You've 2 sets of vTrue?
Hmm, I didn't know they actually got attention.
And yeah, one pair sounds worse (somehow) than the other.
EDIT: Reading the Ken Rockwell review now. These definitely don't feel like $1000 (one of the adjusters is stuck on my worse pair), but it's kind of damning when he says the V6 sounds better.
-Keep in mind, though, that Ken Rockwell's business idea appears to be to post highly opinionated reviews and comments, often presenting opinion as fact - bound to cause much debate in the various online forums, in turn causing a lot of hits to his website and the ad revenue which goes along with it.
(I'm as guilty as anybody - but after dropping by his site occasionally for several years, I now read him mostly for his entertainment value, not to gain any insights... (I've spent most of my time reading his Nikon/Leica reviews, perhaps I should check out more of his audio reviews, too.))
Plus, let's admit, opinionated more reviews are often more useful simply by virtue of getting people to hear what you're saying. Dumb as it sounds, I've gotten more use out of Zero Punctuation reviews than any other source.
Oh, I totally agree about the Velodyne earbuds. They are HORRIBLE. I bought them because people said they had such good bass and even had REAL subbass..complete NONSENSE. The bass is non-existant in the vPulse. I get better bass out of my $20 VSonic GR02s.
Hmm... AKG for electronic... I just got a pair of AKG K712s and have a good amp - I'll try that.
What is an electronic song you find sounds great on your AKGs? (I can get nearly anything on my B**ts Music subscription service (trying to keep this from being a Beats thread!)).
Do people really have a hard time understanding WHY they're the target of hate & criticism? Wasn't it the same for Bose when they were the ones hocking "audiophile" stuff that was both overpriced and sub-par in terms of actual quality? The big company that shamelessly panders to a mass-consumer demo and basically exploits the concept of an expert - in this case, the "audiophile" - to the uninformed is always going to get heat from the community being exploited, even if they make some stuff that is relatively decent (tho still overpriced).