Okay - like many others, I finally decided to dip my toe in the proverbial sea of audiophilia. What I found was a hodge-podge of differing opinions and ideas. So anyway, I had decided that I was going to pan it down to a few ideas and find a place to try them out, right?
Apparently I live in bo-dunk-hick-ville and there is not one place around me that puts anything better than Skullcandy or Dre Beats out for listening perusal. That put me at the local Guitar Center (you'd think they would have them out, wouldn't you? NO), and with my budget and their advice and availability, I walked out with a pair of Shure SRH240's.
My first impression was that I had made a mistake. First listen here, they do not sound like the earth-shaking, life-changing, music epicness that I keep hearing about. Am I missing something here? The bass is VERY mild and although they are clear, I really don't think they sound much better than my in ear Bose. Also, I'm finding I'm not too fond of the hot ear.
So here is my question: do I keep these and wait for them to burn in? Or do I take them back and take a chance by ordering online? I was actually going to go with the Grado 60i's, but of course, they didn't have any. Rrrrrrrrr!! I looked at the Audio Technica ATH-m50's, the Grado's and a few others, but I'm confuzzled! I want something with a kick and clear everything, that I can listen to on my computer and iPhone (for now), that will make me have that AAAAaaaaaahhhhh moment and not cause my ears to spontaneously combust.
Help, help and HELP!!!!