Originally Posted by Leong428
Thank you for the brilliant replies everyone. Bobeau I'm interested to hear what aspects the ME outperforms the DF in your experience?
With the higher impedance unit it's probably a tossup based on what you're driving it with. As it is stands w/ my 334s the bass is somewhat reduced but there is better control and clarity there (which is odd because technically it should be the other way around) and the mids are significantly more transparent - there's a congestion in the mids I find w/ the DF on most phones I've tried that I'm not finding with these. That said the frequency response is a bit wonky, it's a bit too mid-centric w/ the ME. The Microstreamer seems to correct that but might give up a slight bit of depth and detail to the ME, yet it has it over the DF in almost every aspect (tightness/impact in the bass, clarity in mids, detail, imaging, etc).
Basically, the ME sounds like a different type of product, moving more toward the analytical realm. I'm thinking it is going to be quite stunning with the impedance reduction, and probably an ideal match for the warmish 334s (but 5 ohms is going to be still too high for alot of IEMs). The MS sounds like a better version of the DF, how I imagine the next iteration of the DF would sound, or perhaps how the DF sounds now with an external power supply.