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Sennheiser IE 8

Sennheiser IE 8
alaScore 91

492 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 492 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the comfort and usability are overall positive. The value for money and bass quality also get good opinions, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

sound, bass quality, value for money, usability, comfort

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 492 reviews)

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Sennheiser IE 800


The Sennheiser IE 800 is the most expensive non-custom-molded in-canal earphone pair we've reviewed, and it earns its price with excellent audio performance.

Superb audio performance through the frequency range, with rich lows and clear, vibrant mids and highs. Thoughtfully designed ear tips are easy to swap out, clean. Protective filters keep outside elements away from drivers

Extremely expensive. Cable is not fully detachable—hardwired to ear pieces

Somehow, there's the perception that extremely high quality audio should be inexpensive to buy, whether through speakers or earphones, while a high quality television should naturally set you back about a thousand bucks. I get it—we're a visual...

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Sennheiser IE 8i


The Sennheiser IE 8is are a newer pair of in-ears that have a few interesting features. With eight different sets of sleeves and optional ear-loops, it's not hard to see that Sennheiser really tries to make the listening experience a comfortable one....

Solid distortion performance ; Nice, even tracking

Not the greatest isolation ; Some quirks in frequency response

The Sennheiser IE 8is are a good set of in-line earbuds, albeit with a high price tag. While you’re likely to find cheaper headphones with comparable audio performance, the detachable ear buds allow for easy maintenance.

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Sennheiser IE 8i


You can find similar performance for less, but easy maintenance means they'll last

Solid distortion performance; Nice, even tracking

Not the greatest isolation; Some quirks in frequency response

Overall, the Sennheiser IE 8i’s shortcoming is its pricetag. While they are decent earbuds, their cost is a bit high. Still, if you are looking for audio performance and longevity above all else, these are a great pickup. They produce decent quality...


Staff Recommended

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Amazon review summary for Sennheiser IE 8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 user reviews of Sennheiser IE 8 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, bass quality, value for money, portability, comfort

88% 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

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Ultimate In ears


ordered the Sennheiser IE 80s from J&R and as usual, received them super fast and carefully packaged. The headphones looked much smaller than expected. The carrying case is very stylish and elegant. I bought these primarily to partner up with my htc...

Great Sound

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Great IEMs!


Really fantastic sound - these provide an amazing amount bass for such a tiny device. That said, I don\'t find it overwhelming, and I think these perform great whether I\'m listening to metal or classical. I\'ve definitely discovered new details in the...

Comfortable","Compact","Good Bass","Great Sound","Lightweight","No microphonics

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Sennheiser IE8-Good


It\'s really a perfect Earbuds, I like it!


Poor Resolution

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