Originally Posted by finleyville
Would you mind elaborating exactly why? I am trying to understand the sound signatures of these high end CIEMs without ever hearing them. Tough stuff! The last thing I want is to plop down this amount of money, wait for them to be finished, listen to them and think......meh.
will for me i never had the chance to listen to anything i ever bought, since i am located in Dubai, and they sell only "brands" those who are famous but not HQ for each penny you pay,
so i did learn the hard way, i did buy warm, neutral, bright gear, and yet once you know the kind of sound you like then its fine,
as long as you know what you like, the rest is to search A LOT and ask many people about the product that you have your eye on,
and they will till you the product's advantages and flaws, how smooth/harsh etc etc, so have more faith in other audiophiles who did spend over 3000-5000$ around here, but no someone who got 1-2 headphones and still green, and like this you will be 100% on the safe side, the rest is up to you, hope i was some kind of help for you ^^