I wanna thank everyone to allow me to be a part of this loaner tour. It has taken me awhile to get this impressions out due to work and business travel, but I have been able to sit down finally and get this impressions out. When having the ER2XR and ER2SE in for loan, I also had the Moondrop Blessing 2 and the Thieaudio Legacy 3. I will be referencing those 2 in a shootout type scenario. I know ChiFi isn't popular here, but for those who might have listened or own these, it might serve as a good reference point in the "relative" price range that the ER2XR/SE occupy. Chain Samsung Note 8 -> ER2XR/SE + Blessing 2 + Legacy 3 Bass When comparing the bass of these 4 IEMs, I found that obviously with IEMs the fit is a huge proponent with the bass response. I was using the triple flange tips on the Ety IEMs, and using wide bore silicon tips on the Blessing 2, and used a narrow bore silicon tip for the Legacy 3. While the ER2XR was touted as a more "bassy" ER2SE, I found it to be only a slight tilt in the bass region that was noticeable but not dramatic. This does tilt it more into a "funner" IEM, but I prefer a more neutral signature so found the ER2SE with the slightly more linear bass response to be better for me. The Blessing 2 and Legacy 3 seem to have a much higher bass shelf than the Ety IEMs, The Legacy 3 had much boomier bass, but this lead to fatigue and slight muddiness in the mids. As I have started to use more gear over the years I found that the more bass, especially in IEMs leads to headaches for me, so the Legacy 3 was something that I tried to avoid for more modern genres. It is great though if someone wants a bassy IEM, albeit with less bass detail than the Ety IEMs. The Blessing 2 was a more neutral IEM than the Legacy 3 in terms of quantity of bass, but was still above both the Ety IEMs; however, the Blessing 2 had the best quality of bass of the bunch. This is to be expected for the price, being much more expensive than the other 3. Mids The mids were much more close between the ER2XR and ER2SE. I found them to be almost identical with maybe slight differences? This could just be the ER2XR having elevated bass so it affected just the lower mids slightly, but I found them to be similar enough that I think they can both be classified as the same. I found them to be rather clear, but slightly recessed in the mix. This gave a nice sense of space, and I never felt that they were shouty in any way. The same can not be said for the Legacy 3 and Blessing 2. I found the Blessing 2 to be rather shouty, especially in the upper mids. They got rather annoying to listen to with vocal heavy music. Both lack the clarity and cleanliness that I found in the Ety IEMs. The Legacy 3 mids seemed to be lost in the mix slightly, neither having their own space, nor having the ability to shine. It just got a bit muddied up with the rest of the mix. I was rather disappointed in these 2 with vocals, as most of my music is vocal driven. Highs The highs on the Ety IEMs are similar to the mids, in that they were remarkably similar. They were not hot or sibilant in any way, and would be good for long listening sessions without being fatigued. I am not a huge fan of treble personally, so I found this safe and reserved treble to be good for me. They had air, but nothing was ever hot which is what I found important. Legacy 3 and Blessing 2. Blessing 2 reminds me slightly of the Andromeda in the sense that they straddle the line between just enough and too much treble. I think the difference between the Andromeda and Blessing 2 for me however is the detail. Blessing 2 is good for detail, but loses out to the Andromeda in my opinion. Legacy 3 is slightly rolled off in the treble in my opinion, which makes for a weird frequency response to me. Legacy 3 seemed to be too dark, and lacking in air. This makes the Legacy 3 to feel even more congested. Is this a trend with the Legacy 3? I guess so. Detail Retrieval Not much to say here, the Ety IEMs aren't extremely detailed, but for the price they have good detail retrieval and I wouldn't be mad having these. They beat out the Legacy 3 in detail retrieval, but lose to the Blessing 2 in detail retrieval. To be expected, but honestly the difference is rather close which I think is either a win in the Ety case, or a loss in the Blessing 2 case. Guess depends on how you look at it. Soundstage/Imaging This is an area that really separates the higher end IEMs from the more "budget" ones in my opinion. All 4 of these IEMs seem to be rather small in soundstage. I would say the Legacy 3 is the smallest, then the Ety IEMs, then the Blessing 2. But all together they seem rather confined to the width of your head, with no real depth or width to the stage. Imaging would follow the same ranking as soundstage, with the exception that the Ety would be similar to the Blessing 2 in quality of the imaging. Fit This is normally not something I touch on in my reviews since they are predominantly headphone related reviews, and most of the headphones I buy fit really well on my head. But IEMs are much more finicky and user dependent so YMMV, but I think it is still important to reference. For reference, my Andromedas fit perfectly in my ear, but in some positions, will rub on the back of my inner ear. This can be fixed by repositioning them so they aren't touching anything. With the Ety IEMs, I really dislike the feeling of how deep they are inserted into the ear canal. I was never able to get a fit I felt comfortable with, and always felt awkward and discomfort from having them so deep in. Some people love this, others don't. Blessing 2 fit was terrible for me. The housing was way too large, and would create a complete seal in my ear from being pushed in and would create a weird suction in my ear. This would lead to headaches from this suction seal and would result in pain and discomfort within 20 minutes of using. Legacy 3 was better, but would have hotspots and areas it rubbed on the backside of my inner ear. Better than the Blessing 2 but not something I could wear for many hours. This could be to a weird size ear on my part, but wanted to still touch on this. Conclusion I know this is an ER2SE and ER2XR impression thread, but thought having the other IEMs in here for reference would be beneficial, especially given that I felt that the Ety IEMs were much better than the Legacy 3, given the same price range, and worth the buy over the Blessing 2 in my opinion as well, given the price of the Blessing 2. I think if you want a good quality IEM, with good clear sound for the $100 range, these are a go to. Just know that they have a deep insertion, but other than that anybody should be happy to have this as a commuter IEM, beater IEM, or just a really good IEM for the money that they can use until they decide to upgrade to a higher end IEM. I wish I could be okay with the fit, but even with the deep insertion I think they might be worth to pick up for me, and just get used to the insertion.