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Sennheiser IE 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 278 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and comfort. The price and bass quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the portability.

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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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser IE 8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Sennheiser IE 8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and bass quality are overall positive. The comfort and usability also get good opinions. Many are negative about the portability.

sound, usability, comfort, bass quality, price

portability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser IE 8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Sennheiser IE 8 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and bass quality. The comfort and price also get good reviews, but views about the noise isolation and portability are mixed.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, usability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 Earphones - Old VersionSennheiser IE 8 Premium Audiophile In-Ear Noise Isolating Headphones

Feb, 2016

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Expert review by: Jammer (onheadphones.com)

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 (anythingbutipod.com)

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 (avguide.com)

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! (techpowerup.com)

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 (hardwareheaven.com)

Sennheiser IE8 Earphones

 

Sennheiser have been manufacturing audio products since 1946, only a year after they were formed as a company producing tube voltmeters. Since then they have built themselves a fantastic reputation in the consumer and professional audio market.

Sennheiser have been manufacturing audio products since 1946, only a year after they were formed as a company producing tube voltmeters. Since then they have built themselves a fantastic reputation in the consumer and professional audio market.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Richard Black (techradar.com)

Sennheiser IE8 review

 

With a proven track record with in-ear 'phones, can Sennheiser's top dog rule the pound?

Detailed sound ; Good accessories ; Bass tweaking

With its combination of neutral midrange and treble, bass and effortless detail, this is arguably the model to beat for all-round sound

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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: (stuff.tv)

Sennheiser IE 8 review

 

Can Sennheiser's ultra-expensive in-ears even begin to justify their price? Actually, they can…

Expensive, but there’s no finer way to drown out the cries of your bank manager

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Nate Lanxon (cnet.com.au)

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

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
Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:0.2oz

Header

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

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty