The Sennheiser IE-8i earphones feature a small screwdriver adjustment on each earpiece allowing you to tune the amount of bass response from 'big' to 'massively big and deep'. The built-in mic and remote control works with Apple products and allows for easy hands-free chat. A sweet in-ear headphone for urban, rock, electronica and bass lovers, the IE-8i mids/highs sound quality remains well-extended if a bit mellow at the brightest parts of the upper-most frequencies. Sennheiser are superb audio engineers and the design, manufacture, ergonomics, and accessory set of the IE-8i are top-notch.
- Built-in microphone for iPhone / iPad hands-free chat
- Easy miniaturized screw adjustment for increasing bass response
- Amazing low-end sound ideal for urban, funk and EDM listeners
- Free 2-year manufacturer's 'repair or replace' warranty
What's In The Box:
- Deluxe protective travel case
- Ear hook loops (detachable)
- Screwdriver adjustment tool / earpiece cleaning tool
- Shirt cord clip
- Silicone eartips - S/M/L sizes
- Sennheiser owner's manual
In-ear headphone technology has been advancing at a dizzying clip with nearly every audio maker zeroing in on the high-end iPhone and iPad market and adding 'built-in' mics to their headphones for full smartphone telecommunications. In their top-shelf Sennheiser IE-8i earphones, the headphone industry gentle giant has developed a unique earpiece tuning system that allows listeners to easily adjust the driver response for a truly personalized tone suited to your individual listening taste. A quick rotation of a tiny screw in each IE-8i earpiece adjusts the bass response from smooth and very present to hugely booming basshead tones in a matter of seconds. It's a useful feature to compensate for the weak-kneed bass response of many portable / mp3 players or low-bitrate compressed digital audio files -- or if you just want to have your cranium rocked with spine-tingling bass extension. The built-in mic works with most smartphones but the remote play/pause/skip features only functions with recent Apple product vintages. Sonically, the IE-8i highs remain crisply rendered supported by mid-ranges that synergize smoothly with speech or voice for clear call communications. The bass can sometimes get a bit thick and slightly 'sub-woofer' undistinguished at times on the IE-8 i's maximum bass setting, so some judicious fine tuning is all that's likely needed for most 'non-basshead' audiophiles.
The ergonomics and construction of the Sennheiser IE-8i is as advanced as their engineering. The IE-8i matte-black earpieces can be outfitted with provided detachable earloops for improved comfort / wearing security and the slick IE-8iP package contains a good array of various S/M/L silicon eartip choices. The 4.5ft-long IE-8i earphone cable is a symmetric 'Y-cord' type properly shielded and insulated to minimize annoying cable noise microphonics; it terminates to a right-angled 3.5mm 'mini' (1/8") stereo plug. The provided earphone nozzle cleaning tool doubles as tuning screwdriver perfectly sized for the IE-8i's 'mini' screw. A handy shirt clip to minimize cable slack is also included. A 2-year Sennheiser warranty is free with all their headphone products when proof-purchased ONLY from Sennheiser-authorized dealers -- like HeadRoom since 1992!
- Connector Type: 1/8
- Weight: 20 grams
- Isolation: -10dB ~ -22dB
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 32 Ohms
- Detachable Cable: No
- Cord Length: 1.2 meters
- Cord Type: Straight Y
- Ear Coupler Type: IEM
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Headphone Type: In-Ear
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Years
- Microphone: Yes
Posted by Petya on 2012-06-20
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: everything else
Had some in-ear earlier, but this thing is just the best ever. No stile, no shiny look, its just plain sound. Is like my favorit, worn-out sneakers: dont even notice I have them on, and wouldn't make a step outside without it.
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