Not something you hear everyday!
Hmm so I've been testing the Ultimate Ears UE6000s today.
With the active NC turned on, these have quite a bit of bass. I'm comparing them to a pair of V-Moda M100's (with XL pads), Sony XB500's, and JVC S500's.
The track I'm using is the album version of "Dear Boy" by Avicii (on True). At about the 3:30 mark there's a huge bass drop, not hard but it goes down pretty far. The V-Moda's, out of that list, are probably the least bassy. They can't chase it as far down. I'm actually kind of disappointed in the bass quantity/quality compared to these other ones. The UE6000s with power on at least match the famed XB500's. And they don't sound as dark as the XB500's. In passive mode they do ok, but of course the XB500 comes out on top. They still sound much darker than the UE6000's though.
I definitely prefer the UE6000 over the XB500 in active in bass quality/quantity and overall SQ, not sure about passive yet.
Wow yeah, these in active mode are pretty awesome. Just as much if not more bass than the XB500's.
iPhone 4 source, C&C BH amp, pure copper 30pin connector
Yea I'm liking me UE 6000 as well
And with regard to Driver Size... the ONE place where it matters the MOST is with bass. A 50 mm driver can push more than a 40m, so with sub bass, that bigger 50mm driver is going to have a more vicsersal sub bass [if it's tuned right ofc]
So my BIGGER is bETTER fixation is from being a bass head, DEEPER bass is better out of a BIGGER driver just wish I could try the XB 1000
do not compare IEMS to Full Size Headphones, it's a different kind of bass all together
and were talking purely horse power, not full on integration of said horse power. As others have said for PURE SUB BASS slam, same with horse power, you need bigger drivers. Now that said, I lead to the Sony XB 700 and 1000... granted both are a little flabby at times, but that 70mm driver in the XB 1000 with a proper tuneing could proably blow ur mind right out of your ears :3
Pretty sure Audeze [how on earth do you pronouce that... I've been calling it A zuede for like forever] isn't using a driver smaller than 50mm