2.5mm & 4.4mm
PINNACLE OF GERMAN AUDIO TECHNOLOGY WITH INNOVATIVE X3R TECH AND A 7MM DYNAMIC TRUE RESPONSE TRANSDUCER
At the core of the Sennheiser IE 900 is the innovative X3R triple-chamber absorber technology featuring a dynamic 7 mm TrueResponse transducer along with a downstream acoustic vortex. The X3R is a refined system of three Helmholtz resonator chambers to deliver high-quality sound. The transducers are carefully placed inside precision-manufactured solid aluminium housing. This housing removes resonance to serve colour free, pure sound while the intricate structure on the nozzle and the Vortex manage the acoustic energy to smooth out peaks. Representing the absolute best of German audio engineering and manufacturing, the Sennheiser IE 900 drives the purest natural sound.
ENJOY DETAILED TREBLE AND POWERFUL BASS WITH A STUDIO-LIKE REAL SOUND AND A STUNNING SOUNDSTAGE
Designed to highlight recording like sound, the IE 900 is a masterpiece that produces detailed sound with bright trebles and impactful bass. With an intention to recreate the sonic experience of a studio or a concert hall, the IE 900 offers a well balanced and transparent sound ensuring that you don't have to compromise when it comes to quality sound. These earphones take care of precise transient response, thanks to its diaphragm and the high inner dampening. Experience every nuance of sound, the tonality of each instrument, acoustic properties of the room with an immersive and breathtaking sound stage.
CLEAR AUDIO SEPARATION & AN ACOUSTIC BACK VOLUME FOR FATIGUE FREE NATURAL SOUND
To ensure clear separation of low and mid frequencies, which is crucial to transparent sound, the Sennheiser IE 900 uses an acoustic back volume. This is a unique chamber within a chamber fine-tuned particularly to control the slope and amplitude of the base lift. It manages the direction and overall volume of air while moving through the transducer system to offer clear and natural sound. This also encourages enhanced bass and mid-range performances while reducing resonances and listening fatigue.
PRECISION MACHINED & ANODIZED ALUMINIUM HOUSING FOR EVERLASTING DURABILITY
The place where the IE 900 is built represents high-quality Sennheiser standards. The aluminium material used in these earphones has been precision-milled that adds aesthetic beauty and solid homes for earphone components. Each housing undergoes five-axis CNC machine precision cuts made from a single aluminium block. It later undergoes anodisation making it more resistant to wear and corrosion. When the drivers are placed inside the housing, an automated manufacturing process makes sure to reduce variance to facilitate a transparent soundstage.
PROFESSIONAL-GRADE FIT FOR A COMFORTABLE MUSIC LISTENING EXPERIENCE
The design of the Sennheiser IE 900 is inspired by the personal monitoring systems of professionals. These earphones are paired with 3 sets of silicone ear adapters and an elastic foam ear adapter each. These ear adapters fit naturally into your ears for a tailored fit and help you enjoy your favourite music the way the artist intended. Be it while travelling or at home, never let your earphones ruin your music listening experience.
GOLD-PLATED HIGH-RESISTANT CONNECTOR, A 3.5MM STEREO PLUG AND BALANCED CABLES IN THE BOX
Audiophiles rely on highly durable audio products that stand the test of time. The Sennheiser IE 900 is one such product with gold-plated fidelity and MMCX connectors. Every termination comes with a recessed 4.8 mm-wide socket while the cables are para-aramid reinforced for high-end durability. These earphones come with a 3.5 mm stereo plug allowing you to connect them to headphone amps, laptops, and audio interfaces. It can be carried around easily with a serialized case included in the box. For balanced connection, the IE 900 comes with a symmetrical 2.5 mm and 4.4 mm cables that can be used with hi-fi audiophile products.
Regions of the frequency spectrum
(20Hz - 80 Hz)
(80 Hz - 300 kHz)
(300 Hz - 1000 kHz)
(1 kHz - 6 kHz)
(6 kHz - 10 kHz)
(10 kHz - 20 kHz)
|TRANSDUCER PRINCIPLE||single dynamic driver, pressure chamber|
|SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL||123 dB (1 kHz, 1 Vrms)|
|FREQUENCTY RESPONSE||5 Hz – 48,000 Hz (-10 dB)|
|THD||<0.05% (94 dB, 1 kHz)|
|TECHNOLOGY||Unique X3R technology|
|WIRED CONNECTIVITY||3.5 mm
|MIC & REMOTE||No|
|CONNECTOR||Fidelity (+) MMCX|
|CABLE TYPE||Para-aramid reinforced|
|CABLE LENGTH||125 cm|
|HOUSING||One-piece precision-milled aluminum housing|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Sennheiser IE 900 earphones|
|2. Balanced para-aramid reinforced cable with 2.5 mm connector|
|3. Unbalanced para-aramid reinforced cable with 3.5 mm connector|
|4. Balanced para-aramid reinforced cable with 4.4 mm connector|
|5. 3 pairs of silicone ear adapters (S, M, L)|
|6. 3 pairs of foam ear adapters (S, M, L)|
|7. Premium carry case with metal serial no. plate|
|8. Cable clip, Cleaning tool & Cleaning cloth|
|9. Presentation box with signed customer certificate & User manuals|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||Germany|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Sennheiser Electronics India Pvt. Ltd.
Address: 104 A, B, C, First Floor, Time Tower, M.G. Road, Sector-28,Gurugram,Haryana-122002
Contact No: 1800 22 3632
The Sennheiser Spirit
Sennheiser is determined to design and develop one-of-its-kind music experiences for its customers to enhance the future of audio. As a company which is led by the third generation family, Sennheiser takes pride in its rich history and achievements while being ambitious about making its humble contribution in improving the future of the audio world.
The History of Sennheiser
Sennheiser made its humble beginning in 1945 and was founded by Fritz Sennheiser as a venture which in today's time is known as a 'start-up'. It all began in a farmhouse near Hanover. After realising the potential of highly growing business opportunities, applying the expertise and experience of his scientific career he started the company to meet the rising demand of measuring devices and microphones. The story of innovation which started then continues till date. Even today if you visit Sennheiser headquarters for listening sessions, product support or to get a factory visit you can sense their passion and unending energy for excellence and innovation.
The Sennheiser Vision
The one thing that connects Sennheiser employees and associates around the world is its vision. A vision of developing never like before sound experiences that would prove instrumental in shaping the future of the audio world. Sennheiser has always been a very customer-centric audio company. Sennheiser also understands that the first step for any music listener is to trust the audio equipment and that is precisely why they are focused on delivering reliable audio products. At heart, Sennheiser is a team of audio enthusiasts who employ technology to make you reach new dimensions of the audio world for an unforgettable sound experience.
2 Year Warranty
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"If you’re on the look for a high end, dynamically driven IEM with a high quality sound, then the Sennheiser IE 900 should be on your list of IEMs to audition."Read More
"The IE 900 are a pricey proposition, but if you have a good enough source and amplification, their build, engineering and sound quality more than justify that hefty outlay."Read More
"There is an acoustic vortex carved into this structure which maximizes acoustic friction so that excessive energy is scattered resulting in a smooth and pleasing treble."Read More
"IE900 is an it’s got excellent technical performance, a good tonal balance, and great comfort--undoubtedly a well-rounded headphone that I’d gladly recommend."Read More
"the IE 900 is one of the only high-end IEMs that’s truly engaged me from the very first listen, with its balanced, natural, lifelike and completely non-fatiguing presentation of the music I love. "Read More
"Big, astonishingly cohesive sound, Beautifully made, Impressively flexible, IE 900 the best earphone Sennheiser has made, it might well be the single best thing of the company's I’ve ever tested."Read More
"The Sennheiser IE 900 are audiophile-grade earphones, Beautiful packaging. They rely on good old fashioned German audiophile engineering – not psychoacoustic trickery to deliver beautiful sound."Read More
"What we have here, then, is a steep asking price for an incredibly detailed, airy, lean, clinical music listening experience, and Sennheiser's IE900 is a premium-priced masterpiece. "Read More
You can't ask more of an IEM. Agreeable that its Ultra Premium but gives you every bit of return. Excels in all respects Comfort, Build, Sound. Haven't tried it with a DAC yet so the best is yet to come. Delivery was super fast - less than 24 hrs.
Glad you are loving your buy, do test it with the dac & send us another review. We'd love to hear all about to. Cheers & keep the music playing!
This is a review of both the IE 300 and the IE 900. I'll copy paste it in both sections.
Firstly, accessories (ear tips and cables) are a massive middle finger from Sennheiser to the buyer. The included silicon tips are absolute bottom barrel trash. They can not seal for me and while pulling one off the IEM it ripped the tip from the stem. The foam tips are useful and help me get a good seal, but I'm using them sparingly, because, like all foam tips they won't be too long lived. Replacement tips?
The cable is sticky, tangly, fights you at all times. The cables of the 900 feel a little softer and less sticky, and there are 3 of them, but still these are far form decent for the price. Sourcing a good replacement cable will be a problem because of the non standard termination. I have bought a replacement cable "Tiandirenhe cable for IE 300, 600 and 900". It feels flimsy and cheap, and I'm not hopeful as to it's longevity, but that cable in feel is a humongous upgrade. I fail to see how a leader in the audio industry is so clueless. I was reading a discussion on a forum where Sennheiser reps., on being asked if they could recommend a replacement cable asked a person what the problem with the stock cable was.
Both the IE 300 and IE 900 are comfortable and after trying different ear tips I've found the best ones for me are the included foamies and Spinfit CP100 plus. It's unfortunate Hpz doesn't sell the CP100 plus. Also sourcing the original foam tips might be a problem. The seal is fidgety and while I can maybe attribute that to my ear shape being wrong, these aren't my first IEMs.
Sound is simple. both of these are basically detailed, pleasant with a good amount of bass. Having said that The IE 900 is FAR better than the IE 300s. More resolution, better imaging/ staging and bass. So much so that IMHO the IE 300 are bad value at their price and the IE 900s, while not good value get a pass because the summit fi section has insane pricing anyways.
In fact I thought my IE 900s were broken and were imaging off centre because of the extreme positioning capability. I sent them in for warranty and they returned them saying its fine. I was still not convinced and as a final resource played tracks on mono. the image was dead centre. Basically when you have multiple vocalists close to centre, the IE 900 can locate them precisely.
This review sounds ranty, and that's unfortunate. The headphones are good but are let down by the absolutely trash accessories. They could learn a thing or two from brands like Fiio. At least the carrying boxes are pretty.
Bottom line. IE 300s, OK, but 10k chi-fi is competitive. IE 900s, GOOD. They know it and have priced them accordingly.
In the age of multi-driver technology IEM's, a single dynamic driver IEM & that too of a price it is at, is not only an anomly but will also be viewed with suspicion.
I too had my own doubt, but my search for a capable IEM was ongoing & wanted to purchase IEM that were sold with warranty (Products unavailable in India that cost lakhs, imported & that too without
warranty is too much of a risk to bear).
Product that I purchase without trail, like this, if for any reason I personally cannot find satisfaction then I sell it off. Solaris OG, Solaris 2020, Fiio FH 7, Fearless S8F, IE 800s, Mest MK II etc are some of the IEM's I previously owned & sold off either due to wearing discomfort or for how it sounded.
IE 900 after first few listens came across as lacking in impact, scale & cohesiveness. With Balanced Armateur(BA) sets, burn-in has not made much difference, but with IE 900's dynamic driver few days of burn-in truly changed the whole dynamics of sound produced by this IEM. I can assure that it was not me getting used to its sound, as I mentioned earlier with any audio product especially IEM or headphone if I don't find the sound produced endearing, then I just sell it off.
After burn-in the true character of IE 900 was revealed as having reasonably wide soundstage, extremely clean sound reproduction and a high level of musicality.
All this ends up being an IEM that is truly capable of delivering the true essence of any piece/genre of music.
Treble is well extended but never came across as harsh or sibiliant, never. Mids are extremely detailed & vocals sound extremely real. Bass has superb amount of energy & if a track has bass, be rest assured it will never shy away
from reproducing it with an impact. This IEM being extremely light & small, it has to be hands down one of the most comfortable IEM's you will ever come across. Even in sleeping position, this IEM never causes any problem.
Last but not the least, this IEM like may others depend on good eartips for it to sound great. Any eartip that dosen't seal well or dosen't allow IEM to rest properly can make it sound wonky & wrong.
Provided eartips do not do justice to this product. Many have rasied this point & I concur that provided silicone eartip is underwhelming. Foam eartips are better, but for excellent results I defentiley recommend Comply 500 series round eartips. I suggest buying large ones because irrespective of ear size, it fits easily & seals well. Usage for even long hours is convenient.
All in all, this is definetly a keeper, plus the provided balanced cabels & 2 years of warranty definetly deservers an appreciation.
Thanks a lot for your accurate and detailed feedback on this product, we're glad that you have such positive thoughts about the product.
These are some of the best IEMs you can buy, in a class of their own. sound superb and unique. No fatigue while listening. They also look awesome.
We're really happy that you have such great thoughts about the product and thanks for the amazing review!
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