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Sennheiser IE 200: An Affordable IEM in the Iconic IE Range

Sennheiser IE 200

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Old-school wired earphones might be out of fashion for many people. But they are still a go-to pick for audiophiles. 

And even though Sennheiser did bring the price of its high-end wired earbuds down two years back, the Sennheiser IE 200 is now the pinnacle of how good wired In Ear Monitors (IEMs) can be at an affordable range.

The announcement of the IE 200 makes it clear that Sennheiser is evolving the IE range despite Sennheiser licensing its consumer audio division to Sonova AG

Sennheiser IE 200
Source: Sennheiser

In other words, the consumer headphones of Sennheiser are still in good hands. Now, back to the Sennheiser IE 200, which is described as an “open invitation for everyone to enjoy high-end sound” by Jermo Koehnk, the product manager of Sennheiser. 

It comes with the 7mm extra-wide band transducer, which seems to be the same as the one found in the pricier IE 300.

However, there is no solid information on whether there are any discrepancies between the drivers of the Sennheiser IE 200 and IE 300. 

Sennheiser IE 200
Source: Sennheiser

Even so, the extra-wide band of the IE 200 should offer an excellent overall sound. And it will surely live all the way up to IE 900 in terms of excellence.

Sennheiser also stated that the harmonic distortion of the Sennheiser IE 200 is “almost non-existent.” The audio specialist also said that the natural frequency response curve of the IE 200 is the same one typically found in the IEMs that costs “significantly more.”

Wondering what the fit of the Sennheiser IE 200 is like? Well, recognizing a universal fit of the earbuds is always tricky for audio specialists. 

Sennheiser IE 200
Source: Sennheiser

That’s why Sennheiser has opted for a two-position design for the IE 200. It will enable you to mount one of the included ear tips in either of the two positions that give you the highest control over the balance.

There are silicone and viscoelastic foam ear adapters available in multiple sizes. They will block the ambient distractions and enhance the low-end response of the drivers significantly.

Furthermore, you will get a revised cable with the Sennheiser IE 200. It is a braided cable that Sennheiser designed to reduce cable noise

Sennheiser IE 200
Source: Sennheiser

And at the end of the cable, there are 3.5 mm stereo plugs and MMCX connectors. That said, there’s no sight of an in-line remote in the initial pictures of the IE 200. 

This is something many criticized about the IE 300. However, audiophiles will not have much to complain about if the sound makes up for it. 

And that would become clear when Sennheiser launches the IE 200 for sale at the end of January 2023.

Slava is a man of mystery and no-one seems to know exactly where he is at any point in time. When he isn't enjoying writing about all things audio and technical he can be found researching his next project of interest. The man never rests.


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