That's awesome...you can hear really deep into the recording with Grados, that's for sure. One of the things I love most about them. That happened to me once when I was listening to a track and I heard this weird noise...took me a while to figure it out, but then I realized that I was hearing the foot pedals on the piano being depressed. That's some serious detail!
SR225i's are my favs for mid-fi by a mile :) they're even in my display pic haha
I think anyone's who's been to real lives will prefer the Grados over darks because they put you on stage or first row, incomparably better for intensity <3
I also like the natural appeal and musicality of the wood- I also found Beyers to be much more musical and forgiving as well compared to really razor sharp ones like ultrasones or ur regular sennheisers
Question for people who've tried- do you think tubes or solid states add to the real experience more? With the example of being at a live rock concert as the measure