I am not an audiophile or a headphone expert (don't know much of the technical stuff) but I do know how good music sounds like. I wanted to purchase a pair of JH16 pro and recently ordered them. While awaiting my JH16 pro and having not much experience with high-end balanced armature IEMs, I thought it'd be wise to first become habitual to BA IEMs. So I went forward to buy the most hyped Universals, the Ultimate Ears Triple-fi 10. I bought them on Ebay from a reputed dealer for 169 euros and hardly doubt that they are fake.
So far my experience with them has not been great but okay. First of all, I have to mention that they have terrible fit and after much of hassle, finally found a good fit. I like bass in my music (thus JH16), which mainly consists of Rock, Metal, Pop, Classical and a variety of other good songs.
I have particularly two main issues with the tf10.
- First, is the lack of Bass. I have listened to the tf10 for about 70 hours now and I am disappointed with bass provided by the tf10. The bass lacks a lot and seems to completely separated in some songs. It just doesn't go with the song. First I thought that there might be issues with the source, fit or the songs. I tried different sources (ipod, mac, android phone - since I am a casual listener so can't afford Hi-Fi rigs), tried variety of different tips and played some bass heavy songs, but still disappointed.
- Second, the sound sometimes seems like piercing through my ear-drums making it impossible to listen at high volumes. I can't even listen to some of my favorite songs . The instrument are very clear but the vocals seem to tear down my ear drum.
I am not against the tf10s, but after hearing and reading so much about them considering the goodwill of the Head-fi members, I am not liking them. For me, they don't have the musicality that I need. They just don't fit my style and somehow I feel scammed but can't blame anyone except myself.
But anyways, I feel that I should rectify my mistake and get them remoulded. I checked out various sites and found out that Unique Melody provide one of the best remoulding services, plus can add more drivers.
Now. I request Head-fiers to give me some suggestions on what should I do. Also I would like to know, which upgrade should I chose considering that I want extra bass and I don't have a particular budget. Please help !!!