Hey guys, I'm new to the audiophile scene, but got hooked quite quickly. In the span of 1 month, I ended up buying the Creative Aurvana Live! (near clone of the Denon 1001K), Audio Technica M50, and Audio Technica AD700. I guess I could count the Sennheiser 238's too, which I returned since it leaked too much for a portable phone.
Before, I had really mediocre headphones and was blissfully ignorant of what I was missing. After getting the above entry-level audiophile headphones, I was amazed at the differences. However, one problem is that I have no memory of a song's characteristics on a headphone unless I immediately switch between two different comparable headphones (e.g. I still can't quite tell the difference between the M50 vs CAL!). Another problem is that I can get a fuzzy idea of a difference, but can't really describe how. This is probably because I haven't built up a repertoire of understanding of the terms, and while can understand the definition, can't match it to the sound.
I've started doing my homework and read this thread:
But no examples are provided. So, can you help out newbs like me by perhaps linking to high quality songs in the public domain, Youtube, streaming music, grooveshark.com, etc. and provide a description of what to listen for? Something on the lines of..."In song A at 1:23, notice the highs are sparkling on the AD700 while it's muddled by the bass-heavy M50" or something like that.
I think this thread can really help hook and retain new members with quality contributions.