Which cups have more bass? Does the bass quality vary? Or do you feel like they are bass equivalent, but that just the treble is quite different? Sorry, I'm trying to get a sense of the difference. What do you like about each cup over the Teaks? Do you think the Teaks perform better in any respect? Thanks so much for your impressions. There's not that much out there on the Rosewood.
I'll try and answer as best as I can - after an initial phase of swapping and comparing, Ive more or less just stuck with rosewood because they are my preference. My last impressions of the two other cups were quite a while ago. I would say the ebony have reasonably more bass than rosewood, but with less quality/less tightness. They genuinely felt muffled to my ears, which contradicts what others have said on this thread. Maybe if I cranked the volume up I would get more out of them but personally I found the bass overpowering.
The teaks perform better in many other aspects, they seem to have greater soundstage, and greater definition. The drivers almost perform that little bit faster, but with a melodic buttery smoothness. And it would be neglect not to mention the bass of the teaks, because their bass is GOOD, just not as present as the other cup choices.
I think the rosewood are an excellent halfway house - retaining enough good points from both cups to give sheer sonic joy. In saying that, the teaks are something special and have to be heard to be believed.