So I've been spending more time with the new BA4 with the extra bass. It's a really great sounding CIEM. With the right music, and the right gear, it approaches top tier $1k+ performance levels. Interestingly, the JH13FP sounds far better with a Clip+ playing non-audiophile music. The BA4, even in this more fun variety, is still pretty ruthless. But give it some really good gear and recordings, and the gap between it and the JH13 narrows considerably.
The BA4 has a special sort of sound - it reminds me of a very good monitor speaker, perhaps a larger one with a 7 or 8 inch woofer. That means it's almost full range, but doesn't quite do subterranean pipe organ (for example) as well as a huge tower speaker. But as it stands, it can be very satisfying nonetheless.
That sounds really good, would you say that the BA4s are sensitive to hiss? I'm using the hisoundaudio rocoo p as a DAP, it's very powerful, and the sound is pretty darn good. But it does have some hiss.
Hmm, I actually have 8 inch mackie studio monitors. If they sound anything like them, I'm a very happy camper.
Edited by Marleybob217 - 7/11/13 at 7:30am