I'm strongly considering pulling the trigger on these. Traditionally I'm a bit more of a bass head, but I've been slowly devolving towards a more neutral stance. (going from Shure SE 530s, to Triple,fi 10s, to UE 900s) I'm kinda looking for something with more details than the 900s but perhaps with a tad more bass impact, without increasing bass quantity. I really like the sound of my Grados bass, (tight punchy quick) as well but obviously am looking for a portable setup. Has anyone spent a decent amount of time comparing the UERM to the 900's sound? I'd definitely be willing to give up some bass quantity if they also have a quicker punchier feel in the low end, especially if, like I assume they do, have much greater detail resolution throughout the spectrum.
Normally I'd go for the UE-11's or the JH16's but I'm thinking about getting these because I'm trying to tune my ears towards a more neutral response. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
I own both the UERM as well as the UE 900s. The uerm is much more detailed has a much bigger sound stage than the 900. They both have a similar sound signature, but the uerm is more neutral. Because the uerm is a custom, you get perfect isolation and for this reason, the uerm has more bass impact imo.
Plus one thing you can always do is EQ, I also used to be a basshead and I sometimes miss that deep sub bass, so I just use eq. Because the uerm is perceived as neutral I have found it the easiest iem/headphone to eq just to my liking