I thought the metal mesh covering the Philips earbuds opening was interesting.
I recently accidentally took off the fiber / material type covering Sony uses on on my Sony earbuds (they all use that same material of sorts i think)
And i did not realize that past the material on the Sony earbuds was nothing at all but an empty tube leading to the back of the earbud where the speaker is
Basically i think Sony glues on those little round covers to affect the sound and protect from dirt getting inside. Also worth pointing out how the older Sony's i have
have multiple vent holes vs what seems to be 1 or 2 on newer models. At first i thought both the cheapo Philips and Sony earbuds had the same vent holes but they don't
If you look super closely Sony put a small hole where they are on the Philips buds but also added larger holes on the bottom outside too.
And rather than a round shape like any Sony etc i have used the Philips i got have an oval shaped opening.
All of what i just said has to affect sound quality i think and like i said the mesh on Philips had me intrigued mostly because of the metal material they chose (not the shape)
I ended up leaving the material cover of the Sony bud opening's that i accidentally tore off while cleaning with damp que-tips and they sounded good still.
For testing i mentioned Carcass because the album has busy mid / highs and is not very bassy and it made my point.. the weird sound i was hearing was pronounced on that album.
I did testing with other stuff such as a remix track "The Dillinger Escape Plan" - One Of Us Is The Killer (Easy Girl Remix) ..which is a bass fest lol
I mention all this because some people may want to do some modding experiments ? what would they sound like with no metal mesh covers or cloth ones ? or more / less vent holes ?
I do know, i don't like how both have a round style to the earbuds plastic housing, i find it tricky to hold on to and position compared to what i am used to.
Quality wise i have come from prob 7/8 years of Sony earbuds one after another and i find them sort of similar sounding
and i think it's safe to say you get used to hearing things certain way so other kinds are like a rude awakening to me sort of.
not that any one is bad or good but for sure different sounding. and that is with out getting into stuff like peoples EQ setting preferences etc
I like bassier sound even though any Rock preset i heard for an EQ sucked, i don't like any presets ever, i always do a custom EQ if at all..
What do think about the metal mesh on the opening on the Philips ?