Originally Posted by Maxvla
My UERM is good in it's own way. Technically the HD800 is superior in almost every way. The HD800 feels more like a hall I'm listening in with the musicians presented well, the textures just right, bass feels bottomless. The UERM's main advantage is the holographic soundstage. I feel immersed in the sound, not just 'feels like being there', but actually inside it. The highs on the UERM don't reach as high, the bass, not as low.
It's not quite as detailed, but still very good. For something so portable, they are astonishingly good.
Why do you think that is? The UERM is supposed to be able to go down to 5hz. I guess it could be because of how it's tuned, but given the UERM's signature, I'm surprised you say the highs don't go as high. Is the treble smoother than the HD800's?
Originally Posted by YoengJyh
x2, i feel that UERM bring forward the background details, easier to listen it, like higher decibel. That's way very analytic. One of the advantages of UERM.
I can see that, CIEMs have such crazy ambient attenuation/isolation, it makes sense.
Originally Posted by Anaxilus
Pretty much the same as Maxvla using my UERM and ES5. They used to be competitive but now my HD800 w/ PWD > S7 is so dialed in it's just a whole other world above them. Apart from the usual and obvious presentation differences, the resolution is simply next level on my headphone rig. I have and heard the best portable rigs apart from the JH3A, PP6 and SE5 and so far it's no contest. Portable is the next area for me needing to catch up now. Audio see-saw.
Headphones do have an inherent advantage over most speakers though wrt micro detail extraction if that's your thing.
Hmm, this is definitely not encouraging.
Do you guys find separation better on your UERMs? Say in complex passages.