Originally Posted by music_4321
Originally Posted by cooperpwc
My advice would be mortgage your grandmother, sell your first born, embrace the locusts, do whatever you have to do to get the $900 to grab one of the few remaining KAEDEs. To say that these are better than what I was hoping for when I ordered will be my new high water mark for understatements. (And I had not heard them first either; for most of us, that is impossible.) I am about 25 hours in and they are sweet now. Music is rediscovered on these IEMs. The soundstage is da bomb. Today it was Barenaked Ladies, Waterboys and B52s, each an old favourite and now a new experience.
Regarding the bolded text above, although in my case I wouldn't put it quite that way...
I have to be completely honest and say that I'd use the exact same words now. The Kaede, though not perfect, is really an exceptional phone. So, yes, "to say that these are better than what I was hoping for when I ordered will be my new high water mark for understatements", too, and though a few eyebrows may be raised, I'd certainly take the Kaedes over the almighty TG334s — but hey, I love the 160Xs & The King of Incoherence, so I guess that explains it, then.