Alright, humble pie time. I complained earlier about boomy bass after punching two holes and I was really wrong. It was the recordings and not the headphones. I downloaded Audacity and noticed that the majority of what used to be my reference recordings were clip-tastic. Dream Theater (kind of surprised), Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza (not really surprised), Coheed and Cambria (kind of surprised), at least half of my CD collection, majorly bricked and sounded grainy and boomy through my modded phones. Then I put on albums that I used to think sounded kind of flat and, holy smokes, everything was so clean, delicate, full. Compared to more expensive phones I don't know, but I had a serious grin on my face. Pink Floyd, Rush, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, the first Lye By Mistake album, and, unsurprisingly, Audacity says none of them are clipped.
Good thing the MDR-V6 ain't a horrible fallback phone for the mundane stuff. And now I got some partially modded SR325is for the woohoo, good stuff. I know enough folks have kissed your a$$, BIll, but you really are the man and I look forward to catching up to the rest of you guys.
So who's got the ugliest recipe for humble pie cause I need a fat one?
eujaee, thanks for the PM and welcome back. I know exactly what you're talking about. I've had times when I thought there was something missing in my setup only to discover that it was the recording. It's funny how the more discerning things get the more a bad recording really stands out. I'm glad you got to audition these things with some good recordings. No matter what, at the end of the day, it all comes back to the tracks.
Edited by Bilavideo - 3/20/11 at 5:15pm