Boosting treble does result in the impression of greater clarity*, but in the case of SS01 vs Philips S1, the difference is negligible and once you spend time ear time with the S1 it won't sound less clear than the SS01 anymore. Also, while the S1 has greater subbass weight, keep in mind that it's not a very bassy earphone overall. It's only about on-par with the VSonic GR07 in overall bass quantity.
*That's not to say that a brighter earphone is always clearer than a darker-sounding one, but this is how, for example, the "Crystal Clear" BBE+ EQ setting works.
Thanks for the awnser!
Clear is maybe not the correct term for what I mean.
Out of the box, the Moe-ss01 sounds too bright and therefore spikey at times.
But when I eq the highs down, the sound becomes absolutely fantastic, with excellent separation and layering.
Thats what I mean with clear; "not muddy", while retaining a flat/dark signature.
I cant use the eq on every device i own so the philips sound excellent for my taste, thanks joker!