As stated above, I had hell of a time fitting the universal MH335DW into my ears. Honestly, as much as I like what I heard, I simply couldn’t stand keeping them in my ears for very long. Naturally, had they been custom-fitted to my ears, I would have no complaints. The Private 333 which I demoed were buggers, too, but my customs fit like gloves. When the dosh for my MH335DW flows inward to my wallet, I’ll prove it.
That said, FitEar earphones tend to stick out from the ear farther than other custom earphones. It’s the unique Japanese police-sanctioned connectors. They take up a lot of room.You won’t be using either phone while sleeping.
Good news on the memory wire front. While I hate all memory wire, FitEar’s implementation is better than 90% of the competition; it is soft, and relatively pliable. It is entirely usable for glasses wearers.
I’ve been a FitEar fan since the days when, from my secret TMA spy chair, I cursed Headfonia’s great design and reader interaction. Things haven’t changed. I think the MH335DW is going to be FitEar’s most divisive custom earphone. Contrast is high. Well, that’s certainly true for the demo version. It’s got some similar elements to the ToGo!334, but overall, it is a starker, more exciting earphone. For the well-healed, contrast-loving audiophile, it’s a no-brainer. But if massive contrast isn’t your thing, and natural space and edges are, the Private 435 is a sure-fire hit. While I can’t believe the two came from the same company, I do believe my ears.
Oh yes, and Anak’s.