Originally Posted by BucketInABucket
Very good point, but isn't that the case with all headphones anyways and the source of the 'YMMV' acronym anyways?
Yeah, but "YMMV" is much more prominent on basshead headphones. When I got my MDR-MA900s (returned them the next day), I thought the headphones had no bass quantity whatsoever (wasn't the reason why I returned them, though). Some users on the MA900 appreciation thread say that those headphones have a "good punch" to them, and that they're good for EDM. Ha. My version of a good punch is something like the Pro700MKIIs, or even the M50s eq'd out a good number of decibels in the bass area.
Granted, those people aren't bassheads, it still conveys my point. You can only gauge how much of a basshead you are by the bassiest headphone that you've heard, and by going off of the (YMMV) reviews on the web. It kinda reminds me of that Einstein quote saying, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” It doesn't completely match up to this situation, but you should get the idea.