I have both Drop Ether CX and HE6SE v2 (for now). I compared both equalized as suggested in this forum.I wonder how this compares to Hifiman HE6se. Amir had a review on those and they had similar distortion and frequency response. Any subjective opinions of people who heard both?
In my subjective opinion, Drop Ether CX sound more neutral (equal boring for some) and is more even across the spectrum. Sound stage seems to be a tiny bit better. The details may be a tad better but not sure about that (have not done enough listening/comparing yet). Definitely easier to drive than HE6se v2.
HE6se v2 on the other hand sound a bit colored to me and that is nice especially with guitar music (more appealing for some people, my other half loves how they sound). I hear some colored/uneven response somewhere in HE6se v2 in compare to Ether and that tilts my preference to Ether.