Originally Posted by amit
I was wondering, don't these IEMs look like those $2000 IEMs from Japan you mentioned here
? Or is this is different model? Can't read Japanese, eh!
It's the 'cheaper' $880 model of that series of IEMs.
Originally Posted by ultrauber
Well, they're obviously not worth th $900 - but in a raw comparison, are they still better then the cx300s? or the grado iems?
Not sure what to make of that all-caps "SKILLZ", but here goes... They don't sound any different to my ears with or without tips on the nozzle. Some people seem to find them better without silicon tips.
These IEMs are very 'artificial' sounding, like a DSP, like BBE or SRS WOW, and similar. They create their own virtual acoustic 'room' and music plays in there - some music works in there, other doesn't. That makes it very hard to compare them to anything else. With some music they sound really stunning and interesting, but in general the CX300 might give you a more even response with a broader assortment of genres.
Those new Grado IEMs look quite unappealing with their cheap plasticky OEM housing and their inflated price. I think I've seen a similar looking IEM on DealExtreme some time ago... But I didn't expect anything else from ye olde Grado when they jumped on the IEM bandwagon.