Originally Posted by zachchen1996
Thanks, this definitely helps with the decision. That description of the nt6pros with electronic sounds delicious
It appears that upon further reading in forums that there might be inconsistencies with the se5s Quote
"Big gossip-y news about the SE5! It's apparently been revamped for whatever reason (cost to manufacture, etc.) and the sound quality has decreased! A number of people bought it on or after April 2012 and were like wtf this isn't how it's been described?!? Somebody who had an older set bought a new set around this time and found the new set to be much inferior to the old pair. He ended up selling the new set to some poor sap."
From what I understand, it is just that, gossip. The vocal minority made the same claims in the SE5 thread, but many people that bought after that person have had good experiences. Here is what I know:
- two people have the SE5 and aren't happy with it, and one of those people used his pocket as the storage pouch. (and measured on the other site)
- there have been no changes to the manufacturing process as verified by Grzegorz, but a new lab turns out product much faster
It seems there are some people that have sold their SE5. No one knows who those people are as they haven't come forward yet, and no one knows if the reshell is in silicone or acrylic.
The person spreading the gossip on the other board said they have the SE5 and their girlfriend also compared the SE5 with other IEMs/CIEMs. Either they are listening to a SE5 that is not made for their ears, they have one that was reshelled, or their claims are false. The easy way to verify is to request images of the 2 SE5s (the person makes it sound like there are two) and the 1plus2 and mg6pro used for comparison.
People are known to push their own agenda and in doing so make misleading and false claims and this particular person has a history of leaving certain important facts out of posts such as the comparison of their full custom was done vs. a universal. Make your own decision based on logic and past history of the people starting the gossip. I can provide the link so you can ask for pictures if you want to get to the bottom of this.