Originally Posted by astroid
I bought a pair , they are average at best. The best thing about them is the comfort , they are light and can be worn without fatigue.
The sound however is dull, it lacks dynamics and pace and the bass is a little light.
I also own custom 2 , CX95 , Custom 1, CX300 and various other lower end IEM and the C1, C2 and CX95 are better than the Apple in ears.
Disclaimer - just my opinion folks.
Of course it's your opinion, and that's why it has a better than even chance of being dead wrong.
No one who likes the ADDIEMs expects everyone to like the the ADDIEMs, but (disclaimer, my opinion coming, and it's 50-50 I could be wrong) dull isn't a word I would use even if I didn't like them. Not even close. Maybe bass lite, depending on the tip, but not dull.
Either way, I see you are impressed enough with yourself to start an entire new thread, shouting your disdain for the ADDIEMs from the rooftop, rather than just posting on the already existing ADDIEM thread as a counter-opinion. Guess you just wanted to be heard.
You do realize people are paying $35 these days for these phones, right? The Custom 1s are $70 on Amazon, the Custom 2s are near $100, and that is at half price (even less so for the Custom 1s) based on their MSRP. So those are hardly "low end" IEMs.
No matter, I had the Custom 3s and thought they basically were crap (dull, uninteresting sound sig, bass poor), so I sold them within a couple of weeks. Other people like them, though, and that's great too.