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  lol. I think you just nutshelled the whole problem with forums.
I wouldn't believe those 'flavour and life' comments. The consensus here in numerous threads is that, with typical equipment, they're virtually indistinguishable, and since the 250 ohm is easier to drive and match to most reasonably priced amps you're probably better off with that, initial price notwithstanding.  
  And Grado haters are like a cult in their revulsion.
  I found with mine that the magic wasn't there to begin with. I tried very hard to like them, but they sounded dull and unfocused and somehow resonant, like listening in a cave. Later I bought a second pair (used of course) thinking that I must have missed something, since they were being praised to the skies. Nope, still the same. Just not my cup of tea, I guess. Probably alright with vocals etc, but pretty average with classical.
 Hopefully you'll be expanding on these comments in the next few days/weeks. Hopefully also you'll soon be changing your avatar. I keep trying to brush that damn thing off my screen, and one time I sprayed it.
Speak for yourself. I'm still pleasingly hirsute. 
  Really? I don't hear anything.      You're not kidding! I just put the fire on for the first time since last Winter. Take more than Andrea to warm me up.
 I was much too polite to mention that. Plus I was grateful for it. Thanks for clarifying the photographic thing. It's a useful analogy. However I think the most valuable point your review makes is that a good low price headphone can provide long term listening satisfaction at its own level without the listener feeling he's missing anything. Of course direct comparison will reveal the inadequacies, but (perhaps fortunately) most of us never get to make such comparisons...
Does sound like a driver issue. Have you checked for hairs? Could the driver have been pushed in slightly?
lojay, terrific review and one of the most useful I've ever read, not least because it puts so much in perspective. I would only question what appears on the surface slightly contradictory: "the difference between the three headphones is night and day" and your photographic analogy. The first seems to indicate a vast difference in quality; the second that the DT880 is no worse than an imprecise, slightly out of focus version of the dearer phones. Or am I reading it...
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