Unfortunately, I cannot as I do not own many IEMs under $100 but there should be comparisons pouring in in the following week or so as more people with more experience in that price range receive them. Though I do believe there are some comparisons already on the Hifi Guides forum:
All good, friend. And I agree, everything stock is fine with the Mele so long as the tips fit your ears. They fit mine fine and I also have larger ears where some stock tips have not fit.No, stock cable is fine. If you are on a tight budget, don't even think about it.
Tips are personal and affect sound. Everyone has different ears, different perceptions. For instance, for me the stock tips don't fit or seal, they are too small. For other people they might be great.
Think of tips like underwear. Everyone likes different form factors, different materials, different feels.
Also, I can't stress this enough, as @Strifeff7 already said: dont use your MBA audio jack. Buy an USB-C Apple dongle for 8 bucks, it will take you places. It has an integrated DAC that will do the job and it's one of the best 8$ spent on this hobby. If your computer doesnt have a type C port, you might also get a cheap USB C to A adaptor and you'll be set!
Thanks for taking your time for comparitions, @darkgod5, I was sleeping (EU Timezone)