I wish it was me oh well the price I pay for being slow
Thanks for letting me know!
I love this thread because I'm experiencing the exact same thing as you!
Currently have a universal pair of TF10s and I absolutely love them.
Looking into reshelling them into TF10 x 6 and also interested in the miracle, jh16 and heir audio 8.a.
Wish you all the best!
ur not going wrong with either, they r both great iems .. the merlins are ie80s on steroids, so if u like that sort of soundsig u will love them / jh16 too really good. any reason for leaving out jh13's ?.. they came out top on the innerfidelity 23 ciem reviews :)
You should probably still get a Heir 8.A. I think that they will be your best bet. Just save up until you have $1300.
Honestly though, bass heavy IEMs cause quite a bit of listening fatigue for me. The Sennheiser IE8 that I had a while back sounded terrible and after more than an hour I would start getting a headache.
How are the JH16s in terms of mid-bass? If I am understanding mid-bass right, I might not like a lot of it either, specially if it bleeds onto other frequencies.