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 The cable on your Angies is shorting out?  Hard to believe the cable isn't covered under the warranty, especially since it's not a cheap throwaway cable like most that are included with IEMs. I'm already noticing the weave on my cables coming undone a bit, nothing major but a bit unnerving, especially in light of your cable failure.  Overall though, the cable is very non-microphonic, which I like.
 I don't recall anyone else saying the Layla/Angie are mid-forward, can you clarify what setting you had the bass dial on?  Was this just a short audition, and what was your source? Just curious, since it seems most people who have an issue with these IEMs think they're V-shaped.
Wow, so it sounds like your midrange drivers just got disconnected entirely? Can you describe the change in more detail? Yet another sign of poor QC, although (fingers crossed) my pair are still going strong. I think these are keepers for now, but I'll get a chance to hear the Laylas soon.
I'm not a stage performer or a mixing engineer, but I don't see why the UERMs wouldn't work well for stage use.  The only thing I can think of is that their neutrality, especially in the bass, might make it harder to feel the rhythm or to hear certain parts of the mix if there's a lot of ambient noise.   But they respond very well to EQ, so if you need a little more thump and low-end rumble, they're capable of that.
Just a few quick HE1000 vs. 009 notes before I go to sleep, for anyone who's starved for preliminary impressions: Tracks like "War" from the binaural album "Explorations in Space and Time" sound awesome from both headphones, but just slightly more dynamic and percussive from the HE1000. The 009s feel a bit more like a traditional headphone, with more of an inside-head presentation. The low rumble and raspiness of brass instruments come through more vividly on the...
Sorry, I'm actually in Beijing right now.  Hopefully you guys won't have to wait too much longer!   In the mean time, queue up your playlists of your favorite test tracks.  You'll want to begin re-experiencing your favorite music from the get-go with these things.   Gonna do some comparisons with my 009s now...
 I just posted my early impressions of the HE1000 with my Hugo. Listening to Oliver Nelson's "Stolen Moments," a track I've probably heard 300 times.  But when Nelson's tenor solo came in, I got shivers.  Unreal imagery, could feel the acoustics of the venue, and his sax had a nice earthy bite to it.
Just got my beta unit in.  Plugged them into my Hugo, fed by my AK120, and...woah.  Un-effing-real.  The multi-dimensional imagery, the powerful-yet-controlled bass - these are things I've sometimes felt lacking in my SR-009s.   It doesn't seem to matter what genre I throw at these things, so long as the recording has depth and dynamics, it feels like a totally new, visceral, out-of-body experience in a way that I didn't think was possible from headphones.     I'd like...
 Could you please post pictures of your earpieces side by side, at angles which show the difference in size?  Hopefully having pictures of the poor quality control on the top headphone site will create at least a little bit of pressure to improve their processes. The pictures in the Angie thread of production differences were very alarming, although my pair seem to be more or less the same size and they don't have the carbon fiber weaving issue that the pair in that thread...
I definitely hear hiss with the Hugo and my Angies, I just posted about this in the Hugo portable thread so I won't repeat myself here. The Angies are growing on me, I'm enjoying their warmth relative to the UERMs. The overall sound signature is a bit more natural and engaging than the UERMs, which is probably due to the UERMs being more of a mixing tool. The fit is still uncomfortable, but I seem to have found an insertion method that keeps the earpieces from sliding...
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