Originally Posted by EveTan
So Parterre is similar to the Kaede with a out of head presentation?
I had also a demo of the Parterre. While I haven't heard the Kaede gathering from what I read the "out of head" presentation won't be the same. Using other semi-open iem as reference, the "out-of-head" experience is mainly attributed to the open design. With the Parterre as closed design, I would put it as "out-of-head" in the way an open design would be. I think it is in comparison to the FT334, the Parterre provide more distance for the mids than the quite intimate 334 - you feel the piano, the vocal, etc are a bit farther away from you than FT334. Both FItears' imaging is excellent and convey a real sense of instrument layering and in that, the Parterre present a farther stage (mainly for mids) than the FT334 while I actually felt FT334 has a wider stage. Hope it make sense and I've put a more detailed impression over on the Parterre thread.