- May 11, 2013
As I have became quite a big fanboy of the E3000 in the last couple of months, here are my impressions comparing with other IEMs in my collection (from favorite to least favorite order). Please note these are only my impressions with my set of ears, and can be very different for other folks
E3000: Superior staging, imaging. Good separation. Perfect tuning, perfect amount of bass, mids and treble. Pretty good attack and clarity. Can be used with any type of music. The biggest advantage is the superior natural / lifelike timbre. It can sound so realistic from M11 Pro that is "unreal" (a bit less realistic from my other sources but still superior to other iems)... Certain instruments are coming from above my head which makes them even more realistic. The most emotion inducing IEMs I have ever heard.
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What I have learnt from this hobby: money won't buy you better sound. The E3000 is one of the cheapest and hands down the best IEM I ever heard, even comparing to big dogs like M9.
All in all, I don't really understand why certain chi-fi IEMs are hyped to death (looking at you BLON), while I can barely see any mainstream reviewers even mentioning the E3000... Maybe the E3000 is tuned only for my ears
If final will ever produce an upgraded E3000 with more sturdy / better / replacable cable, that would be an instant buy for me.
I'm a bit worried that Final will push only B and A lines which are mostly mids/treble detail centric Hope they won't forget about the bass which is equally important in music and necessary to give you emotions.
The E3000 (and E2000) deserve much more attention and accolades here for what they deliver. I am looking forward to more final products. Perhaps a budget B1, 2, and 3?
I somewhat disagree with you about the need for a detachable cable. The little earphones are so small and light that connectors and a heavier cable would nearly ruin the excellent everyday carry ability and fit of the less expensive E series.
Tanks for this.
I have never tried the e3000, I had the e5000 but they did not convince me.
I tried e5000, fiio fh5, shure se 215 and fiio fa1.
In the end a like the Fiio FA1 100 euro vs 250 euro just not so gut base, is whery fast but mids is high whery gut for me.
I have the Fiio FA1. I would think the E5000 would be a great complement to the FA1’s tuning and construction. Like having a Stratocaster and a Les Paul.