Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich
This is his discovery thread, after all. It's only natural that people mainly go for what he recommends.
This is THE discovery thread. Participation should be a two way thing, not one way.
I can't tell how many times I've listened to a headphone or earphone one day, and the next it sounds a little different. It does not mean the headphone magically changed the next day, it just means our ears are tricky, fickle things, and not everyone experiences them same things.
I'm all for finding new discoveries, but hype gets out of hand a lot of times. If I didn't seek that FR graph, I would have been very disappointed, as would many other people, and this thread would be taken much less seriously over time. For every Amazon review that said these were neutral, I look at the measured response and think "seriously?".
I'm sure both the Yamaha AND JVC sound great, but its best to have as much information available to help people, as well as experiences, instead of just feeding hype.
The Panasonic HT480 was also heavily hyped last week. Turns out, its a good headphone, but not great, for $82. Needs an amp and a midbass cut, otherwise it sounds muddy. It sounded terrible off my phone, but improved quite a bit when amped and on a good DAC. Without sharing that extra bit of info, people will use them off their iphones and think they sound like mud.
Edited by bhazard - 11/18/13 at 7:43am