Originally Posted by average_joe
I have added comments above in red as to why I don't think they won't be the best fit for you. With what you listed I would rate them as follows: 5-way, T1, Fabs, Alclair, Mi-3, 5X, DC4. And there are some CIEMs others mentioned you may want to consider. The Wizard (Heir Audio) does beautiful work!
I have gone through your reviews and considering price, source matching and what I wanted most, I am leaning to the Alclair Reference and the Fabs most.
I also noticed that the Rocoo Power doesn't match well with the list of CIEMs you presented me. You haven't mentioned the DX100 for all CIEMs, can I assume that it does well with every (C)IEM?
At this moment, I guess I can either opt to buy the DX100 and have an upgrade for all my IEMs or go for a CIEM that matches very well with my Clip+ and that produces the kind of sound I like. The CIEM will beat all existing IEMs I own (at least technically) and if I would opt for a CIEM that matches my source (Clip+), I have the ability to be very portable with an amazing rig!
The 4.A(i) seems to be quite the (c)IEM in existing reviews. How does it match with the Clip+?
Will adding an amp, like Corda MOVE in between the Clip and the Alclair Reference, make the setup sound better (detail, soundstage, ...)? Have you tried the Alclair with the O2, fed by ODAC o any other DAC? Or by iBasso D4/D10, DAC and/or AMP?
Edited by s0lar - 10/3/12 at 3:13pm