Originally Posted by crinacle
I've heard the ER4P, the TF10, the SE535, quite a lot of BA IEMs actually. But somehow, I just like the presence the bass of dynamics have. That kind of moving-air feel you know? Then again, I've only tried the Merlin for a while and I didn't compare them with other multiple driver customs.
I don't really like the S4's sound; it was way too aggressive for me and I hated the Beats even more. Sounded way too congested and nasally. I did like the SE215 though.
I'm not really looking for a bassy custom, just a custom with bass quality. I don't know whether the Merlin's dynamic sounds the same as any other crossover'd BA bass drivers, and I also heard its mids are supposedly more "natural" than the JH13's, albeit less detailed.
And yes, I do have an E11. Thanks for the input though. :)
I think people term a richer sound with thicker notes to be more natural, I know it sounds that way to me. The JH13/16 will give you a thinner, more analytical note while the Merlin and many others will give you a richer presentation. While bass of BAs approaches that of dynamics as you go up the price ladder (typically), dynamic bass is still different as it can move more air but with that it doesn't have the control.
Now, when I hear people say this is better than that I question how they came to that conclusion. Technically I can rate one over another, but even then you would probably prefer one sound signature over another.
For example, there are 5 companies and soon to be 6 that I know of that make custom IEMs with dynamic drivers (some are hybrids): UM, Earpower, Future Sonics, Beat Audio, Thousand Sound, and soon to be Rooth from my understanding. So, if you really want a dynamic driver for bass you have options!
There are other companies such as Stage 93 and G Customs are local for you and may be good options and you may be able to hear a demo. You can see more info here.
Custom IEMs are pretty final, so IMO it is worth it to do your research and find what best suits your taste.