I just got the Philips CititScape Uptown headphones yesterday and I am really not sure what to think of them. So far I have tried them on my cell (Smasung Galaxy S II) and my laptop (Alienware M14X R2 with Creative Recon 3Di audio). I am really concerned if they are possibly defective or if I am expecting something that they aren't capable of. What is happening, is that if I listen to a bass heavy track and have the built in EQ of the device set to max for the lower frequencies I get a lot of distortion. Now these are my first higher end headphones and the other much cheaper headphones I have access to don't show any distortion at the same levels. The headphones I am comparing them too are a pair of Skullcandy earbuds that are about a year or so old that cost about $20 and my wife has a set of Panasonic RP-DJS400. The earbuds have minimal bass but sound ok with no distortion no matter how loud I turn up the bass. The RP-DJS400 headphones have loud thumping bass that also doesn't distort but the mids are muddied by the bass. Is what I am hearing from the Uptowns normal behavior or are they defective or am I doing something wrong?
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