Sennheiser IE6 Dynamic In-Ear Headphones - (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Customized fit for outstanding noise reduction
- Enhanced bass response from the miniature dynamic drivers
- Kevlar™ reinforced cable for long operating life
- Includes durable travel case, cleaning tool and cable clip for compact storage and easy access
- Compatible with all devices with 3.5mm stereo plug (1/8 inch)
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Sennheiser's IE 6 delivers high-grade audio performance, superb, customized noise isolation and accessories for hassle-free transport. Featuring dynamic transducers and an enhanced bass response ideal for your vast music collection, the IE 6 will show you how "low" your tunes can really go. By providing 3 sizes of ear adapters, a customized fit is guaranteed without intruding the inner ear canal. This seal blocks out noise pollution and allows you to listen at a lower, safer volume level without sacrificing audio detail. Painstaking effort was made to measure optimum cable lengths and ear adapter sizes to ensure an ergonomic, simple use with no cable-tangling-hassle. The low-profile design of the IE 6 speaks volumes (literally) of class and elegance without the intrusive feeling from most in-ear headphones. The IE 6 stores quickly and safely in the included carrying case.
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Build Quality: 4
Sound Quality: 5
Sound Isolation: 3
These IEMs sound fantastic, especially for being single drivers. Excellent bass response and high end. Even though they ship with a bevy of different tips, I found none of them to be very comfortable. And the ones that fit me the best don't do as good a job of noise isolation as IEMs that use the comply foam tips.
Luckily, Comply makes foam tips that fit these perfectly. So I ran over to radio shack and picked up a few pairs. With the Comply tips, I get a much better fit, bass response and noise isolation. The only problem is that the Comply tips roll off the high end a bit. So it's a trade off. I suspect that's why Sennheiser stuck with the silicone tips.
If sound isolation is a big concern, you may want to pick up a pair of Comply foam tips with these IEMs. T-400 is the model you need.
The Pros: 1) decent soundstage - most IEM's at this price point with have little to no depth or width, the IE6's have a decent amount; 2) smooth mids and highs - seems to be a slight emphasis on the mids, but mostly in a nice way, highs are there but definitely relaxed; 3) value - it would be difficult to find a better set of IEM's for under $100.
The Cons: 1) fit - the IEM is and odd shape and seems difficult to get a good seal, I had to move up one size in Comply tips to get the seal I usually get with other IEM's; 2) bass - it's actually strong, but very slightly boomy for my taste; 3) compatibility for all music genres - the IE6 may not be for everyone, they are definitely "relaxed" and a sound which I like with certain types of music.
The IE6 includes several sets of silicone tips, ear guides, a shirt clip, and a metal/plastic case. I use Comply foam tips on all my IEM's, so the tips I don't have an opinion on, but the case, which looks sturdy, is pretty much useless. There's no way I'm using the sliding tray setup of that box which also has compartments for 2 sets of silicone tips on an airplane or subway train, it's just way too cumbersome, really wish they had just included a zippered pouch or hard plastic snap case. The cable on the IE6 is compliant but seems pretty rugged, it is light years better than Klipsch cables, but not as nice as the Westone cables. The cable configuration is in a Y-shape with a sliding adjuster piece, and the 3.5mm jack is L-shaped and NOT gold (as long as it sounds good I don't mind, but it does look weird seeing a silver colored jack in 2010).
Overall, the IE6 is a tough IEM to beat at its price. It is almost insulting to compare it to the Klipsch Image S4 (I also have the S4's), which in my opinion, is outclassed by the IE6 in every department from sound quality to build quality...and for only $20 more. The sound that the IE6 produces (and almost every Sennheiser product I've had) is smooth and very addictive. I have IEM's that sound better from an analytical perspective, but don't seem to have that unique appeal that the IE6 sound has. But this sound isn't for everyone, if you prefer a more in your face sound, like you're in the middle of the action, the IE6 will not appeal to you.
On a parallel note, one of the reviewers highly recommended the Comply foam tips. I did not buy them initially and found the large set of tips that came with the IE6 worked great. However, sensing that there was a way to improve the sound, I recently ordered the Comply tips. First of all, they don't fit these headphones. Second, they are one-size-for-all, which is too small for me, and finally, their noise isolation feature isolated the sound that I wanted hear, turning these into a mediocre experience. Save your money...don't buy Comply Foam Tips.
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microphonics aren't as prevalent when compared to crappy $5 earphones and it's easier to untangle as well.