^^ My FitEar 334, Head-Fi's favourite TOTL universal IEM, was sold last Saturday. My Senn IE800 is up for sale. My FI-BA-SS… is not… at least not for a while. Like I said a few weeks ago, after years of finding full-sized phones pretty uncomfortable, three months ago I finally found a very comfortable and great-sounding phone in the form of the Senn HD800.
But the truth is that for my sonic needs the K3003 & PF IX are really (more than) enough, yet I cannot bring myself to put my FI-BA-SS up for sale—a huge luxury for someone who does practically all his music listening at home. So, my latest excuse—the one I keep telling myself—is that it's the most isolating of my three favourite IEMs.
If I sell my FI-BA-SS eventually, then I'd most likely keep the FI-BA-SB I'm currently selling because the latter is very close sonically to the former (and isolates pretty well, too), more so than most people would know or care to admit. I even prefer the sonics of the FI-BA-SB over another growing Head-Fi favourite, the FitEar F111 (inspired by, and possibly slightly besting even, the one and only, the very revered & king of FR graphs, the ER-4S). It was actually the terribly overlooked FI-BA-SB that soon led to my FI-BA-SS purchase, a purchase I'd have never dreamed of making when only 6 months previously I'd spent £1,000 ($1,550) on the K3003.
Of course, if I sell my FI-BA-SB first, then I guess I'd really have the perfect excuse to keep my FI-BA-SS.
Edited by music_4321 - 4/23/13 at 6:07pm