These headphones are for real sound lovers, but the design was not forgotten. First of all, they are very small and lightweight, probably the least interfering pair of headphones that provide this kind of sound quality. The silicone tips that are included come in several different sizes ensuring that everyone will enjoy a comfortable fit as well as, for their size, stunningly effective noise isolation. The two exhaust-resembling forms on the back, apart from looking great even on such a small product, also contribute to the sound greatly.
Cable rarely tangles and it is additionally protected in the places where it is known to get damaged in some other products.
Sound-wise… well, they do cost over $700, they are bound to sound great. But you will not believe how great. They actually attempted to create inconspicuous in-ear headphones that can compete with their bulky full-sized counterparts. And they have done remarkably well. The IE 800 have a strikingly open sound, incredibly clean with undistorted tone. The trebles are incredibly bright, but the bass… It is partly a result of those exhausts we mentioned and you will not believe how deep and present bass is. You literally need to hear this because you will not believe that this kind of depth comes from something of this size. However, the sound is not altered due to this. Bass is just perfect in any song, from warm and soft ballads to heavy bass driven tracks.
As if all this weren’t enough, the frequency response is from 5Hz to 45,000Hz. Having in mind that human ears can hear from 20Hz to 20,000Hz, it is clear that the IE 800 easily deal even with DSD audio without a problem.
So, after all this, we have to repeat that the IE 800 are well worth the price, especially if you take into account that AKGs K3003i headphones cost almost double as much and are of about the same quality.
Get it from Amazon here
Subscribe to Jebiga for a dose of the best in gear, design, rides, tech and adventure.