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My ZX1 dap in the house :) It was charging/uploading then but now I'm actually listening to it. It takes quite some time for 100+ GB to be loaded and then updated all at once. This will probably be my portable rig for the next week or so until I start getting some of my ciem back from refits.
So I received the meelec balanced tips the other day and I am impressed with the sound of the fa4's with these. Like Moon has said before, they reduce the mid bass, and bring up the upper mids and vocals increasing detail. I like their presentation this way.
Now to the down side, the tips are a bit of a tight fit for my ears, especially the left one. So I can always feel them in my ears unlike the stock tips. At first they made my ears itch a lot, but they seem fine now. Ideally I would like some tips that have the comfort of the stock ones with the sound of the balanced ones.
I have considered custom tips, but its the cost of getting ear moulds done for one set of tips that is putting me off as opposed to the price of the custom tips them selves. If I ever decide to get custom iems, I will definitely get custom tips at the same time.
I have them although no music player to make magic with. I am deciding at the moment to go the Sony ZX-1 route. Will see what happens at CES 2014 if anything new is released or updated
And yeah. They sound very good with almost anything. Emphasis on VERY GOOD. Solid performance not really dependent on source. But true, they shine with sources with good forward upper mids and nice soundstage. So ideally something just a bit bright if you enjoy a more neutral sound signature.