Yep, while I have found my peace in the headphone segment mainly with a few Sennheiser models, I also haven’t in the iem world…probably because I keep on buying “moreofthesame”. It appears that there is way more development progress in the iem world than in the headphone world, and that also includes a lot of window dressing such as fancy looks.
These questions keep me busy:
- Considering we use phones with cheap dacs (e.g. one built into Apple’s $10 lightning headphone adapter), how much should we max. spend on a pair of iems to make full use of its capabilities?
- What offers better value: a headphone or an iem? Is there a price formula (e.g. an iem of comparable sound quality costs XX as much as a headphone). Do we pay extra for miniature?
- Will the Campfire/64 Audio type quality of sound become (much) more affordable in the foreseeable future with the help of Chifi?