So if I get your meaning, if I use the Kaede while doing sports, I am putting my "boys" at risk ?
More seriously, if we are talking about you, when would you rather use the Kaede vs. Ciems ?
Thank you for your help. Anyways, I am not sure they are for me as I really like strong isolation.
If you are keen on isolation, get something else. KAEDE and SUI offer good isolation, but not great isolation - they are in no way equal to any IEM or CIEM out there. If you are using them in library or at home, go ahead. Low volumes to mid volumes are where they kick arse for sure.
But pitting balanced armatures vs. dynamics is asking for problems. Armatures are precise more than they are accurate. KAEDE happens to put forth a WIDE soundstage and an engaging mid-upper range that is addictive as it gets. The lows are better than Victor's FX500 series, and the high-mids engage the under side of all instruments. In terms of FEELING, you won't find the KAEDE's equal. If, however, you appreciate isolation above all, you may want to pursue CIEMS instead. Monet from FitEar, for instance, retains the underside edge, while managing isolation well. Soundstage, however, is the realm of KAEDE rather than MONET.
I can't offer real opinions here.
I value isolation, but honestly, I use GR8 Grado earphones whilst out and about. They are comfortable, reliable, and decently made. My 334 are better in every way. If I was into SQ above everthing (for balanced armature earphones), the 334 would take precedence. KAEDE is not easier to fit than the 334 is. It is equally finicky. But, when fit is right, so is home or solitude listening. If you are in a place where isolation is required, almost any CIEM will take precedence. Consider KAEDE, rather, a smaller, lighter, portable replacement for your home headphones. If you aren't into home headphones, consider CIEMS first.