The IE 80 S is a smooth sounding IEM that is able to provide impactful bass, lush midrange and smooth treble. There is a soothing presentation which provides a relaxing listen. The soundstage provides an open feeling. In addition, the IE 80 S is constructed well and it comes with a bass dial for bass adjustment. The Sennheiser IE 80 S is an excellent successor to the IE 80 with an elevated sonic performance.