I'm probably alone in this but I'm a sound engineer who actually LIKES the standard Apple earbuds shipped with the majority of iPods/iPhones. For a pair of essentially 'free' earphones they're pretty clear and their bass response is reasonably good, so much so that I regularly use them for references mixes of recordings I'm working on (i figure half the world is going to listen to my tracks through these things so if they sound good on those then they're bound to sound good on some audiophile's boutique speaker setup...). Recently, however, I purchased some of the in-ear model of headphones sold by Apple, and while I'm more than impressed with the clarity in the mid to top-end frequency response, I'm finding these are much lacking in the low-end department, even moreso than their earbud relatives. I thought 'if this is the bass response with these earbuds, imagine how much better it will be with the in-ear models', but apparently I was mistaken.... Is anyone else finding this? I've read some reviews on the Apple site (something I should probably have done beforehand...) which seem to echo what I'm saying here, but I'm wondering if anyone here has any experience/opinion. Finally, if I'd like a little more low-end in my music, would it be acceptable to use one of my iPhone's EQ settings to beef up the bass? Or does this drain battery life/destroy the otherwise impeccable clarity offered by these earphones? I'd love to hear people's thoughts!