Some of them seem to have some bass!!! I am a basshead trying to convert to less of one and a bassy ba IEM might just be my solution
Edited by jacobap100 - 8/29/11 at 9:45pm
The TF10Pro offers quick, textured, deep, punchy bass and impact almost reach to the dynamic IEMs level(like IE8). The other frequencies like mids, highs are crisp, detailed (shows hidden details in music) and soundstage is wide, open.
IMO If you like bass, it's not about reducing bass but balancing out the full spectrum. This means excluding all cheaper dynamic driver IEMs which have mostly mid-bass humps with little mids and crappy treble.
Get a higher end dynamic so you can enjoy your bass along with full presentation of mids and highs.
Check out the Future Sonics Atrio's which have the best sub-bass in the business and the mids and highs are clear and very present and smoooooth as! Or the JVC FX-700, Sony EX series EX600 onwards.
I hate the bass on balanced armature. Even with multi-bass drivers, the bass is never "real" and sounds artificial along with the absent sub-bass. For this reason, I love my Atrio's as they allow me to enjoy my bass without sacrificing mids and highs (and I have the MG5 Atrio, not the newer MG7 which has even better mids and highs!!)
The problem with IEMs and hearing in general is the subjectivity of it all but when I auditioned the TF10's about 5 years ago, I was severely disappointed with them in terms of bass for my trance/vocal trance music. I am guessing someone who listens to hiphop will most likely be disappointed too.
Monsters are overpriced IMO and suffer for major durability issues.
100% agree. Stick with a mid-higher range dynamic and you'll be much happier. I personally listen to a lot of hip hop and rap with my VSonic GR07s and they are fantastic. I also use the $40 Soundmagic e30s which are a little more bass oriented as well for when I hit the gym.
Yes DDM2, IE8 and FX700 do not offer very good isolation
look elsewhere for isolation