No question Bounty provides a great VFM ratio. Chinet napkins are definitely well into diminishing returns, but IMO it's worth spending 500% more to get that last 10% the AKG's can offer. And sometimes you can stumble into a great deal on the Chinet on the used market for as low as half price... I think that improves the value proposition and also adds a great aroma of corned beef and bacon to the listening experience.
I'd be wary of buying a used Chinet. I've heard there are tons of counterfeits out there.
I also heard the Chinets need A LOT of burn in to sound good, but that if you burn them in too much they will overheat and catch on fire! Chinets R&D is working on it, but they had to recall some earlier batches.
Lately I've been experimenting trying to get a thicker sound, and I feel the best choice for that might be Brawny.
Edited by chicolom - 10/22/12 at 3:55pm