I have talked with many many people about the Miracle and have heard a demo and a custom version made for someone else. The demo wasn't nearly as good as the customized one, even though it wasn't made for my ears (I A/Bed them), and since I haven't heard one for my ears, I can't say 100% about the sound signature.
Also, I should have said a slight V shape, at least from the majority of people that I have chatted with. Using UE product for comparison, it would be like the UE 900, which is somewhat neutral but has a warmth about it, more so than the IERM which I consider slightly warm based on an ER4 (and NT-6/LS6 neutrality in the bass). I shouldn't have said enhanced bass, I should have said slightly above neutral, which gives a full bodied sound and a large portion of the population prefers.
Until I get one customized to my own ears I won't know for sure, but there is variation on the sound from people I have talked to.
Originally Posted by etherlite
Hope so! Didn't have any memory of being there at all (moved out when I was 3 months old), so I hope I can have great fun there (and would the peak be tuning UE PRM? :P)
Umm, I have to disagree there, I've tried Miracle and it has a similar characteristic with the earlier batch of AKG K3003 (leaning to treble), with more refined soundstage.
Please note that I've only tried the demo version, and Matt said the customized version have a slight difference, although the initial sound character stays the same.
Thanks for the link...that is some serious hardware!
Originally Posted by Mython
Joe, you and I have chatted about the Miracle's freq' response character in the past, and whilst I did note many positive improvements to mine when I stopped driving them with my J3 and (drastically) upgraded to a DX100, in neither case did I ever feel that the Miracles exhibited a V shaped response. I find that assertion (I appreciate it's not your own assertion) quite laughable, since the Miracle is, IMHO, a relatively neutral CIEM with, if anything, a slightly upper-mid-forward presentation.
I'd be interested to hear your personal impressions of a fully-customised Miracle (i.e. not someone else's or a semi-universal demo unit), in comparison to your numerous other CIEMs. I find the Miracle particularly excellent for it's spacious soundstage (perhaps a little similar to your findings with the SA-43?).
I'd also be interested to hear the PRM for myself :-)
Some people have thought the SA-43 has too much bass and is not "neutral," even with the bass switch off.
Originally Posted by Xymordos
I also heard from a few people that the miracles had little to no bass at all
It is all perspective! And fit. And source. ;)