Our aim has always been to achieve a perfect symbiosis of great sound ever since we founded Soranik. Creating perfect sound is our passion, and both the Versailles and Bastille are exactly the statue of our constant innovations, breaking from the norms to accomplish the unfathomable sound quality.
Ever since the first pair of IEM was made, tubing has long been the only approach at transmitting sound into ear canals. It is usually either each driver that has its own dedicated sound tube, or 2-3 drivers are grouped together and their combine sound is guided through a single tube. Such approach is common due to its relatively easy production regardless of users’ ear anatomies.
Howver from the standpoint of sound reproduction, using tubes would hinder drivers’ performance and ruin sound quality. The most common problem is impedance mismatching among drivers as sound wave travels along sound tubes. One method is using impedance adaptors at the sound bore’s opening, which is only applicable for single tubing designs. The best solution is removing tubing altogether, allowing drivers to freely function as they are designed without any limitation.
The best (passive) crossover is no crossover. Such sentiment has been shared among many enthusiastic audiophiles for decades, especially when either first or second order passive crossover being used in the circuit.
The most common problems is loss of power and 45 degrees to 90 degrees phase mismatch. There are several solutions but none is as ideal as removing the whole passive network altogether. The result would be no more power loss nor phase mismatch, no more unwanted distortion whatsoever. All drivers cover the whole frequency range seamlessly.
These are also the most impactful IEMs I’ve heard, with the possible exception of the Solaris 2020. Macrodynamics are strong. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed listening to drums on IEMs as much I have with the Signature. Staging is as impressive as the resolution, if not more so. These and the Audiophile are by far the best IEMs I’ve heard when it comes to providing a spacious, open, and airy sound.
Both male and female vocals sound natural with realistic weight and energy. Both are intimate and engaging. I don’t find one favored over the other. Rock guitars have very good bite and attack. They also have good weight- thin on a thin recordings and heavy on a thick recordings. Midrange resolution, both macro and micro, is excellent.
I enjoyed the neutral bastille signature a lot more than I thought I would and prefer it to the non-neutral audiophile version. The signature has a tonal balance that is very similar to my Koss ESP 95X, which pretty much makes it neutral in my book.