Suyama FitEar, Japan's foremost custom IEM maker, has come out with a universal fit version of their flagship monitor, the MH334. As denoted by FitEar's naming scheme, it's a three-way, three-receiver, four-driver earpiece, denoted to be 'Mastering Grade' as it was tuned by recording engineer Mitsuharu Harada. As the TO GO! version of the MH334, the TO GO! 334 sports a precision-machined titanium sound tube directly connected to the treble driver, and a proprietary exit nozzle that provides separate pathways for the mid/low and low frequency drivers.
Though not many people outside of Japan have FitEar's products, they have been very well received. FitEar is believed to provide some of the best and most robust build quality for acrylic-shelled earphones on the planet, as well as top-notch, quality sound.
For people living in Japan, the FitEar TO GO! 334 retails for 105,000¥. For overseas customers, purchase options are limited, but still available from places like ALO Audio (they also have the only currently available aftermarket retail cables for FitEar earphones), Price Japan, Musica Acoustics, and some other retailers (without known websites).
Though quite expensive, the TO GO! 334 contends with the likes of prestigious, TOTL universal in-ears like the AKG K3003 and the Final Audio FI-BA-SS and is getting good press as possibly being the 'best' earphone in the world.
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The universalized body of the TO GO! 334
The TO GO! 334 comes with a soft pouch as well as a hard Pelican case for protection
Size comparison of the TO GO! 334 against a custom version of the MH334
Clear shell version of the TO GO! 334, showing the titanium treble sound tube as well as the midrange and bass drivers surrounding it
In July 2012, FitEar also introduced a second model to the TO GO! universal line with the TO GO! 111. It has since been renamed the FitEar F111.
Sporting a lower profile body and an integrated titanium sound bore, the F111 is voiced very similarly to the venerable Etymotic ER4S.
With a Japanese retail price of 42,800¥, the TO GO! 111 is less expensive than the TO GO! 334.
Discussion for the F111 can be found here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/619034/fitear-to-go-111-appreciation-discussion-and-reviews-thread
Frequency Response Comparison between the 111 and the ER4S (Click to show)
Edited by tomscy2000 - 9/19/12 at 8:46pm