Oh boy, was this a pleasant surprise.
I got these, not really expecting much beyond a niche set that I can throw on when I'm in the mood for bass heavy tracks. I'm a writer, so I typically listen to bassy lofi-type beats throughout my writing sessions without vocals. These will be perfect for that, I thought.
And they DO live up to that expectation. What I did NOT expect is how far beyond those expectations these actually go. Not an all-arounder, you say? Niche set, you're thinking? Too much bass to enjoy classical, jazz, or vocal-oriented tracks? You'd be perfectly reasonable thinking that. It's virtually a given, right?
As I'm writing this review, I have Myrkur playing in the background. Her ethereal vocals sound every bit as clear and haunting as they would on my Starfield. Black magic? Some kind of dark enchantment? Maybe.
Are you a fan of more audiophile sets, and you're a basshead? Your mileage may vary, but believe it or not, you may have just found both here.
As for accessories, they are perfectly sufficient. I -like- the cable. It's soft, flexible, light, and feels comfortable in the ear. However, I'm not in love with it like I am the IEMs themselves. I've ordered a few premium cables to try out. These deserve the best. Will they make it sound better? No, but let's not act like we don't care about look and feel. You may also decide to change cables, but know that it's not a necessity. You'll most likely be perfectly happy with the stock cable.
What is a necessity, however, is changing the tips. The material manages to be hard, slippery, and I couldn't get even a decent fit without hurting my ears. I have some other tips lying around, so I experimented for both sound and comfort. My favorites ended up being Final Type E tips, which most of you probably already know about and own, and Moondrop's spring tips. The spring tips offer a fantastic fit, and to my ears produced an ever-so-slight improvement in the sound by making the treble feel a tad more even. Very minor change, but the fit is now amazing. FInal Type E is a very, very close second.
These are now my favorite set, and if you are a lover of the bass, they may be yours as well.
There are three different versions of these, and they have different tuning. The Vocal and Rythm versions are NOT the basshead sets. Don't buy them thinking they are. They are tuned completely differently. The EDM is the one you want, though you may have to keep an eye on the stock.