So, I've been looking around various threads, and see that a lot of people, including me at first I admit, want to go straight from the stock buds they get with their mp3 players to expensive, audiophile-inclined iems. It seems to me that this is a bit of a waste. Isn't it better to try and tune your ear to different sound signatures at first to see what suits you, isn't the point of the hobby to develop an ear for what a really good iem sounds like, and don't you have to listen to some bad ones to make this happen? I feel that there is something to be said for working your way up, so that when you finally get that awesome pair, you actually know why it is so good compared to other options out there. What do you think?
These may be the ramblings of a girl who has been awake far too long, if so I'm sorry, or a discussion worth being had, in which you're welcome .