OK I am sending this to White Lotus today at lunchtime, he should have it by tomorrow or Friday.
Overall - yes this new version has improved greatly compared to the older one, the most notable change is that the sibilance is almost non-existent, and most of the peaks are gone too, at the same time it is a touch warmer compared to the original version, everything else is still the same
Sibilance only presence when you are listening in an incredibly loud volume, or if you are using a narrow/small bore tips, which I don't recommend.
I ran this through variety of sources, straight out of iPod classic and iPhone 4s, though C&C BH, Clip+, C3, DX50, and desktop through Aune T1, absolutely no sibilance nor peaks are heard, except when I turn the volume right up on the Aune T1 and Clip+ to a level that is way too loud for my ears
General signature is still the same as the old version (refer to H20, Lin, and my impression from previous pages), the only change is, as I mention above, this version is a touch warmer
This pairs best with a silver plated copper (SPC) cable, using a pure silver it reduces the soundtstage, pure copper adds too much warmth and thickness (though at the same time gives an breathtakingly incredible 3D soundtstage - listening to John Legend's 'All of Me' feels like he is singing on stage with you sitting in the first row, with millions of speakers around you, just incredible), SPC improves the original signature greatly without adding too much colouring - I'd include an SPC cable if I have more than 1, but I don't, so yeah borrow/buy/steal one and try it out
...and one last thing, listen to this track below with it...WOW...transparency, imaging, and BASS at their best...just WOW!!! - try and find the high-res (or lossless file)...