Sometimes, with the RE0, I feel like missing some "air".
now, is AIR's the word I am looking for, in this case ?
Air = more extension
Air = kind of sparkles / over-emphasized parts of brightness
Air = ...something else ?
This is the my issue (/quandary):
take, for example, the song: "Demons", by Brian McFadden.
Link for a legal preview, here: http://megaboon.com/common/preview/track/2804102.mp3
The RE0's presentation feels too(?) dark... And it makes me feel like there is not enough breathing there.
It makes me feel a lack of air in my throat, while listening to the song;
Interesting that you call them dark.. I have a similar feeling towards them (though I would never label them as dark), but I attribute it to the lack of soundstage. The RE0's are my backup pair and they'rer great at this price point, but for me they miss that little extra. I sometimes feel like they sound too "congested". I can live with the dryness of the sound and the fact that they're bass-light. Though it's not the sound signature I prefer, it offers a nice alternative. The treble, for example, extends really well, making me hear some nice details in the upper register. Yet they never seem to be able to "breath", which makes them considerably less enjoyable for me..
But maybe we're both mumbling now.. :)