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When I re-read your review, I noticed that you classified the level of sibiliance of the Ue-10 PRO in the same category with both the Etymotic Research ER-4P/S and Grado RS-1. I feel the need to clarify my points. First, the Grado RS-1 is both a bright and sibiliant pair of cans especially with a bright source such as the NAD C541i HDCD/CD player. To a certain extent, I feel that the top end of these particular cans is unnaturally tipped up. The ER-4P/S is bright and sibiliant but not so much as the RS-1s. The Ue-10 PRO is not bright nor is it sibiliant especially in my reference system. I think it is an extremely accurate custom IEM and I feel that categorizing it as having the same amount of brightness or sibiliance as both the ER-4P/S and RS-1 is a bit of an overstatement; while I find your review to be interesting, I feel it is necessary to state that your opinion is simply too contrary to my experiences. I do not feel the Ue-10 PRO is sibiliant in any configuration I have tried thus far. Do you think that the Sensaphonics ProPhonic 2X-Soft to have a more rolled-off treble region as compared to the Ue-10 PRO? Do you think your source components are leaning on the bright side? Are your music selections adding to the brightness you observed with the Ue-10 PRO? I gather that the Ue-10 PRO's extra articulation and definition in the treble region may contribute to your opinion that it is sibiliant. Please provide clarification on this issue.
You recently wrote,
|Well, you have to take in account of how individual feel about sibilance. The UE-10 is more sibilant than the 2X-S, but it is on the same level as ER-4. However, I know a few Head-Fi member that has found even ER-4 too sibilant for their taste. I think it's just fine, but I like the sibilance control on the 2X-S more. So for those people who find the ER-4, CD3000, or Grados too sibilant for their taste, UE-10 will probably be as well.
The sibilance is not from the iPod, as it is apparent on my home system as well. It's just a subjective view of how much sibilance is too much