Copy and paste from PM:
EM32 still has the house sound of ear sonics.
It has a very clever tuning. Overall it's very balanced.
The mid is neutral and laid back compared to EM6, so it's not mid forward anymore.
I think I mentioned somewhere EM6's treble extension can challenge 5 way's, EM32 do that to a even "further" extent (definitely extends further than NT6, not as far, and linear as SE5) The resolution, amount of detail is very high. Transparency and clarity is great too. The bass is powerful and dynamic with decent depth. Soundstage is pretty accurate with great depth and imaging.
1. Bass is as impactful as EM6, it also has lifted subass (starting from 80-90Hz), mid-upper bass is very neutral and certainly doesn't bleed to the mids. But the subbass rumble can be too much on some songs. IMO the bass is not as well controlled as EM6, can be bloated at times.
2. The upper treble (14-16K Hz), this region is a little bit lifted. I think ES try to over exaggerate the micro detail just a little bit on EM32. So it make some songs sound shimmer ,dry and too detailed if you know what I mean. However the boost passes the treble region of sibilance, brightness and harshness, so overall it still sounds very smooth and musical.
3. Lower treble is not as recessed as EM6, but the air and space width can still be improve a little more.
Overall it's a warm, smooth CIEM, but the boost in the upper treble balances the warmth a little. It's basically a thinner, more detailed version of EM6.
very interesting, thank you ! Yes there more sub-bass than what I mean for "neutral sounding", but it's in place, that don't bleed. To my mind the EM32 has a more coherent soundstage than the EM6 and a better sense of depth and width. If you have time to compare both NT6 and SE5 with the EM32 it would be nice there is a dedicated thread for the EM32 here
Edited by Rollk2 - 2/5/14 at 4:42am