Hey all, I have been searching the web (and Head-Fi) for days, and cannot seem to find an answer to my question. I was hoping someone here may be able to help. I am no basshead, but I am looking into getting a pair of Etymotic HF-5s, and wanted to know how their bass response compared to that of a Grado can? I know it is an apples-to-oranges question, as one is a set of IEMs and the other a full-sized headphone, but I would appreciate any help! I have a set of SR225s that i love, and if the HF-5 can come close to even that level of bass, I will be happy. Thanks in advance!
The 40+ mm drivers in the Grados can move a whole lot more air so it will have an advantage in visceral "impact" even if on paper they are evenly matched in bass quantity. Only way to know for sure whether flat bass from an IEM will do it for you is to try one.
I really didn't spend enough time with it to say.
I doubt it.