Originally Posted by lostid
Honestly I don't think I can tell the difference listening the 128kpbs and 320kpbs.
Lower bitrate doesn't automatically mean worse sound quality, so depending on what mp3's you're listening to, there might actually be no difference to tell. People are used to thinking that more is better, but when it comes to data it just is not always true.
Anyway, if you feel like you enjoy music more from your cheap earbuds, don't worry. The IEMs were just not to your liking. It happens to all of us. Some of us give up, and others just keep trying other IEMs. I keep trying. I just sold one of the better dynamic IEMs in the RE-262 because I liked the sound signature of a much cheaper, less "hi-fi" IEM. Now I know what to not look for in an IEM and will choose my future IEMs with this experience in memory.