“My Audeze LCD X headphones’ bass plumbed deeper than either of those two headphones, and soft-to-loud dynamics kicked harder, so if you crave high-energy impact, the LCD X has the edge. Still, as I continued listening, the Ether Flow did no wrong; nothing started to grate on me, and it’s a good deal more comfortable to wear than the LCD X.
” Despite its given size Aptica purr with much more momentum than one might assume from the causal visual grasp. Aptica’s ability to render music fully, even at low level listening makes them interesting for many contemporary audiophiles, that are seeking higher resolution at lower volume levels.”
” Whether the wondrous Chesky/Barbirolli/RPO Sibelius 2 LP or my digital FLAC of Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse and a hundred more tracks or LPs, stunning details were revealed hitherto unheard – flute trills in the Sibelius first movement clearer than ever before and even the great Amy’s glottle stop in her best Billie Holiday impersonation during Body and Soul. Layers made clear; what was once threadbare, fleshed out. ”
” The ambient noises are fleshed out with plenty of detail, and the way various noises interact with each other makes musical sense thanks to the KEFs’ well-timed presentation. The metronome ticking throughout the piece sounds pristine, with precise edges slicing off bits of time.”
” Accuracy was never going to be an issue considering Vision Ears already had initial scans from a few years back. The only way these would not fit like a glove would be if my ear canal suddenly changed shape or the workmanship dropped. Honestly, I put my money on the former over the latter such is the consistency of the shell accuracy over all 3 reviewed thus far.”