8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of Sennheiser IE 8 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Views about the price and bass quality are overall positive. The comfort and usability also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the portability.

sound, usability, comfort, bass quality, price


87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser IE 8 -IE Series Ear-Canal PhonesSennheiser IE8 Headphones,Wired

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sennheiser IE 8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Sennheiser IE 8 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviews about the usability and bass quality are generally positive. The comfort and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the noise isolation and portability.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, usability

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser IE 8 Premium Earphones - Old Version (Old Version)Sennheiser IE 8 Premium Audiophile In-Ear Noise Isolating HeadphonesSennheiser IE 8 Premium Earphones - Old Version

Jul, 2015

Staff Recommended

Expert review by: Jammer (

Sennheiser IE8 Sound-Isolating Earphones


Great sound quality delivered thanks to the best technology

The best sound quality possible that you could get from a pair of in-ear earphones are given bye these earphones. The range of accessories provided along with these earphones are very useful. Sound-isolation means that external noise is removed

The carry cause has space for extra tips without really needing it. The bass of these earphones is a bit weak

The flagship earphone model of Sennheiser, the IE8 is the best piece of equipment for the audiophile who wants to stay mobile at all times. It provides out-of-this-world sound quality and extremely effective noise-cancellation thanks to its...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Martin Sägmüller (

Sennheiser IE 8 Review


For years Sennheiser, one of the world's leading headphone manufacturers, was only known for one model of in-ear phones, the CX 300 - and those weren't even Sennheiser designs, but an OEM product made by Foster Japan. With the success of the relatively...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: AVguide (

Sennheiser IE 8 In-Ear Headphone (Playback 31)


Sennheiser's IE 8 ($449.95) is the firm's flagship in-ear headphone and it's a product I've wanted to hear ever since I got an introduction the IE8 and IE7 models at a Sennheiser tradeshow booth well over a year ago. At the time, the booth guide...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: techPowerUp! (

Sennheiser IE8 Earphones


The IE8s are a very interesting set of in-ears, because they combine a lot of different features sound wise. One of the things I really love about the IE8s is their expansive sound stage, it is quite simply the best I have ever heard from an IEM...

Sound quality, Adjustable bass, ranging from plenty to insane amount wise, Midrange, Sound stage, Ergonomics, Cable solution handles microphonic noise very well, User replaceable cable, Good tip selection, Good bundle, Durable

Price, Treble quality

May, 2009

Expert review by: Stuart Davidson (

Sennheiser IE8 Earphones


This is the top model in their Professional Portable range and is surprisingly configurable so today we find out if these are useless gimmicks which detract from the sound quality or if the whole package combines to create some of the best headphones...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Sennheiser IE8 In-Ear Headphones


Sennheiser claims its new top of the range earphones can compete with the best from any other manufacturer. Ed puts them to the test.

Jul, 2012


Expert review by: (

Sennheiser IE 8 review


Most top-end headphones have stunning clarity and detail, but this can come at the cost of weak bass tones. Meanwhile, headphones with emphatic bass often lack precision at higher frequencies.

Finally, a set of high-end earphones that produce rich bass tones without overwhelming the rest of the sound

May, 2011

Expert review by: (

Sennheiser IE 8 review


We may be deep in the midst of a financial apocalypse, but that's not stopping audio companies producing very small headphones at very big prices. On the face of it, it looks like craziness to even think of spending this sort of money on a pair of...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Nate Lanxon (

Sennheiser IE 8


This pair of sound-isolating earphones is one of our all-time favourites, with explosive bass that dance fans will adore.

Stunning bass performance and overall sound quality ; Solid design

We've heard sweeter treble from other models

Shure's SE530s will give you less bass but a sweeter, airier treble, perhaps making them preferable for country, folk and jazz, but this is too subjective for us to use when scoring the IE 8s. But they're certainly an alternative to consider if you...

Dec, 2008


Expert review by: Bill (

Sennheiser IE 7 earphones


Sennheiser IE 7 earphonesReviewed by: Bill HendersonSennheiser USA – noise in ear Headphones, IE 7Price: ve reviewed some inexpensive earphones and some very expensive ones and noticed that most companies usually try to market themselves in the...

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

The flagship model of the IE Series, the IE 8 mark a milestone in the development of ear-canal phones. With their unique technology, the IE 8 enable the user to precisely fine-tune the bass response according to his or her preference. An interchangeable, Kevlar -reinforced cable ensures a maximum of serviceability and flexibility; different cable lengths and configurations are available. The IE 8 come with a wide variety of ear adapters, offering a high noise attenuation of up to 26 dB! The carrying case of the IE 8 has been fitted with (replaceable) dry salt pads. These pads ensure a constant level of humidity of the product when stored, which is particularly helpful as the ear-canal phones may have been exposed to sweat during use. The IE 8 are ideal for portable AV devices like MP3, DVD and CD players, iPods, iPhones, or any other mobile phone with a 3.5mm stereo jack.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud (with over-the-ear mount)
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:10 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone / Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Model:IE 8
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty