Can you clarify what portable music player(s) you use for reviewing IEMS?
In the opening thread post you say
On-the-go listening is done using a Cowon J3 and HiFiMan HM-901 portable players. A wide range of tracks in FLAC and mp3 file formats is used. Critical listening is done via an optical-fed iBasso D10 and the HiFiMan HM-901 using only WMA and Flac lossless files.
Is that still the case?
One might argue that neither of those devices are really very commonly used and certainly the J3 is not really on a par anymore with current devices.
On top of that, what settings do you use on these devices and what volume do you play music at?
I ask this really because I personally use a Samsung S3 rooted with Boeffla Kernel and Viper 4 android DSP app.
In this scenario, how can I know how these IEMs you are reviewing will sound from my phone?
No offence meant at all, but perhaps this thread might be a bit like the equivalent of watching cookery programmes when you don't own an oven.
Well if you're using the Viper-DDC function in the latest Viper4Android version, results will depend a lot on how good the DDC profile is for your particular earphones... What are you using now?