62points

Sennheiser IE 8i

46points

Shure SE215

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Sennheiser IE 8i vs Shure SE215

Sennheiser IE 8i
Shure SE215
Sennheiser IE 8i
Shure SE215

Why is Sennheiser IE 8i better than Shure SE215?

  • 12Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs22Hz
  • 4 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs20 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Shure SE215 better than Sennheiser IE 8i?

  • Has a straight plug
  • 0.42m longer cable
    1.62mvs1.2m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser IE 8i
Shure SE215

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Sennheiser IE 8i
Shure SE215

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has a tangle free cable
Sennheiser IE 8i
Shure SE215

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

4.has an in-ear form
Sennheiser IE 8i
Shure SE215

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

5.sweat resistant
Sennheiser IE 8i
Shure SE215

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.has included ear pads
Sennheiser IE 8i
Shure SE215

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

17500Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

10Hz

22Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sennheiser IE 8i
Shure SE215

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

125dB/mW

107dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser IE 8i
Shure SE215

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.impedance

16 Ohms

20 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser IE 8i
Shure SE215

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser IE 8i
Shure SE215

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sennheiser IE 8i
Shure SE215

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

2.has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser IE 8i
Shure SE215

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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