This is so true (for me, at least).
Luckily, Head-Fi is the first hit on Google if one types in "audiophile headphone reviews," which I think is how I first stumbled upon this website. I've been perusing this site (and other related sites) for less than three months, so I still remember what it was like to be new here... It was honestly pretty jarring at first because every name-brand of which I'd ever heard, minus Sennheiser/Sony, is shunned (e.g., Bose, Beats, Skullcandy, etc.), yet all of these unfamiliar companies are featured (e.g., AKG, Ultrasone, Beyerdynamic, Shure, Grado, HifiMan, Matrix, Schiit, etc.).
I just don't understand why there's such a divide between the audiophile niche and the mainstream audio-loving consumer public. Why can't the true audiophile brand names get the word out about themselves?
Edited by wilky61 - 6/10/12 at 11:31pm