So. I started getting into sound a while ago. Bought a couple of iems. Bought more. Bought an E5. Bought an E6. Bought an iFuzen. Then I stopped for a while, listened to what I had, evaluated, stopped going to head-fi on a daily basis. Then my friend asked for my guidance and I was stuck again.
Ordered the PCM2706/ES9023 (for smartphone use, hopefully it works with Galaxy S4 (EU). And an OTG.
Ordered a C&C BH.
Will order a silver interconnect to make blind tests utilizing my fiancee as cable swapper.
After reading some I just got that little anxious feeling that something is going to be bothersome. I read that C&C BH has really good and useful alterations of the sound. Now I'm sitting here with my iFuzen+iPhone 4s, wishing it didn't have that many combinations of settings. I wish I could remove the bass boost from my E6 (since I never use it anyway).
Now to the point.
I'm philosophically unable to use any sound improvements. I need to hear exactly what the gear does, I want higher fidelity to the recording, the iems, everything. I don't make any active choices to change the sound. I know it's probably a lot of BS but I feel like I don't appreciate my iems for what they are if I use boosts and I feel like I don't appreciate the recording if I use, say, bassy iems or iems with high end roll-off. All this just leaves me wishing that my gear had more of this and more of that.
Can someone chime in and tell me something that makes me change my mind?
I want to be able to enjoy the music, not being obsessed about hearing more of the characteristics of Re0 paired with different amps. I want to be able to use the LF and SF boosts on my C&C BH when it arrives. Right now I'm more worried about not getting the most out of it if I don't order a silver interconnect. Damn you head-fi. I Ha..lo..lovehate you..
Does anybody have the same issue? How do you cope with it? Can you tell me, with good arguments (preferably sciency and cold but philosophical and fuzzy is ok) that using boosts is ok and I won't go to hell for it?
(Right now I'm switching between Re0, GR07, A03 (Ossicle) and MH1C with iPhone 4s and iFuzen or Fiio E6 and an L9 LOD.)