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Sennheiser IE 80 (IE80 West)

Hi-Fidelity Noise-Isolating Earbuds with Unique Tuning Frequency Adjustments


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Why you want these:

  • Custom tune the bass
  • Small and lightweight & still pack a punch!
  • Allows you to take Sennheiser's pro sound anywhere
  • Legendary Sennheiser: In-Ear Perfection

    An amazing world of premium audio awaits you with the IE80 earbuds from Sennheiser. These in-ear headphones function more as powerful speaker systems in your ears thanks to their premium dynamic drivers and powerful neodymium magnets. The sleek, ergonomic design of the IE80s ensure long lasting performance and durability.

    Professional Grade Sound

    Sennheiser designed the IE80s for high end audio performance with extraordinary sonic accuracy and clarity. With a design inspired by professional ear monitors, you can be sure that the IE80s give you the legendary Sennheiser sound you've become accustomed to and are tuned to absolute perfection. The IE80 in-ear headphones are a must have for any music lover looking for a listening experience as close to live and in-person as possible.

    Truly Customize Your Sound

    One of the more unique functions of the IE80 earbuds is the on-board bass tuning screws located in the housing of each earbud. These easily accessible tuning screws give you the ability to preceisely adjust the bass response of each earpiece to your listening preferences for the ultimate custom listening experience. This one-of-a-kind technology gives you total control of your music and make IE80s a perfect choice regardless of what you like to listen to.

    Built to Last

    The stylish IE80 headphones are designed for more than great sound and looks, they're also made to last. While looking great, the brushed-metal housings of the earbuds protect the headphone drivers and ensure long lasting use. The rugged cable detaches from the earbuds so that you can replace it in case the cable is damaged. In addition to the design of the actual headphones, the ergonomic eartips provide a comfortable fit and noise isolating seal.

    The sound quality of the Sennheiser IE 80s is excellent, and the comfort and durability that stand out over impressive but fragile rivals.

    - T3 Online

    General Features:

    • Luxurious Wired IE Series In-Ear Headphones
    • Special neodymium magnets ensure outstanding sonic accuracy and clarity
    • Excellent attenuation of ambient noise by up to 20 dB or 95%
    • Extremely durable housing and rugged, interchangeable cable
    • Create your sound - turn down the bass, turn up the mids and highs - it's up to you
    • Sleek ergonomic version with an unquestionably snug ear-canal design for a custom fit
    • Manufacturer Model Number: Sennheiser IE 80 (IE80)
    • Manufacturer Part Number: Sennheiser 504771
    • Primary Color: Black
    • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

    Product Specifications:

    • Frequency Response: 10-20,000 Hz
    • Sensitivity: 125 dB
    • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.1%
    • Noise attenuation up to 26 dB
    • 1.2 m symmetrical cable, 3.5 mm angled plug
      • Detachable Cable: Yes
      • Replacement Cable Available: Sennheiser 545270 - 1.2 Meter Headphone Extension Cable Lead
    • Nominal Impedance: 16 Ohms
    • Plug Size: 3.5mm

    What's in the Box?

    • Ergonomic ear-canal phones
    • Deluxe protective case
    • Ear Adaptor sets (S/M/L)
    • Pair of earhooks
    • Cleaning tool
    • Cable clip
    • Authorized 2-Year Warranty

    Headphone Design

    Headphone Type

    This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

    In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

    Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

    On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

    Headband Type

    Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

    Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

    Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

    Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

    Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

    Specifically For
    Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
    Headphone Application

    This is the application that the headphones are designed for. Each application has unique features that make it perfect for particular uses.

    DJ: These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

    Gaming Delivers explosive sound and allows you to communicate with others.

    Home Hi-Fi: These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio.

    Home/Office: These headphones are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that the artists would appreciate.

    Sports: Designed for active use. These headphones are made to stay in (or on) the ear during workouts.

    Kids: Feature noise limiting technology so that your little ones don't damage their ears listening to music too loud.

    On-the-Go: On-the-go headphones are lightweight and often fold up for easy storage and portability.

    Student: Compact and rugged enough to survive life in a backpack; inexpensive enough to not hurt the wallet of a student.

    Studio: Reproduce music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

    Traveler/Airplane: These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design.

    Home Hi-Fi
    Acoustic Principle

    The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types:

    Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source.

    Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room.

    Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.


    General Features

    Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
    Headphone Connection
    This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

    Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

    Bluetooth means that the audio signal is transmitted from your device to the headphones via a Bluetooth connection.

    Corded or Bluetooth means that the headphones can be used as corded headphones or as Bluetooth headphones. They have an input in one or both earcups for use as a corded headphone while they also have a built-in battery for use as Bluetooth wireless headphones.

    Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

    Volume Adjustment
    Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
    Connector Type
    The type of connection the headphones use to connect to receive the audio signal from a music source. Traditional headphones use an analog 3.5mm headphone jack. Newer technology has allowed digital signals to be sent directly to the headphone using an Apple Lightning or USB-C cable.
    Jack Size
    Refers to whether the headphones use a 3.5mm or 1/4" headphone jack connection.
    Jack Angle

    The Jack Angle refers to the angle of the input jack on the headphone cable.

    Straight Jack: Straight plug with no angle.

    Angled Jack: Angled plug, usually a 90 degree angle.

    Swivel Jack: A swivel jack is able to swivel between a straight plug and an angled plug.

    Angled Jack
    Detachable Cable
    Refers to whether the cable can detach from the headphones. If a pair of headphones has a detachable cable, the cable can be replaced with a longer cable, one with (or without) a microphone or if you accidentally damage the cable.
    Color Shades
    Primary color shades of the headphones.
    Refers to materials used to build the headphones. Most headphones are built from some combination of plastic and metal to give you a durable pair of headphones.
    Ear Cushion/Earbud Material
    Refers to the material that the ear cushions/earbuds are made from. Ear cushions and earbuds are available in a variety of materials, ranging from basic rubber eartips to plush leather ear cushions intended for maximum comfort.
    Protective Case
    Refers to whether a pair of headphones come with a protective case.
    Softshell Case
    Water Resistant
    This refers to the level of water resistance of the fitness tracker. Some fitness trackers are water resistant and can be used while swimming, while others are only splash proof or should not be used near the water.
    Ear Hooks
    These headphones feature hooks that wrap around your ears for a secure fit.

    Audio Features

    Driver Type

    The physical design of the driver in the headphones.

    Balanced Armature:
    A balanced armature driver uses a coil wrapped around an armature which is held in between two magnets until it is stimulated by an electrical current. When stimulated, this armature is magnetized which causes it to rotate one way or the other around a pivot point which moves the diaphragm to create sound. Balanced armature driver headphones are generally earbuds and can have multiple drivers in each earbud.

    Dynamic drivers are the most common driver type. They feature a permanent magnet, usually neodymium, a voice coil and a conical diaphragm to drive your music. A dynamic headphone driver looks pretty much identical to any typical home theater speaker.

    Electrostatic drivers are made up of an extremely thin membrane, usually a coated PET film, stretched between two metal plates. An electrical signal is applied to the metal plates to create an electrical field which, depending on its polarity, draws the speaker diaphragm toward one of the plates which forces air through the perforations in the diaphragm which generates the sound wave.

    Planar Magnetic:
    A planar magnetic driver is made up of a large membrane suspended between two sets of oppositely aligned magnets. An electric charge is applied to the membrane to induce movement and produce sound waves.

    The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
    16 ohms
    An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
    Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
    125 dB
    Frequency Response
    The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
    10 - 20000 Hz
    Audiophile headphones represent some of the finest headphones available. Audiophile headphones produce genuinely outstanding sound quality as well as extraordinary build quality, components and comfort. They are truly the finest headphones available.
    Built-in Amplifier
    This refers to whether the headphones have an amplifier built-in.

    What is in the Box?

    Main Product
    The main product in the box.
    Sennheiser IE 80 Earbuds
    Accessories included with the headphones
    Carrying Case
    Replacement Ear Tips
    Paperwork included with the product.
    User manual
    Warranty/Registration card

    Warranty and Return Policy

    Parts Warranty Duration
    2 years
    Labor Warranty Duration
    2 years
    Warranty Provider

    Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

    Rating Distribution

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    Average Attribution Rating


    Little Ferry, NJ

    Verified Purchase
    Nice Headphone

    August 7, 2015

    Sennheiser IE 80 is very nice for music. I love it. I use it all the time. That's really a nice headphone.

    16 of 19 found this helpful

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    It didn't disappoint me!

    August 7, 2015

    This is a great headset for classic music! I really love it!

    15 of 18 found this helpful

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    Portland, OR

    Verified Purchase
    Insane Great Value! Great Earbud!

    August 6, 2015

    Bought it on insane promotion rate by Sonic Electronix.
    While mine was back ordered (paid) they did ship out the item pretty fast, once shipped out they provide tracking info (UPS) which is useful. The packaging is sufficient and without much hassle to open. The item looks and feels authentic (mine you that there are tons of fake IE80 out there and when the item sell with unbelievable price you have to be careful a lot, Sonic Electronix mentioned that they are authorized dealer of Sennheiser though).

    IE 80 need some time to burn in so you can leave it playing music for a few hours before start to use it, the sound is truly amazing, and even better with little fine tune of base respond, adjust it & test it with songs with a lot of bass and you will feel the difference (if there is totally no different for lowest & highest it maybe fake)(not bass head, my preferred setting is turn to lowest, then with a very slight turn a bit to liven the sound, take the scale 0,1,2,3,4, maybe around 0.2). Hope this helps.

    14 of 17 found this helpful

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    I like this product very much

    August 6, 2015

    Well I was satisfied I like this product I like classical music

    13 of 16 found this helpful

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    Audiophile grade audio at half the price

    February 17, 2017

    I was iffy about ordering from this website because I never did it before and the price was so low, but it was a good choice. Received a genuine copy, so this is a reputable site for this. Most comfortable headphones I've ever used and the best I've ever used in every aspect.

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    Notre Dame, IN

    Simply the best service

    February 11, 2017

    Great product, great price, great service!
    Genuine product verified with Sennheiser.
    Fast shipping within two days.
    I was too happy to leave the review.

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    New Orleans, LA

    Great earbuds!

    February 2, 2017

    I'm pleased with the sound quality of these earbuds. I watched some youtube videos before purchasing, and I feel that these earbuds are very well made, well thought out, and well designed. They do have that "earbud" sound to them, meaning that the sound is not as "spacious" as listening to speakers, however for the purposes I use them for (long commutes), I am very happy with what I got. Also, I bought from Sonic Electronix because they're an authorized Sennheiser retailer (I checked Sennheiser's website to verify), and the price with Sonic Electronix was unbeatable. I received a legit product from an authorized seller at an amazing price. What more could I ask for?

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    Red Bank, NJ

    Verified Purchase
    sennheiser IE80

    January 5, 2017

    First, I must say service is first rate. Product arrived in a timely fashion and was as described.
    Second, IE80 is well made and provides great sound. My DUNU's present a more "refined" sound but some detail is missing. Will see if any changes take place as earphones break in.

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    San Jose, CA

    Verified Purchase
    nice earphone

    December 7, 2016

    It is real. For the first listening of IE80, it sounded really normal. After playing for 10 hours, it sounded really awesome.

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    Clinton Twp, MI

    Great Earbuds!

    August 31, 2016

    These earbuds are great! They do not add extra sound to the music. If song has deep base, you will hear deep base. If the song does not have deep base, you will not hear deep base. They are great!

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    Are these headphones new or used?
    A shopper on Jan 15, 2017
    Best Answer: Yes they are new
    Reply · Report · Zixiang Z on Jan 16, 2017
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    I am very interested in the headphone "Sennheiser IE 80"...How could I know if this product is a genuine product? And how much should I pay for shipping to Canada? Thx~
    Frederick C on Jan 17, 2015
    Best Answer: Hello Frederick,

    We are Authorized Dealers for Sennheiser, so we are obligated to Only sale 'genuine product'. The link below will support that.

    The best way to access a quote yourself, is by adding each item to your shopping cart. From there, if you enter your zip code and/or country of destination within the page that information will also be communicated to you.

    We invite you to visit your shopping cart through the link below:

    Please let us know if you have any further questions. We look forward to your upcoming purchase!
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    Product Summary


    Model Number

    IE 80 West



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    Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

    Wiring Diagram Legend

    Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

    Product Name: Sennheiser IE 80 (IE80 West)

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    Hi-Fidelity Noise-Isolating Earbuds with Unique Tuning Frequency Adjustments


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