I think one factor besides the quality of your headphones is the REAL PASSION you feel for music.
Even music is inherent to humans, some of us enjoy music more than others and that's why you look for the best musical experience you can get or afford. I have that very special situation at home, my wife is someone who enjoys music but mostly because of dancing and social cohesion that brings. But I she wont bother about the soundstage or crisp highs... on the other hand my brother (3 years younger than I) grew with my same passion about music I have, he really appreciates sound quality, so the reaction I get when my wife heard my HP had a huge difference from what my brother said. I don't think one opinion is better than the other, simply is how passionate you are to certain aspects of music.