I don't think we're communicating very well as usual.
It's my (very) flexible assessment of online audio culture and antics, the reasons for friction, etc.
I put treble-, mid- and pretty much any exotic colouration together because I believe that sector of people are typically open-minded to colourful sound presentations of any kind. You might not like the SR325, but you were curious enough to purchase it, and you don't write it off for not sounding neutral and flat, rather, for not having your favorite colour.
I believe most hi-fi sound quality pursuits happen above 500Hz, bass quality and enhancement is a colouration which could make it's own sub-division or seperate category, yes, but typically no, the section of populace (mostly not on h-f) are very happy with enhanced bass and average sound quality, I don't disdain them for that, I think it's because they're attuned to listening to the music itself, like the lyrics of a song, rather than the quality of it.
I think a lot of people on these forums believe in marketing victims, subjectivists, and objectivists, I just put it in what I consider more accurate words (fashionistas / exclusivists, sound-quality'ists, hard-data'ists) since I believe that captures the essence of what they're after better than the common terms used around here and on the net.
If my assessment is "very personalised" since it's a reflection from my perspective then what is a non- or de- personalised system? A senate?
Where I can see my personal viewpoint shining through is assigning my ideals to what I've highlighted as "the spirit of sound-quality" and "the spirit of enhanced sound", to a higher extent than the other categories. I think everyone is a mix and it's an imperfect assessment and quite vaporous, nevertheless I feel much closer to a third-party dissection rather than my personal view.
I wrote it in this thread since I feel the Muramasa VIII, with it's price and looks etc., is and will be a significant catalyst to a lot of the online audio cynicism, so I felt the desire to analyse the spectatorship at a deeper level.
Edit: I don't intend my theories to seem volatile, but rather a peaceful POV as to why X person says Y, especially about a headphone which currently is a blank sheet as far as sound quality is concerned.
Edited by kiteki - 4/18/12 at 3:03am