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Sennheiser IE60 earphones: Stick It In Yer Ear! - The Audiophile Man
Sennheiser has released a mid-priced set of earphones. Paul Rigby reviews the IE60s I blame the smartphone. For the increasing popularity of the earphone, that is. We’ve had dedicated portable music players before, younger users tend to go for the cans-on-head approach to mobile headphone use and audiophiles have had high quality, ear canal, mutant earphones to rely on but the boom in earphones has come from the widespread use of smartphones and the realisation that you also have an entertainment system in your pocket and not just a phone. Hence, for the first time, every age group has found themselves considering the earphone as a purchase option. Not just music-savvy users, either but technophobes and beginners. These users, especially, like the earphone approach because they are pocket friendly and inconspicuous. This new release from Sennheiser recognises that, while there are many decent budget models out there, users are appreciating the increase in possible sound quality that is coming from higher definition music files such as WAV and FLAC. Especially as smartphones are regularly arriving with internal memories capacities of over 32GB. The new IE60 model offers a quietly stylish design. Nothing too fancy. Sturdy, somber and conservative in approach, …