Forgive me for my lack of ability to accurately describe what I'm experiencing (I'm sure I won't use the proper terminology)
I just upgraded from the TF10s to the UE 900. The fit is OK, the sound is detailed and clear, the bass level is totally acceptable, but there's two problems I have with them:
1. The treble sparkle is greatly reduced on the UE 900. I'm a treble junky and really like the detailed, bright sound of Grados, and the triple.fis were fantastic as well (I only upgraded because one of the drivers is dying). These sound far too flat for my tastes, and I end up EQing the treble back in, which works well enough.
2. I don't know what it is, maybe it's that the mids are more prominent, but they sound bloated, loud, to the point where it actually hurts my ears! I can't listen to piano tracks like "Death and All His Friends" or "Atlas" by Coldplay without the piano sounding really booming, not without turning the volume way down, but then I can't hear all the other stuff that I really enjoy. Am I just listening too loud? Will this go away with burn-in?
No it won't go away but let you ears adjust over several days and you should get use to it. The UE900 is not forward sounding at all so that is still a little odd.
Yea, W3 may have been the better choice. It is like TF10 on steriods.
Edited by Spyro - 9/18/13 at 6:39pm