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Are you performing a free air measurement with the IEM and the mic? That doesn't take into consideration the reactive load of the ear canal and of the driver. The results won't just be a simple difference in level between different IEM designs. Doubt even a relative comparison would hold water.   Personally, Layla's bass seemed right enough at 7 o'clock, but I had some issue with high midrange unevenness.
The topic of EQ was brought up several pages ago as a feature of the Questyle player. I am very partial to parametric equalization in particular, but most players tend to use a more limited graphic equalizer. So the questions are:   Is the EQ going to be a parametric EQ? If it is, how many bands are there going to be? If not, why not? It's something that can be implemented in some thing as small and old as a Sansa Clip, so it wouldn't seem like a overhead issue.
Where is the depressurizer on the barrel? Not that subbass was very high on the list personal concerns, but an improvement would be appreciated.
I know the old one from Headroom, DF compensated and smoothed I think. The method is not comparable to his current innerfidelity efforts, even of the gear is the same. I don't know if all HE 90 headphones are built identical, the pads certainly won't be. Some things from the headroom measurements are odd, such as the K701 lacking its signture midrange on every other site.
I don't think the HE 90 is brighter, but flatter in the midrange moving into the treble, closer to the DF target. Memory comparisons are not trustworthy. I didn't phrase that in an honest way either. The 009 is lacking until the upper treble, at which it recovers somewhat excessively. It lacks lower treble energy and some degree of presence.
Here's one you don't hear very often, the SR-009 isn't bright enough. I would not lump in the UERM with the 009 tonally. It has more midbass, more lower treble, and lacks the forward midrange of the Stax. The added treble is a mixed bag, and the treble response is a very personal thing with IEMs.
The Stax, including the 009, aren't neutral. That doesn't stop the 009 from a being a technical tour de force of extreme clarity, but the frequency response is not flat. The Sennheiser electrostatics trump it by FR.   I would hesitate to rank these things, but a list of the neutral headphones would include   -Sennheiser HE 60/90 -Etymotic ER-4S or 4B -Sennheiser HD 600   The HE-560 is a probable contender. The stock HD 800 or stock Audezes fall noticeably short....
I was wondering why I never saw a thread on these and it turns out they weren't being sold. So these were a 2 way hybrid design? The body of the earpieces facing the ear didn't seem that smoothly shaped, and from a very quick listen it seemed like it was going for a warm balance similar to the larger PSB headphones.
[[SPOILER]] I like having measurements around. I find I can sift through measurement data and get a lot information more quickly than reading most people's impressions and figuring out their taste and what they think is a good balance. There are things that measurements don't make clear, but like impressions, there is a lot of depth to a good set of measurements, more than a single FR chart shows.
Like the first one, but that volume control looks to be only iphone compatible.
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