Originally Posted by swbf2cheater
I don't but that for even a second, sorry. Nothing in the hi fi world that is that expensive is branded as warm of "fun" experience, not the LCD2, 3, Hifiman He500 or 6, None of the Staxx, the Beyer T1, The Edition 8 or 10, not the TakeT or the HD800, nodda.
All of them give a dry and natural flavor off, I never said anything about lifeless though. The most expensive warm set of headphones would be from ultrsones pro models or the HD 650 by Sennheiser. Now, of course I am sure some users are going to say "well thats just your opinion" and I find the LCD2 or HD800 to be warm. To that I say GREAT, I believe pigs can fly, thats just my opinion.
Seriously, have you ever tried all these headphones you are mentionning? You're saying they are not warm nor fun, based on reviews. Are you kidding me? You seem to be shooting things without even knowing what you are talking about. There are a lot of piece of audio that are "branded" as warm or "fun experience" as you yould say.
Tube amps not warm? Oh well..
Vinyl sources not warm? Oh well...
Some amp not warm? Oh wel..
That list can continue. Saying that nothing is warm or "fun" in hi-fi is just bul*****. I've an amp that I consider warm, that reviews consider warm, that is well rated and that cost more than the HD800. Same thing goes for my speakers. They're considered as "musical", warm and not analytical. Go tell a Vinyl lovers that his LP12 or P9 isn't warm. Go tell tube lovers that their amp isn't warm and hear their responses. You can find warm or fun and not analytical piece of equipement in hi-fi. Why do you think some people prefer vinyls to cds, aside from nostalgia? Sure, it might be because it was first recorded that way, but it is also because of that warm sound, the delightful bass and mids. Does it mean that it is more analytical than a cd and you could call it analytic? No, not at all.
Logically, if all high-end heaphones were analytical, they would sound more or less the SAME. Which is not the case in audio, hence why the disparities in reviews. If you take 6 pairs (arbitrary numbers) of high end headphones, they sound different, which means, deductively that some of them are colored.
By the way, pigs can fly is not opinion, it's just a false scientific theory. And LCD2 HD800 is warm is just an opinion, that you could never refute with scientific facts.