I had seen that the discussion began to turn into a pro vs con z5.
I wonder if z5 can be compared to ie800 in any way?..
I, for one, am not really searching for the most neutral in ear monitor, ie800 itself is pretty far from neutral, but i really love it's sound.
I have tried the e800 on several occasions and to me Z5 has a thicker midrange with more bass. To me Z5 has a more holographic soundstage. IE800 has stronger treble, very impressive clarity and also good soundstage but it is more fatiguing compare to Z5.
Z5, when amped, sounds like no other iem I have come across. It needs to be played at higher volumes to sound good and it sounds like a pair of over ears. Amazing for music, movies and games. Its so smooth and detailed and the separation and layering is stupendous. The better the amp and synergy, the more you will get out of. It sounds awesome sauce out of my ****ty amps so I would imagine it would sounds pretty sick out of proper gear. While there are many iems that have better technical performance, but not many that can portray music the way the Z5. Their enhanced bass turns a lot of people off but I find their bass tightens up with better amping. I wish I could try it out with a PHA-3 to see what its true potential is.
Hi, and which are your crappy amps