Great review! The EQing of the 8k helped..
With that being said, I received the H300s and have been comparing them vs the DN1000s. Much of the reviews that have been posted coincide with what I hear-
- Brightness and transparency in the highs
- The slightly recessed mids - as svyr mentioned it, dry would be the best description of them. However, they definitely excel in clarity and compensates a bit for it's dry/reference grade quality.
- Awesome, and probably THE BEST low end i've heard in an IEM. The bass hits perfectly well, beautifully textured, and would easily satisfy any bassheads craving.
- Instrument separation is a bit better than the DN1000s
- Hard to judge if the H300 has a wider soundstage due to the increased clarity, but is definitely improved from the H200 from what I recall from them.
My gripes about this IEM are the dry/slightly recessed mids and the treble spikes/brightness. The mids, while definitely very clear, are more on the analytical side then anything.Coupled with less body and lush in the vocals Its a bit more difficult for me to get immersed in the music than it is with the DN1000s. , The treble spikes are definitely apparent ,though EQ does help a lot.
Despite my gripes, I think this is a very good IEM. The combination of the awesome bass, soundstage/separation and clarity truly make this a unique experience.
If you were to make the mids a bit more lush and forward, and tame the treble spike a bit, it'd be the perfect IEM for me.
let's put it this way, i've just added the following to the bottom of my review
I.e overall better eqed than all of the iems here http://www.head-fi.org/g/i/1062271/t-peos-h300-and-misc-iems-review-gallery/sort/display_order/ here
>Awesome, and probably THE BEST low end i've heard in an IEM. The bass hits perfectly well, beautifully textured, and would easily satisfy any bassheads craving.
and be non-offensive due to being not mid bass bloated to people who don't prefer that much bass
> [*] Instrument separation is a bit better than the DN1000s
i think dn1000 smear the highs and mids a bit. (which is why I'm very curious about DN2000 )