- Sep 8, 2020
I don't think the classifieds are fully reflective of the demand for a given IEM. For the Traillii, it was only meant to sell around 10 units per month. Given the hype on head fi, just the buyers here impacted demand by a lot. So, when the hype was done, there was a tremendous over supply and not a new set of demand. And, Oriolus increased, the price, thereby lowering demand even more. Too much supply and low demand = big market price drop.As much as I like Audiolevel's reviews, I have never ever seen a IEM review that wasn't promising the creme of the crop. Could be that he only reviews things he really believes in, but before starting you already know the conclusion. I mostly watch them for practical things and try to pick up the things that are not utterly brilliant as that may translate as crap. Absolutely love his enthusiasm!!
Edit: By the way, seeing so many Traillii's in the classifieds would make one think it's utter trash as well, especially at the prices they're offered for. When I started looking into the Bird I thought "Wow! Are they really THAT good that so many people want to get rid of them at 50-60% discounts within just a few months?". So yeah, you never know the real reason.