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SRTChrisS1
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Nov 12, 2016
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Just wondering. Does the HEM8 justify its $100 extra price tag over the Primo 8?
Nov 12, 2016
Visceralwaves
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Nov 16, 2016
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I've asked a similar question multiple times with no real response. It is clear that they feel there are some improvements over the Primo8, including newer BA drivers, tuning, and accessories, but part of the answer will always inherently be based on your personal requirements and financial situation.
Also, I think there is actually a much bigger price gap than $100 depending on how you purchase, as there was recently a drop for the Primo 8, which was $200 - well under the $500 msrp for the HEM8.
While I ultimately cannot speak to the HEM8, I do really enjoy the sound of the Primo, particularly the mids. Although it is definitely light on sub/bass compared to a lot of other options / preferences. I personally decided the extra money was best spent on another IEM to provide a more bass focused sound sig to give me more variety / flexibility, yet would be very tempted to upgrade for anything under $100. However, full disclosure, my Primo is defective after very light and gentle use, which makes me hesitant to spend any more $. Let me know what you decide!
Nov 16, 2016
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