Well I don't think I'll be testing the midrange, because I dont listen to slow female singers, like Sarah McLaughlen (sp?).
The only thing I really listen to is punkrock, so I like my music to have a little bass, but too much sounds horrible. I'm not one of those people that likes to blur out the music with heavy bass.
Today I was listening to emo (for those that don't know the style of music, its sort of slow punk music, based more on vocals with slow music) and as I was listening to that I noticed a lot of subtle sounds that I weren't aware of. For example, in the car I mainly heard the guy's voice, the drums, guitar...etc, the usual, but when I was listening to the EX70's I could hear the drummer hitting the symbol and other sumbtle instruments.
I don't think people are "tricked" into making their music sound better by putting up the bass and the treble. The reality of it is, people obviously want their music to sound the best, so if that means turning up the bass and treble for them they aren't being "tricked" they are just listening to what sounds best to them, and thats what music is for.
Some people like more bass, some like more of a midrange, some prefer higher treble, so there isnt a way music is supposed to be listened to, its different for each listener, which is why stereos have settings for the music (bass, treb, mid..etc).
So basically I found the ex70's sounded better with slower softer music but it didn't have the punch for the faster louder songs. My mp3/cd player also has bad sound, it's a first generation player so its convenient that it plays mp3 cds, but again mp3 compression is 1/12.
I found the standard plug for my stereo but my ex70's don't fit into it. I'm not gonna go buy the right piece because I'm never going to listen to my stereo with them. I tried them plugged into my computer, but the extrension is on my speakers, and I have really lousy computer speakers.
I know you guys really know your stuff about headphones, but are any of you aware about portable digital music devices? There's a new portable mp3 player I'm thinking of getting (it should be available at the start of sept) you can check out the link here www.treoplayer.com
My question about it is, will it sound better than my first generation mp3 player, or will any mp3 player have not so great quality playback. I don't understand all the specs like
Signal to Noise Ratio >90db
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 KHz
Maximum output 100mW
Can of you explain what that means to me? Does it have good quality playback.
Thanks for any help guys