Great reviews, I'm really impressed and inspired by your work.
I got Xears Nature N3i a good while ago following your reviews. I enjoyed them for some 8-9 months but they broke (cable issue) and were replaced with same model. In a meantime I ordered Xears Amazing A330M and I was disappointed with them hugely so I send them back for another pair of Xears Nature N3i. First (second really) pair broke after 7 months but Xears refused to replace them.
I got MEElectronics A161P again following good reviews and I enjoyed them even more until they broke (cable again). New pair is on a way as MEElectronics accepted guarantee claim.
While A161P was not working I was using N3i but they broke as well (third pair) (this time looks like a driver.)
I'm very disappointed with Xears quality and customer service. I'm happy with MEE customer service.
I wonder if all earphones have to brake under 12 month if are used day in day out? That way they are not really good value for money. Especially when I think my stock Sony Ericsson earphones are still going well after maybe 2 years of usage.
To the point:
I very much like A161P sound but I can imagine they could be better. I think they are missing some air or space or whatever you want to call it.
N3i sounds OK but have a too much bass and not enough mid to my liking.
I've just ordered VSonic GR06 hoping they will be close to A161P.
What else would you recommend I try? I'm only learning about my sound signature preference but what I know for sure is I don't like when bass or high tones are exaggerated. I do enjoy bass though, I do listen to bass centric stuff like Marcus Miller, Primus or Bill Laswell. I listen to jazz mostly but some rock / metal as well.
Sorry for long and messy message. I hope you'll give me some tips / recommendations anyway!
Keep the good work!