hey ! @MOONDROP
picture credit to VLAYAR
As these shells are handcrafted... some inconsistence in the shell is expected(in fact my set look the same way as yours, even though it was a matte finish)
This difference is normal among KATO units, which makes each set somewhat unique.
Sorry for the confusion it may cause.
thanks for replying, this picture is really helpful,
yes your unit is indeed looking really similar like mine even the coating is different.
also thanks for clearing the confusion !
really enjoying my KATO a lot, but really wish that Moondrop create the SpringTips on XL size, since i cant even get any seal using KATO + L size SpringTips
i also have sent another email on the support mail, but again thankyou for replying and showing your KATO from that angle.
while i can't even get proper seal with Spring Tips on KATO, i decided to put the Spring Tips that come included with KATO to my S8, and whoa, this is the most comfortable eartips for sure, the fitting is so good that it somehow felt like floating in your ear canal,
for sound difference, compared to stock S8 tips, the Spring Tips make the treble more smooth but not DULL, its smooth without sacrificing any detail, also makes the bass more "bouncy" and overal tonal more warm, definitely helps "BA Timbre" to sound much more organic