Originally Posted by Bazirker
..At present, I am not EQ'ing. I will EQ once I figure out my preferred tips and am convinced that all aspects of break-in are complete. In general, if I buy $12 phones, I will EQ with reckless abandon, but I'd rather my $200 phones sound great without me getting into EQ tweaks; ...
This is something that i have heard from many declared audiophiles & i don't understand the logic of to date.
Every phones is tuned/tweaked by the manufacturers to deliver a particular type of signature.
For instance some will have more emphasis on highs others on lows & some on mids etc.
There is no one single perfect IEM that will suit every ear with every genre of music. Irrelevant of the price point.
And even if there was such an IEM than you still could question the ability of your source, amping, cabling, power etc .. to deliver the signature in its most authentic form.
For this reason I thing its fine to equalize & tune the phone yourself through equalization to achieve a sound signature closer to what you prefer.
If that is still not possible without distorting the quality of sound than we have an understandable issue.
When it comes to top end hi-fi rigs for thousands of pounds i don't believe in need for equalizing as system can be balanced well in first place using correct individual components including minors such power cleaning/cabling & correct speaker stand supports.
Edited by archy121 - 2/23/12 at 10:00am