In the process of upgrading from my A700's, this idea ran by me: do companies have a signature "sound"?
I'll elaborate a little. When I started looking for a replacement for my A700 that sounded similar but was open instead of closed, the first thing I though was, since it's in the same line of headphones (the "AIR" line) from the same company, the AD900 might be a viable option. This got me wondering if there are similarities between the sound signatures in the AIR line, or perhaps between all ATH headphones, or maybe between everything from Audio Technica (which is probobly a bit of a stretch). Then I thought about the other companies. I vaguely remember reading things such as "it has the AKG sound", "the Etymotic sound", "the Sennheiser sound", or even "the Audio Technica sound". And of course there's Grado too.
And I'm not asking if every headphone sounds the exact same (which wouldn't be very advantageous to the company really), but do their headphones/headphone lines have similarities that people come to know as "The _____ Sound"?
Just a little question to ponder.
(and I'm still looking for an "open A700" if anyone would like to help )