Actually, I'd like something more neutral and technically more competent to listen to at home, and still hesitating between k10/Roxanne/ lcdx...
Edited by John0405 - 1/21/14 at 8:18am
I think this may be the post Dr. John is referencing:
Yes, I have a pretty good memory.
Nothing beats TOTL customs for sound quality and comfort. They're quite reasonably priced compared to full size flagships and not nearly as demanding to drive.
Thanks a lot Darin, I think comparing the demo models vs the real thing is quite a first in this thread and I'm sure it will help many of us who listened (will listen) to the demos make a good decision. I am surprised that the K10 sounded darker, smoother and bassier than the 8C as I understand the opposite was intended. Did you had the same seal with the K10 and the 8C? Or do the 8C demo radically differ from the 8C custom?
I can't say anything about the 8C demo vs. the 8C custom since I don't have an 8C custom, but if the difference is similar to the K10 custom vs. the K10 demo, then I would guess that the 8C custom would have a better seal, have more bass and more highs than what I am hearing with the demo version of the 8C. I think the seal on the K10 demo and the 8C demo were the same. I was using the same tips for both.
I think if u read over this thread u will find that I stated that the bass on the 8 is a tad lower and that the highs of the 8 are a tad boosted over the orginal design. When I say boosted, I meant that the peak is a touch higher, from the original. The K10 bass response will be slighlty larger than the 8, but the high frequency response will be broader than the 8.... broader meaning that the high freq, band width is rasied more so than the 8.
I hope that helps
This is interesting. I assume you mean the Heir 8.A when you say the "original design". I do have the 8.A and to me, the 8C demo is VERY different. The highs are boosted on the 8C, but the bass is completely different. Yes, the seal is completely different, so the bass may be compromised in the 8C demo, but there is much less bass on the 8C demo. The bass is much better controlled and tight compared to the 8.A.
Again, please take my impressions with a grain of salt since I am comparing universal demo versions with customs.
The Comply Tx-400 I ordered arrived today and I can confirm they fit my Noble 4, it's a very tight fit to get them on however. I'm finding the seal is very good and isolation is pretty good too. They make the IEM sit slightly further out of my ear than the stock (large) foam tips but this doesn't seem to have any adverse affect on sound quality. All in all a good alternative to the stock foam tips (IMHO).
I don't know about "best" but they would be unique