Sennheiser IE80 Review

(In ear Headphone)
IE 80

Above average (B) 5 reviews 08/2012
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Product specification:
  • Type: In-ear Headphone
  • Extra Features: Sound-Isolating
  • Headphone frequency: 10 Hz - 20 …
  • Weight: 5 g
  • Nominal impedance: 16 Ohm
  • Sound pressure: 125 dB … more information


What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
Magazine 10/2012
50 products tested
"stunning all-rounder" (5 out of 5 stars)

"Portable sound the way you want it, as long as you want it great."

Single test
4 out of 5 stars

If you can afford their heavy price tag then you will not be disappointed with Sennheiser's IE 80 in-ear headphones. T3 rated the sound quality of these little guys as fantastic and it can even be tailored to your needs with the bass tweaking option. They feel good and are quite tough, although there is a case included too. The long cable is replaceable should the worst happen.

Single test
8 out of 10 points

Value for money: 8 out of 10 points, "Recommended"

The Sennheiser IE80 earphones have a strange, angular look but produce high quality sound. As an upgrade from the IE8i, only a few minor changes have been made, for example there is no handsfree capability. Sound clarity is slighty improved and the amazing bass can be controlled using dials. Trusted Reviews recommends them for an audiophile who doesn't already own the IE8i.
Single test
4.5 out of 5 stars

"Hot Product"

Pocket-lint warn that you need 3 or 4 hours of using the Sennheiser IE80 earphones to allow them to burn in properly. Lots of useful accessories are included, with even a mini-screwdriver so you can tune the bass levels to each musical genre. The sound quality justifies the high price tag, so the IE80's are a perfect option for audiophiles.

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
Magazine 2/2012
Single test
"stunning all-rounder" (5 out of 5 stars)

"FOR: Quality finish; selection of accessories; open presentation; exceptionally detailed sound; adjustable bass delivery works well.
AGAINST: Not cheap." Info: This product was retested here 10/2012 by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision and received the same final score.

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