Clean, Super Sterile Sound - Be Warned!
The Shuoer IEM is offers a design reminiscent of many of the "Chi-fi" designs lately. Hard-cut, machined metal that is polygonal in shape. It's quite unassuming overall without using any bright colors. I feel like the housings themselves will live up to a lot of abuse. Though there has been word of build quality issues on the inside, only time will tell how they hold up from that direction (fingers crossed). It comes with a copper braided cable that terminates with a 2.5mm jack instead of a traditional 3.5mm one. I'm not sure if the stock 2.5mm cable is unbalanced or balanced, but it does come with a 3.5mm adapter. I feel kind of awkward connecting the IEMs to the standard cable which connects to a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter which connects to a 3.5mm to Lightning adapter which connects to my phone. Quite a few adapters in the middle there. I am thinking of picking up a Shure BT cable for it though.
I'm impressed with the sound signature overall. The bass is very deep with good detailing. It's fast, very tight, and has good sub-bass texturing. You end up feeling all the bass as they lack any sort of body, this story follows through in the midrange which is going to be on the brighter, more energetic side with just about 0 warmth to be found. A lot of people hate shouty vocals, if you're one of those, steer clear (I personally feel shouty vocals should still be portrayed if they are like that, but warmth can't be lost, which is a weakness of this IEM). The treble is very detailed and quite linear, but borders being harsh. Like the bass' extension to the low-end, it extends pretty far in to the high end. Sound stage and imaging aren't really the strongest with this IEM, I had some songs where the imaging kind of felt off. That being said, it's an extraordinarily clean and dry sounding IEM; it is kind of super sterile (I'd even go as far to say it outdoes my Etymotic ER3SE in terms of this). It can be extremely unforgiving, again, even outdoing my ER3SE (I didn't think that was possible).