I'm pretty new here and after quite abit of reading up on the basics of sound and reviews done on each IEM for an entry level person like me, I purchased my first pair of decent (I hope) IEMs in the Etymotics HF5.
I might have missed some articles or discussions here, but specific to the HF5s, which are very low impedance, I was wondering if amping is even required. Do people usually only amp when they are using high impedance IEMs because their DAP struggles to power the IEM..? I've read that some people amp to color the sound even when using low impedance IEMs. Wouldn't that mean the IEM is actually "imperfect" to the user and that the user should then have gotten a different IEM which provides the sound he wants? Of course unless no commercially available pair of IEMs fits the user's bill..
Am I making sense?
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