Originally Posted by Lieon
Thanks, I found that helpful. Based on your descriptions, I would probably prefer the Miracle signature over the Mentor. Now if I can only audition a K10 ...
I might be auditioning a K10 sometime in the next 2 weeks. Might have to find some time to visit the store though, as it is a smaller, specialist CIEM shop. If I do head down sometime soon, I'll definitely post my impressions. I'm really looking forward to trying Noble's flagship.
Anyway, the K10 looks to be a legitimate challenger for the best CIEM. I've read so many good reviews about it that I'm starting to doubt if I had should have chosen the K10 over the Roxanne instead.
Besides, those Wizard designs are fantastic. Definite IEM bling.
Originally Posted by rootkie
Currently using a Heir Audio 3.ai universal fit. I am currently looking at getting a UM merlin or mentor universal fit. Wondering if anyone has made the jump from my current earpiece to similar range iems? I am searching for the wow feeling again. I havent got time to go down to audition so I thought of getting more opinions first before auditioning.. :)
I haven't heard the Heir Audio 3 myself, but I've read about it through reviews. It sounds like a warm IEM with a decent bass presence. In contrast, the Merlin is all about its bass heavy sound signature, coupled with some really prominent and detailed treble that bordered on sibilance. With almost equal emphasis on highs and lows, the Merlin was a very good choice for EDM genres such as melodic trance.
In fact, when deciding between the Miracle, Merlin and Mentor, I was torn between the latter 2, but chose to go with the Mentor for its more balanced sound signature. You lose a lot of bass authority and weight with the Mentor, but you get a more present midrange and better controlled treble. The highs on the Merlin were difficult to tame at times, and it sounded a little like the Westone 3 to my ears.