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I noticed something after listening to music for a while that my pair of UE700 on a phone sounds sharper than a pair of HD555 (soundstage mod) paired with a Titanium HD (no extra effects, AC mode). Anyone have any idea or is it audio preference? Thanks in advance.
    
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No it's not normal, you're a freak.

just kidding. I too preffer earbuds. Way better IMO
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It's all preference
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My general rule of thumb is there is no "normal" when it comes to personal preference. I have a 8 year old so I don't really get to headphone up and tune out. I have all my audio running through a Pioneer 600Watt receiver and acoustic research/pioneer 5.1 surround.
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A bit strange. Have you tried any other full size phones though. I hate Sennheisers despite being an audiophile. They just sound boring. What are your musical preferences?
Senns are not 'sharp' sounding, maybe the in ears just have a better sound signature for your type of music.
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A bit strange. Have you tried any other full size phones though. I hate Sennheisers despite being an audiophile. They just sound boring. What are your musical preferences?
Senns are not 'sharp' sounding, maybe the in ears just have a better sound signature for your type of music.
I have a pair of HD201s but I don't think it would help the situation. I listen to mainly pop and R&B but it feels as though everything sounds clearer and detailed on the earbuds except bass.
    
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I have a pair of HD201s but I don't think it would help the situation. I listen to mainly pop and R&B but it feels as though everything sounds clearer and detailed on the earbuds except bass.
Maybe you would like a more 'forward' headphone like an Ultrasone or Denon. If you get a chance to try one out you should, but if your happy with what you have, then your good.

I've found that inears are actually pretty good for competitive gaming, but I don't like having that much isolation for hours at a time, and I find the soundstage a little off. I havn't tried any good iems though, just some $30 Sonys.
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Prefer IEM on the go but @ home definitely cans hehe
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Might be that you like louder sounding music and a better seal. Some people typically mistake loudness for quality, but a good seal can also make a good difference.
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