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So I own a custom EE phantom and wish it sounded a bit more open . i love how the mids sound on these. I want a bit more detailed, airy, bigger soundstage with the natural mids of the phantom .
Now when i had the U18t it didn't quite do it for me . But i've heard the Cutsom A18 is smoother and slightly warmer than the U version, that's why i was considering it in the first place. or maybe A12t will be a better choice ?
I had the universal Phantoms and wanted the same thing and really got great results from the ErosII 8 wire cable. It cleaned up the lower mids and helped that subtle sparkle that is there to come through. This cables strengths aren’t the best for the U12t though which is why I’m looking for a replacement.
 
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So I own a custom EE phantom and wish it sounded a bit more open . i love how the mids sound on these. I want a bit more detailed, airy, bigger soundstage with the natural mids of the phantom .
Now when i had the U18t it didn't quite do it for me . But i've heard the Cutsom A18 is smoother and slightly warmer than the U version, that's why i was considering it in the first place. or maybe A12t will be a better choice ?
The custom does vary from the universal in the way you mention. However, if you're looking for a warm overall signature, the a18 doesn't have that. in fact, that a18 is the most neutral sound signature i've experienced.

i will say that I liked the u18 enough already to go with the custom.
 
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So I own a custom EE phantom and wish it sounded a bit more open . i love how the mids sound on these. I want a bit more detailed, airy, bigger soundstage with the natural mids of the phantom .
Now when i had the U18t it didn't quite do it for me . But i've heard the Cutsom A18 is smoother and slightly warmer than the U version, that's why i was considering it in the first place. or maybe A12t will be a better choice ?
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Has anyone here had their Tia iems reshelled by itsfit labs?
 
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The custom does vary from the universal in the way you mention. However, if you're looking for a warm overall signature, the a18 doesn't have that. in fact, that a18 is the most neutral sound signature i've experienced.

i will say that I liked the u18 enough already to go with the custom.
would you say the a18t will be good enough for electronic music?..i'm not asking for thumping bass.
 
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would you say the a18t will be good enough for electronic music?..i'm not asking for thumping bass.

Imo the A18t works for every genre. So yes I’d easily say so considering it was my main iem for mostly edm for a year straight.
 
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Imo the A18t works for every genre. So yes I’d easily say so considering it was my main iem for mostly edm for a year straight.
Good to know that , as i was also considering the Fir M5..the difference in price isn't much though
 
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Good to know that , as i was also considering the Fir M5..the difference in price isn't much though
All I can suggest is you demo both and go with what you prefer. The A18t is more versatile in the sense that it can be tweaked with different cable and DAP pairings, in my opinion.
 
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The A18 is really, really good with all genres. That said, I feel some may find the m5 more engaging with electronic music.

I used to think the a18 was the best for electronic music before I heard some iems with "less neutral" signatures. I now think that iems with accentuated bass and treble work better for electronic music.

If you spend most of your time listening to edm, you should strongly consider the m5.

Highly suggest listening to the m5 before you make a decision.
 
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The A18 is really, really good with all genres. That said, I feel some may find the m5 more engaging with electronic music.

I used to think the a18 was the best for electronic music before I heard some iems with "less neutral" signatures. I now think that iems with accentuated bass and treble work better for electronic music.

If you spend most of your time listening to edm, you should strongly consider the m5.

Highly suggest listening to the m5 before you make a decision.
sadly there's no chance to listen to the M5 here in the UK. Also i don't listen to a lot of EDM. I have a custom EE bravados for rap , EDM, etc.
 
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i see...

my main concern is that you said you love the phantom mids.

i didn't understand the phantom at all when i listened to it, everything just sounded really thick and lacking in detail to me. (not starting a debate whether the phantom is good or not, i know lots of people love them. i prefer the lx from ee.)

but since you speak about the phantom mids with a more spacious sound, and you thought the u18 was not warm enough...i'd be careful. you may want to consider the elysium as well...those are some of the best mids i've ever heard, and actually sound somewhat similar to the a18 overall.
 
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i see...

my main concern is that you said you love the phantom mids.

i didn't understand the phantom at all when i listened to it, everything just sounded really thick and lacking in detail to me. (not starting a debate whether the phantom is good or not, i know lots of people love them. i prefer the lx from ee.)

but since you speak about the phantom mids with a more spacious sound, and you thought the u18 was not warm enough...i'd be careful. you may want to consider the elysium as well...those are some of the best mids i've ever heard, and actually sound somewhat similar to the a18 overall.


Hmm me to I loved ee phantoms and have settled down for tia trio...
It is the reason why I am also looking into m4 to see if I will like them more over trio )
 
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