IEM Build & Design
The IE 800 S has a premium scratch-resistant ceramic housing and it has a smooth matte black finish. The housing is small which allows me to fit in my ears comfortably. On each side of the IE 800 S, there is the brand logo. At the back of the IE 800 S, it features Sennheiser’s patented dual-chamber absorber (DC2A) system. The nozzle is rather short with a metal mesh for earwax prevention. There is solid build quality.
Cable Build & Design
The cable is black in color and it is not braided. There is strain relief on each side. The blue and red colour of the strain relief represents the left and right side respectively. The cable has a black squarish chin-slider. The y-splitter has a black circular housing. At this point, it features a modular cable system for usage with different digital audio players (DAPs). The top part of the y-splitter has a 2.5mm balanced straight jack while for the bottom part of the y-splitter, it features a female 2.5mm balanced socket. There is strain relief. Lastly, the jack is 3.5mm standard, 2.5mm balanced or 4.4mm balanced Pentaconn right angled. The jack has a circular black housing with strain relief.