Actually, I agree that they are a fine sounding headphone. At that price point, I really had a hard time accepting the build quality and the sound, especially compared to tape-modded 225i's. I expect a lot more for that kind of money. And guys, I really hesitate to spell out exactly how I reacted to the RS1i's, because I get that they are a beloved headphone, and I don't mean to offend anyone.
At any rate, it's not so much what I hear as what I value.
and we all have different values, and some folks will get upset when their values aren't validated ! lol
we all may think we are "impartial" but we aren't really, we all have our likes and dislikes that we base our opinions on
remember the SNL skit where mike myers was the owner of "all things scottish" ??
he'd yell " if its not scottish, it CRAP !!!!"
ones mans crap is another's holy grail ! lol