- Jun 25, 2003
Not yet. I'm a bit worn out from all the researching, purchasing, testing, returning, selling, etc. I did in my last round, and I am not optimistic at all about the possibility of finding a truly neutral/accurate pair of IEM. Some people like to claim that it exists, just like some people like to claim that it exists in full-size headphones too, but usually when I look into those claims, they do not live up to reality, and it's highly doubtful people who claim such things have ever heard a truly accurate/neutral sound system before in their lives (and by that, I mean a high-end professional mastering facility that measures perfectly flat at the listening position from 20Hz to 20KHz, or a home studio equivalent of that).
For now I'm just going to stick to the RE400 with my custom EQ curve. It's cheap and my EQ curve makes it sound really good, and it's also not offensive sounding when not EQed (I can live with it being boring sounding when not EQed far more than I'm willing to live with an IEM that's severely colored).
good luck..hopefully some of the more senior members with advanced knowledge of audio (etc) and such will chime in, along with some of the makers of gear on here... you've also made some pretty bold statements, refuting the claims of many audio makers and their supposedly 'neutral' products in the marketplace....so any replies from these parties, or others, could lead to some great discussion, exchange of ideas, etc. maybe they're using different measures. i don't know
unfortunately for me it's beyond my scope, being a newbie to audio after being away 8 yrs, but it's piqued my interest to research more, nonetheless.