I've always wondered if I am supposed to use an equalizer with a top tier IEM or Headphone.
No matter how good my source and headphones are, I always find the need to EQ this thing. WIth Shure SE535 I had to boost the 30-50 Hz 3dB. With JH16 I had to boost the 4 and 8KHz 2dB . With other headphones I demoed it's the same story.
With JH16 things are even more complex...boosting high mids and treble works well with Jazz and Blues whatsoever but ruins other genres like bass tracks or techno.
Isn't a good phone supposed to work without the need of equalization ? And what are the downsides of using one ? I don't like the idea of tuning the sound and messing with the sound signature but I feel the need to do it everytime.