New Release Sennheiser IE 80 S with Fine Tuning at Your Fingertips

New Release Sennheiser IE 80 S

By now some of you have probably heard Sennheiser is discontinuing the highly-praised IE 80 earbud. As sad as that news is, there’s also some good. Welcome Sennheiser IE 80 S.

New Release Sennheiser IE 80 S with Fine Tuning at Your Fingertips

The new audiophile earbud made its debut at IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany aiming to make good on its predecessor with a new and improved look. The ergonomic earbud housings appear to have the same shape, however the materials are said be more durable and better – tailored to provide a solid seal and fit (successfully attenuating sound up to 26 dB). Paired with a reinforced, proprietary 2-pin detachable cable as well as optional ear hooks the buds make themselves an attractive and portable audiophile-friendly earbud. A red colored strain relief on the right earphone connector also makes for easy side recognition.

New Release Sennheiser IE 80 S

In terms of sound, the IE 80 was already an excellent model, but enhancements made to the IE 80 S are said to extract the most minute details. Clarity and sonic accuracy are ensured by “by a dynamic speaker system with powerful neodymium magnets.” And if that isn’t enough, the pickiest of audiophiles can further fine tune their music with a sound adjustment tool.

“The IE 80 S brings together professional sound quality and high-end aesthetics – the best of both worlds for those seeking to upgrade their portable audio experience,” said Marcel Salzmann, Product Manager Audiophile at Sennheiser.

Specs-wise, Sennheiser IE 80 S reaches a frequency response range of 10-20,000 Hertz at an impedance of 16 ohms. It’ll be made available later this month for $349.99.

P.S. Sennheiser IE 80 S was launched alongside a wireless, neckband-free take on the HD 1, called the Momentum HD 1 Free.