Originally Posted by Barra
Hey tupac, I realize that there are different horses for different courses, but for those of us that cannot afford the cost of or spousal upheaval of buying all the TOTL CIEMs like you, can you rate these for us a bit. Given the typical desert island question, what would be the top 5 picks for only being able to bring 1, and in what order of preference?
Based on your comments so far, it sounds like the SE5 still sits on top as king, would I be able to cover the broadest range of listening options by adding it to my NT6pro, or would I be missing something that the K10 and Roxanne provide?
I did have a rating chart before. I will add in the new ones shortly, specially after harmony 8.
But for now:
with K10 has a overall score of 92-93 (I may change this after hearing it on desktop source). Actually I do feel NT6 is technically superior, but I cannot deny the linearity of K10 within the frequency range I mentioned. And K10 does suit my sound preference and taste. I can stand neutral sound with a little warmth, but I can't stand neutral sound being a little bright (I will always want to make it warmer).If you are completely fine with the brightness of NT6 P and does not feel like you want to rest a little after a certain time of listening, maybe you don't need K10. but K10 will be a good choice if you want something that's neutral and organic. K10 could have got 94, however the bass isn't really what I expected, maybe it will get more controlled on proper source, but for now, NT6/6P and SE5 win for bass quality and control.
As for Roxanne, it will be around 86-87. really not my taste, it does have improved aspects compared to JH13 FP, however it sacrifice a lot of things too.
Ohh, EM32 will be around 86-87 too.