Originally Posted by wje
Yes, I see. But there are many variables involved. If you finally get to the headphone that has the sound signature that you love, something else might pop up in the picture, such as the fit, which could be uncomfortable. As to interfacing with an EQ, I'm a minimalist. I seek out a headphone that "works" in a manner such as you do. However, I take it from highly "like" to "love it" via just a few small adjustments. That's all that's needed in my box.
Yeah I understand the point. From my experience , my brain and my ears does the job well themselves without EQ for minor adjustement. So , usually I wait few days and weeks before deciding if I keep the headphone or not. After time I know what I like and what I dislike and if what I like is more relative to my favorite Musical genre , I know I will use frequently the cans and keep it . I'm new in this business so my tastes and my headphones collection are not stabilized yet .
For example , I purchased recently a koss DJ100. This can impressed me for guitars and vocals in Rock ,Blues .. I really loved it for the rare moment I listen to Rock and they complimented well my hfi-2400 . Then I bought my Sig pro and both DJ100 and HFI-2400 became unuseful . Sig pro matches so well to my tastes and needs that I rationnaly don't need another headphone.
Now I buy only headphones I'm curious to listen to and Would keep one or two cans which compliment my sig pro for specific genre or specific situation.
Then, i'm currently listen to the he-400. I really want to love it so I will persever .