Originally Posted by Pe8er
I'll repeat myself — have you tried Grado GR-10? I find them very balanced and refined.
I've finally tried it now and it's absolutely no go for me. For the price they are asking, I am very sure they could do a whole lot better.
Originally Posted by Love Music
Really? Which series did you try I've read some good reviews on the new Heaven series.
It's been quite a while since I last tested it blind (i.e. not really knowing what it was). But I think it was the VI (recalling from appearances)? It was a VERY pricey model going for about high S$700's (about US$550-600?).
Like I said, it's a decent sounding pair of IEMs. But I found that it lacked excitement musically and also wasn't exactly a through-and-through technical achiever for the money. But for everything else: balance, timbre, tonality, comfort, etc. it certainly did what most "commercial" earphones (ear pods, ear buds, IEMs, even CIEMs) couldn't, and with some degree of finesse too.
If online forums and social media didn't exist, and I didn't know about the existence of my current pair of Phonaks, there is a pretty high chance I would have bought the Final Audio IEMs myself. But as it stands, I don't think I'll be getting them until they bring the SRP down to something a lot more suited to its performance (which I judge to be somewhere in the US$270-300 range - or S$380-450, with Singapore's crazy distributor mark-ups and margins).