I recently received as my part in a trade a newish pair of UE700's (Ultimate Ears) and I'm amazed these don't get more attention. First- the bass, its there its just not thumping, car jumping, ears bleeding thick with no definition- its part of the overall sound and for this head-fi'er presented in the right amount. If I get a product that adds too much color in one specific area then I usually end up sending that item back.
Bass is part of an overall tonal presentation and should'nt be over cooked, or bloated unless thats the way it was supposed to be recorded and played back as determined by the artist, engineer, etc...
The sound I'm hearing from these UE 700's is akin to playback of music through a high end tube setup and a damn fine one at that.
I had a list of 5 or 6 more IEM's I was going to try and I'll probably continue down the list out of curiosity as to what else is out there that could blow these away so badly as to relegate them to an also ran in the great IEM debate.
When I made the trade the gentleman proposing the UE 700's as his part mentioned in passing how he sold off a bunch of more highly regarded IEM's after hearing the UE 700's and the only reason he was trading these away is they were a second pair he received by mistake or something along those lines.
So how many folks feel the same way as I about the UE 700's??
What other IEM's do you feel are severely underated in your opinion, what IEM's, buds, whatever have made you say "why don't these get more attention"??
Enjoy the music....