As well as unveiling their new Sennheiser headphones, the company has also unveiled a new set of earbuds in the form of the Sennheiser IE 800 S which will be available later this month priced at $1,000 or £870.
The handcrafted IE 800 S earbuds are equipped with a refined version of Sennheiser’s proprietary Extra Wide Band (XWB) drivers combined with proprietary 7-mm transducers in the company’s patented dual-chamber absorber (D2CA) system.
Sennheiser explains more about their flagship earbuds.
Incorporating the next evolutionary step after the groundbreaking IE 800 ear-canal headphones, the IE 800 S contains great technology within a very confined space. Sleek and compact, the IE 800 S is a giant where it really matters: in reproducing music. Featuring a refined version of our proprietary Extra Wide Band (XWB) drivers, it redefines the benchmark for crisp and clear in-ear sound performance. The extraordinary musical capabilities of the IE 800 S are complemented by a perfect fit thanks to Comply foam ear tips. A cool and attractive look tops off this handcrafted piece of aural excellence.
Strikingly rich in detail, the IE 800 S generates a stunningly lifelike sound image. Offering brilliant trebles as well as a precise and improved bass sound, these in-ear headphones create the most beautiful musical landscapes for your mind to wander around in. Explore your music in all its glorious depth.
The IE 800 S features our patented dual-chamber absorber (D2CA) system. This innovation overcomes the “masking effect”, where low-volume components of a sound are obscured by much louder sounds in a lower frequency range occurring at the same time. Removing the energy from any masking resonances to prevent unwanted peaks, the absorber system makes sure even the finest nuances of sound become audible – enabling a truly high-end listening experience.