That is a similar feeling I had with the fxz100s. At first I thought the bass was kick-a--, but then I realized how clean and soothing the ckn70's bass was, alright not soothing but powerful. Not as powerful as the fxz100s, but close enough and WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLER IEMS....if it was not for the fact of the indecent treble spike and some silibance on the mids that i hear from it. At first I thought the mids were tinny or unrealistic, but burn-in definitely improved them. I am experiencing a similar distaste of the mids with the ortofon eq-5s, but that is because it lacks sharpness and crispness. However, it does have smooooooth mids, decent highs which sound similar to the full-size A900x of audio-technica, and the nice slightly loose, but overall tight mid-bass of the ortofons and the nice imaging/seperataion/stage it has. I wish I could contribute to this thread as the rest of you guys, but I will wait until the middle of this month in order to purchase some IEMS which can be then A/B'd with the Ba iems and cnt I have.
^Welp for me the bass of the FXZ200s initially lacked lushness, texture and speed, which makes them kinda just one note. The overly powerful sub woofer didn't help, in that it kills the mids and highs so they have to be listened at really high volumes in order to get that balance. Once you up the volume, those woofers also gets louder, which had my ears ringing the next day and scared the sh!T outta' me cuz i thought i was losing my hearing. haha Thank god i was hearing normally by the end of the day. Like ghost said once these get properly broken in the sound is much more cohesive and coherent because despite these are bassy iems, the highs and mids comes through wonderfully. Right now, the bass quicker and there is a lot more texture and lushness to it, which i wasn't able to hear before. So combined with the sparkly mids and now pretty well extended highs these FXZ200s are pretty well balanced despite the bass emphasis.
Yeah, yeah, ...there you go trolling on me again !
...and all I did was to report an 'accidental' finding with them fxz200.
Was burning in them ckn70 and thought why not throw the fxz200 in as well.
But instead of running my usual DnB playlist, I accidentally selected my EDM playlist and left them cooking for 2 weeks, was pleasantly surprised when I listened to them later.
I figured what happened was that, as there are 3 separate drivers in them fxz200, burning them with just DnB tracks will only settle the bass drivers, the mids and highs cnt drivers hardly gets any juice thru them.
Burning with EDM, which has fair amount of mids and high notes will really exercises those cnt drivers and get them to really loosen up. After 2 weeks, there was slight improvement to the trebles but major improvement to the mids which are now more forward, and as the bass has tamed even more, they sound more cohesive compared to previously.
Make no mistakes though ! ...the fxz200 are still a predominantly bassy iem dispite the more forward mids.
Good write up on the gr07be ! Sfw ...agree totally with your views, after hearing them 'correctly'.
iems for me now, it's a 3 cornered fight between fxz200, ckn70 and gr07be. Can't say which I like better as they are so difference in their sound signature and totally can't go wrong with any one of them. These 3 are keeping the temptations of the cks1000 and Carbo Basso in check for me.
^ ain't trollin' just telling it like it is meng.
TBH, if i had to pick just one from those 3, i would pick the gr07 BEs over the rest. They are just too easy and fun to listen to and you can't find any faults with them at all, well maybe that cheap lookin' cable. haha They have detail, texture, lushness and sparkle in spades and just renders everything so wonderfully that it is hard to not like them. I wouldn't mind if there was even more bass emphasis on them though, damn it i want a gr07 Extreme Bass Edition. LoL My least favorite outta the 3 is the CKN70s, but since i have these 70s and the FXZ200s i don't really feel the need to get those gr07 BEs since these two are the extremes of them, so...... i am just looking forward to those Zero Audios bassos since i can't have those CKS1Ks. hoho