Most of my listening time are spent with the Sony XBA 3. When I'm at home I use the MDR1r but coming from the IEM, I seem to miss a bit of presence in the sub bass region.
I only get that bass satisfaction after tweaking the EQ at 30hz on dbPowerAmp on my Sony Xperia. To me, I can definitely hear the difference... I listen to Rock, Metal, Classical, and occasionally some EDMs.
If you have Avril Lavigne - Unwanted in your library, try experimenting on the EQ. The song has good sub bass fills...
Edited by d marc0 - 2/23/13 at 7:54am