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I have read some good comments of those S4 compared to other IEMs.  Also, I have read that the EPH-100 don't have enough bass for those who like a lot of bass, just like many of the bassheads.  Could it be possible that the S4 just have more bass quantity than the EPH-100 by design?

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Originally Posted by Alberto01 View Post
 

I have read some good comments of those S4 compared to other IEMs.  Also, I have read that the EPH-100 don't have enough bass for those who like a lot of bass, just like many of the bassheads.  Could it be possible that the S4 just have more bass quantity than the EPH-100 by design?

Potentially yes. The S4i has a frequency range from 10Hz-19kHz and uses a 8.5mm driver, compared to the EPH-100 at 20Hz-20kHz and 6.25mm. I can say with confidence that the S4 is a very well rounded IEM, just has a few major shortcomings. 

 

I actually was very interested in the x11i because of how happy I was with the S4... after reading about them I discovered about BA.... and was interested in the Sony XBA-40.... then I was hesitant about spending around $300... so opted for the EPH-100... and now here I am. 

 

I feel like the XBA-H2 would be a great headphone for me. 13.5mm Driver + a single B.A. 

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Originally Posted by Alberto01 View Post
 

I have read some good comments of those S4 compared to other IEMs.  Also, I have read that the EPH-100 don't have enough bass for those who like a lot of bass, just like many of the bassheads.  Could it be possible that the S4 just have more bass quantity than the EPH-100 by design?

Potentially yes. The S4i has a frequency range from 10Hz-19kHz and uses a 8.5mm driver, compared to the EPH-100 at 20Hz-20kHz and 6.25mm. I can say with confidence that the S4 is a very well rounded IEM, just has a few major shortcomings. 

 

I actually was very interested in the x11i because of how happy I was with the S4... after reading about them I discovered about BA.... and was interested in the Sony XBA-40.... then I was hesitant about spending around $300... so opted for the EPH-100... and now here I am. 

 

I feel like the XBA-H2 would be a great headphone for me. 13.5mm Driver + a single B.A. 

 

Here is the thread for those Sony's:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/680119/sony-xba-h1-and-xba-h3-hybrid-dynamic-and-ba-iem

 

Right now the JVC HA-FX850 are hot among those that I referred to as "consultants" in the Discovery thread.  Please, read that post again.  We had discussed the subject previously in the Discovery thread seeing that they would not stop buying IEMs and headphones, spending a lot of money trying to get a lot of enjoyment from + or - $100 earphones.  Gradually, they have moved up to the $300 range and it is obvious that they do not regret the move to a higher spending zone.  Ha, ha.  The $100 zone is good.  The $300 is better.  Higher zones are even better, but by how much?  There is a curve of return in enjoyment per $1 spent.  If the $300 zone is not the sweet spot, it surely is close to it.

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Awesome, thanks for explaining that in a little further detail Alberto =)

To be honest, now that I have tried them with single flange tips, I am leaning towards just sending them back. With a bit over 30 hours through them, in addition to my suspicions of them being fake and not producing nearly as much sub bass as my S4i, I would be better off keeping my S4i for a little while longer and continue shopping for a different IEM. And as you suggested, I might need to spend a bit more to find something that has voluptuous bass that doesn't muddy-up or congest the mids and highs. 
The S4s have a massive mid-bass hump to me. They also sound congested at volume and give vocals a nasal quality that is unnatural. Buts that's normal for a company that makes speakers that handle midrange and highs with horns rather than discrete drivers.

The S4s were my first in ears. I enjoyed them for a while until a much cheaper Sony pair produced better bottom and more natural mids. It's been a journey since then. It sounds like you're a bass head and require an IEM that over-emphasizes bass.

For you, based upon what your saying, I'd recommend the T-Peos H-300. Here's a recent review.

http://www.head-fi.org/products/t-peos-h-300-3-way-hybrid/reviews/10840
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It's rather unanimous on HeadFi that the EPHs excel at producing bass. See the screen caps below.


I thick mid-bass is your bag. Just a theory.
post #3816 of 3821
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Originally Posted by Alberto01 View Post

I have read some good comments of those S4 compared to other IEMs.  Also, I have read that the EPH-100 don't have enough bass for those who like a lot of bass, just like many of the bassheads.  Could it be possible that the S4 just have more bass quantity than the EPH-100 by design?

The S4s are mid bass heavy. And in a rather congestive sort of way. Had them. Twice actually. First pair and a replacement for a lost pair. Decent IEM but not natural and with a very narrow soundstage.

To me bass should be more about extension with an IEM rather than slam. I'm looking for "can it produce the notes" rather than how much of it do I feel.

If it can get low without major rolloff at volume they will slam. Looking at it from the reverse will get you an energetic IEM but not necessarily one that is musical.
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The S4s have a massive mid-bass hump to me. They also sound congested at volume and give vocals a nasal quality that is unnatural. Buts that's normal for a company that makes speakers that handle midrange and highs with horns rather than discrete drivers.

The S4s were my first in ears. I enjoyed them for a while until a much cheaper Sony pair produced better bottom and more natural mids. It's been a journey since then. It sounds like you're a bass head and require an IEM that over-emphasizes bass.

For you, based upon what your saying, I'd recommend the T-Peos H-300. Here's a recent review.

http://www.head-fi.org/products/t-peos-h-300-3-way-hybrid/reviews/10840

 

I would absolutely agree with you that i'm a basshead! I went to a DJ Tiesto live show a few years back and he played the track Chase & Status - Flashing Lights (Feat. Sub Focus & Takura). At 3:00 when that nasty filthy beat drops in my ribs were shaking and I loved that I could feel the music as much as hear it. 

 

Thanks for the reccomendation, I would love to give the T-PEOS H-300 a listen. 

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Here is the thread for those Sony's:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/680119/sony-xba-h1-and-xba-h3-hybrid-dynamic-and-ba-iem

 

Right now the JVC HA-FX850 are hot among those that I referred to as "consultants" in the Discovery thread.  Please, read that post again.  We had discussed the subject previously in the Discovery thread seeing that they would not stop buying IEMs and headphones, spending a lot of money trying to get a lot of enjoyment from + or - $100 earphones.  Gradually, they have moved up to the $300 range and it is obvious that they do not regret the move to a higher spending zone.  Ha, ha.  The $100 zone is good.  The $300 is better.  Higher zones are even better, but by how much?  There is a curve of return in enjoyment per $1 spent.  If the $300 zone is not the sweet spot, it surely is close to it.

Very well said, and I would agree that it takes a well informed and (semi-responsible :etysmile:) consumer to determine what is best regarding return/enjoyment, and recognizing the limitations of what is available on the market. 

 

I just wish I had a thick enough wallet to try them all! =) 

post #3818 of 3821
One more thing. Don't be fooled by specs. The T-Peos H-300 is universally being touted as a bass heavy IEM. Frequency Response is listed as 20hz~20khz. So thinking that seeing something less than 20hz means you will hear or feel more bass is a misnomer.
post #3819 of 3821
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It's rather unanimous on HeadFi that the EPHs excel at producing bass. See the screen caps below.


I thick mid-bass is your bag. Just a theory.

^^ THESE ^^ are why I bought the EPH-100.  This is why I thought my IEM's were fake. The signature and quality do not match the reviews. My ears aren't crazy I swear! 

post #3820 of 3821
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^^ THESE ^^ are why I bought the EPH-100.  This is why I thought my IEM's were fake. The signature and quality do not match the reviews. My ears aren't crazy I swear! 
It's not your ears that have me concerned. J/K
Enjoy your journey. :-)
post #3821 of 3821
I never have any problems with the bass on my 100s and I'm a moderate bassheqd. I think you 85% have a fake pair. If you think it's worth the effort you may want to return your pair and try and find a genuine pair. You may just like them.
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