Originally Posted by blueangel2323
Great reviews, thanks for taking the time to do this! I would have to disagree with you in that I think the TMA-1 is pretty damn ugly, but I'm no hipster
I was a bit worried when you kept describing them as "dark" as I thought dark meant boomy upper bass and overly warm lower mids with recessed upper mids and treble, but I'm definitely with you when you say that you prefer a lot of sub bass. In fact, I always bump up everything below 60Hz on my EQ whenever possible. Which ones would you say have the most sub bass?
In terms of sub-bass quantity, I feel it goes something like:
Momentum > M50 > UE6000 > MDR-1R > TMA-1 > Z1000
So the TMA-1 isn't actually all that dark by my standards, when I generally mean dark to mean more sub-bass vs warm o mean more mid bass.
The TMA-1 just sounds really punchy because of a large emphasis somewhere in the mid-bass. It's the most unbalanced sounding of all of them and works for less musical genres. Darn comfy though.