What are your thoughts on the SuperDarts? And how they compare to the TF10 if you've heard those?
I haven't heard the TF10
Thoughts on SuperDarts, similar to the PFE 232 on greys with some minor differences, the main being the V is stretched out a few dB deeper.
I overall do enjoy the SuperDarts a lot, the presentation is a weird one as we have an extremely open and airy bass-heavy IEM that extends in the treble greatly. Like the 232s, the midrange is weakness here, even moreso.
I got my first set of dynamic driver IEMs about a month ago and I can't figure how a BA IEM can compete. The key being that the vented dynamic driver can create space around instruments in a way that I don't think a BA due to the inherent difference in properties.
That said, the fact that BA IEMs truly seal is a massive point in their favor that I notice doesn't get mentioned enough in discussion. There are great BA IEMs that do bass well, but dynamic driver bass more fullness.
Perhaps but I find dynamic bass to be looser and sloppier and slower sounding. But I haven't listened to a ton of them either.
The fact that BA's "seal" is a huge factor for anyone that does portable listening while exercising as sweat would be death on a more open vented system.
The seal of BA IEMs is a huge plus in their favor. I love the sound quality of my dynamic IEM, but the fact they're vented makes their function as a portable headphone less obvious.
If you're anything like me, you should give a good dynamic IEM another chance. I come from full sized headphones, which is surprisingly rare in this forum, and immediately noticed the greater similarity.
I'm excited because I'm about to do my own real-world test of the question of this thread. I've got a pair of dual dynamic TDK's and am receiving their twin in BA form. They're said to be very close in performance, but I can't envision the BA IEM being able to compete in bass or soundstage just purely on a technical basis.
I wish I could compare the IE800 and the SE846 the same day,equipment and music since they seem to be top of their game and although i have heard each at different times they both sound better than any other IEM that I have currently heard.
I wish the mfg.'s could produce either of these below a grand which is IMO hard to swallow for an IEM not so much for full size headphones.
to compare BA ta dynamics is like to compare Strings to woodwinds.
they may technically make the same notes but they go about things in such a different way. personally id say neither is "better" than the other, just different.