Originally Posted by phototristan
I don't find them lacking in detail at all, they just have a bit of a smooth sound which to me is quite like my Audeze headphones. They really suit my ears well since I'm sensitive to harshness and sharp highs.
Update on sound:
I truly have jumped in conclusion with cardas, I have now clocked in more then 350 hours and the sound transitioned from a boomy sound into a very well textured bass and smooth and lush midrange to a non-fatiguing highs.
Cardas IEM sound is I believe what we categorize as natural sounding.
I was not expecting that it would take 300+ hours for sound to change this much. So yes I will admit I was overally harsh and that might have also had something to do with what I was coming from (CK100PRO, ER4S and EX-1000).
I still believe cardas has less treble detail compared to the IEM I mentioned above but I think that was part of the design tuning which I believe was to create a non-fatiguing sound which cardas are certainly are.
I highly recommend amping them with a neutral sounding amp like arrow 4G or O2.
Microphonics are present. To fix this you can simply run over the cable over across your neck. this does reduce it but it will not eliminate it.
Genera of music:
Jazz, blues, acoustic jazz and slow chambers are all done right with this but I feel the loud complex part of the music they will not be able to keep up with the BA drivers. That is generally something common for dynamic drivers.
Edited by audionewbi - 7/27/13 at 3:01am