You are right.
Yeah, the f111 for me hit almost identical er4s sound with the right fit/tip. But oddly most people don't hear that. They hear warmth and treble cutoff around 11khz. Even goldenears shows it a little warm in a sense:
But I'm extremely familiar with their graphs and they usually correspond exactly to my hearing. But i can tell you with 100% certainty that i heard a much more accurate sound than their graph. But based on all the impressions floating around, it sounds like that graph is what most people hear. I think it was my fit/tip combo personally. Either way they sounded great, but if i could get the sound i got when the fit was perfect all the time, i would have bought them and maybe been done. They were better than anything i've heard so far pretty much in the "way" they sounded. but it was a crap shoot every time i used them.
Anyway. hopefully the rockets are at least as good with my ears.
This is closer to how I heard them, but a few dB less bass overall, probably how it would look with an OW compensation. Taking into account different smoothing between the two and different bass compensations, not too far off of each other I guess.