Sennheiser IE6 headphones review

The IE (In-Ear) range is positioned, unlike the CX-series, as a professional line. But it rarely happens that professional headphones do not find recognition among music lovers.

The IE4 model once won the love and respect of both Western and Russian music lovers. The expansion of the line by three items (IE6, IE7, IE8) was received extremely positively. With an obvious delay, let's start looking at new models, first let's talk about IE6.

Packaging and accessories

A neat and beautiful box is a common feature of all three new models. Unpacking is a real ritual, everything is packed so tightly and neatly. Made in China.

What's inside? Several pairs of tips, a clip, a case, ear hooks, a headphone cleaner, a frame for winding wires and storing tips, as well as a case (materials - metal and plastic) to place this frame.

It's quite a rich set, however, in my opinion, the frame and case are suitable for long-term storage, but in everyday use, the ritual of winding the wire will not be carried out.

It's a shame that there are no instructions in Russian in the kit.

Appearance and usability

The case is made entirely of plastic. The shiny part, in my opinion, occupies an excessively large area on the front side and looks tasteless.

The headphones have an open acoustic design, four fairly large phase inverter windows are visible.

As a result, the noise isolation is extremely weak - it is quite enough for the street and the bus, for the metro I would recommend using other headphones.

Landing is possible only behind the ear, the wire is soft and light. It will not be possible to replace it, however, with careful handling, it is unlikely to become unusable. The plug is L-shaped, there is a slider on the wire for additional fixation. There is no microphone effect.

The left earpiece is quite easy to distinguish from the right one - there are letters L and R on the back of the case, in addition to this, a dot is pressed out on the left earphone for identification by touch.

Standard-diameter drivers, most in-ear earbuds will fit.

https://cars45.com/listing/chrysler/limousine

Thanks to a successful design and miniature dimensions, IE6 almost completely fit into the ear and does not protrude beyond it.

Headphones warmed up for about 100 hours, then subjective testing was carried out in conjunction with the Hifiman HM-801 player. The equalizer has been disabled, the main instrument is a set of records in the lossless format Prime Test CD1.

Also, albums of various artists were listened to to test the capabilities of the headphones in terms of the stage, micro-dynamics - to clarify the results. In general, everything is as usual.

The sound of the headphones is generally dark, quite detailed, voluminous, somewhat dirty.

The number of low frequencies is not excessive, but the information content in this frequency range is not high - compared to typical dynamic plugs of the same CX-series, a step forward has been made - but it is not so great.

Sometimes, under the veil of "academic" bass, very clear and moderate, a rumble, absolutely typical for "dynamics", appears.

The midrange is much better defined. Vocal parts sound natural, with almost no sibilants.

In general, IE6, in my opinion, sound interesting precisely because of the study of the midrange. It is interesting to listen to music, the sound does not tire.

High frequencies are somewhat muffled, which, however, does not greatly harm the detail. This is where IE6 excels at its budget brethren.

Even on fairly complex compositions, there is no that indistinct "porridge" that the user of inexpensive earplugs will hear. Yes, there is a feeling of “dirt” in the sound, but this will not interfere with all music.

The headphones have a good attack, thanks to which the proper “drive” is created. It's still a long way to the top of Monster Cable, and even more so to the "top fittings" like Ultimate Ears triple.fi, but the result is quite acceptable.

As far as stereo panorama is concerned, IE6 is a pleasant surprise. A fairly well-defined "scene" is quite wide, and in addition to this, it has a little depth. Apparently, this effect was realized due to the open acoustic design.

In the end, I wouldn't listen to frankly "heavy" music on IE6. From the point of view of emotional presentation, these headphones adequately work out any musical genres. It seems to me that this is due to a well-developed mid-frequency range.

Compatibility

It's nice to note that when testing IE6 on sources of a lower level, such as Nokia N900, iPhone 3Gs, Sony NWZ-A726, HiSoundAudio Rocoo, the sound quality is practically not affected, a slight correction is made for the quality of the path (say, on the N900 bass was written not very well) - but that's all.

For most users, the pickiness of headphones to the sound source will be a definite plus.

The only caveat is the low sensitivity, you will have to listen to IE6 by setting the volume on the player quite high, especially when used in noisy places.

Output

So, Sennheiser's triumphal march continues? Good question. When the IE4 model entered the market, there were simply no competitors for comparable money. At the moment, fortunately for the consumer, there are many interesting models from the same Chinese manufacturers.

However, for fans of Sennheiser's "signature" sound, the IE series is more than preferable. Moderately dark, moderately detailed, rather emotional sound. I find it difficult to find a direct competitor.

Of the unequivocal disadvantages - poor sound insulation and dirty sound. But you should understand that IE6 is the youngest model in the line, you have to pay more money for the best sound.

By the way, about money. IE6 cost in Moscow from 4 to 5.5 thousand rubles, these headphones are fake - so beware of illiquid assets.

My recommendations are that the Sennheiser IE6 is definitely worth a listen, and if the sound description is close to your vision of ideal in a portable, you can buy it. But don't forget that besides IE6, there are also more expensive models in Sennheiser's line of plugs - worth a look.

By the way, the IE7 headphones will be reviewed shortly - this is an interesting enough example, but if the budget is tight, the IE6 is a worthy choice.

Sennheiser IE6 headphones review

The IE (In-Ear) range is positioned, unlike the CX-series, as a professional line. But it rarely happens that professional headphones do not find recognition among music lovers.

The IE4 model once won the love and respect of both Western and Russian music lovers. The expansion of the line by three items (IE6, IE7, IE8) was received extremely positively. With an obvious delay, let's start looking at new models, first let's talk about IE6.

Packaging and accessories

A neat and beautiful box is a common feature of all three new models. Unpacking is a real ritual, everything is packed so tightly and neatly. Made in China.

What's inside? Several pairs of tips, a clip, a case, ear hooks, a headphone cleaner, a frame for winding wires and storing tips, as well as a case (materials - metal and plastic) to place this frame.

It's quite a rich set, however, in my opinion, the frame and case are suitable for long-term storage, but in everyday use, the ritual of winding the wire will not be carried out.

It's a shame that there are no instructions in Russian in the kit.

Appearance and usability

The case is made entirely of plastic. The shiny part, in my opinion, occupies an excessively large area on the front side and looks tasteless.

The headphones have an open acoustic design, four fairly large phase inverter windows are visible.

As a result, the noise isolation is extremely weak - it is quite enough for the street and the bus, for the metro I would recommend using other headphones.

Landing is possible only behind the ear, the wire is soft and light. It will not be possible to replace it, however, with careful handling, it is unlikely to become unusable. The plug is L-shaped, there is a slider on the wire for additional fixation. There is no microphone effect.

The left earpiece is quite easy to distinguish from the right one - there are letters L and R on the back of the case, in addition to this, a dot is pressed out on the left earphone for identification by touch.

Standard-diameter drivers, most in-ear earbuds will fit.

https://cars45.com/listing/chrysler/limousine

Thanks to a successful design and miniature dimensions, IE6 almost completely fit into the ear and does not protrude beyond it.

Headphones warmed up for about 100 hours, then subjective testing was carried out in conjunction with the Hifiman HM-801 player. The equalizer was disabled, the main instrument is a set of records in the lossless format Prime Test CD1.

Also, albums of various artists were listened to to test the capabilities of the headphones in terms of the stage, micro-dynamics - to clarify the results. In general, everything is as usual.

The sound of the headphones is generally dark, quite detailed, voluminous, somewhat dirty.

The number of low frequencies is not excessive, but the information content in this frequency range is not high - compared to typical dynamic plugs of the same CX-series, a step forward has been made - but it is not so great.

Sometimes, under the veil of "academic" bass, very clear and moderate, a rumble, absolutely typical for "dynamics", appears.

The midrange is much better defined. Vocal parts sound natural, with almost no sibilants.

In general, IE6, in my opinion, sound interesting precisely because of the study of the midrange. It is interesting to listen to music, the sound does not tire.

High frequencies are somewhat muffled, which, however, does not greatly harm the detail. This is where IE6 excels at its budget brethren.

Even on fairly complex compositions, there is no that indistinct "porridge" that the user of inexpensive earplugs will hear. Yes, there is a feeling of “dirt” in the sound, but this will not interfere with all music.

The headphones have a good attack, thanks to which the proper “drive” is created. Monster Cable is still far from the top, and even more so to the "top fittings" like Ultimate Ears triple.fi, but the result is quite acceptable.

As far as stereo panorama is concerned, IE6 is a pleasant surprise. A fairly well-defined "scene" is quite wide, and in addition to this, it has a little depth. Apparently, this effect was realized due to the open acoustic design.

In the end, I wouldn't listen to frankly "heavy" music on IE6. From the point of view of emotional presentation, these headphones adequately work out any musical genres. It seems to me that this is due to a well-developed mid-frequency range.

Compatibility

It's nice to note that when testing IE6 on sources of a lower level, such as Nokia N900, iPhone 3Gs, Sony NWZ-A726, HiSoundAudio Rocoo, the sound quality is practically not affected, a slight correction is made for the quality of the path (say, on the N900 bass was written not very well) - but that's all.

For most users, the pickiness of headphones to the sound source will be a definite plus.

The only caveat is the low sensitivity, you will have to listen to IE6 by setting the volume on the player quite high, especially when used in noisy places.

Output

So, Sennheiser's triumphal march continues? Good question. When the IE4 model entered the market, there were simply no competitors for comparable money. At the moment, fortunately for the consumer, there are many interesting models from the same Chinese manufacturers.

However, for fans of Sennheiser's signature sound, the IE series is more than preferable. Moderately dark, moderately detailed, rather emotional sound. I find it difficult to find a direct competitor.

Of the unequivocal disadvantages - poor sound insulation and dirty sound. But you should understand that IE6 is the youngest model in the line, you have to pay more money for the best sound.

By the way, about money. IE6 cost in Moscow from 4 to 5.5 thousand rubles, these headphones are fake - so beware of illiquid assets.

My recommendations are that the Sennheiser IE6 is definitely worth a listen, and if the sound description is close to your vision of ideal in a portable, you can buy it. But don't forget that besides IE6, there are also more expensive models in Sennheiser's line of plugs - worth a look.

By the way, the IE7 headphones will be reviewed shortly - this is an interesting enough example, but if the budget is tight, the IE6 is a worthy choice.

Sennheiser IE6 headphones review

The IE (In-Ear) range is positioned, unlike the CX-series, as a professional line. But it rarely happens that professional headphones do not find recognition among music lovers.

The IE4 model once won the love and respect of both Western and Russian music lovers. The expansion of the line by three items (IE6, IE7, IE8) was received extremely positively. With an obvious delay, let's start looking at new models, first let's talk about IE6.

Packaging and accessories

A neat and beautiful box is a common feature of all three new models. Unpacking is a real ritual, everything is packed so tightly and neatly. Made in China.

What's inside? Several pairs of tips, a clip, a case, ear hooks, a headphone cleaner, a frame for winding wires and storing tips, as well as a case (materials - metal and plastic) to place this frame.

It's quite a rich set, however, in my opinion, the frame and case are suitable for long-term storage, but in everyday use, the ritual of winding the wire will not be carried out.

It's a shame that there are no instructions in Russian in the kit.

Appearance and usability

The case is made entirely of plastic. The shiny part, in my opinion, occupies an excessively large area on the front side and looks tasteless.

The headphones have an open acoustic design, four fairly large phase inverter windows are visible.

As a result, the noise isolation is extremely weak - it is quite enough for the street and the bus, for the metro I would recommend using other headphones.

Landing is possible only behind the ear, the wire is soft and light. It will not be possible to replace it, however, with careful handling, it is unlikely to become unusable. The plug is L-shaped, there is a slider on the wire for additional fixation. There is no microphone effect.

The left earpiece is quite easy to distinguish from the right one - there are letters L and R on the back of the case, in addition to this, a dot is pressed out on the left earphone for identification by touch.

Standard-diameter drivers, most in-ear earbuds will fit.

https://cars45.com/listing/chrysler/limousine

Thanks to a successful design and miniature dimensions, IE6 almost completely fit into the ear and does not protrude beyond it.

Headphones warmed up for about 100 hours, then subjective testing was carried out in conjunction with the Hifiman HM-801 player. The equalizer has been disabled, the main instrument is a set of records in the lossless format Prime Test CD1.

Also, albums of various artists were listened to to test the capabilities of the headphones in terms of the stage, micro-dynamics - to clarify the results. In general, everything is as usual.

The sound of the headphones is generally dark, quite detailed, voluminous, somewhat dirty.

The number of low frequencies is not excessive, but the information content in this frequency range is not high - compared to typical dynamic plugs of the same CX-series, a step forward has been made - but it is not so great.

Sometimes, under the veil of "academic" bass, very clear and moderate, a rumble, absolutely typical for "dynamics", appears.

The midrange is much better defined. Vocal parts sound natural, with almost no sibilants.

In general, IE6, in my opinion, sound interesting precisely because of the study of the midrange. It is interesting to listen to music, the sound does not tire.

High frequencies are somewhat muffled, which, however, does not greatly harm the detail. This is where IE6 excels at its budget brethren.

Even on fairly complex compositions, there is no that indistinct "porridge" that the user of inexpensive earplugs will hear. Yes, there is a feeling of “dirt” in the sound, but this will not interfere with all music.

The headphones have a good attack, thanks to which the proper “drive” is created. Monster Cable is still far from the top, and even more so to the "top fittings" like Ultimate Ears triple.fi, but the result is quite acceptable.

As far as stereo panorama is concerned, IE6 is a pleasant surprise. A fairly well-defined "scene" is quite wide, and in addition to this, it has a little depth. Apparently, this effect was realized due to the open acoustic design.

In the end, I wouldn't listen to frankly "heavy" music on IE6. From the point of view of emotional presentation, these headphones adequately work out any musical genres. It seems to me that this is due to a well-developed mid-frequency range.

Compatibility

It's nice to note that when testing IE6 on sources of a lower level, such as Nokia N900, iPhone 3Gs, Sony NWZ-A726, HiSoundAudio Rocoo, the sound quality is practically not affected, a slight correction is made for the quality of the path (say, on the N900 bass was written not very well) - but that's all.

For most users, the pickiness of headphones to the sound source will be a definite plus.

The only caveat is the low sensitivity, you will have to listen to IE6 by setting the volume on the player quite high, especially when used in noisy places.

Output

So, Sennheiser's triumphal march continues? Good question. When the IE4 model entered the market, there were simply no competitors for comparable money. At the moment, fortunately for the consumer, there are many interesting models from the same Chinese manufacturers.

However, for fans of Sennheiser's "signature" sound, the IE series is more than preferable. Moderately dark, moderately detailed, rather emotional sound. I find it difficult to find a direct competitor.

Of the unequivocal disadvantages - poor sound insulation and dirty sound. But you should understand that IE6 is the youngest model in the line, you have to pay more money for the best sound.

By the way, about money. IE6 cost in Moscow from 4 to 5.5 thousand rubles, these headphones are fake - so beware of illiquid assets.

My recommendations are that the Sennheiser IE6 is definitely worth a listen, and if the sound description is close to your vision of ideal in a portable, you can buy it. But don't forget that besides IE6, there are also more expensive models in Sennheiser's line of plugs - worth a look.

By the way, the IE7 headphones will be reviewed shortly - this is an interesting enough example, but if the budget is tight, the IE6 is a worthy choice.

Sennheiser IE6 headphones review

The IE (In-Ear) range is positioned, unlike the CX-series, as a professional line. But it rarely happens that professional headphones do not find recognition among music lovers.

The IE4 model once won the love and respect of both Western and Russian music lovers. The expansion of the line by three items (IE6, IE7, IE8) was received extremely positively. With an obvious delay, let's start looking at new models, first let's talk about IE6.

Packaging and accessories

A neat and beautiful box is a common feature of all three new models. Unpacking is a real ritual, everything is packed so tightly and neatly. Made in China.

What's inside? Several pairs of tips, a clip, a case, ear hooks, a headphone cleaner, a frame for winding the wire and storing tips, as well as a case (materials - metal and plastic) to place this frame.

It's quite a rich set, however, in my opinion, the frame and case are suitable for long-term storage, but in everyday use, the ritual of winding the wire will not be carried out.

It's a shame that there are no instructions in Russian in the kit.

Appearance and usability

The case is made entirely of plastic. The shiny part, in my opinion, occupies an excessively large area on the front side and looks tasteless.

The headphones have an open acoustic design, four fairly large phase inverter windows are visible.

As a result, the noise isolation is extremely weak - it is quite enough for the street and the bus, for the metro I would recommend using other headphones.

Landing is possible only behind the ear, the wire is soft and light. It will not be possible to replace it, however, with careful handling, it is unlikely to become unusable. The plug is L-shaped, there is a slider on the wire for additional fixation. There is no microphone effect.

The left earpiece is quite easy to distinguish from the right one - there are letters L and R on the back of the case, in addition to this, a dot is pressed out on the left earphone for identification by touch.

Standard-diameter drivers, most in-ear earbuds will fit.

https://cars45.com/listing/chrysler/limousine https://cars45.com/listing/chrysler/limousine

Thanks to a successful design and miniature dimensions, IE6 almost completely fit into the ear and does not protrude beyond it.

Headphones warmed up for about 100 hours, then subjective testing was carried out in conjunction with the Hifiman HM-801 player. The equalizer has been disabled, the main instrument is a set of records in the lossless format Prime Test CD1.

Also, albums of various artists were listened to to test the capabilities of the headphones in terms of the stage, micro-dynamics - to clarify the results. In general, everything is as usual.

The sound of the headphones is generally dark, quite detailed, voluminous, somewhat dirty.

The number of low frequencies is not excessive, but the information content in this frequency range is not high - compared to typical dynamic plugs of the same CX-series, a step forward has been made - but it is not so great.

Sometimes, under the veil of "academic" bass, very clear and moderate, a rumble, absolutely typical for "dynamics", appears.

The midrange is much better defined. Vocal parts sound natural, with almost no sibilants.

In general, IE6, in my opinion, sound interesting precisely because of the study of the midrange. It is interesting to listen to music, the sound does not tire.

High frequencies are somewhat muffled, which, however, does not greatly harm the detail. This is where IE6 excels at its budget brethren.

Even on fairly complex compositions, there is no that indistinct "porridge" that the user of inexpensive earplugs will hear. Yes, there is a feeling of “dirt” in the sound, but this will not interfere with all music.

The headphones have a good attack, thanks to which the proper “drive” is created. It's still a long way to the top of Monster Cable, and even more so to the "top fittings" like Ultimate Ears triple.fi, but the result is quite acceptable.

As far as stereo panorama is concerned, IE6 is a pleasant surprise. A fairly well-defined "scene" is quite wide, and in addition to this, it has a little depth. Apparently, this effect was realized due to the open acoustic design.

In the end, I wouldn't listen to frankly "heavy" music on IE6. From the point of view of emotional presentation, these headphones adequately work out any musical genres. It seems to me that this is due to a well-developed mid-frequency range.

Compatibility

It's nice to note that when testing IE6 on sources of a lower level, such as Nokia N900, iPhone 3Gs, Sony NWZ-A726, HiSoundAudio Rocoo, the sound quality is practically not affected, a slight correction is made for the quality of the path (say, on the N900 bass was written not very well) - but that's all.

For most users, the pickiness of headphones to the sound source will be a definite plus.

The only caveat is the low sensitivity, you will have to listen to IE6 by setting the volume on the player quite high, especially when used in noisy places.

Output

So, Sennheiser's triumphal march continues? Good question. When the IE4 model entered the market, there were simply no competitors for comparable money. At the moment, fortunately for the consumer, there are many interesting models from the same Chinese manufacturers.

However, for fans of Sennheiser's "signature" sound, the IE series is more than preferable. Moderately dark, moderately detailed, rather emotional sound. I find it difficult to find a direct competitor.

Of the unequivocal disadvantages - poor sound insulation and dirty sound. But you should understand that IE6 is the youngest model in the line, you have to pay more money for the best sound.

By the way, about money. IE6 cost in Moscow from 4 to 5.5 thousand rubles, these headphones are fake - so beware of illiquid assets.

My recommendations are that the Sennheiser IE6 is definitely worth a listen, and if the sound description is close to your vision of ideal in a portable, you can buy it. But don't forget that besides IE6, there are also more expensive models in Sennheiser's line of plugs - worth a look.

By the way, the IE7 headphones will be reviewed shortly - this is an interesting enough example, but if the budget is tight, the IE6 is a worthy choice.