Sorry for taking a while to get back to you, been away without a laptop for the last few days. Thanks for the response & recommendations! Really appreciate it mate.
I've had a look into the SD-2 & it does seem rather intriguing based on your review as well as others - certainly a strong contender next to the SE535 SE. It is the priciest option though, so I'm determined to find out how it measures up against the SE535 SE & some of the others before I make a final decision. How would you say it compares to the W4/W4R, as that was an option that I was initially considering? Following some more extensive research, I decided that the bass might not be quite fast & responsive enough for what I'm looking for straight out of the box, along with a lot of comments about it being somewhat 'flat' in a sense & was led to believe I would need an amp to really appreciate it's unique signature.
Also, how would you rate those the SD-2 & W4 against higher end custom models such as the 1964EARS V6 & Unique Melody Miracle purely in terms of sound quality since you've tried them as well?
The SD-2 is more balanced than the W4 IMO. Its bass is more level with no real subbass roll-off and no mid-bass lift. I liked the mids on the Westones so I don't think either really has an advantage there. Treble-wise the SD-2 again sounded more linear to me. The W4 maybe a had a little more energy but wasn't as extended.
I stopped my A:B between the Miracle and SD-2 short. There really wasn't much of a comparison. The Miracle is much clearer, much more 3-dimensional, and sounded more neutral and more natural. The V6-Stage (the only V6 I've tried) is pretty close to the Miracle.
Happy New year to you too!
Can't believe its only been 4 years since this:
to this :
Multi-IEM Review - 307 IEMs compared : Portables Reviewerus Prolificus"
Thank god for your long commutes
Thank you from us all Mike!
What have been the highlights this year for 'you'? (iems, headphones, music)
Wow, imagine that . I totally don't remember making that comment but it was well-deserved by ClieOS. Never in a million years could I have predicted what my time on Head-Fi would be like. I also vaguely remember a thread I started the day I heard a set of Etys for the first time. That was an eye-opening experience for me .
Aside from the sets that had redefined (for me) price/performance this year and all of my new favorites (e.g. RE-400, VSD1S, JH13) my highlight this year was finally getting the interactive table off the ground. That's been a long time coming.
Happy new year
Thanks for your reply and happy new year to you. Alright so I checked out the FXD80 and they seem promising based on your review. They are definately within my price range but can i trust ordering from ebay? I see most of those sellers are based in China so im afraid of cheap pirated copies...
Secondly, which would you say would suit me best Yamaha 100-SL or JVC FRD80 ? both has a mic it seems but I wonder if im able to order either of them from manufacturers website or something?
I guess i forgot to add that im striving for that full and richness sound so by what I read the Yamaha seem to be the better choice if im not wrong?
Do the Yamahas have a mic version? I thought they didn't. If they do, I still think the EPH-100 fits your requirements better sound-wise.
I thought the SD-2 sounded smoother and had a little more bass impact with similar extension. Its mids are more prominent overall and it sounded more natural to me. Not much technical difference in presentation or overall clarity. The UE900 seemed to have slightly better treble extension and is brighter/has more treble energy but I liked the SD-2 better overall.
I personally haven't tried the LCD-3.