No I don't think so. If the better phone is the phone people enjoy most w/ their music then it seems to me the same thing to say one might prefer the MS Pro or Beats to the HD800. If we want to get technical and actually define what better is in actual terms then one might actually get closer to producing an answer to the question. Frankly I'm rather tired of "I think X is better just because it sounds good to me." That's nice for you, but what value does that add to the discussion for anybody else. You'd be better to tell people to just buy a bunch of phones and keep the one you like. What more needs to be said than that? If someone wants more then it makes sense to talk about aspects and metrics other than 'I like'. However, saying you like the MS Pro because it's more 'musical' to your ears but still has excellent clarity and detail retrieval is a much better argument to make. I imagine Denz figured that was already implied but it wasn't mentioned. Just a trend I seem to be noticing, nothing particular to Denz.
I'd also caution people about the fit and feel of Grado phones. I do love my HP1000 but they're aren't the most user friendly design.
Edited by Anaxilus - 5/24/12 at 2:59pm