62points

Sennheiser IE 8i

48points

Ultrasone Edition 8

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Sennheiser IE 8i vs Ultrasone Edition 8

Sennheiser IE 8i
Ultrasone Edition 8
Sennheiser IE 8i
Ultrasone Edition 8

Why is Sennheiser IE 8i better than Ultrasone Edition 8?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs30 Ohms
  • 275.9g lighter
    18gvs293.9g
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Ultrasone Edition 8 better than Sennheiser IE 8i?

  • 22000Hz higher high-frequency
    42000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 4Hz lower low-frequency
    6Hzvs10Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser IE 8i
Ultrasone Edition 8

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 an over-the-ear form
Sennheiser IE 8i
Ultrasone Edition 8

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.has a detachable cable
Sennheiser IE 8i
Ultrasone Edition 8

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

4.weight

18g

293.9g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Sennheiser IE 8i
Ultrasone Edition 8

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.has an in-ear form
Sennheiser IE 8i
Ultrasone Edition 8

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.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

42000Hz

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

6Hz

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
Ultrasone Edition 8

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

96dB/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
Ultrasone Edition 8

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

30 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
Ultrasone Edition 8

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser IE 8i
Ultrasone Edition 8

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
Ultrasone Edition 8

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
Ultrasone Edition 8

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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