Originally Posted by Gilly87
i find the bass to be satisfying in the perception of how the W4R behave. the general rule of thumb with the W4r is ''they dont do any one thing right nor any one thing wrong''
i really feel its going to come down to the Rig at hand, for instance i listen to the w4r with the sr71b in full balanced mode, and find the bass to be on the more neutral side of things.
then i hook up my ibasso cb08 interconnect to the ibasso db2 and run that amp in full balanced mode and find the bass to be completely different than the 71b. and something to take into consideration is the ibasso pb2 is using the lme49990 which isnt a bass emphasized opamp but actually more analytical and clean... also using the ha5002 buffers......yet the bass is much more emphasized to me excellent control, and i feel it has pretty good impact for a iem and for a iem that isnt geared toward any one particular frequency.
so really it comes down to the rig. most ppl listen to the w4r and then they make a judgement based off of what they hear and thats fine thats their subjective reasoning, but the w4r is capable of so much more than straight out of a ipod.