Yes, and I did that research and purchased the Etymotic Research ER-4S, which really are amazing earbuds. With that said, no offense taken.
And you're right about the XCiter app, it merely was a sound "enhancer." As it is, even the Accudio app only has 6 bands, but the sound really seems remarkable.
It's not really 6 bands because they aren't set frequency bands. You can have up to 6 EQ adjustments laid on top of one another, but each of the 6 frequencies can be selected with very high accuracy (10hz bands).