Here are answers to some criticisms I've already gotten or expect to get:
You can't compare the Mele to an EQ'd IEM!
Why not? That's an assertion without constructivism. Just plain not helpful. Did you mean to say I can't compare them because you don't know how or like to use EQ? At any rate, perhaps this will help you better formulate a more worthwhile opinion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constructivism_(philosophy_of_mathematics)
You must have gotten a broken Mele!
That's a strong claim where, unfortunately, the burden of proof lies on you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burden_of_proof_(philosophy)
Well this whole thing is pointless because the QC for the GK10 is bad (ironically said by the same people who claim I must have gotten a broken Mele)
This doesn't compare anything other than the sound quality of the two IEMs. Yes, if I were purchasing one of these two IEMs I would choose to factor in the QC, comfort, durability and such. That said, I don't recommend anyone purchase either of these IEMs since, judging by the way things are going there will be much better IEMs for the same price soon enough.
Whether this made your blood boil or you enjoyed it or were apathetic to it, thanks for reading!
There is an Head-Fi law which says that if you do not like an IEM enough in his own thread, invariably at least one person will tell you you have a bad pair. It's as inescapable and predictable as the effect of gravity.... That law also says that the abundance and strength of that kind of response is directly proportional to the level of hype.