i totally forgot about the gain setting at all. speaking of which, is there a general guideline for what gain to use? earlier i was listening to it (without realizing) on low gain at about 198 and that seemed great. currently i'm using the zero audio tenores which have a 16ohm impedance and 102db/1mw sensitivity.
yeah, i experimented with every gain setting using the volume to get to about the same perceived level of loudness and compared the sound and felt that low gain came out the most pristine sounding, medium gain was okay and high gain had a little more bass punch but sounded a bit more ragged. so i'm gonna stuck with low gain for these iem's at about 190-ish on volume, that seems to be pretty ideal.