There is plenty of sub bass from the SZ, I have actually been messing around with them to tighten up the clarity from the other aspects.
I tried some reflective Dynamat (they sound a bit muffled to my ears) in the cups and it did not go so well, it created a screaming back wave of treble that made my dog snap at me.....I actually like the way the SZ responds off of my tube amps, it sounds much more natural but the bass becomes less energetic and a bit more wooly. To emulate that sound and retain what it does well (bass) with solid state, my next move is a bit of fiber loft in the cups.
These have amazing potential, but my limited skills may not be up to task. they are horrible to break down and put back together (tons of parts).
I do run an analog EQ ( NOS Pioneer 9800) that IMHO is one of the best EQ's ever made, so I can balance out the frequencies a bit, I hate digital programs so I will not be trying any of those.
I am actually glad I got caught up in a bit of controversy on this thread, it made me break out the SZ and try some different things. I picked them up when they came out and wrote them off without giving them enough time. They are by no means a bad Headphone, I just thought they were not for me. I was expecting them to sound like the DX700 I used to own and still regret getting rid of.
If anyone is interested in my mod progress feel free to PM me.
ooooh analog EQ *dies* I'd love to have a good analog pre amp >.> I'm not a huge fan of Digital equalization my self either
Did I post this song yet? Ugh it's just epic, all that DEEP SOUL DIGGIN BASS, love how the HE 4 textures this bass line, I'd have to admit though i like my DEEP diggin bass to be accompanied by a some what sharp mid presance, I like a lot of contrast in my EDM, to much bass and the tracks start to sound overly warm and I miss the tactile notes of the mids layered nicely a top that DEEP DIGGIN bass
Like having your back scratched lightly, and DEEPLY massaged at the same time, except my neck and ears as opposed to my back!
here's teh track get a flac if u can
[this one is a little better than the last uTube one I found]
and sadly for me the D2k doesn't have that same DIG as the HE 4 does :[ and for my tastes it's a little to bassy with this track
Edited by Mshenay - 6/7/14 at 9:50pm