Couple months lurker and audio newbie here.
I bought a few weeks ago a Cowon J3 and wanted a good IEM to get the best of this player, so I read a lot of forum posts and opinions looking for a good build quality and mostly neutral sounding IEM and finally setled on the Westone 2 for their neutrality and vocal clarity.
I've had one week with them and listened to a variety of music from jazz to rock, but still, I didn't feel excited as I though I'd be listening to my music with this high quality IEM's. The sound is too flat, although everything is super clear, but music lost some vitality and sometimes I have to raise the volume to get more life out of it.
Then I started playing with the J3 equalizer and found that the BBE Viva and BBE Viva2 settings really improved dramatically the experience for me. I've read this settings improves the bass and treble giving a more U shaped sound. But music is exciting again for me and I dont feel I've lost vocal clarity.
So I think I've just discovered that I don't like so much as I though neutral sounding IEM's. Maybe I should have chosen something with more bass or treble? Am I missing something listening my music with EQ enabled? I've read some people are really against it.
Do you suggest any other IEM that I should try if I return these?