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I received these an hour ago and have been giving it a good listen from my galaxy s8 with flac files.
My previous goto IEMs were the UE triplefi that i bought over 7 years ago. It served me well and traveled over 500k miles during my frequent business trips around the world.
Back then, i bought the triplefi for around US$400, and seeing how this $100odd IEMs meet my sound expectations, i give these a big thumbs up and 5 stars. Value wise, these will be my 1st recommendation. (Truly amazing how technology has priced itself down and good sq is more affordable to a broader audience).
Package wasn't as impressive as UE,and the case is hard fabric (vs aluminum case for the triplefi) but it gets the job done. The EDC3 offers 2 types of comply tips (besides a host of silicone tips) while I remember the triplefi coming with just a single pair.
It's way more comfortable than the awkwardly large Frankenstein mimicking triplefi. With the EDC3, I can actually lie down sideways without it trying to push my brains out the other side.
The EDC has a tad more treble than triplefi and it is the opposite at the other spectrum: triplefi has more weight on bass notes than the edc3... heavy bass music listeners will not favor them as much... perhaps a different filter would change things?)
One more thing that I notice is that the small port where sound exits is a lot thinner than,the triplefi. Maybe this has something to do with the weaker bass?
Long story short, I have finally found my triplefi replacement as my dependable travel earbuds. (Still using my triplefi aluminum case, of course)
As some have said below, having a replaceable filter would be great and would make my interest in the Shure 846 obsolete.
Funnily enough, I just "upgraded" my triple-fis last night with this: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B002E6T7ZM/ ... they're like all new headphones again -- and completely different, in an amazingly good way! The problem that I had with the UEs is that they just wouldn't stay in. Either too loose or too tight. Being able to custom mold the IEM "sleeve" to fit my ear made it a billion times better for comfort, and dramatically better sound quality (I could hear the musicians breathing while waiting to come in on some of the tracks I was listening to.)
I had no issues with fitment on any IEMs, and my triplefi always had incredible detail.
But I can't sleep with the triplefi plugged into my ears like I did with the EDC3 last night.
I might still be used to the triplefi sound signature, but am fast getting used to these. :)
These looked really good and I wanted to try them for an "entry" level IEM, but as 90% of my music requires the ability to reproduce strong and/or deep bass, I guess I'll have to give it a miss.
Yes, my old Nelly and Dre tracks seem to be missing that oomph and get my head nodding ever so slightly... :(
Now, if they made that filter replaceable like the higher end Shures, this will cater to a much broader audience.
Have you tried the mic cable?
Nope, I am still using the frustratingly easy to tangle twisted cable so far, but I think I'll swap out with the mic cable tomorrow. One thing though, it might tangle less, but the mic cable looks downright generic and cheap looking.
edit: confused myself with the mee audio m6 pro. The mic cable on the Nuforce EDC3 looks fine, am looking at it now. Might as well swap it out now and give it a test.
I've been using the mic cable since I last posted, and I cannot seem to find a difference.
It's still my goto IEM's, plus it is also now my goto pods for phone calls.
I am overall really, really impressed with these.
If ever they offer a swappable filter system, I will join the drop.
(I still feel that it could do with slightly more bass)
Fit is everything when it comes to the resulting sound of an IEM (or any cans for that matter). The bass on the EDC3 is actually excellent; not exaggerated, but accurate. If you don't seem to be getting good bass out of these, try different tips, and work them into your ears better. Just my $0.02, because mine are superb, especially for $99.
Been using IEMs for 8 years now so I know when I have a good seal. :)
The bass isn't missing, it's my preference for a little more bass as I was used to the ue triplfi sound (a LOT darker and slightly more bass). Long story short, I still use the EDC3's daily and haven't touched my triplefi in over a month. :)