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Just picked up Sennheiser ie7

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First off I would like to say I am by no means an audiophile… I just bought a pair of Sennheiser ie7's (on sale at micro center for $179) to replace my Steel Series 5hv2 headset I have been using the last 8 months (the connection went bad somewhere in the wire and the sound now sounds distant almost like an echo). I have had problems with my sound going out with the last few pairs of cans I owned so I decided to go with a pair of IEM's this time instead of cans. I had owned a pair of Shure SEL3's in the past but those were stolen along with my ipod video a few years back. Comparing the ie7's to the SEL3's seems almost unfair. I found the SEL3's pretty obtrusive and could never get them to fit quite right in my ears. The ie7's fit perfectly, and I could even lay down on my ear without having a problem with comfort. I have heard these require a relatively long break in period, but I am already impressed with the sound that it is producing. Much more immersive than anything I have listened to before. So far I have only paired them with my iphone because I am at work, but I will hook them up to my pc when I get home to give them the full run down. All in all I am happy with my purchase so far
    
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Congrats mate! Those are very good, they shine out of the box and after 100-150 hrs of break in you'll love them even more!
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Thank you! I was hesitant to buy them knowing I could get a pretty nice set of cans for the same price, but I am one of those people who need to try things for themselfs. Like I said so far I am pretty happy. Having inear headphones just makes the sound seem so much closer, you can really hear it inside your ears rather than sounding like a speaker really close to your ear like typical headphones.
    
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