Originally Posted by Kirosia
I've owned the TP10 for a few years, and I don't consider them to be that good. Vocals seem recessed, and the overall sound is muddy/cloudy/whatever term for "not very clear". At least out of my Iphone 3GS and sandisk clip+.
seriously dude?? the last word I would describe them is Muddy.. they are not muddy. but they are pretty harsh when it comes to high frequency's.. personally I cant listen to it more than 30minutes cuz of ear fatigue , due to insane treble sizzle.. freaking bright IEM's.. they sound pretty electrical and unnatural to me.. but its fun when u listen to most vocal trance.. then of course IE8 is a different beast, Quantity of the bass is very high and extension is okay.. but I feel its bass is to be tad muddy compared to most iem's ( even to TF10's ).. if muddy is not the word I would say 'Fluffy " :p soundstage is huge ( its an out of the head experience ) and a bit slow compared to TF10.. + treble extension is also not as high as the tf10s, due to this fact they sound pretty laid back and veiled ( Mids) .. but extremely relaxing to listen... the only down fault with the ie8 is that its performance isn't that great when it comes to very aggressive genre's , such as Death metal / black metal / rock / some phsy trance music.. but with rest others its just as awesome as or better than the TF10s..
u can change this whole "fluffy" sound signature of the ie8's by doing a small mode.. which u can apply some duct tape on the face plate ; where u have to cover the whole bass knob.. apply lest 2 layers.. since ie8's are vented they are naturally bass heavy. once when u apply the tape over the faceplate the amount of air inside the driver will be less , causing them to react fast... due to this fact ull get a proper controlled amount of bass , making them sound great in aggressive music genre's as well....
at the end of the day what u are looking at is 2 different flavored dishes..
TF10s are a spicy dish where u get that sick sensation of aggressive blistering taste ( if u need a lot of details and a bright sounding iem , u cant go wrong with this either )
IE8s are a very sweet dish were u can get a dreamy yet a non-exhausting taste... ( if u want to dream with ur music this is the one to go )