18 Driver co-flagship IEM from 64 Audio. Just to clarify, that is 18 drivers PER SIDE! That's 36 drivers in total!!!
The most obvious way would be the fact that the IEM sounds different. In some cases, you will get a rattle if a driver is dislodged or loose. I have not had any problems yet, but if something does break (which I doubt will happen any time soon with the way Im babying my U18s), Ill let you know how I tell. Im guessing it will just sound odd.I was thinking, the more driver you fit into an iem, the higher the rate that somehow one of the driver inside is defective yes? How do you know if one driver of yours broke?
They are both great. Thanks for the feedback.I agree with the overall review of U18.
U18 was a good fit for me. The Forte even though smaller wasn't. I would say the nozzle (where the ear tips are added) on the forte is smaller (your review mentions it in the reverse) and the body leading up to the nozzle is shaped like an additional nozzle and it gets in the way. It wasn't a comfortable fit.
I heard forte to have a little more clarity and resolution than U18. And U18 had a punchier bass than forte. The low and high extended a tad more on Forte. Both have different sound signature and both are equally good. It comes down to one's preference. U18 was fun and Forte was musical. Both had tonnes of details. Forte needs more volume compared to U18. It definitely draws more power.
I recently got the Effect Audio Eros II 8 strand cable for my U18t's. Its provides a smooth and very balanced sound. Effect Audio also recommended the Janus cable but I haven't tried that yet.Just got a new pair. Immediate impression is that it's an all rounder with wide soundstage. Have yet to find cable that best matches it.