As of today I currently have my own Top 5 IEMs that I am currently using from my limited but humble selection. Also I am pretty sure due to the years have passed, the IEMs that I used to have a gawking on, especially in the early days, it’s safe to say have changed; along with the factor of new IEMs just overall gotten better in years.
These are my Top 5 that I am using right now:
#1 Moondrop Kato
Just overall goodness and satisfaction from these, for I love the things I got out of it despite the technical side of it is not as impressive as the higher-end stuff. But, the tonality, tuning, the looks, the soundsignature, etc. is just too good for me right now, hell I cannot even remove it from my bag right now for it is just too good to get a listen with, officially my main driver.
#2 Moondrop Starfield
As Zeos said back then, it’s like vanilla ice cream, but a premium feeling one and I agree with his statement. Though it sucks for me nowadays that the original painting of mine got destroyed, therefore taking my own measure of repainting it, it still does not remove the magic that I have felt for these when I first got it and to this day, still an excellent IEM to use, but I am afraid it is being toppled over by my Katos.
#3 Tin Hifi T3 Plus
These! THESE! I never knew there will be a day that something will top the Tin T2s and these will be the ones who did it. The true mainline and successor from Tin in my opinion for their lately releases ( I know I am repeating myself and it is being said by me back then.) are lackluster. I will say it is better than my Moondrop Aria overall, for the T3 Plus is just the right sound signature for me and more alive than the Arias.
#4 Moondrop Chu
Jesus Christ, are these really 20USD?! Moondrop really dropped the ball for this one and right now I am having a blast with it, for I am not really expecting much when it comes to sounds, but boy these are just game changers for the price. Sure it’s not technically impressive as the other ones I have (except the imaging, the imaging is excellent from the Chu.), attached cable and janky and soundstage is not that wide as to be expected for this price point, but the tuning and the neutral sound signature from these are just too good, meaning the pros outweighs the cons for me.
#5 Moondrop Aria
Basically a cheaper version of the Starfield but slightly warmer, meaning the mids are a bit recessed for my taste, and this would be higher if it has the same mids as the Starfields I have. Same as the Starfields I have, paint bubbled up therefore I have to repaint with a black color. I still love listening to some of my songs with this, but I just think the T3 Plus is just better in every aspect overall.
What are your current Top 5s right now?