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Sennheiser’s new IE 800 S features optimised sound image and a refreshed design

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Audio specialist Sennheiser is once again redefining compact, take-anywhere audiophile sound – with a new generation of the groundbreaking IE 800 ear-canal headphones. Enhancing a modern classic, the new IE 800 S features improved acoustics with brilliant trebles and a refined bass sound. Supreme comfort is ensured by Comply™ memory foam ear tips, while a wider choice of cables meets the demands of even the most discerning audiophile. Engineered and hand-crafted in Germany, the new IE 800 S also features subtly refreshed looks with a contemporary matt black finish.

“We are driven by a vision to shape the future of audio, and this means being determined to keep pushing the envelope,” explains Manuel Ricke, Product Manager Audiophile at Sennheiser. “With the original IE 800, we set a new standard with the creation of genuinely audiophile-grade earphones. Now, we are taking that original vision even further with the new IE 800 S.”

The new ear-canal headphones offer a pure and uncompromised high-fidelity listening experience that can be enjoyed anywhere. Featuring a refined version of Sennheiser’s specially developed Extra Wide Band (XWB) driver, the IE 800 S redefines the benchmark for distortion-free in-ear performance. The proprietary 7mm transducers deliver an exceptionally detailed, lifelike sound image, with brilliant trebles and a precise and improved bass sound.

The new model employs Sennheiser’s patented dual-chamber absorber (D2CA) system, neutralising the so-called ‘masking effect’. This acoustic phenomenon arises as the human ear cannot perceive high-frequency sounds at a low volume if louder sounds in a lower frequency range are occurring at the same time. The absorber system removes the energy from any masking resonances to prevent unwanted peaks, making even the finest nuances of sound audible.

Enhanced choice of cables
In addition to the standard cable with a 3.5mm jack, the new IE 800 S includes 4.4mm Pentaconn and 2.5mm balanced connectors, making it even easier to get the very best sound from your audio equipment.

The IE 800 S comes with an enhanced choice of cables
which makes it even easier to get the very best sound from your audio equipment.

Contemporary aesthetics and supreme comfort

Engineered and handcrafted in Germany, the new IE 800 S features subtly refreshed looks with an elegant, contemporary matt black finish to its premium scratch-resistant ceramic housing. To facilitate cleaning, the earphones employ two protection meshes – one in the earpad and one in the nozzle.

 

The IE 800 S has also been refined to deliver supreme comfort, thanks to ergonomically designed viscoelastic memory foam ear tips from Comply™, which are provided with each pair. The ear tips ensure a custom fit in the ear canal, which provides excellent comfort and optimizes the attenuation of ambient noise. This allows the listener to savour every detail of the music – even in noisier environments. A truly portable audiophile solution, the new IE 800 S comes with a leather case for easy storage on the move.

 

The IE 800 S is available from October for £869.99 (MSRP).

Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.

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