Originally Posted by tzeb
Hi, thanks. But I assume the Brainwavz would be too bass heavy for my taste. Even says so on the box... Any feedback on the Audio Technicas?
Brainwavz R3 are not bass heavy IEMs despite having a dedicated driver for low frequencies.
I was comparing their bass using the big grey tips (slightly more bass in comparison with medium grey ear tips) with the bass on my K702. The R3 with big grey ear tips have only slightly more perceived bass than my K702, but it is often quite hard to tell because AKGs have more upper mids so matching volumes is a relative thing.
K702 have just a tad more sub bass in comparison with K701 acording to this graph:
In my experience, a little bass boost is often a good thing when you use your IEMs in quite noisy places (a bus, for example). If you take a closer look at 'attenuation of external noise vs frequency' graphs you will find that lower frequencies are not as attenuated as the rest of the spectrum. Then if your IEMs provide a neutral bass, it could appear behind the lower frequencies of the external noise.
Looking at some measurements you can clearly see that R3s are not bass heavy IEMs.
Here you have some useful graphs of this IEMs and some others that you could also find pretty interesting:
On the other hand, these are considered warm sounding (often: bass heavy) IEMs:
Edited by Me x3 - 5/4/14 at 11:29am