I think i have a fellow Msian buddy here. i may have just audited the exact same compact stage 3 universal as u. hehe. we had a mini meet at Kuching with Yu Heng of Jaben back in early Jan. that was where i got the chance to audit the compact,JHs and the fitear. i agree that the fitear is a beast but different from the compact. i liked both, but preferred the compact. i also had the chance to try out the miracles for a week. i have to agree that the bass was amazing, textured and layered. however i found the mids to be a little forward for my liking and sounds analytical overall,i prefer a more musical SS iem like the compact. but mind you it was a universal demo set, so the custom mold might vary from the universal version. wow, congratz on ur stage 3 buddy. im still miles away to owning one. hopefully by this year end i would be able to afford that cheeky compact.
Sorry for my wallet? I may not even need the use for a wallet after i purchase the compact. will be too broke then. haha
Wow, nice hearing u here! Yes, indeed Yuheng has only one Stage 3 demo. You have very very similar listening preference like I do probably. But I did not have very good impressions with the Miracle, I feel the same like u do, the Miracle is amazingly good I think, but like what you have said, it has more forward mid and it is more analytic type, but really not sure if my audition was reliable at all. I really wish I have a chance to test it out again, but I do not want to trouble Calmshot to meet up again with the proper rubber tips. He is a very friendly person btw!
Take your time bro, it took me many years to get to this stage too, and I really want to make a move to settle with a top end CIEM. I'm very confident CM Stage 3 will serve me very long time without ever needing to upgrade anymore.