Originally Posted by dallan
I really don't get how people call the Ed8 bright, or aggressive. I find them warm but detailed, they are more balanced than one of my closed portable phones that is bass heavy and just plain better sounding than one of my other flagship closed non portable phones. Giving me the choice to choose only one pair of headphones for all situations among those that i own(see profile) i would choose the Ed8 at this point. They may not be the best phone i own (technically) but work great in all situations.
What music are you playing on it and what source are you choosing?
I brought this headphone mainly for portable usage which will be playing main stream MP3 files for the most of time. For all those pop and rocks, I found the sibilance is so harsh that it kills every single enjoyment of the music. I know that most of the pop and rock recording are done with very crappy equipment and remix so they can sound good on beat solo. However, I was expecting more forgiveness form this phone since it is portable.
The phone also does not give me enough attack on the base which I will be expecting form an close can. Even there is warming tuning at the lower end, it just add more sub bass to it instead of going deep with body.
Over all, I found it lack of bass impact, very bright for most of pop recording and lack of detail for complex stages. I am comparing it with my UM Miracle, HD800 and Koss ESP 950. This phone seem to be the worse one I have own in every single aspect among them, while been the second most expensive one.
Maybe I have not burned it in enough, since I have only played it for about 100 hours, but still, what i have is disappointment~~ Also, maybe my hair is 2 long to have the perfect fitting~~~~~ I do expect more out of it since it looks like a real art~~~~~~
Edited by AlanHell - 8/9/12 at 7:43am