Yeah, I think your problem is that iPhone. I'd only use iPhone if I can either... a) Use the foam mod that @gixxerwimp posted earlier with foam tips. b) Use a thick copper cable like PWAudio No.5. Stock cable is slightly more brittle and glassy sounding than No.5. For me, when using Andromeda with ZX2 or AK120 (I'd highly recommend either of these if you find the highs too much), I find that midrange is sometimes too recessed. Solaris did fix this but it just doesn't fit me, so I'm forced to keep using my Andro to get this sound. Recently got some Symbio W tips in to try, and they do boost the upper mid a little, but I'm still deciding on whether I like them or not. Some songs sound like the bass is a bit more congested than some other tips. It may just be that I get a looser fit with other tips and Symbio just fits a bit too well.