Originally Posted by djvkool
There is something about the cable strain and connector that I just find it hard to like, it looks too bulky and 'cheap', yes I know at the end of the day, sound quality matters over anything, but still...
I'm gonna have to disagree with you about one thing though. I personally don't feel sound quality matters over anything else. At the show I had my own earphones of which at it's very best I love it, but at it's worst I hate it - this is the SQ. Aside from SQ though, the IEM kept falling out from the cable and my friend almost stepped on it once. Then the tips kept falling out too. It's definitely elevated my concern about this IEM especially it's priced in the 4 digit range (in USD$).
About the the H-200s though, I actually think that's one of the better connects I've seen around and since it falls downwards, don't see much cable strain. The H-200s also feels like quite a heavy IEM although I didn't check the weight - got the brochures stashed away somewhere.
I don't know if this is a good or bad approach but admittedly I knew _NOTHING_ about this IEM or the brand even until I stopped by the booth and saw the head-fi link on the brochure. If I had known the interest in this forum about this IEM, I would have focused my thoughts more to it. Having said that, coming in completely blind too has its pros from the perspective that I'm somewhat less influenced with pre-conceived ideas. The "hybrid" feature was the thing that caught my eye which made me sit down to listen. Unfortunately, having tried some other hybrids, this didn't grasp my attention as much as others I've tried/owned.
Next time I come across it I'll give it a fairer shot. Sincere apologies.