Originally Posted by Hellenback
A very good description of what I hear as well.
There have been a few eyebrows lifted at my use of it with the HD650s but they pair surprisingly well. I do
look forward to a very good desktop (as I've said) but this skinny little guy keeps impressing me. Burned some 24-192 Neil Young Blu-Ray tracks and all I can say is......WOW! Sound like this from a portable has me wondering what I'm going to have to spend on a desktop!
You keep saying that.
It's quite possible, Hellenback, that Robert and his Arrow have induced a paradigm shift. You may have to go out of your way to not
spend what you think you have to in order to achieve the SQ you desire. (That's me trying to sound smart like you guys what with all your, "amplitude" and "signature" speak
I tried something different today, clipped the small, third flange off my triples, set the Arrow's IMP from 0 to I to dial back the highs a bit and crammed the IEMs in deep. I think I may have to get used to the slight discomfort. After hours and hours of time with the Arrow and Shures, I noticed a low low hiss I hadn't noticed before. The IMP I setting got rid of it, and I've still got the highs I want to hear and the bass took on a different characteristic. Dare I say bass forward? Mids are still meaty and ridiculous.
My Shure E3Cs and I are becoming friends again. For a while I couldn't stand how flat and tinny they sounded. The Arrow does more for them than it does for the triple-driver SE530s. I can understand Average_Joe's point about lower end IEMs becoming to bassy. But with the E3Cs, the Arrow gives them just the right amount on BASS II.