So I clocked about ten hours on the KAEDE crossing the Pacific. It isolates better than I expected. As the Complys expanded in my ears, engine noise melted away. Still I think that these are at their absolute best in moderate to quiet environments. There is so much detail and nuance being resolved.
I have lots of thoughts but no time to post now. More to follow in the coming days. I just want to update this: I am addicted to this IEM. Blues and Progressive Rock in particular are astounding. And... call it burn in, brain burn or just... Surrender! I have stopped equalizing the treble. It is bright yet the KAEDE deserves to have its sound signature taken as it is. It is different than any other IEM that I listen to. I like it. Well I can't stop listening. I really like it.
(shigzeo, you are right. The lower frequency detail, the naunce and depth in the bass, is something special. This is the first IEM I have heard that can really express Pino Palladino's bass in the John Mayer Trio's Try live album. With every other IEM it sounds bloated. On the KAEDE, you can hear his technique and the bass sound is just... meaty. It is fabulous.)
More to follow.