It has been a long time since I got the Qb2s. Now time for a review and comparison with both my iems.
In my early impressions, I've said it didn't draw my attention out of the box and the stock tips were really crappy for me. After about 100 or so burn in and changing the tips to ultimate ears sf5 tips the veil was mostly gone, not to the degree of absence, but still there. One thing I like most about the sound of Qb2 is its admirable spaciouness and staging and seperation but all these are after some modding. First I took off the filter which I think is responsible for that veil as it is thick and has a dense texture. So I put the RE0 filter on the nozzle. Now the sound was more refined especially the mids were more clear and vocals had some texture and air. The mids are more upfront than RE0s but with more bass presence. I must say the bass is better on both quality and quantity-wise on RE0s because of that midbass hump on Qbs as expected.Mids are also better on RE0s and no need to say that it can't rival RE0s treble.
For its money, I think it is the best well spent $30 for me and I can strongly recommend anyone who is in search for a great iem without spending to much money.
stupid question but is the re0 filter the same as the re400 filter?
this seems like a interesting experiment, i still am vary of that midbass bump after the klipsch s4i (that midbass bump was really distracting because it messes up the entire bass region, the subbass gets masked) but on aesthetics alone the qb2 looks a lot better than the first iteration plus the first version had that really short nozzle that didn't help plus with that flat cable, makes its hard for over ear wear
oh btw how is the microphonics since it has flat cables, and angled nozzle probably can't do over ear wear