So I'm trying to work here and its late. I decided to use my ER-4Ps for a change while I work. So as I laboriously put them on with those retarded, yet nice sounding, giant yellow foam tips, I had a mischievous idea. I played some dubstep!
Now I benched the ER-4Ps for their difficulty of use on the go and because I loved the huge bass of my JVC FX500s, which led me to my first full sized headphone purchase, the Audio Technica ATH-M50s (before it was the cool thing to do and everyone and their grandma had at least 2 pairs ).
So I start listening to dubstep, and OUCH! The highs are piercing, but so much more detailed than I thought those recordings could be. But what REALLY hurt was the amazingly tight bass, and its effect on my mind. I'm running these unamped, because I was lazy and I can't find my amp, and yet the bass still hits like a smack to the face. Now I can definitely tell from some tracks that the quantity and depth of the bass are far less than my other cans/phones, but I can't believe how muddy those others sound compared to the Etys.
Were the ER-4Ps always this good? I'm at a loss right now as to what I should think. Are the FX500s and ATH-M50s really that bloated? WTF is going on?
Edit: So I've just listened to every genre of music I have. Why did I ever bench these? They are so good!
Edited by The_Blood_Raven - 4/18/11 at 12:30am