The new model of the IE series, IE300 has been released by SENNHEISER, one of the three major European earphone/headphone brands.
Speaking of high-priced earphones, those equipped with balanced armature driver (hereinafter “BA driver”) and hybrid combining BA and dynamic drivers are often seen, but it’s characteristic of the SENNHEISER in-ear canal earphones to be particular about the “dynamic drivers”, such as IE80, IE800, and professional in-ear monitors IE40PRO, IE400PRO, IE500PRO, etc.
Meanwhile, what was released after the long wait was the IE300, which I introduce this time.
The driver unit is equipped with the "7mm Extra Wide Band (XWB)" that was also used on the IE800. It’s been refined for the IE300. In addition, SENNHEISER's technics such as the original acoustic technology "Resonator Chamber" and "Acoustic Back Volume" are generously adopted.
I opened the package and wore the earphones, I found they were so compact and light. The shape is designed to fit neatly in your ears, and very comfortable to wear.
The cable is MMCX detachable type. The right earphone has a red marker, and it’s distinguishable. The "gold-plated Fidelity + MMCX connector" made from carefully selected materials, which is very SENNHEISER, is used for the detachable cable. Since the terminal part has a unique shape, compatibility with other companies’ cables has not been confirmed.
The included accessories are 6 pairs of silicone and foam ear tips in small/medium/large sizes, a case and a cleaning tool.
When I tried the IE300, I found that it had the warm sound typical of SENNHEISER, as well as a natural, three-dimensional sound field and good low-frequency expression, and I could comfortably listen to the vibration of the contrabass as if I were in front of it. I felt the vocals were clear, and the tone was mellow and pleasant to the ears. You can clearly hear each note of the guitar arpeggio and hi-hat, and the ability to decompose sound is so stable.
I occasionally listened to the Canadian band "Holy Fuck", but the vocals with reverb, the fine touch of the hi-hat, the deep bass produced by the synth, and the sound of every part are reproduced three-dimensionally and expressively. I felt the IE300 never forcibly exaggerates the sound or makes it sharp, but it expresses the performance of the musician and the features of each instrument very well.
The IE300 listening earphones that allow you to fully enjoy the SENNHEISER sound, which is particular about the dynamic drivers. Please try it. It’s now on sale!