Damn! These MH1 tips can really make the QB2 sing!
First and foremost, my apologies to everyone. Apparently my gripes in regard to body/fullness being lacking in the QB2 bass and mids were caused by the wrong choice of tips. I've been using the H200 translucent grey tips with shallow insertion. What the H200 tips did was highlight the upper mids affecting the overall sound signature of the QB2. At the moment with the MH1 tips (deep insertion), bass and lower mids seem to sound full and clear. The upper mids is where I'm still trying to figure out; I know for sure there is something in this area that is affecting timbre and resolution; fortunately it's not that bad unless one is really nit picking! QB2 now has 60+ hours of burn-in.
The MH1 Livesound now sounds too dark/warm in comparison the QB2. The overly warm bass end tend to mask the detail that is in the mids. The detail is there and becomes more clear and lush when the bass end is EQed down to match linearity in the mids. Unfortunately, I won't be applying any EQ when I do the final review. The MH1 currently on burn-in to loosen up the drivers just a little bit more.
So, turns out the QB2 is worth the time and effort in my books. I'm not saying this is the best IEM in the price range; but definitely a great contender for "bang for your buck" category. At the moment, I'm really impressed with the value the QB2 brings. Despite of all these, they do have some minor faults just like any other IEM. I'll be happy to point them out in my final review tomorrow when I finally get to have a day off from work.
Edited by d marc0 - 11/14/13 at 4:33am