Originally Posted by 7nationarmy
I auditioned it for roughly 30 mins, sourced from a clip+. Might invest in an amp/dac soon to line out from my SGS3. Flac files of some of my favorite songs from the Adele live album, John Mayer live album, Maroon 5, Jessie J and Red Hot Chili Pepper.
Unfortunately from all the options you mentioned, there are no demo here in Singapore. The AM4 seems interesting though. Quite affordable yet promising.
If you like it, then it is the right one for you! The JH13 demo I heard wasn't all that great and getting the JH16 was a nice surprise. And yes, the AM4 is quite good for the price if that is the sound signature you want.
Originally Posted by davidcotton
Well I'm now convinced the fit on the mi3's is still not right. It fit's very well but it also feels incredibly tight in the left ear, almost as if it needs slackening off if that means any sense. As it stands I can't wear them for more than 20 minutes without having to take them out. This obviously makes it hard to evaulate. I'm also a little concerned about the bass for a triple driver. Mind you I am coming from a westone 3, an iem with a known bass hump so that could be the problem. Going to email minerva today and wait for a reply this week (being bank holiday :) ).
Sorry to hear it as it does sound like you need them to shave the canal down. My review does mention the bass, but the Arrow can remedy that, especially with the bass boost. However, the bass will never be to the level of many other CIEMs or multi-driver universals for whatever reason. But, once you do get a great fit, that fit will help with the bass response and using an ear lubricant does help form an even better seal.
Originally Posted by tupac0306
Yes, Earsonics sound signature, but much well extended highs with better clarity than EM3 . I say the ultra high can compete with 8.a with a much more balanced upper mids/lower high spectrum. I saw you were saying EM4 is technically similar to JH16 with some noticeable variation. EM6 certainly has more extended high, thicker mids, more relaxed and airy presentation than JH16. The bass.....probably the best bass I have ever heard from an IEM. So dynamic, I can really feel the air traveling through my ear drum. JH16 might have more bass quantity, but EM6 has much more powerful bass. The decay is very natural, bt it doesn't merge into mids/highs at all like 8a. Didn't realize EM6 is a beast before because I was so distracted by the fitting from actual listening ;). There is really no weakness in these IEMs. Full and dynamic if driven with enough power. EM6 makes me feel like I am listening to a full size headphone. It makes me want to take another risk by ordering another one. Can't figure out how they scan the ear molds. Shame that they couldn't get the right ear mold right so many times.
Now you are making me want one! The EM4 bass is different than that of the JH16 as it is more organic, thick, and conveys more power than the more articulate, detailed, and punchier JH16 bass. I hear the EM6 is more bass heavy, or maybe just less emphasis on the upper end. And if possible, can you give more of a comparison between the EM6 and 8.A?
Why can't Earsonics fix your existing EM6?
Originally Posted by 3nenbgumi
First please let me thank you for going through the painstaking process of reviewing and sharing you insights on these CIEMs. Very helpful and informative!.
Secondly, I'm interested in getting a pair of ACS - T1 Live! in the UK after factoring everything involved (availability, price, turnover time, etc...). Actually I'm struggling between deciding on the aforementioned pair and the UM Miracle and possibly any other available competitors, but there probably will be none due to the competitive pricing policy of ACS in the UK (700 pounds vs. 1k for, say, a pair of ES5 or JH13 in the UK). What I'm mainly looking forward to achieving from it is a decently good amount of detail (I'm not a detail freak but it would be nice if the ACS can equally match or surpass my PFE 232 in this field), musicality, and the ability to convey emotions. From your point of view, can you say that the overall sound quality of the ACS T1! Live does justify the price tag and also can you comment on how it would fare against competition from the same price bracket (~$1200) in the US?
Thanks a bunch
You're welcome! The ACS T1 Live! is a nice earphone that does many things well and does hold its own against most of the competition, but from my reading the sound sig will vary from both the JH13 and ES5, and I think it might actually be a cross between the two. I don't hold the PFE 232 in the highest regards after a short audition, so I would think the T1 Live! should outperform the 232 by a decent margin (at least I think it would to my ears, but haven't A/Bed so I can't say with absolute certainty).
Before you make your decision think about the sound signature because if you don't like it, the money you saved will be wasted when you don't use it because you want a different sound.