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I think the almost mythical HP300 is still a work in progress.   My understanding is that SoundMAGIC are going more the direction of an HP1000 (closed) and HP2000 (open), which are being designed from scratch and featuring SoundMAGIC's new driver technology (as per the Vento P55).   I think it's Tony Xu's plan that the HP150 and HP200 get a facelift (improving the fork construction) and maybe also get new SoundMAGIC in-house drivers, while keeping them at a similar...
A brief update.  SoundMAGIC went back to the drawing board with the Vento P55 back in November 2015.   The P55 driver has been completely redesigned (the engineered over 60 revisions to get it perfect) and is just being relaunched now in August 2016.  Good things come to those who wait! :)
Yes, the Vento P55 went back to the drawing board after a planned launch back in November 2015.  The launch was pulled at the last minute and Tony Xu (owner and lead designer) went back to re-engineering the driver.  A couple of review samples made it out, but we're told by SoundMAGIC that none were sold.   After over 60 tooling revisions the SoundMAGIC Vento P55 is now finally ready to be launched.  We've just taken on initial stock.  The sound is quite a different...
Tony Xu at SoundMAGIC (owner and lead designer) is definitely aware of the issues with the design of the HP150/HP200 fork and will likely revisit these designs in the future.   Also, a bit of hot news.  We've seen initial designs of an HP1000, which is full size and very much in keeping with the Vento design.  Tony said that he will be bringing an initial sample to IFA in Berlin.
The SoundMAGIC Vento was due to be launched in November 2015, but was delayed by SoundMAGIC due to them being unhappy with the sound.   The headphone design was complete back then, except for the speaker design.  They've since been through over 60 revisions of the driver design to get it right.  The Vento is just being relaunched now, so not many will have heard the finished article yet.   I'll leave it to the Head-fi community to give feedback on the result of...
The E10C is available from Hifiheadphones in the UK and we ship internationally - http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=e10c
We've been giving the samples we received of these IEMs a good listen since they arrived and have been rather impressed by the way they sound.  The new Aurisonics range makes complete sense and sound is nicely balanced throughout.  Fans of the massively bass heavy ASG 2.5 will be disappointed, but those after something more refined are in for a treat.  Aurisonics seem to have put all their learning from the ASG range into the Bravo series and the result is IEMs that are...
@mark2410 Nice review!  We're loving your style.   @davidcotton We just checked our pricing and we messed up this end.  We had the wrong RRP set by the distributor.  The ASG 2.5 should have an RRP in the UK of £639.  We've updated it on our site:  http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/aurisonics-asg-2-5-triple-drivers-iem-earphones-with-replaceable-cable-polished-red.html   Just checking with Aurisonics and it seems that Thomann did buy some stock from a distributor in...
Our experience with the ES20 is that it's very impressive indeed.  The ES20 is much more neutral and better controlled than the ES18.  The ES18 is a fun sounding earphone, but aimed at the mainstream with a big powerful bass.  The ES20 is a more grown up headphone.   The ES20 did have some quality problems early on, but for the last six months or so they revised the design so that it snaps together and does not only rely on glue.  The ES20's cable is also much higher...
Here's an interesting video with a summary of the ports on the PAW 5000:  
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