Do you mean they have different shaped ears or they just hear things differently? And are you saying they listen to completely different music to everyone else?
But hang on, aren't some of the other brands (Audio Technica for one) Japanese as well? They must sound boring also.
I remember Olive did a study a few years ago comparing Japanese and American listeners and their preferences, and found there wasn't a significant difference between the two when it comes to what kind of speaker they will generally preference.
The bigger take-away from that, at least to me, is that we're more similar than we are different - no point in building walls or drawing lines.
Here's some of that from Olive's blog:
That explains a lot. haha!
I think it depends *which* X-CAN.
Edited by obobskivich - 1/13/13 at 10:04pm