So, new guy question. Forgive the ignorance. I have tried some searching, but have not found too much (maybe I searched for the wrong stuff?).
Hey guys, I am relatively new to this IEM world but have always been a music lover (and a musician). Huge classical fan of music, so I decided to take a huge jump and buy a pair of Westone 4's.
I realize that from stock earbuds with my iPod (4th gen), this is a huge jump. The sound these delivered, from what was described, seemed to fit exactly what I was looking for.
So I finally got the W4's in the mail and stuck them in my ears and listened, but I was disappointed. It seemed like the signature was not too far from my stock earbuds. Bass was there and had good reverb, percussion was awesome, which is nice, and the sound seemed to open up, but I could find little more. I could not notice any clarity difference. And the midrange of the stock buds sounded similiar to the W4 in my ears.
To be quite honest, I was sad. I did not hear much of a change. I hear differences, but nothing that gave me a "WOW, much better than these stock things!"
Now I have to ask, am I missing something? Am I just not trained to hear what these new IEM's are doing right? Am I just not using the right equipment?
For the record, I am not using an amp. The player is (as seen above) a 4th gen iPod. I am listening to James Levine conduct the Boston Phil, and the Berlin Phil under Karajan (though I have listened to some current stuff). Are the recordings just too old?
They are relatively new, and I have everything set up to send them back for a return. This is that last stop before leaving.
May I please have some help?