Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT
My position - good phones are good with everything. Inferior phones with unbalanced response might excel in one particular genre. What genre does not benefit from good details, does boomy, uncontrolled bass means phones are better suited for rock?
How limited my music selection should be to have just one pair of IEMs?
Just get one, more or less neutral pair and let the music sound how it was intended to in recording studio, not doing equalization through phones' tipped frequency response.
Actually, asking a member what kind of genre they listen to does not necessarily mean that we are looking for a headphone to go solely with that genre. My main point in asking, as well as many other head-fiers here, is that we are trying to find out what kind of sound the OP likes. We can then use that information to offer advice on the already many different types of headphones out there that would excite the OP's ears because they fit his/her taste in music. Therefore, I don't think that asking the music genre is merely pasting a certain headphone to certain songs, but more matching up the sound that comes from certain headphones, to what the OP may find is "good sound" to his/her ears.
A little unfair
. If we say good headphones are good with everything, then our forum would be reduced to a list of headphones - with no distinctions between them.
Sorry for the off topicness.