Overall, this is an exceptional IEM. Really good soundstage and instrument separation. Excellent details and vocal presentation. I know that the price is steep for many, but some iems cost upwards of $5k, but this set sounds above what you pay for them. I sit for hours listening to my music library and enjoying the music as presented by these babies. Great job Nostalgia Audio!
I’ve had the NA Camelot for a few weeks and they have between 100 and 200 hours run in. I am using these with my RS8 and the iems I have for comparison are the UM Mest II. I use each with thir stock cables.
Compared to the Mest, I initially thought the Camelot was excessively warm and lacking in detail. As they have run in, they have become more neutral and there is no lack of detail. Differences? The Mest have a boosted lower treble and can initially sound more “High Fidelity” but longer term the Mest can sound fatiguing.
Overall, the Camelot iems are transparent, natural, detailed and lacking emphasis on any frequency, to my ears. They are suited for long term listening. Even my less than perfect rock and pop albums have good air and imaging. Bass is extended but unexaggerated.
Some reviewers have commented about changing the cable. My available cables do sound brighter, but tiring. I really like the stock cable. These are my best iem’s and I am very happy with my purchase.
All my feelings are based on Sony NW-WM1ZM2 + BW22v2 + Camelot
First of all, Camelot is very easy to drive so the gold brick handles it very well.
The soundstage is well-organized, wide, and tall. The positioning of each element is accurate and clear. The bass is impressive: It has excellent diving and strength, while also bringing a full-bodied but relaxed and natural listening experience. The vocals are smooth, detailed, and natural, without deliberate emphasis on certain sounds. I often listen to Japanese female vocals and Camelot sounds sweet and a little creamy. The treble is not too bright, but the micro-details are still noticeable. I think Camelot is one of the best flagship IEMS for people who like pop music and ACG young female vocal.
Compared to Odin, Camelot and Odin have similar tribrid design. Odin has a deeper bass and brighter treble, while Camelot does better in vocals and soundstage. I think Odin is like a decorated and magnificent palace, but Camelot is a clifftop castle, more natural and relaxed. I can listen to Camelot for hours, but Odin’s sound is too strong/thrilling for me. By the way, you have to change the cable. The vocals are warmer and closer with the stock cable but the overall sound is blurry and lacks energy.
I'm not good at writing comments. Just talk a bit about Camelot.
Camelot is quite balanced, the sound is rather neutral. I tried different types of music, and Camelot performs well paired with the Lancelot cable. Classic, Rock, Electric, Pop, ACG, they all sound good. The sound stage is big and spacious. Vocals are neither too close, nor far away, at the exact right distance from me.
With stock cable, the sound is a little warm. Vocals are sweet from my point of view.
With the Lancelot cable, treble, mid, bass all got enhanced, but at the same time the vocals got less warm, becomes revealing.
I have tried some other flagship IEMs, but I still like Camelot better.