@Manveru To an extent, I see what you are saying but I have found lesser recorded things sound anything from bland to to downright unpleasant on high end headphones. Let's take some low end production rap for example. A terrible headphone like the beats studio(it is quite bad for 90% of music for a $300 headphone imo) does great at bringing some real fun to a lot of that rap and I actually would recommend the beats if you cared about style somewhat and listened to only that kind of rap. But when I plopped some in a 007 Omega....it kind of was...very meh sounding >_>
Now someone who's focus is to hear everything and that is their pleasure? I think your theory is true.
I don't know. It just seems to me that a lot of things that people say about gear and audio stem more from abstract reasoning, emotional desires, and culturally praised aesthetics applied to reality and experience, rather than the other way around. Personally, I think a lot of the words people use to describe things around here don't make any sense or even have anything to do with reality. For example, take the descriptor "analytical." I've always thought that this was a nothing word. What the heck is that even supposed to mean? I don't see how such a thing is even possible. To me, it seems like a word people just use when they want to flaunt their "sophisticated" audiophile tastes or something, or to use to try and say "eww neutrality!" and defend their romantic fantasies and beliefs. Same with "fun" and stuff like that. In some cases I guess some people are simply using such words as a codename for a certain type of frequency balance, but a headphone's sound signature and how it relates to your personal preferences is another matter altogether which could be described and discussed in infinitely clearer and more efficient ways. They're obviously trying to communicate something but they way they're going about it just renders it completely incomprehensible and up to be (mis)interpreted in whatever way the reader happens to do so.
Myself, I'm like the total opposite of the person who tries to "hear everything," and I simultaneously dislike the idea of "fun" headphones. Maybe it's things like that that prevent me from being able to understand the "rules."
Once again, none of this is directly aimed at any specific person. Just me ranting about junk...
Edited by manveru - 12/4/12 at 3:49pm