Alright, this is a somewhat simple question -
What gives with the bass response on the T70?
I've had them for a bit over a week now, and while I find the overall SQ very good, in most situations I find my MDR-F1 to produce more bass (I am not exaggerating here). The FR charts from Inner-Fidelity disagree with that; the K701 should have substantially less bass (and the K701 has more bass impact than the F1). If I press them inwards toward my head, there is more bass, but it also muddies up the mid-bass, and they still don't have impact that would agree with their FR chart.
So what gives? Is this just how the T70 is? Am I doing something wrong?
And they aren't even in the realm of comparing with any of the "bassy closed headphones" I've had or have presently - even when pushed up against my head, with EQ, and so on.
I've read about seal issues, but I'm skeptical - another headphone that I've read about (but never experienced) having seal issues is the W5000; and most reviews contend that if you push the cups onto your noggin you'll hear "what should be heard." So I assume that pressed up to my head, that would eliminate any potential seal issues - with headphones that I know don't have seal problems (like the F1), there's no change if pushed against up the head. With the T70, as described above, it just muddies up a bit, and you can hear some extension. Otherwise, they sound like they're rolling off at around 200hz.
Reason for this question: if this is just "the way it is" - they're going back in the box!