Can you compares IEMs with full-size headphones? I was wondering if a comparison could be made with the Etymotic ER 4 S and the LCD 2, HE 6, HE 500. Its really the sound you're comparing. I think ergonomics might come second, after the sound. Anyway, I hope some kind of roundup could be done.
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A short answer will be no, you can't make a proper comparison due, mostly to perception, coherence and soundstage. Music listened through IEMs is not relaxing side by side against over the ears.
Some IEMs might share a common signature with their full sizes counterparts, but the sound won't be interpreted in the same way precisely for the distances between the drivers and the ear drum.
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