Originally Posted by musicheaven
Interesting observation, it sounds your scale to be more in line with what the majority of observers and primarily owners have experienced. I know that the earphones and headphones can make a difference in ranking the players, so because of that how can you be sure your scale still stands?
These are my combined preference across my IEMs I currently use most often (asg2, 1plus2, tg334, jh13fp, re600, er4s) and covers quite a range of different design topology and tuning... As I mentioned, for DAP in the same tier I do find the iem pairing will determine which pair is better, but across different tiers, it is pretty universal to me there is a material different on transparency, and ability to let that specific IEM perform closest to it's potential.
Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost
I agree with this observation except I would merge tier 2 and 3 together:
4. AK100, iPhone 4, Note 3, clip zip rb
3. X3, DX50, AK120
2. ZX1, X5, DX100
1. AK240, HM901
It is only personal preference. take it easy, guys..
Maybe you are right as I own have the x5 for two weeks.... Tho it did impressed me and pairs well with all my better IEMs.
Super excited about the dx90 with jamato's early impression! I probably will get both x5 and dx90 to pick the one I like more for using on trips. Spent a long weekend getaway in Onna Okinawa past couple days with my ak240 and was already one scary moment too many for fear of dropping or leaving it behind...... or re-buy zx1... or p1?! lol choices are good...Edited by kkcc - 3/31/14 at 2:46am