Istn't it the best case to have an IEM already that close to the target that it doesn't need EQ? So I would think it would be ideal to have a target with really great approval and manufactorers providing IEMs coming close to.
Well, it should be possible to find an IEM with this knock down from ~1.5 KHz to ~6Khz by -2 to - 3dB already built into the frequency response.This is always going to come into regardless of how well tuned an IEM:
"Generally speaking, the HRTF boosts frequencies from 2–5 kHz with a primary resonance of +17 dB at 2,700 Hz. But the response curve is more complex than a single bump, affects a broad frequency spectrum, and varies significantly from person to person."
Of note, I always have to knock down from ~1.5 KHz to ~6Khz by -2 to - 3dB or else the tonality is too biting for my taste.
I don't think you can EQ a headphone or IEM based on you "knowing" what an instrument sounds like or recording stuff on a smartphone (no idea how that last mechanism would work). You can't exactly know how a particular instrument for example is supposed to sound on a track because the artists & engineers will influence how it sounds and how it's laid down on the track (it's not the same every time), there can't be any references here for you to latch onto that will enable you to EQ a headphone. The best you can do is to EQ based on measurements (which theoretically gets you closer to an Anechoic Flat approximation (sort of)), and then to tweak the bass or overall tonality until it sounds balanced in spectrally dense music.
Would you be so good as to share your EQ settings please? Appreciate your ears are not my ears but will be interesting to see what "real" looks/ sounds like to you.I know because I compose music.
Since I am the one placing sopranos, tenors, gongs, bells, harpsichords...stating every detail...then I can say if they actually sound as pretended or not.
Of course, everything will be relative to the original master equipment, but as time passes by I am approaching a near perfect reference, since others were previously discarded when failing to perform here or there, such as with profound tones from pipe organs or astounding sopranos not quite getting there...
In order to match the performance I get from the Zero I think one have to go north of 15000€ on loudspeaker monitors.
Let's see what the Red brings...
Tripowin grace 2 pin should sort you. Id like the blocks between the barrel of the phone end connector and the raw pins to be a bit longer (recessed socket on earpiece) but I reckon it will work. Can't speak to mic quality though.Is there a cable with a mic which can be used with these?