Hey guys! I'm kinda new here and wanted to blurt this out
I registered a while back while lurking but decided to share my eye-opening experience after buying a pair of real cans!
I've owned a pair of MDR7506s for a while and definitely enjoyed them. Soon after I started discovering .flac and other sorts of loss-less formats. I picked up a pair of M-Audio BX5a monitors which made me put those Sony cans on the shelf because they were that much better.
Then I got a pair of Grado SR125i. WOW.
They're so direct and amazing! The balance and mid range blew my mind. I've been rediscovering my entire music library. Such a joy to listen with! It's true, they really do let you hear nuances you've never heard before, even in compressed formats. The mid range actually EXISTS unlike the Sony cans which seems to completely blanket out some frequencies entirely. I've heard the MDR V6 drivers Sony offers are a bit better than the V7s, though (I don't think I'll be touching Sony again though.)
Yep, I've been bitten by the hifi bug! I've heard Sennheisers are even better for sound stage and vocals, so I think my next pair when I actually get the cash will be a set of HD600s. Or can anyone else recommend something better? Nothing gives me goosebumps like a woman's voice!
Just figured I'd share this! lol
Edited by plastick - 6/15/11 at 7:17am