Originally Posted by eat2na
I have owned both and there is a little give and take with both. For me the cons of the Triple.Fi were fit problems and a very strong vacuum pressure. The sound was excellent out of the Sony dap but not on Flat. They are very clear if you Eq them and provide a wider soundstage, presentation and realism.
The Atrios are super comfortable with the right tips. After you find the right tips, you can't feel them. The sub bass is deep and physical. The cons on the Atrio's for me are the closed soundstage with a very limited instrument separation. The Atrio's have better mids and vocals sound lovely and to me more real than the Triple.Fi. The Triple.Fi are more "fun" if you like to hear each instrument presented individually and clear.
Do you know, for example, how, you listen to a song on speakers, and then you put on headphones and you can hear instruments and sounds move left and right and up and down? Well, that effect is very limited on the Atrios so they are less fun if you enjoy soundstage and separation. The fit an finish on the Triple-Fi is of a nicer quality and the Atrio's fit and finish look more bland.
Indeed an awesome review! But if you don't mind I'll investigate a bit further :)
I think the fit thing may be more individual because it depends on different physical ear structure, whereas on sound properties (which are generally individual things too), we can try to talk in more general and objective terms.
Sound quality is the most important factor for me. I love a clear and accurate sound, tool separation and a nice deep bass. To give a bit of a reference in the world of speakers - I own the Yamaha H80 monitors and love their sound! I know sound signature of IEM's and speakers is different but still, I guess every bit of information could help.
BTW, if you have any suggestions regarding other IEM models that might fit my wills, my budget is not more than 200$ and I've already stated the things which are important to me - so please feel free.
Thanks you very much guys! you're great...