Sennheiser has introduced the successor to its popular audiophile-grade IE 800 in-ear monitors, dubbed the IE 800 S. The flagship IE 800 made its debut back in 2013, so a successor was long overdue. Like its predecessors, the IE 800 S is quite tiny in terms of size, but does promise an exceptional sound stage thanks to the proprietary 7mm transducers and dual-chamber absorber (D2CA) system.
Sennheiser is claiming that the new IE 800 S offers a more precise sound with stronger bass and “brilliant” trebles. The improvement in sound quality has been made possible by using a slightly tweaked version of the company’s Extra Wide Band (XWB) drivers. To complement the powerful sound, Sennheiser is bundling the IE 800 S with Comply foam ear tips as well as a choice of different cables. In addition to the standard cable with a 3.5mm jack, you will also receive cables with 4.4mm Pentaconn and 2.5mm balanced connectors. The Comply ear tips can shape themselves to an individual’s ear canal shape, ensuring a custom fit for great comfort and reduced external noise.
The IE 800 S is engineered and handcrafted in Germany, boasting an elegant design with a matt black finish and scratch-resistant ceramic housing. Sennheiser has also developed a new premium leather case to allow for easy storage on the move.
Sennheiser IE 800 S Pricing & Availability
The Sennheiser IE 800 S has been priced at $999.95 (Rs.65,000 approx.) in the US and will be going on sale later this month. Sennheiser had launched its previous flagship IEMs in India, so we do expect the IE 800 S to be launched within the next few months.
Sennheiser IE 800 S Technical Specifications
|Frequency response (headphones)||5 to 46,500 Hz|
|Frequency response||Diffuse-field equalized|
|Max. sound pressure level||125 dB at 1 Vrms|
|THD, total harmonic distortion||< 0.06% (1 kHz, 94 dB)|
|Weight||Approx. 8 g (without cable)|
|Earpad size||S, M, L (Silicone and Comply)|
|Transducer principle (headphones)||Dynamic, closed|
[Via: The Verge]