7/10 - Pros: EVERYTHING!!!. Cons:Price, No inline controls/Mic cable included, expected better cable feel for the priceSound type/for music type:
All. Detailed representation, with ample power.Competitor/rival:
Westone W60Price range:
~R.15,000.oo [amazon import]- R.17,700.oo [locally] Where to buy locally: MercuryMusic.co.zaConstruction:
Solid and light units, and since I opted for the Blue in colour version, aesthetically stunning.
The shape of units fits comfortably and securely into my ears; movement, specially with it's chunky stock cable won't case them to be dislodged.
The stock cable does feel a bit cheap tho... Very rubbery feel, and seems to tangle easily; not what I expected in an item of this price. No inline controls or Mic cable bundled either.
I've ordered the Logitech UE 900 Communications Cable, as it seems to be getting some good reviews for the SE535 & SE846.Sound:
If there is a draw-back, it would have to be the space is not that of open cans.
But the sound is great, that I cannot help feel that it supersedes my past IEM's and starts to sound like supra aural headphones.
The detail is ever present, but the bass is not sacrificed.
When listening to Chris Coco's version of Albatross when leaving work yesterday on the Gautrain, these IEM took an already magical song, and made me picture an Albatross in flight, in a starry-night, over a moon-light ocean,.. with it's wings moving to the bass beat.
With these IEM's when I listening to the smooth vocals of The Manhattans, the subtle guitar riffs are present and crisp, along with the bass and drums that define R&B.
They sound amazing when listening to Cream's White Room, Led Zepp's Custard Pie, Rage Against The Machine's Township Rebellion, Run the Jewels Close Your Eyes, .... everything.
I'm driving them on my HTC 10 phone, with Neutron Music Player.