Originally Posted by Techno Kid
Well I sold mine and the person that got them loved them, now they were his first good set but I know they sound like everyone else's its just the people that think the mids sound thin have better hearing than others do .
You know I generally prefer well resolving mids. I don't like V-shaped sound. Sometimes it's fun for a while but I get a headache very quickly (I mean that literally). So when I got the R50, I was really happy. They sound almost 'perfect' and 'reference-like' (within reasonable expectations - I'm not comparing to top-end customs, okay). When I first heard the H100, I was half 'WTF? that sounds harsh' and half 'awesome'. After experimenting with different tips, I could remove the WTF part and just settle on awesome. Now with my DIY tips, I really can't complain much about anything - yeah, the frequency range borders are still increased a bit, but the mids definitely aren't thin anymore. I now listen to my favorite female singers and they sound completely, totally right. Not thin or nasally.
Mind you I tried about 10 different sets of tips (not counting the stock ones) and had to experiment a bit with proper insertion until I found the right combination. So while you may have a lot of experience with IEMs and know how to handle them, it's still quite possible that the stars weren't aligned properly when you tried the H100
I'm just stating my observations - various people right in this thread really perceive the H100 very differently. Apparently there's something odd about these earphones which doesn't make it universal. Everyone kinda agrees that IE8 is more bassy than GR07 which is still more bassy than dba02, but check all the descriptions of H100 - they're all over the place. That dude with the lion avatar says they're bassy. I'm like - what? I hear more bass from the R50 so what gives?
Or maybe the QA sucks royally and every sample is totally different