This is my first ultra high end IEM purchase - had the Sure KSE1200 for several years . With my new A&K SP3000 I had only been listening with my Meze Elite. I had not heard the standard Phonix and bought based on Steve's excellent review of his best of 2022 IEM (Phonix in the final 4). I totally agree with him in the extremely detailed layered midrange in a totally non-fatiguing way - vocals and strings are stunning with breath/palatal sounds, hammer on piano strings and finger plucks not just heard with revelatory detail but emotionally so, intimate, like a live performance and am hearing more details than the Elite. Bass drivers are new and go very deep, not sure as deep and visceral as the Elite at day 10 break-in but hearing more musicality and imaging and just groove in the bass - very articulate and musical in its own space to appreciate and not 'bleeding' into the lower midrange as publicised. Very high frequencies delicately sparkle and glow yet extremely detailed. Basically sound is very natural, relaxed yet very detailed and extremely coherent and musical throughout the frequencies. One problem is that I can no longer do a short listen sessions ! I like very much the full package of really high end matching cable. The packaging was superb as expected to find in a Bentley or Rolls Royce. Looking forward to Steve's review of this LE version soon which I am sure fixes all the weakness of the standard version and imparts new strengths in the LF. These were recommended on my request for a SOTA IEM for 1960s soul and early-mid 1970s classic rock and these IEMs truly reveal the true art of the analogue recording productions from that era preserved with recent super hi-end remastering/remixing. Revelatory, intimate and dare I say, good value.