Hello and all that jazz!
I recently, as in tonight, got my pair of ATH-AD700 headphones in. I'm just not 'getting' it I guess.
A few years back I picked up a $12 pair of cheapy sony in-ear buds to listen to stuff at work on my PSP and at home on my computer. Later, I got myself a $20 pair of some kind of skull-candy in ear buds at a discount store. They were all fine and jazz. I wore headphones a lot. Continually really. After a tax return I figured I should actually INVEST in something that would really make my sound come alive and be more enjoyable.
I spent $129 at Best Buy to get a pair of BOSE AE1 headphones for expensive. Well, that's not true. First, I picked up some BOSE in ear buds I can't remember what were, and I was like, "This must be how good music sounds!" and had the money kicking around so I got them. Much discomfort later, I returned them and got some Beats in ear buds. Those were also quite horrible feeling so I took THOSE back and proceeded to try the BOSE AE1. They were VERY comfortable to listen to and were good.
Those tore, so I was able to get any headphones I wanted. I took those back and picked up I think the Logitech MX51 headset set, figured I didn't need the headset and took them back and got a cheapy $15 skull-candy in-ear buds. I deliberated, signed up here and read a lot. I asked questions and settled on the ATH-AD700. I finally managed to secure myself a pair and I put them in, picked a list of my favorite songs and songs with the highest bit-rate I had!
It sounds 'good'. Likewise, the $15 buds I just had in my ears prior to this were 'good'. Is it possible that a person just can't 'get' or 'feel' hi-fi like anyone else can? Should I look into trying better audio equipment outside the cans? Soundcard? Amps? Is this something that is a waste of my time as refined audio is lost on me?
Thanks if anyone can shine some insight onto this.