So I got my B2's and I was expecting godly, neutral sound. That was not the case.
Now, I'm sure many people love the sound of the B2's and it seems many on head-fi agree that it is a "neutral" IEM, but for me it was nowhere near that mark. The reason?
THERE WAS NO BASS.
Everything else sounded just wonderful, except for the non-existent low-end. Like, sure, I could "hear" it but it was more of a "flop" sound rather than a "boom". The bass is there, but only when you listening to a bass-only song on high volume. But when I play Rock, DnB, or metal, I can't turn up the low-end without causing the mids and highs to become fatiguing. In my perspective, I cannot understand how this can be regarded as neutral, when there is complete lack of bass. The largest reason why I found these bass-light is because my K701's have more bass than these. And 701's are thrown around here on head-fi as having "no bass".
Now incase you're wondering, I tested these with my electronic drumkit, which was supposed to be the main purpose of these IEM's. This was where the bass from the bass drum would sound like more of a "flop" rather than a healthy " boom". So far I have been using a speaker monitor, and that is generally my benchmark in terms of the sound sig I am looking for.
So, you can clearly see that I am not happy with these at all. Which leads me to look for another iem, with hopefully more bass presence.
looking for IEM with:
- same price range as B2, $100 - $200
- More bass than B2
- good high extension, ( no veil in upper range, which I have found with more lower-end IEM's.)
- after further consideration, I have decided I would prefer a warmer sound, but is not a necessity
- little microphonics
Or more simply, a B2, with more bass.
Any and all suggestions are welcome.