I really like my Nami and am wondering if I would like the Kaede even better. Has anyone here heard them both under identical circumstances and if so, are you willing to post your thoughts about how they compare. What I love about my Namis so far is their timbre and dynamics, e.g., they portray a piano as both a string and a percussion instrument.... they do percussion wonderfully and are very "quick" I just wish they were just a touch less up-front, but it's not a fatal flaw for me.
i am also wondering how either of them fare against pricier competition like the 334s or the Tralucent 1plus2', or any other suggestions you might have. I have liked the GR8/10, Ortofon EQ5, along with the Aurisonc ASG1.2, and the Cardas 5813s. I listen from the bottom-up, do not like bright or treble-focused sound, and I listen to acoustic jazz, along with prog rock, Zappa, and even Primus and Slipknot. This time out, I am looking for "the one", not an arsenal of genre- specialized iems.
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