For me between stage 4 and 1+2 are hard to decided , who has better SQ
These two have strong and weak point .
I tried both with 3 amps to fine the best synergy .
Stage 4 strong point high is more extended than 1+2, faster speed , better depth
1+2 strong point is balance and natural SQ and better bass body and wider soundstage
For my personal impression these two are on par / with draw
Hang from what kind music we pair with these two
Thanks rudi.I would like to point out that the design of both IEM is decisive for me.I auditioned the 1+2,amazing SQ indeed but the improper & uncomfortable seal was really annoyed me.Also the cable is too stiff and some disconnections were happened.It just simply not worth that much when I added the consideration of design into the decision.
In contrast,stage 4 is very comfortable for me (both VE and Rhines demo) and the cable is better than 1+2 in terms of ergonomics.
BTW,1+2 is still valuable for sell when I decided to escape from the black hole of audio.
Just my 2 cents.