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Not a problem at all!
I have to be honest to the reader's and this is how I feel.
    Pros: Fit, isolation, build, variety of tips, soundstage. Cons: Mid-bass is too present, sound quality is poor throughout. Style: Single dynamic driver over-ear IEM with a medium depth insertion Tonal Balance: Mid-bass heavy and thick Listening Set-up: Musicbee -> Oppo HA-1, Sansa Clip Zip Cost at Time of Review: $100 via Amazon or Mp4Nation   Reviewing Process The S5 have had music playing through them for roughly 20 hours before usage. After burn-in I’ve...
  Pros: Fit, build quality, removable wax filters, low and high-end extension. Cons: Cable is hard to remove, mid-bass can be assertive and soundstage feels a bit cramped. Style: Over-ear moderate insertion IEMs. Tonal Balance: Mid-bass centric Listening Set-Up: Musicbee (Wasapi) -> Oppo HA-1, Sansa Clip+ (Rockboxed), Sansa Clip Zip (Rockboxed) Cost at Time of Review: $600   Reviewing Process The SD-3 have had music played through them for 30 hours in 3 10 hour...
 My experience with IEMs in the price range relevant to this discussion are the LEAR LUF-4b, SD-3 and SD-2. I, overall, enjoyed the SD-2 the most since I found them to be a complete package. I find that their bass is certainly enough for anything I played through them unless you're a basshead. I found the SD-2 to be slightly warm leaning neutral, similar to the HD650 in my quick audition of the HD650. 
Thanks for sharing some thoughts on your initial impressions. I hope to get my hands on an SD-4 once available and compare them to the series. 
 Would you say that the SD4 are more analytical or more musical than the SD2?
I don't feel that the SD-3 offer more separation, the mid-bass seems to take up too much space for that to be the case to my ears. The treble I felt was about on par with the SD-2.
I would love if the SD4 were a natural refinement of the SD2. That would be lovely. 
 I just posted my review of the SD-1s and agree. The SD-2 is worth every penny to upgrade from the SD-1. I feel that the SD-1 is a bit hot on the treble and lacking refinement overall. The SD-2 is a huge improvement in every way. The SD-3 I feel adds some mid-bass presence which doesn't jive with my general listening habits.
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