Originally Posted by banani4000
Originally Posted by sly_in_the_sky
I know that it's diffcult for you to receive CIEM's but do you think that one day, you could listen to the EM6? (if you aven't).
They are so different and for a lot of french audiophiles (Tellement Nomades, Tupperwav), they are even better than the Em4.
I upgraded from the 4 to the 6 and their sound is so fantastic...fuller, faster, better midrange and even imaging...
It would be nice.
How does the bass compare between the two?
I used to be an EM4 owner but had it rebuilt to EM6. The sound signature of the EM4, especially between 2 and 4 kHz was just too (razor) sharp for my taste. To make a long story short I would say first that the basic quality of the two is equal. However, the sound signatures are very different. With the EM4 the sound (all gamuts) appears to be born out of thin air, to appear from nothing (extremely clean). The EM6 has all the qualities of the EM4 but with a major plus, it allows you to easily envision/feel the source of the sound. The sound is endowed with body. You not only hear the song, but you can sense the presence of the singer too. This, for me, makes a world of difference. Perhaps the really low frequencies (30 to 20 Hz or so) of the EM4 were slightly easier hear, but the EM6 presents the bass with a whole lot more body and presence. The difference is so big that if if someone would have told me the price of the EM6 were twice that of the EM4 I had not doubted it even for a single second. I suppose a true audiophile may prefer the EM4, but if listening to music is your priority, then there is no doubt in my mind that the EM6 is the king of CIEMs.
If you want to read more about my experiende of the EM4 (and EM6) click here (I actually posted in that thread just a few days ago, replying to average_joe), and I have started my very personal review of the EM6 here. I'm not very clinical when I write about sound, but I hope it is of some value to someone nevertheless.
Edited by Aero Dynamik - 11/27/12 at 12:44pm