Originally Posted by ericp10
Knubble you and Chris need to give a little bit fuller impressions on the Miles Davis. Search did in bits in piece (guess if I pull all his threads together into one, I would have a full review...lol). No one is really giving a decent impression of the MDs, or am I missing something? I'm still waiting...
I don't have a whole lot to say about them except that they're just 'right' sounding. The bass to my ears is only a hair shy of the IE8's, and it may just be that it's not as thick in the mid-bass area, yet it's more controlled and snappy. But they are a marked improvement over the IE8's throughout the rest of the range- mids are way more present
, natural, meaty, and connected between the bass and treble. And speaking of treble, it's much more lively than the IE8's without being harsh or sibilant in the least. It's sparkly, extended, and has this tactile quality about it. Cymbals just hang in space, and you can imagine the drum stick ticking the metal, then the cymbal just resonating... you hear (almost feel) all that. Ultimate stage width is where they give up anything else to the IE8's, but it's not by much, and at the same time they have much better resolution and placement within the stage. They also present the stage in a more encompassing, 3D, enveloping way. Like a sphere, so to speak. The IE8's stage is more distant, and contained to an axis instead.
I'll say that the MD's are very revealing of an inferior source (namely my iPhone). For kicks I queued up Radiohead 'In Rainbows' with the exact same passages ready with it and my Sony X, and through the MD's the X just slaughters the iPhone in all aspects. Soundstage, bass, treble, refinement, natural sound, etc. I'd never heard this huge of a gap
before, even when I was still smack in the honeymoon phase after picking up the X.
So, if these get even better with burn in, boy, I'll just be tickled. Really loving them so far. But maybe my Sony X just has extra nice synergy with them. Also, I'm finding Sony Hybrid tips to be superior to any of those included by Monster.
More to come later....
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