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I was aware of the slight tuning differences for the Asian market, but was not aware of the extra venting. Where is the extra vent located? Do you have pics?

I actually went to check my MEST as it was originally purchased from e-earphone, but mine is in fact the single-vented (on the faceplate) version.
 
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I was aware of the slight tuning differences for the Asian market, but was not aware of the extra venting. Where is the extra vent located? Do you have pics?

I actually went to check my MEST as it was originally purchased from e-earphone, but mine is in fact the single-vented (on the faceplate) version.
If you got it from e-earphone, it should be the Japanese version. Isn’t it all black carbon?

The Japanese version comes with through-vent from nozzle to face plate to help with pressure and get a better response, in addition to shell vent for DD.

I’ve been on the fence about ordering from Japan :)

https://www.e-earphone.jp/shopdetail/000000297870/ct1821/page1/recommend/
 
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If you got it from e-earphone, it should be the Japanese version. Isn’t it all black carbon?

The Japanese version comes with through-vent from nozzle to face plate to help with pressure and get a better response, in addition to shell vent for DD.

I’ve been on the fence about ordering from Japan :)

https://www.e-earphone.jp/shopdetail/000000297870/ct1821/page1/recommend/
I assumed mine was purchased from e-earphone as it was shipped to me in an e-earphone box by the original owner. It would’ve cool to receive the Japanese version, but my understanding is the original version is tuned for pop & it’s sub-genres, as well as classical, while the international version is tuned towards rock/metal.
 
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I assumed mine was purchased from e-earphone as it was shipped to me in an e-earphone box by the original owner. It would’ve cool to receive the Japanese version, but my understanding is the original version is tuned for pop & it’s sub-genres, as well as classical, while the international version is tuned towards rock/metal.
Are the US red or blue versions the original or international?

I heard the Japanese one was tuned by the distributor there so it doesn’t sound like it’s found anywhere else.
 
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Are the US red or blue versions the original or international?

I heard the Japanese one was tuned by the distributor there so it doesn’t sound like it’s found anywhere else.
I believe the red and blue versions are the original versions.
 
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I bought mine from eEarphone, and it's the Japanese tuning, with the two vents on the faceplate. And, yes, it's all black/grey rather than the blue or red accents of the international version.

I listen almost entirely to classical, and the MEST sounds great to me.

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Dang, the black/grey version is sexy. Is that the universal version or a shallow fitting custom? The US version has metal nozzles.
 
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I bought mine from eEarphone, and it's the Japanese tuning, with the two vents on the faceplate. And, yes, it's all black/grey rather than the blue or red accents of the international version.

I listen almost entirely to classical, and the MEST sounds great to me.

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Interesting, also the 2pin socket is different from the one I tried, this ones have a recessed sockets instead of the extruded one la that I’ve seen on most of the UM iems.
 
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Anybody knows if there's any European distributor or retailer selling Unique Melody? thanks
 
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Interesting, also the 2pin socket is different from the one I tried, this ones have a recessed sockets instead of the extruded one la that I’ve seen on most of the UM iems.
I totally missed that. Mine has the extruded sockets.
 
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Dang, the black/grey version is sexy. Is that the universal version or a shallow fitting custom? The US version has metal nozzles.
It's universal. I didn't realise the 'normal' version had metal nozzles. Although now I look (I've been using the stock tips, so hadn't bothered to look at the nozzles) my Mini MEST has metal nozzles as well.
 
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It's universal. I didn't realise the 'normal' version had metal nozzles. Although now I look (I've been using the stock tips, so hadn't bothered to look at the nozzles) my Mini MEST has metal nozzles as well.
So the differences between the US & International versions are:
1) Slight tuning differences
2) Dual vent on International version
3) Extruded socket vs recessed socket
4) Metal nozzle on U.S. version
The International version shell looks to be somewhat more sculpted as well

So what are your thoughts on Mini-MEST?
 
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So the differences between the US & International versions are:
1) Slight tuning differences
2) Dual vent on International version
3) Extruded socket vs recessed socket
4) Metal nozzle on U.S. version
The International version shell looks to be somewhat more sculpted as well

So what are your thoughts on Mini-MEST?
I like it in isolation, but when I compare it to the MEST, I do miss the DD bass. It's a less full-bodied and, I think, a little less resolving sound. True to its name, the overall impression is 'smaller' than the MEST.
 
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Hi, is the tour still happening? I unfortunately wasn't able to be notified as I got my username changed from Matz Arcangel to my current one. I should be after Resolve.
 
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Hi, is the tour still happening? I unfortunately wasn't able to be notified as I got my username changed from Matz Arcangel to my current one. I should be after Resolve.
Yes, Resolve is the next participant, and you were scheduled after him.
 
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