I got the headphones approximately a week ago, and all I can say is that they're very great earphones. The highs and mids were sharp at first, but they tied well into the bass after they burned in. I gave the headphones time to burn in enough to give them a comment here, and they're great now. The bass isn't loose and there's no unnecessary amount of it. It's there and you can't miss it, so I like that aspect of it. I think these earphones are pretty flat, but in a good way. Nothing seems exaggerated or blown out of hand, the sounds play together beautifully and there isn't much overpowering of one frequency over the other. The sounds aren't mixed, but instead they're separately united. Excellent earphones overall!
I threw on my over-the-ear 380 PROs now because I feel like I need to give my ear canals a break. Sadly, I feel like I'm missing details that I could hear in the in-ear EPH-100s. The sound I was hearing from the EPH-100s was very crisp and detailed. It wasn't cloudy at all, and everything sounded so balanced and great. When I throw on my 380 PROs now, things sound a bit cloudy and the highs/mids aren't as present as I think they should be.
(I'm very cautious and analytic in terms of nearly everything, and on top of that I have OCD so I think too much about things like these but...)
Do any of you think that maybe my 380 PROs aren't sounding like they should be? Maybe I have a somewhat bad pair of headphones in terms of sound quality when comparing it to other 380 PROs? Or, is this the nature of over-the-ear/on-the-ear headphones when comparing them to in-ear headphones? Maybe it's just how 380 PROs sound (to those who are very familiar with the 380 PROs)?
Treble/Highs - Clear, and not sharp.
Mids - Balanced, and not overpowering.
Bass/Lows - Balanced, and not overpowering.
Treble/Highs - Not as clear, but they're there. Obviously not sharp if they're not as clear as the EPH-100s.
Mids - Aren't as balanced when it comes to comparing them to the Bass/Lows (below), but they're definitely there and they're audible.
Bass/Lows - Slightly/pretty overpowering. Not talking about super overpowering, but to point where you can surely feel the bass instead of hearing/barely feeling it.
I really hope I'm not being a nuisance. I just need some information and perspective from another angle. I like my 380 PROs, and I don't mind the extra power on lower frequencies. It seems that the headphones are sacrificing power from higher frequencies though, and I've read many times that the 380 PROs are some great flat monitors. Any ideas? Thanks a ton guys for insight regarding this issue.
Edited by Hero of Time - 2/19/14 at 3:37pm