Originally Posted by elton7033
if this universial fit version actually sounds like the custom mh334, it may well be a potential AKG K3003 killer. Since I compare both in E-earphone in Tokyo(akihabara) when i first got my MH334 during christmas, it just perform a bit better than the k3003 is bass and vocal, and having a much larger soundstage, if you care about sound stage in iem. its 4 driver with 2 mid range driver actually give it a big advantage when you compare the mh334 to the k3003 it like having a turvo boost on the midrange of the mh334. I am so looking forward to try this universial fit version of the mh334, since i am currenly studying in UK....
Well, I'm interested in the TOGO! 334 myself and since I'm quite a bit of a soundstage junkie, I have to say some of the things you say don't really go together in my book. The number of drivers has absolutely nothing to do with soundstage size imo, my 4 driver W4 have smaller stage than my single driver FI-BA-SS and the 3x2 driver JH13 demo I auditioned sounded even slightly more intimate than the W4. Plus, a boosted midrange usually means that the vocals are more in-your-face, conveying a sense of closeness and intimacy that's more in line with the spatial dimensions of a small club or studio, rather than a concert hall or an open-air performance.
Of course ymmv and perception of soundstage is probably not comparable among listeners. But as a dedicated concert-goer, my standard has to be the real live experience and judging by that, large venues usually translate into more distant vocals and less instrument separation and smaller venues into more intimate vocals and better separation.
In our ongoing hunt for the better and better, we're understandably tempted to declare our latest (and most often priciest) purchase an upgrade in every aspect, even though some of these variables are actually pretty diametrical in real-life conditions.