Originally Posted by Xymordos
It sounds like that DC4 is quite average in your reviews...and that other Chinese made CMs might be better?
It came across that way? I thought the review was positive as the DC4 is a very capable performer, especially considering the price. Let me know if you have any specific questions.
Originally Posted by project86
With so many really great customs out there these days, "average" actually translates to "really good" most of the time. I feel that way about the Lear LCM-2B - not spectacular in any particular area, but my favorite sub $500 custom right now.
It's hard for any of these companies to blow away the competition, since there is so much of it. Sounds like maybe Heir Audio might be doing it with their 3.A and 4.A models considering the promotional prices but everyone else seems to be in a tight competition.
Yes, that is the case for many CIEMs and the more you have the more "average" they sound. And this is not to you project86 as I know you know this, but unless a CIEM is a very poor performer, they all have their own flavor and many people will prefer one flavor over another. My goal is to help you determine the flavor. For example, the DC4 has transparency that is above the competition while the Alclair Reference has clarity that is better, the Minerva is so organic with rich overtones, and the aud-5X has power and space with a somewhat similar bass and treble to the DC4, but a very different presentation. I can't say I have a favorite as I enjoy certain aspects of them all!
Originally Posted by Hear Wave Tech
Hey tomscy2000 if there are any specific needs you require for your CIEM's we would be happy to help you with this i.e. driver specification and cabling.
just go to www.hearwavetechnology.com and submit a question and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
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