Oh definitely. The 4XR is a slight boost to what the 4SR already provides, but the EVO brings in a completely new set of details and articulations. Perhaps that’s why I returned the 4XR, because it sounded bloated to me in some ways. Especially in heavy metal and when I was drumming along to my mates guitar during jamming sessions, the guitar would be muddled by the increased bass. But now that they have added 2 separate bass drivers and kept mids and treble on another, it has retained the mid and upper detailing of the 4SR and at the same time brought in a new dimension of bass and given the whole sound more body. By body I mean it just has that thick presence. Not bloated but…just there. Sorry so hard to explain. It’s very welcome anyhowInteresting! So Evo is better in the bass than the 4XR as you remember?
Actually just editing this to say one thing. Until about 12 hours ago, the 4SR were my endgame IEM for the last 3 years. I love then to bits, but the EVO give me everything that the 4SR do but add a huge level of enjoyment to my music all of a sudden. I’m smiling at my tracks again
Also I know someone will say that this can happen with any new change. Well I’ll answer this with a resounding ‘no’ because in the last few months I have indeed tried the CA Andromeda, Solaris, the Shure SE846 (again) and ACS Custom Evolve. None have done what the EVO has. When Etymotic say this is the most accurate multi-driver IEM I can see what they are getting at here. Bold bold booold claims, but pretty justified. Not just accurate, but fun!