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I'm not sure what the hype about this was, but I was very underwhelmed. The soundstage on this was very narrow. Everything in general sounded like there was a styrofoam cup sitting in front of the sound. This might be because I own and listen to several $150-200 ranged IEMs (1More, Monster Turbines, Fujisan Telos, etc), and they are more mid centric with more clarity and a much wider soundstage.
One of the main issues I had was the separation of instruments. In my other IEMs, you can distinctly hear each instrument in a rock song as well as hearing them harmoniously blend together. With these IEMs, it makes it sound like they're all mashed into the same space in a box. It felt the vocals were subdued and sitting behind the instruments.
I guess for $100 it's not bad if you haven't heard better, but I blame this partially on myself for having high expectations and having heard better sounding IEMs if you're willing to pay a little more. Nonetheless, I ended up selling close to what I bought them for anyways.
Same situation for me. I wonder if this drop had a bad production run? Like seriously the hype on these compared to actual sound is.. extremrly bizarre, and I don’t have audiophile level standards, but I’d like to hear audio that doesnt sound like it’s being muffled through a paper bag.
For what it's worth the person I sold it to on Head Fi said that he LOVES it, and it sounds like just how his friend's version sounds. So I don't think it's a bad production run. I think this goes to show how different people's ears are.