Talking about expensive in-ear headphones, I suppose this new Sennheiser IE 800 is one of them. At the level of $787, someone will have to break their bank and make a big hole in their account if they really want to buy one of it (especially the budget-strict audiophiles). However, Sennheiser IE 800 is a high-end headphones. You can really blame the company to release it with high pricing because it’s something that a true audiophiles will appreciate it. According to the specs list, Sennheiser IE 800 is expensive because it has a pair of 7mm extra-wide ban drivers, has ceramic casings, capable of producing 5 to 46,500 Hz frequency range and it has stainless steel vents at the rear of the headphones that could improve the overall bass effect and airflow.
“The oscillating motion of the diaphragm produces an air flow in the magnet system housing that causes the diaphragm to wobble slightly,” explained Axel Grell. “By positioning two precisely defined vent holes in the housing directly under the magnets, we can cause the air to flow in a specific direction. This minimises the wobbling motion of the diaphragm and reduces total harmonic distortion to less than 0.06 percent.“
Sennheiser is going to release this high-standard IE 800 of in-ear headphones later in this Summer (around June) for €599 (around US$787).