Originally Posted by Dragunov-21
Hah... basshead? My first love are the Ety ER4s, and my other IEMs are UM3Xs, which I find have almost too much bass. I find that the HE-400s have markedly less bass than the UM3Xs (is it fair to compare IEMs to cans?).
As for amping, I'm using an iBasso D-Zero, which is rated at 95mW into 32ohm. I don't know how that compares to other amps, but given that it's $100 and the size of a credit-card, I'm comfortably hoping that's the culprit.
My material is mostly FLAC that deliciously passes scutiny on the ER4s, so I doubt that's an issue. It's definitely a Rev2 (white grille).
I just plugged the he400 into my Nook tablet, and they sound amazingly bad through that pathetic little device; in fact they sound exactly the way you described them. Plugging them back into my kenwood receiver afterwards provided me much needed sonic relief; the difference with the bass and midrange in particular is night and day! If the he400 sound comparably bad through your ibasso, then, my god, man, I must commend you for demonstrating such restraint! Subjected to such a crushing disappointment, I might have taken leave of my senses, cursed the wife or worse, smashed my setup into smithereens, and then checked myself into the local sanatorium.
Edited by Madmollusk - 10/26/12 at 1:29pm