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post #16 of 24

It's fine if people enjoy the sound of the Earpods, but the disparity of the Earpods FR graph (in the bass region) versus Monster Beats' is the largest I've seen.

post #17 of 24
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Okay so I spent way too long messing around with different tips and literally for a few seconds I did hear the bass that I should be hearing this whole time with the beats but it only lasted for a few seconds and I couldn't really get it to come back. I'm sure my problem is getting a seal and I think it has to do with the fact that I have pretty small ears. Any recommendations on getting a better seal with small ears? You said triple flange tips? Are these pretty universal terms? Thanks 
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http://www.sensaphonics.com/test

 

OP, please let us know the results of this test if you perform it.

post #19 of 24
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It's fine if people enjoy the sound of the Earpods, but the disparity of the Earpods FR graph (in the bass region) versus Monster Beats' is the largest I've seen.

 

I have a genuinely difficult time believing anyone could actually enjoy the sound of Earpods over better phones. This isn't even a case of taste. The Earpods aren't total disasters but they're far from good. 

post #20 of 24
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Okay so I spent way too long messing around with different tips and literally for a few seconds I did hear the bass that I should be hearing this whole time with the beats but it only lasted for a few seconds and I couldn't really get it to come back. I'm sure my problem is getting a seal and I think it has to do with the fact that I have pretty small ears. Any recommendations on getting a better seal with small ears? You said triple flange tips? Are these pretty universal terms? Thanks 

 

This is going to sound like exceptionally stupid advice, but are you sure you're actually wearing your headphones correctly?  The tips on IEMs need to be pushed in to the ear canal, not just put up against the outer edge.

 

There is no way in hell your Tours should have substantially less bass than your Earpods unless you're wearing them incorrectly.

post #21 of 24
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This is going to sound like exceptionally stupid advice, but are you sure you're actually wearing your headphones correctly?  The tips on IEMs need to be pushed in to the ear canal, not just put up against the outer edge.

 

There is no way in hell your Tours should have substantially less bass than your Earpods unless you're wearing them incorrectly.

+1, I have had Tours and used Earpods

That's why Beats Tours got really popular at one point in time, most people mistakenly fell for the overwhelmingly bloated muddy bass like I did so I think you're wearing them incorrectly


Edited by fnkcow - 2/28/14 at 9:27pm
post #22 of 24
I had Tours and they didn't have a whole lot of bass, either. Bought at Best Buy, tried every tip in the box plus Sony Hybrids. I'd take the earpods any day.
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+1, I have had Tours and used Earpods
That's why Beats Tours got really popular at one point in time, most people mistakenly fell for the overwhelmingly bloated muddy bass like I did so I think you're wearing them incorrectly

Edited by Gilly87 - 2/28/14 at 10:00pm
post #23 of 24
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I had Tours and they didn't have a whole lot of bass, either. Bought at Best Buy, tried every tip in the box plus Sony Hybrids. I'd take the earpods any day.

I would take the earpods any day too over the Tours. What I meant is just that Tours has its bass overemphasized and overwhelmingly bloated compared to the rest of the spectrum, but that doesnt mean its good bass or real thumping bass like the Sony XB90EX. EarPods has much better bass quality over the Tours no doubt

post #24 of 24
The tours didn't even sound "bassy" to me, just muddy and warm and thin...
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