well, in the first week I've thought that Clear Bass+1 on my Sony NWZ A845 is all I can add...
but I was wrong, currently I am using Clear Bass+2 and in my opinion the W2 can handle that...
it's like the W2 runs without EQ on 75% Power.
it's not a technical issue with Clear Bass 2, it just depends on your taste...
but I have got to say that I don't know how the cheap Sony DAPs sound like, the Clear Bass on the A-Series could be better(less quantity but more accurate)
I've tested a lot of Songs, like:
Busta Rhymes-Gimme Some Some
Junior Senior-Move Your Feet
now the W2 sounds really flat without the EQ Boost.
and there's no negative effects of the Clear Bass 2 on the mids,details or highs...
it's crazy! I switched to EQ-Off a lot of times and there is really nothing, now the bassamount is about identical to the Westone um2(EQ-off:about 75%, CB 1:ca.85%), but the Bass on the W2 is better, more detailed and goes a bit deeper(or simply there is a bit more low end)...
the only thing I am missing is the Beat of the Um2, the impact was a bit lower than on the W2.
Clear Bass 3 is where the fun ends... too much and ugly and the sound gets darker, the voices presentation suffers, the whole sound suffers.
The A Series sound better than the old sonys and the clear bass works best on the A-Series.
Edited by Nestroit - 8/3/10 at 9:25am