|Ditto, the bass of the Ed9 is FAR more controlled than the D5000 in my books. And I agree with all previous posts regarding the boominess only occurring with some recordings. One I have in mind is Extraordinary Machine from Fiona Apple. I get surprised when a contrabass gets boomy sounding. Could it be the recording location? I don't get that from a CD like Buena Vista Social Club for instance.
In the end, it might indeed more have to do with the amount of bass than the actual rendering. The bass does not sound any tighter on the K701 but there's just so much less of it that the booming sound isn't as noticeable.
Humm, maybe I should try bending the headband or the cable mod as both of these must change the effectiveness of the seal?! But truth is, only for my poorly recorded / mastered music it's a little annoying so I don't want to ruin a perfect balance for all the other good recordings!
|canman heard my UE9 out of my Lavry headamp at the Washington area meet last month and he said the same to me after about 5 seconds of listening. He also said they were very similar to the Edition 7s he heard a couple of years back. Probably a very good method of judging things and a great memory for hearing. He is also the one that I mentioned above that probably comes from the Stax side of the house with his preferences (bias) in hand. edit: Note that it does not appear that canman has a Stax from his profile but this is the headphone he mention to me when I ask him what he was comparing the boomy issue to.
All this information continues to be very helpful to my understanding of where these impressions are coming from.