Originally Posted by Kiats
For the overall 3D soundstage with visceral bass while maintaining details, without the doubt the Tralucent Ref 1 is the one which comes close. If you are looking for a wide soundstage and neutral and detailed sound, the 435 and Tralucent 1Plus2.
All that being said, in my view, the Abyss blows even the other TOTL cans out of the water with the overall experience. And you can only expect so much from IEMS or customs.
How does the MH334 compare with the 435 and 1Plus2 ?? Reading different comments the 334 aren't darker ? Mr Suyama advises to get the MH334 but you are more C435 focused for Classical.
Answer of Mr Suyama to the French representative:
"MH335DW Studio Reference is not a product. It's a update service for the client who own nomal MH335DW. Currently this servece is available for Japanese market only. And it's not applicable to the order of nomal MH335DW.
We swap nomal vinyl sound tube to titanium tube for tweeter unit and replace the network. But it takes space (in addition 335DW has 5 receivers inside). An application is limited by size and shape of ear canal (external auditory canal and cavum conchae). We can't apply this servece for small and nallow ear canal.
In the future we hope to release MH335DW Studio Reference as our "product". But at this time we have to consider the possibility of application before taking order with the shell that has been built."
"We recommend MH334 the most. It's our reference model and our best seller. It will be fit with all category of music"