Originally Posted by CracKinGDucK
Hi, i would like to know how you find the bass of mentor, is it deep and controlled just like Merlin?
The mentor is just $400 more in my local store than the merlin and i just ordered a merlin?
Shall i pay $400 more for the mentor or stay with the merlin?
I really like the sound stage of merlin and bass of it, please advice!
I find the bass of the Mentor to be as controlled as the Merlin, however by comparison it lacks the bass impact of the Merlin.
The Merlin has that jaw bruising thump, where as the Mentors are a step down from that.
I find the Mentors represent the bass in a way I personally prefer however.
In regards to sound stage, the Merlin to me, due to its v shaped sound sig, sounds more airy than the Mentor and the Merlins Hybrid design really does shine for this sense of space also.
However I find the Mentor to have better separation and placement.
To be honest I find the mentor better in every regard :) Hence I bought them hahah. I really love the ample/quality bass, treble extension, smooth sound and those thick mids.
However in saying that, the Merlin is the best refined bass head IEM/Headphone I have heard.
Actually I lied, the TH900/LCD series are better, but thats a different market.
IMO if you love the Merlin, get the Merlin :)
But if you can listen to the Mentor pre-purchase, do so.
Soprry that probably doesn thelp you at all :P
Basically if the LCD2 and Miracle had a forbidden love child, it would be the Mentor :)