Originally Posted by lee730
So it does sound better to you? If so I'm glad :). I won't post this sort of stuff if I indeed didn't think it was worth sharing. Not that I expect you to remember exactly what 1.00 sounded like in comparison. But could you give a comparison from memory? At least from my memory I do feel 1.11 with this Listrid patch is even better. More controlled in the bass yet not lacking in bass at all. Still very much on the warm side but at the same time detailed and spacious (what I consider a balanced presentation). There is so much depth within the sound staging. It is crazy (the **** that happens in the background).
I still haven't given the Kaede a go yet. I've been intoxicated by the 1Plus2 pairing lol. I'll give the 8As a shot as well but just from the amount of bass that is on this combination the 8As will be bass monsters for sure....
I am on the Miracles now, I used them as my reference for FW comparisons. Here is my take:
- 1.00 had nice punch and fullness, but definetly too dark. It sounded congested with all iems except 1plus2 IMO. SE5 was ok, Kaede and Miracles a bit stuffy
- 1.21 + Listrid 2.0 is very nice, quite airy and spacious, sometimes lacking some punch / weight, but this is really minor to me. Still better sounding than 1.00
- 1.11 + Listrid 2.0 is a good balance: punchy and weighty yet with some space / air. Significantly better to these Monkey ears than 1.00
With 1.00, I was seriously considering modding the AK120. I could feel the potential but the air was really lacking to my taste. Now I might still mod to try, but I do not need it.