I believe Rin's concern is that anyone paying a premium for an IEM deserves high end, full range performance, especially when the items are marketed as such (FAD is very different, as they are purposefully trying to recreate a horn speaker sound with their odd but loved Forte series). Can everyone hear the scoops and suckouts on various IEMs like ES, Heir, Frogbeats and even Westone? Sometimes yes, sometimes no, especially if they aren't comparing to them to other products. And even when they do hear it, it might not bother them and still fully enjoy it, as the appreciation threads show. However it cannot hurt to be better educated on what you buying, especially when you are paying a premium for it.
I won't get a chance to hear these again, as they are going back and I'm using the funds for a HD600 instead. But I can say that even with how deep the suck out on the SM64 is, because it was somewhat narrow in width, it still sounded clearer and better, IMO, than the Heir universals, previous Earsonics models and rivaled my favorite offerings from Westone. On some of those, their suck out or scoop may be shallower but is much wider. My question that will remain unanswered is, I wonder how good these would have been if Earsonics would have designed them to be technically more proficient and not contain such a deep suck out? I guess we'll never know.
Totally agree with that. It good to learn more about the SM64 even about its faulty (may be / may be not). The thing that is bothering me now is that someone never try or just put couple mins on the SM64 trying to use the graph to mislead the audience. By the way, I am looking forward ES reaction on this article.
Edited by midnightwalker - 5/23/13 at 4:36pm