*excuse me. I'm not very fond my writing skills...*
It was yesterday afternoon. I was bumming around at a nearby mall, enjoying the last week of summer before I go off to college. So there I was, getting overly excited about the 6$ shirts and 7.97$ jeans (clearance section) at old navy. I thought I was having a great day finding these sale items until the catastrophic event happened....oh yea, its that tragic to me.
Anyways, I was standing the the cashier and my phone vibrates. Oh this is exciting, I got a text from a friend! so I reached into my pocket to pull out my phone. And yes, my re0 wrapped around my sony a818 was in the same pocket,too. When I took out the phone, my sony + re0 dropped on the gray dull-looking concrete ground...initial thought was "oh well, I'm a fairly short person, that won't break anything"... Calmly, I picked it up and moved along to purchase my merchandise.
So I walked out from the store and I proceeded to my "bumming around". My ears were hungry thus I whipped out my re0 and shoved it in to feed my auditory nerves some yummy-ness...then I noticed something weird. my right ear wasn't getting its so called "food". That's I noticed my right earbud wasn't working. I was shocked. Really. It was working perfectly fine an hour ago! Maybe that drop broke my re0? No way! I dropped it couple of times before but it still did it's job flawlessly...
I went back home and tried everything I can do to fix it. I changed the filters, cleaned it, etc. However, nothing seemed to work. I was reluctant to believe my re0 was broken, but yes, it's officially gone.
My birthday is coming soon. Well it's in october, but that's soon enough for me. I guess time goes by pretty fast when u are running around in college ,i.e, being productive. Therefore, I was doing some research since last month to upgrade my grado sr60i. I am looking at ultrasone 2500, akg 701, senn HD 595. Don't get me wrong, i love my grados but some days it can be very fatiguing. For example: Classical music sounds too "upbeat". I don't want my "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughn Williams" sounding too in your face; thus, I use my re0.
Now, why exactly I mentioned re0?
I don't know. I'm still shocked that it broke; thus, I ranted here...
I'm looking for a full size headphone that sounds close to the re0 [clarity wise] but with a bit more bass body. I do love clean-airy trebles but sometimes warmness is acceptable. I did my research and am aware of the search button.
to make it short,
- ultrasone 2500 seems to be very good with techno and have an interesting sound signature.
- akg 701 have a very flat freq thus makes sound real as possible,
- senn hd 595 is warm, I guess typical senn quality haha.
- shure srh 440 sounds like re0 according to a person in this place...I apologize i don't remember who.
If you guys are curious, these are the genres of music I listen to:
70's stuff, electronica, classical, indies, something very happy, house, elevator music, bit of rock, alternatives...etc.
Thank for reading! Comments are welcome!