- Dec 26, 2013
I think the main takeaway is that it is pronounced on the IE 900. Even comparing with my sony ier-m9 and other full-sized headphones (I know, totally different) they do not exhibit as much of that peak which can be distracting on the IE 900.Yep, definitely there in the crunchyroll video, and to a lesser extent in the others. Both are examples of what if personally consider oversensitively-micced and compressed female vocal recordings though. But yes, if this is the type (and quality) of music/video you listen to, then the IE 900 will emphasise the flaws. By comparison the Legend X exhibits less sibilance with these, so it's very much a case of the recordings pushing the IE 900s peak (probably around 8k).
Edit: one thing to note was that I tested this with my LG V30+ phone, which has a tendency to show up some 'Sabre glare' for want of a better term. It would be quite a bit smoother and less 'shiny' with the HiBy R8 and it's AK4497 DAC, so source is also an important consideration. Treble filtering tips like the E-Type would also be useful if listening to this type of recording with the IE900.
I just think it's worth noting and emphasizing because it's there and pretty apparent. It may definitely bother some listeners, but if people don't hear it then all good!