That's unfortunate, as I have no problems whatsoever with that design and find these even more comfortable than my customs.
Lol, I'm not opposed to learning new things.
However, I'd love to see the formula that takes frequency response, time-domain and distortion (and while we're at it, potential masking effect by other frequencies) into consideration and shows without ambiguity
why the K3003 render ride cymbals so detailed and lifelike.
Even if it exists, it's probably too complex and inefficient to be used for casual conversation, thus I reserve the right to chose the easier alternative and just describe them the way I did. Granted, there's a lot of ambiguity in colloquial language, but at least gnarlsagan and shotgunshane seem to have got what I meant.
Frequency response performance and lack of masking are basically the same thing, flat=no masking. Having low distortion, high bandwidth, even response will lead to this "high resolution", traits which the K3003 does have in the treble area though somewhat boosted compared to its midrange, but we are speaking strictly treble here. No other hybrid even IEM I know of even gets close in most of these traits.
Edited by Inks - 8/30/13 at 10:57am