Hey guys I wanted to join this thread because I'm very interested in getting a pair of K3003's.
I've recently acquired the IE800 and it's really impressed me. Doing thing I never thought was possible with IEM's. Am I correct to assume that the K3003 is even more neutral with less bass coloration and more air/treble? If that is the case, that's what I'm looking for. I'm a pretty hardcore neutral head (if there is such a thing).
My other conundrum is that I've been offered a pretty awesome deal on a pair of K3003i's. I really want the non-mic version but I don't want to pay $300+ more for them. What do you guys think? Is the mic that annoying? Should I just pay more for the non-mic version? Is there any sound difference? I know that there technically shouldn't be, but can anyone confirm the mic/non-mic version sounds exactly the same from first hand experience?
I have been using the K3003 for the better part of a year now. Its treble is beautifully energetic and bright. Thus, on this front alone, I doubt if it can be strictly called neutral.
The K3003's mids and vocals are natural sounding but a bit boring in comparison with the likes of the FitEar TG334 and Dita Answer Truth edition.
Bass can be awesome and large. Again, I don't know if it qualifies as neutral.