yeah... i really liked it when i first got it.. before the3 times i sent them back.. i had my ortofons as backup since then, and slowly the sound got to me.. when i finally got my T1 from repairs, I no longer like the thickness of it... Don't get me wrong, T1 are great.. but not my type of sound.. I prefer eq-7 over W4, SM3.... just my preference....
T1 is said to be neutral.. but to me its more of a slanting \ graph with bass/mid bass behing more pronounced.. i tried my friend's MG6pro that day.. bit better but still bass heavy... same goes to JH13 and apparently ES5 too.. Is it my preference on sound (not too strong bass) or is it a must for customs to have good bass presence?(be it to perfect the lack of bass in universals, or on stage requirement) aren't there any customs with ety er-4's bass-lite signature?
I don't hate bass don't get me wrong.. but I dislike intrusive bass/midbass! Does UERM also have a slight emphasis on the lower end too?
Ahhh ok. Yeah I felt the same way about the T1s when I heard them. Not my cup of tea, but not bad (thats probably why I'm not too bothered about the new ACS universal Jaben is hyping up now).
Can't comment much on the ES5 but the JH13 (non demo) I tested at Jaben didn't sound too 'slanted' in the bass/mids to me. Anax has both the ES5 and UERM and can probably give a better comment. I'm really interested in the UERMs and the discussion going on in this thread is really pushing me in that direction. So far I like what I've read .
Also looking forward to reading reviews on the new EM4 but there's hardly any reviews out like what average_joe does (hint hint, joe! )