I didn’t hear the normal andromeda in well over a year, i only ever borrowed a friend’s pair because i don’t really liked them too much, they are too boring for me.
However, i have, and really enjoy the special edition gold. As far as i remember, the andromeda gold is very close to the original, just with more emphasis on the low end.
If you enjoy a very neutral and balanced sound, the roland or the andromeda will be better pics for you.
My memory about the original andromeda sound are quite vague and i don’t really want to do a straight/proper ‘comparison’ between the two. But i have the same issues with the rolands as i had with the andromedas.
However, if i would have to pick between these two I personally would pic the Andromeda over the Roland, because the IEM itself is smaller and thus more comfortable and you get MUCH better accessories with them.
The EJ07 are to the Roland what the Andromeda Gold are to their Green sibling in my opinion.
Overall very very similar Sound after the bass region. the bass on the ej07 just kicks ass and it can sound almost like a proper stereo subwoofer setup if you want to up the lows a bit. However, the quality control of them is wonky, at least it was in the early pairs, the crossover boards either were left completely loose or got loose in shipping - i sent my pair back to linsoul for repair now. Linsoul also offered a $100,- discount instead of repair/replacement but i declined that as the inner shell of one of earpieces already got damaged from the banging crossover board.
If it comes down to picking a clear winner among these three… I’d honestly say, skip them.
Don’t get me wrong, if you’re willing to possibly deal with sending your iems back (i recommend linsoul as retailer here, they got back to me within hours during the lunar new year week) for repair the EJ07 sound absolutely fantastic, they have thr right amount of kick in the low end and seemingly endless potential to up the bass (at least the 2 pairs i heard had no issues with GEQing the lowest 3 sliders all the way ro the top in poweramp) and all that without creeping into anything else.
The midrange on Roland and EJ07 sound extremely natural and both have a very satisfying soundstage to them.
Top end extension is effortless and gives me all the sparkle I’m looking for.
But if it must be one of these three, I’d give the crown to the EJ07, even with the QC issues, janky cable and sorta ghetto feeling silicone tips.
imma just name drop the ThieAudio Voyager 13 here, incase you’re looking for a set for 1 grand.
Tuning wise it’s almost an analog of the 2.2-2.5k$ QDC anole VX and according to bggar it sounds as good, if not better than those anole vx.