Originally Posted by dacari
Thank you, in fact a bit more spacious and airy will be a nice upgrade from my UM3x.
For me, the fit and comfort is almost equal to sound quality, for example I really like my ER-4PT/S (amped with E18) but I can only wear them for a while, that's shame, I assume the SD-2 won't have the crystal highs of Etymotic but a good seal, fit and comfort will be interesting for me.
I got an sd2 a few weeks back,one thing the sd2 wont be,is fatiguing in anyway..at least not to my ear anyway. I actually wish there was a bit more sparkle in the top end of the iem, also I had a noble 4 previously and a set of tf10s, from memory they both had better highs,slightly more extension,certainly in the case of the n4.
Fit (which was a worry for me and put me off purchasing for a while) and isolation wise they are perhaps the best Ive achieved in a universal iem, just experiment with what tips you have,most of us in this thread seem to favour the ortofon tips..
The sd2 trumps them both however in its bass and sub bass control.. Im not a basshead so thats why I went for the sd2,it sounds very nice with classical or any kind of electro music and there is certainly enough bass for me,for rock and metal which I enjoy I would rather the mids a bit more forward and better extension after 11k.. I would worry about trying the sd3 for fear of it knocking the fillings out of my teeth with rumble
Overall I still haven't decided if Im going to keep the sd2 as Im not so sure if its ideal for my taste in music.. Hope that helps somewhat in your decision
Edited by rookie2009 - 5/5/14 at 2:49pm