Thanks tomscy for those pictures! That tube looks so damn sexy!
Wonder if they are going to make more of these universal versions, having heard the TG334, I'm really looking forward to that.
I had some chances to try out the TG334, few weeks ago and then last week.
One of the first thing that stroke me was these have more bass than I expected! There are a lot of mid-bass, the low-bass is not quite as clear but it is there and go down pretty deep from my impression. It is fairly fast with that amount of bass, not slow at all, also very punchy, but not snappy like the K3003.
The treble is very smooth, no sibilance at all, very pleasant to listen to, I'm not sure how well it is extended up to the top though, but it is there. It doesn't have the sparkles or lively energy, but I didn't find anything missing, except for the nasty sibilance.
The midrange is the meat of TG334 for me, it is slightly warm, quite forward but not in-your-face type, extremely clear and still manage to have the neutrality. What also great about its midrange is the excellent imaging, pretty much all vocals (male & female) sound lovely through the TG334. To my ears the bass and treble can sound a bit flat compare to the mids (maybe because it is bassy and the treble is a bit too smooth).
Soundstage and imaging are aspects that custom IEM have a clear advantage over universals, or at least that is the case for me. And oh god I think the TG334 managed to overcome that, the presentation, the sense of space,... come very close to my Miracle! The Miracle has a laid-back mids, which gives a sense of the soundstage very extended horizontally, left & right, but sometimes not quite accurate in portray the layers of music. On the other hand, with more forward mids, the TG334 sound more "complete", the vocal, the instrument seems more accurately presented, it is forward when it should be (well, I need more testing to clarify this though, take it as a grain of salt). The soundstage of the TG334 feel like more rounded, the space has layers, depth, width, though not as deep as the Miracle, the height on the TG334 was better presented.
A big plus for TG334 is how well they can cover a large range of music, good recording of course sound amazing, but stuff like pop sound great with them as well, rock was also not bad at all. This probably because they are not very revealing, they sound very smooth yet still retain good dynamics.
The TG334 is definitely amazing, but I wish it has a bit tighter bass and a bit more sparkles in the treb. Is the MH333 sound anything like that?