I know that the Campfire Audio Andromeda IEM's are way more expensive than these, but holy shit bro, I just dropped the dime on a pair of new ones and IMO, they are definitely endgame IEM's, and sound Absolutely Wonderful. I'm mainly listening to my own live Recordings I've made with HQ mics/Preamps/recorders over the last 20+ years, and they sound Absolutely sublime! They have a great and very expansive soundstage and imaging, and no dips or spikes in any of the frequency spectrum and have sounded amazing with every Recording I've run through them so far!
So if you can afford any CA products, I highly suggest getting them. I've been researching the CA website for quite some time now, and I never looked at the price of the Cascade's because I've been converted to an IEM guy now lol, but I can tell you with COMPLETE assurance that they'll be worth whatever price they're asking! And if you don't want to drop too much money on a nice pair of CA Comets with a single Vented BA Driver, they're only $200 and the shell is made from ALL stainless steel. Or the Hybrid Polaris's have a DD and a single BA Driver for like $600.
That said, I just started buying and collecting decent IEM's about 6-7 months ago, and I haven't sold any of them yet. I'm keeping my Nuforce EDC IEM's just so I have a cheap pair of DD's to have, and my Nuforce Primo 8 IEM's went in my expensive Recording gear bag, and I'm keeping both of my Westone UM Pro 30 (G1 & G2) IEM's as well. The G1 pair of those is stashed and locked in a mini Masterlock safe tied under the passenger seat of my car with a stock Westone Epic MMCX Cable on them, and the G2 UM Pro 30's are sitting in my backpack I take to work with a Linum G2 Bax MMCX Cable on them. Then my cream of the crop CA Andromeda IEM's with a Linum G2 SuperBax MMCX Cable and Comply Isolation+ tips with Waxguard on them, are sitting at home in a Pelican 1010 case I customized so that there's zero moving and bouncing around going on in there with my Shanling M0 Music Player in solid foam.
Sorry I haven't reached a point in my post just yet, but what I'm saying is, that you can't go wrong with a CA product and that this hobby of collecting IEM's is getting as expensive as my top of the line Recording gear is LoL 😁
That said, I can't stop collecting IEM's yet even though I'll probably never need another pair of them after hearing the Andromedas, and yet I still want a pair of Noble IEM's, and at least 1-2 more pairs of CA IEM's (Dorado and Comet), just to round out my collection.
So point being (I guess) is that as with most things, reach for the Stars with the budget you have, and you'll thank yourself later on, because you'll end up there anyway regardless, and most definitely with spending a lot of money in the process! If I would've bought the Andromedas 6+ months ago when I wanted to, I'd have saved $800+ on buying my Primo 8's, and my Westone UM Pro 30 IEM's. But now that I do have them all, I'm not selling any of them just yet! Haha 👍