Yes, totally agree with you there gnarlsagan....My DBA-02 MkII has been stashed in my drawer for a while now and I just stumbled on them again while I was clearing the drawer, so I decided to spend some quality time with it. EDM stuff sounds pretty good on it especially after putting on the Ety triple flange tips but I wish the subs could be a few dB higher. Yes, high mid is pretty shouty around the 5kHz region....Anyway deep insertion does actually bring out the bottom end quite a bit.
Btw, what ear tips are you using for the DBA? I actually plan to sell it off but after spending some quality time with it, I think I'm going to keep it anyway
I don't spend much time listening to the DBA anymore, but I settled on the stock tips after a while. I can get a deeper fit depending on what size I use. Small goes deep while large stays shallow.
I'll never sell them though, since they were my first major iem purchase. According to joker's rating chart they were the best performing iem for the cost, with a 9.2 rating or something like that. Bought them for like $170 which was huge at the time. I was sure I'd never have to upgrade, and I was really content with them for long time. But then the CK10 blew everyone's mind, and things quickly spiraled out of control lol.