If you could redo your entire audio journey from the beginning, would you go straight to the top or go slowly bottom to top? (See Poll)
I personally would go slowly from bottom to top. When I started out, I wasn't used to high-fidelity. I tried out some high-end stuff and though it was great. But not so great as to justify their price tag. Some of it did certain stuff well, but it didn't seem like it was in a different tier from the mid-fi stuff. However, after going slowly up the ladder, and finally going to Can Jam, I appreciated the high-end stuff a lot more. Though I still don't have enough money to justify the pricetags, I can see how much better it actually sounds. If I were to redo my journey, and go straight to something like a JH-13, I don't think I would appreciate its awesome SQ as much as if I had waded through the low and mid-fi stuff.
Of course, this is taking in account that I don't live next to a great headphone shop.
So, if you could redo it all, what would you do?