Okay I didn't read the WHOLE thread (obligatory) but...
I keep hearing this phrase, "It makes good recordings sound amazing and bad recordings sound worse"
I know source is THE most important thing.
However I have to ask, is there a pair of headphones out there that make Bad recordings sound DECENT?
Looking over the music on my portable hard drive, it;s nearly all 128/196
Am I in the wrong place?
I've owned a cheap Philips SBC HP400 a few years ago, and those will make your 128 kbps music sound fine.