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Derrickmv
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Jan 27, 2016
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How do these compare to Ultimate Ears CEIMs or 1964 CEIMs????
Jan 27, 2016
Evshrug
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Jan 28, 2016
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I can't EXACTLY answer you, so take the following with a grain of salt. At RMAF, I got to hear the whole line of ADEL 1964 Audio UIEMs, and even the least expensive model was super impressive on the level of TOTL over-ear headphones. They do imaging amazingly, and the ADEL tech does relieve pressure which was nice. Super friendly people too.
That said, I have heard exactly one of CustomArt's products... My 330 v2. Different (lighter bass?) tuning than the Massdrop edition CIEM here, and only three drivers, but an AWESOME sound which outperformed my K712 so well I sold the AKG (still love AKG though!). I say Piotr's descriptions of his models' sound is a fair representation, though I will add that (if you read the 330v2's description) I don't find my CIEMS to be lacking or cheap on the bass side, nor is the treble too high and piercing.
Essentially, you're getting really great headphones either way (in this case CIEMs) and you can't go wrong, so go with whatever description seems more appealing. That said... $600 for a CIEM with this many drivers, tuned to the most widely regarded appealing sound signature, and an unusual new super tweeter (the frequency range traditionally the most challenging for IEMs), this offer from CustomArt and Massdrop is a very strong value.
I'd just remind you to clean your ears a day before getting your impressions done, you don't want any gunk OR swelling to mess up your ear impressions. Great impressions are key!
Jan 28, 2016
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