These NE-8's are driving me crazy. I want to love them, really I do. They have a great midrange and top end, excellent built quality, nice supplied accessories, excellent fit and comfort...
and, without enhancement, no bottom end to speak of. A bottom end so lacking that the lack of response goes all the way up into the lower midrange, affecting timbre of both instruments and voices.
With enhancement the bass goes from acceptable in quiet spaces to somewhat lacking when in an any outdoor environment.
NuForce seemingly hit their target in the NE-8's in regards to midrange and top end response and performance, construction, quality, pricing...but how did they miss so tremendously with the bottom end?