Hi, so I recently had a chance to try the Vision Ears EXT, Unique Melody MEST MKII and really liked the unique quality of treble from the EST drivers. At the moment I can’t afford those high end IEMs so I was wondering what a good Mid-Fi alternative would be.
I’m sensitive to treble and something like the Blessing 2 can get shouty and harsh at times for me, I also like a solid Bass, CA Honeydew, Final E3000 level of Bass is exactly my preference.
What would you recommend? Currently, I’m looking at XENNS UP, Excalibur (used) but I’m open to suggestions.
Not trying to push my sale. Plus, Canon doesn’t have EST drivers. Up is my favorite IEM but, the Canon definitely has more bass especially in the 100 config. I think anyone looking for HIGH levels of bass would be disappointed by the Up. Up has a very refined, tight, punchy and responsive bass presentation. Canon though has more rumble, subbass feel and seems more textured. At least that what my ears hear.
I did not consider it but if like @Rikudou_Goku says, they lack Bass then I might not like it. It’s alright, if the Bass is not as strong as E3000 but it should atleast hit harder than Blessing 2, Kinera Norn, Legacy 4…
Have not heard of them, will look for reviews on them. Thanks
a good EST tuning is the main requirement. I’ve got Honeydew, E3000 & Meze 99C for Bass so the IEM does not need to be as strong in Bass but at least as close as possible to above IEMs.
What about the ThieAudio stuff? Monarch or Excalibur… there’s someone selling an excalibur for 500 usd, new is 650 usd.
@Rikudou_Goku you are probably right about Xenns UP, if I was comfortable with that price I’d have waited a bit and gotten the Mest MKII instead, which I really liked.
So far, of the recommendations, the TRN BAX & Shuoer EJ07M look interesting, although looking at the graph (noob here) at 3k region, the EJ07M looks like it has similar signature to the Blessing 2 which I found to be shouty sometimes (lost the mesh filter on my unit, maybe it boosted the upper mids?)
I recently listened to the Oracle and Excalibur. I liked the Excalibur better, but considering that the Blessing 2 can get to spicy for you, you sound more like the Oracle would suit you better of those two.