- Jul 6, 2019
- Jabberwock Island
So far, loving Believe single DD beryllium and superb technicality in mid tier LZ A7.
I have yet gone to high tier... I am assuming the rate of return or enjoyment decreased by the increased of dollar?
Midfi gear, IMHO is where the best price to performance ratio is.
Ballpark I would say moving from midfi to summitFI (TOTL), u are probably only getting 10 to 30% improvement in sound, but may be paying more than 10x for that diminishing returns.
For example, quoting your KBEAR Believe and LZ A7:
- KBEAR Believe can hit about 70% sound of the TOTL Dunu Luna (both purported beyllium single DD).
- LZ A7 can get to about 70% or so of the TOTL QDC Anole VX (both are multi driver sets that have tuning options).
Even TOTL gear have weaknesses, eg Dunu Luna has rolled off subbass and treble, QDC Anole VX has BA timbre and can be a bit hot in upper mids/lower treble.
Well at the end of the day, just spend within our means, if we can get audio nirvana with a sub $10 set like the sony MH755, some people are happy with that. But I understand some folks wanna chase that last 30% sound fidelity in summitFI at all costs, so as usual, different strokes for different folks.