Are the iems beating closed over-ear headphones in terms of sound quality?
Specifically the chi-fi.
I notice that they are better but it is not a minimum difference, honestly I notice clearly superior the affordable iems (sub 100€) against closed over ear headphones of the same price or higher. I even find them better than open over ear headphones.
How do I appreciate this difference?
-In tonality, more complete and that although it depends on the iem there is no suppression/masking of frequencies, they are all present.
-Detail, again I repeat it depends on the iem, but it’s like watching a 4k TV versus a 720p. It is noticeable.
-Image, I notice a more accurate image. You notice where the instruments are coming from, where they are with more precision (even than open over ear).