Sennheiser IE80 or Bowers&Wilkins C5?

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  1. teeejay macrumors regular

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    Hey, as title says, I am looking for some great IEM.

    But I cannot decide which one to pick. I have great experience with B&W MM-1s, but none with Sennheiser yet.

    Can you help me out?
    Opinion, advices etc.


    Thank you :apple:
     
  2. kampongkid macrumors regular

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    Apples and oranges. I wouldn't even put c5 in the IEM category. I'd be comparing IE80 to maybe some shures, westones or something else in the $400+ range.

    That said I have a pair of c5 and think they're great. Those high end IEMs may be second to none in the sound department, but they all lack an in-line mic and the c5 sound pretty good imo.
     
  3. teeejay thread starter macrumors regular

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    I found IE 80 and C5 for the exactly same price in our country o_O
     
  4. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    I have P5 and C5 as always the sound is rich!
     
  5. teeejay thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just reporting, that I bought those C5. And god, that sound is so rich, amazing, I previously had Bose and they are no match for these C5's.

    Everything - bass, mid, highs have just right amount!

    Totally recommend them!

    You have to find there sweet spot and then, the sound is just amazing.
     
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  7. teeejay thread starter macrumors regular

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    For the same price as C5's in my country.
     
  8. kampongkid macrumors regular

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    Yeah, that's what you mentioned before. How much CZK if you don't mind my asking?
     
  9. teeejay thread starter macrumors regular

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    4340,- czk =)
     
  10. kampongkid macrumors regular

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    Thanks. That's a hell of a deal for the IE80. They go for nearly twice that out here. Glad to hear you're happy with the c5 though!
     
  11. ThunderApple macrumors 6502

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    Upgraded my IE8 to the 80 and I do not regret it one bit. You're getting it for a steal of a price so if I were you, I would pick up the 80. You can't go wrong with these earphones. ;)
     

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