Originally Posted by vwinter
It's definitely not piercing, just obscures the other frequencies and is louder than comfortable, at least at my listening volumes. It does sound like a resonance, like when my dog barks at that perfect pitch and it rings throughout the room instead of just dissipating. Maybe it has something to do with insertion depth and angle in addition to the mid spike/hump/spike because I'm pretty sure vacuum is as good a seal as I'm going to get lol (and I am really not a fan of vacuum seals).
Edit: processed on purpose obviously. I wasn't knocking it or anything.
I'm still not getting that... LOL. It does have a lot to do with fit though. I can force that if I wanted to by not having a deep insertion, then yes, I can get shouty mids in general. However, with the deeper insertion, they all go away. I still think it's the fit that does it (seal, depth, etc). IDK if you've tried, but try going down a size in the UE silicone tips. It may help a bit (as long as they still seal). I can't go down any further as my ears are already too small :p You might have that option though.
The thing with me and the tips was that if I went too small (Sony XS size vs S size), the mids became slightly shouty and there was a loss of sub-bass. If I went up a size too big, the mids became slightly shouty, there was a loss of overall bass (Sony S vs Sony M and UE XS vs UE S).
Edited by tinyman392 - 3/18/12 at 10:45am