Curious, why were they discontinued again?
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I had a chance to hear the TG334 (upstairs in e-earphone) and then downstairs, the universal demo version of the Aya. The TG334 is warm, bassy, fantastic soundstage (I was absolutely amazed) and very nice sounding in its own right.
IMHO the Aya is a totally different tuning. It is much more flatter or possibly brighter compared to the TG334, but to my ears it is simply more neutral sounding and less "thick" compared to the TG334.
I also heard the Fitear Fitear, which was a bit brighter again than the Aya. In my opinion the Aya is exactly to my taste (kinda like all the Fitears are equally good porridge but the temperature of the Fitear is a bit too cold, and the temperature of the TG334 is a bit too hot, but Aya is "just right" for this particular bear), and I just discovered they are available in Jaben in HK so I am plotting a trip to HK to make a pair sometime in the next 6 months.
IMHO any of them can stand tall against any of the flagship IEMs I heard at e-earphone, but this is really a matter of taste at this sort of price/performance as much as anything else.
Suffice to say that if I get my hands on a pair of Aya it will likely be my end-game IEM and I can stop surfing this site as far as IEMs are concerned. LOL.
That's just a myth that everyone here would like to believe.