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Sennheiser IE 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 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. People really like the usability and comfort. The price and bass quality also get good views. Comments are divided on the noise isolation, while many are critical 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sennheiser IE 8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Sennheiser IE 8 from 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 People really like the bass quality and price. The usability and comfort are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability, while some have doubts about the portability.

sound, comfort, usability, price, bass quality


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

Oct, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Sennheiser IE 8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 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 People are impressed by the durability and comfort. The bass quality and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the portability, while there are some mixed views about the noise isolation and reliability.

sound, price, bass quality, comfort, durability


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

Oct, 2019

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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


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.

There are many positive elements engrained in the Sennheiser IE8… for example the first impressions are superb due to the fact they have some of the best packaging around. The product is as well protected as it could possibly be and the wealth of...

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

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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 : Richard Black (

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


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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 : 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

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