Originally Posted by kostalex
Bass of PK1 is strong enough
I wonder why someone finds PK1 to be bass-shy. I hear plenty of bass, no less than from HD650. Earbuds bass is very dependable on fit, so do your best to improve it. Try different cushions for better fit, check my recommendation on cushions.PK1 does not require an amp
Sure, PK1 performs much better with amp. But it does pretty well straight of iPod also (not Shuffle). I can not agree with those who say that PK2 is better unamped.
I understand you may not think it's not bass shy. Everybody has their taste and I certainly do not disagree to that.
That being said, I say it's bass shy because on PK1 I'm missing lower frequencies on bassoon, double bass, bass drum and etc.. It may subject to what kind of genre you listen to but on classical I'm missing some lower notes on PK1 that I can clearly hear on HD650.
Also, I would have to disagree on your statement that PK1's bass is no less than that of HD650. When I'm talking about somethings characteristic, I'm talking about it's natural state without any mods done to it. Now I can put all kinds of foams on my PK1 and make it sound different but that doesn't change the fact that PK1's bass is weak. Heck, I could even put EQ on my ipod and say PK1's bass is strong.
I'm not bashing PK1 here. I'm just talking about the fact. Now that I've burned in my PK1 about 150 hours, I can definitely say that mid has opened up greatly and the bass is more defined and I'm really enjoying it now. But I still don't think it's suitable for bass heavy music.