Originally Posted by Death-Toaster
I'm considering ordering a pair of these Livewires. Is there anything I should consider or be made aware of while I decide? Would you guys recommend going through the extra hassle and paying the extra monies for the Livewires over something like the Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5?
Having used Super.fi 5 Pro, sold them, bought another set, and them gave them away to my daughter, I can say the Livewires are worth the hassle.
The highs are smoother, while I thought the Super.fi were a little bright and harsher. The mids are richer while the Super.fi seems a little withdrawn, so female vocals were not as nice with the Super.fi. The bass is about equal I think. The soundstage of the Livewires is better, and imaging of instruments is easier to place them in space - the only IEM I felt that matched this ability was my SE530. The fit of the Livewires and the isolation is superior, and I could never get the Super.fi to fit right without having to use a silicone tip that made my ear canals feel itchy.