Dec 21, 2013 at 12:12 AM
- Dec 14, 2013
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- Dec 14, 2013
mmm... hahaha I doubt it. the "amazing bass" of most in-ears I've tried are simply boosted bass quantity that muddies up the sound signature & bleeds... missing the rich texture & detail of quality tight bass and lacking in bass extension/impact/slam and forget about sound stage. just can't compete w/ a mid-fi $200 over-ear in my experience. & it's easy to find cheap bass-boosted headphones/earbuds, but even cheaper to just EQ lol. my personal experience of course. =P ymmv
, not to discredit your experience, but i think the munitio mw3 billets earbuds is an example of muddy bass that is simply artificially boosted in level & that bleeds into the rest of the sound frequency. (aka lacking bass quality). if you are just looking for bass boost, almost every consumer headphone/earbud out there now is bass-boosted, so it shouldn't be too hard to find something you like & you can save a ton of money as well, or you can just EQ a bass boost on whatever headphone you are using
if you ever get a chance you do some extensive listening on something like the ultrasone pro 900 vs V-Moda M100, you'll find that even though the bass is not overwhelmingly loud (quantity), you can pick out a lot of detail & patterns in the low frequencies that you never heard before (quality) while the mids & treble still sound very sharp & clear (for a basshead pair of headphones). Or try the AKG K550s that has really weak bass quantity, but has great bass quality: you hear the deep extension, rumbling into the really low frequency levels & the subtle texture between bass notes while maintaining crystal clear trebles. i think you'll be pleasantly surprised & begin to prefer more neutral headphones.cheers & gl on your headphone search.
What do you mean by muddy bass? I don remember it sounding bad at all in the mids and highs, and I could kinda feel the bass. Also are you arguing in favor of the ultrasones or the v modas? Right now I'm not sure if I want quantity or quality but I think I would rather have quantity if I can't have both lol. I don't know about the far future but for now I will always be a bass head and I really do not want something neutral or flat. I also for sure want clear treble to keep nice clear and un muffled mids and highs. Thanks for the good luck, only time and experience will really have me learning.