Wow, this thread has exploded since the last time I saw it.
Anyway, after a burn in (useful?) I've given these a listen. There was something wrong with the ones I heard before (a fake/broken), because these iem's sound quality is top draw. In fact it's hard to listen to them and not be impressed no matter how high end one's other headphones are. I mean- What do they do wrong? I seriously don't know, and I'm not exaggerating. No, I'm not coping out of giving a full review either. It's a very very balanced IEM without any notable exaggeration at the bottom or top. Great detail, decent soundstage, awesome weight to notes, no peaks, terrific extension........
These are absolutely fantastic IEM's..........or is it.........let's cut to the chase:
a) The wire sucks bad
b) They can only be worn cord down
The wire is microphonic which normally won't be a problem if it allowed one to wear it over ear. As the left wire is shorter than the right (part of the microphone design) you're stuck with cord down, and I find it tough to keep them in like this. Microphonics make it quite objectionable to use for me. I think it's a fantastic IEM nevertheless.
There must be another sony IEM sharing the same drivers/sound as these that is of better build......anyone????