I feel like I'm just toying around with sound. My experience is limited to the headphones & IEMs I own, friends headphones, and the ones I get to try out at stores like B&H in nyc. Trying out all those different headphones made me realize I can hear apparent difference in them and that I like some but not others but that I don't understand what I'm hearing or what I should look for in comparing headphones. I troll a lot on head-fi and respect the reviews and collective knowledge. I'd really like to understand what you guys are talking about when you start talking technical like clarity, soundstage, soundforms, muddy/warm/neutral sounds, properly balancing EQs to get an ideal sound, what the ideal sound is, what makes a good/bad headphone, etc. Can you suggest some resources or share some knowledge so I can start delving into this world of sound?
I like IEMs. Years ago I bought a $40 pair sony earbuds and was amazed. That opened pandoras box... UE super.fi 3, UE super.fi 5 (blocky ones to become pro), etymotic er-6p (which i hated), and UE super.fi 5 (new ones that became the 600s). I also own a pair of Sony XB-500s. I listen to 320 kbps mp3s cause they sound better. I feel like I'm heading in the right direction but I feel like I'm missing out on so much. Like I can't help but to wonder what the UE 18 Pros sound like and could I really appreciate what I'm hearing?
Edited by jeffyh - 5/11/12 at 1:58am