New version of NE-700M undoubtedly sounded a lot better than the old version. I played the vocal oriented album 烟花三月 by 童丽， new version of NE-700M has much higher clarity and vocal texture than the old version. The clarity is quite nice and I have to say that instrument separate nicely.
I am happy with the first trial, I played What about this,Mr. Paganini album by Bach,Veracini,Paganini and the violin sounded great and fuller on the new version of NE-700M. Detail in the violin is better from the newer version, well I will probably said newer version of NE-700M has much more ‘energy’ and ‘presentation’ in sound than the older version.
So I played some tracks such as 渡口 by Tsai Chin, bass slammed with bigger body and deeper for the NE-700M (New) than the old version. Bass and high probably is some complaint that I made in the last review, but bass has been solved in the NE-700M (New), though I have to say the quality is not particularly great or extraordinary but the improvement is significant. And yes, when I consider the price point of NE-700M, I can’t complain anything and think that performance of this IEM is really beyond the price point.
Old version (left) Vs New version (Right)
How about the high then? I played Terminator 2 From Super Bass Test Album, from the first track it is already quite bad for the NE-700M (Old) , I can’t really enjoy this, it lacks the energy and speed that will be appropriate for this song track, and lack the treble response. How about the performance of the new version of NE-700M then? Well, from the first note, the different is already apparent, the positioning and imaging is better in the newer version, treble response is also nicer, however I still think that treble can be improved further, but nothing to complain, I am a treble happy guy so if you didn’t like some treble in the song, then it is okay, but for me even the new version of NE-700M is somehow lacking in the high frequency. Fortunately, I can feel a lot better of energy and bass response in the new version. This is so great, the speed is faster as well. Bass is punchier, more impact and body, also deeper in the newer version.