Hi there, so I had a few questions about the Miracles and I would appreciate any comments or thoughts. I did try doing a search in this thread and read the various reviews.
1) Are the Miracles very hard to drive? Would they sound terrible out of an unamped mobile phone such as the Xperia Z1 Compact? They are very easy to drive, but don't respond well to a high output impedance on the device so make sure you get a player with output impedance <1 ohm - some devices don't list this unfortunately
2) Any recommendations for a portable DAP to use with the Miracles? I'm not a fan of a dark veiled sound and so I guess that something which brought out the mids and sub bass more would be good. Also, the more portable the better. The Fiio X5 is excellent, as is the X3, but the X3 is a bit darker so depends if you like a more bassy sound overall. The iBasso players are also good by all reports. It's worth getting an "audiophile" portable as they will sound noticeably better than an iPod with the Miracles
3) I know some people aren't a fan of the Miracles' bass. I'm not a basshead but is there a universal IEM that the Miracles have comparable bass to? I assume the quantity is more than the Etymotic range for example. The Miracles have great bass, but not enhanced bass. I haven't heard the Etymotics, but have owned similarly neutral phones like the Re-0 and Re-272 from HiFiMan and the Miracles have noticeably more bass than these, but are not enhanced as such.
Thank you in advance.
I've tried many different IEMs lately including some much more expensive options like Mentors, TG334s, and Parterres. The Miracles continue to hold their own and actually be more enjoyable to my ears than almost anything I have heard because they are just so well balanced from top to bottom. I am planning to buy some TG334s for a completely different sound, but would not consider replacing the Miracles because they are just perfect at what they do. Go for them, you won't regret it!