Originally Posted by turokrocks
P. how are you finding the ZX1 pairing with your iem/cans?
Obi... you couldn't of asked me a worse question, I can only talk about the KEF M500's and not about my IEM's, it's difficult so please don't ask me to explain things until matters have been resolved with Head-Fi (nothing bad my friend).
The KEF's are a bit of a surprise in truth, they don't give the detail of a good IEM but they are enjoyable with the ZX1, I think I may pair them with ZX1/PHA-2 combo as the volume is down a tad compared to IEM use and I think the extra bit of grunt could do wonders. I do have minor irritations with the M500's but that's mainly finding the sweet spot and trying not to move around a lot when wearing them.... the highs appear to sit back a little, the mid's are smoothly revealing and the bass has reasonable depth, it's quite a nice pairing, using these for soul/classic rock is appearing to be a better option over a IEM in this household (only having two options is kinda limiting).
I'm seriously considering the TG IEM ranges as they appear to have a bit of 'darkness' that could suit the ZX1 & my ears... I'm not sure if the M500's are keepers as I'm pretty much set on some 'mad-dogs' at some point (they will defo suit my personality)... I'll probably let the F887 go in January but that might be a hard call it'll all be down to a few other options open to me headphone wise.
Me & Fortis plan to crash some Apple stores and cause ZX1 mayhem in the New Year, hopefully we can get Duncan & one or two more to join us on our jollies... all in the pursuit of headphone nirvana, honest.
Edited by OK-Guy - 12/16/13 at 1:12pm