Me as well. Before this I didn't spend any more than £125 for an IEM. The legacy 3 I have was an unused one I got off Ebay for that price.
For me also looking forward to get them
Monarch works great with EDM/female vocals/full orchestral mainly focusing on strings and chamber For rock Monarch lacks mid-bass, I, as a drummer, is not feeling Monarch is producing natural sound for percussion and bass guitars. For that Clairvoyance/Excalibur would suite better. Especially bass guitarist, cello players will be furious for monarch, as Monarch simply ingores the presense of baritone instruments so does male vocals lacks masculine tone. Monarch is specialized to make female vocals and upper-mid to treble range something special, the mid-bass is actually archenemy of those range.
Anyway it can be EQ’d with hardware/software. I EQ’d with thieaudio’s parent Linsoul’s LSC08 cable, it boosted a bit of mid-bass, with tremendous boost on already impactful sub-bass, and generated some extra open-air to 10k+ range. It’s very unique sigunature I prefer for listening to.
I ordered exact that, so with that cable, happy to read your findings. I was also already on the brink of ordering a hiby. But will first try this.