Originally Posted by lescanadiens
Thanks! Very kind of you.
Ah... Historically, we only had Wilson's persona 435 to try. The store demo only came about a month or so back. Hence, you will find that most of us who own it actually used Wilson's demo. Yes, the store demo would not offer a good fit, and it's not really realistic because you don't have the earpiece flush against your ear - it does make an acoustic difference.
Hmm... I can't say I have really noticed any changes from the time I first received. The 435 is always astonishingly extended and clear. :) I would say that the sound changes, but rather than the 435 is so transparent that it reveals the the source and cable you use. You will hear everything - all the strengths, weakness, warts and all. ;p That's when you realise how good or bad the source or recording is... Eg. there is this person in the audience of Diana Krall's Live in Paris who has a persistent cough... you don't get to hear it in any most other combos. But here, you know it's there... Mixed blessing. :)
Yes, it is a special CIEM. As revealing and ruthless as my HD 800.