The 3-way Reference is positioned in the middle of the range and offered in both fixed-cable and detachable cable variants, priced at €575 (est. $740) and €645 (est. $830), respectively. What makes the 3-way interesting aside from the shell material is the sound - after several months with the earphone I can say with great confidence that its tuning makes for one of most unique...
“ SE-5 is a true marvel of engineering, one of a few headphones/IEMs I can say brought a new level of detail and presentation to music and is truly high-fidelity, that is directly comparable to live performance given a high quality recording. Important caveat: many amplifiers and sources (even many dedicated headphone amps) cannot drive SE-5 correctly - very low output impedance is...” --AstralStorm
“I went to shop for upgrade from my beloved Westone 4. Didn't bother to get custom. Aiming around $500-1000 options Audition candidates 1. Ultrasone IQ $730 2. AKG K3003 $1,140 3. Sennheiser IE800 $ 660 4. Aurisonics ASG-2 $653 5. Heir Audio IEM 5.0+ $ 690 Here are the mini review of IQ and versus of the other candidates. ...” --darkinners