I think it's probably something to do with whatever material they use to print the shells
Edited by svyr - 3/14/14 at 11:52pm
I have auditioned mentor, TG334, and SD3. But not A/B/C-ing
I would say Mentor>TG334>SD3.
IMHO.. Mentor have more detail on bass, mid, and treble. The bass is deeper than TG334 & SD3. Mid range is better, especially on upper mid. And it has great miracle's treble.
Compared on Santana's - Corazon Espinado, Mentor have more focus & punchier bass, but if i'm not mistaken the bass hit deeper on TG334. The cow bell sounds more exciting on that song. Vocals sounds great on TG334, but i feel more intimate vocal on mentor. Cymbals sounds more natural on TG334, but the its more extended on mentor.
Hey, you live in singapore right? why dont you just go to stereo (mentor) & jaben (TG334) to get the audition?
You managed to bought a set off the shelf? No such luck in Singapore. I still need to wait 4-6 weeks for a universal. Paid an additional SGD60 for carbon fiber faceplate but now abit unsure whether that is possible on a universal. Managed to grab hold of a set of Toxic Cable Virus to replace the stock cable the moment it arrive..
i'm based on the universal UM mentor. i have the aurisonic ASG-2.. i wouldn't say ASG-2>Mentor in built quality.
For built quality I would say TG334>=Mentor>JH>ASG
But the soundstage i choose better Mentor>ASG-2>TG334>JH.
Isolation is better in mentor than TG334 and ASG-2. But ASG-2 fit better in my ear that all of them..
don't need to worry about isolation, getting the right tip to suit your ear will cancel all that worries and i find mentor is easy to drive even though its 10 drivers but its definitely very unforgiving to bad music quality than Miracles..;)