I don’t think it’s asking too much for a flagship headphone to have a decent genre bandwidth. That should be assumed. To ask a consumer to spend 1700 dollars on a headphone and say that it’s only good for a couple genres is not a winning proposition.
Sure, some of these headphones will be better suited to one genre than another, but no TOTL headphone should be described as “brittle” and “full of resonances” or any other truly negative traits. Not in this price range.
I’ve owned the PS1000 (twice, lol) and it has its strengths and I actually wouldn’t say it’s awful at anything but compared to the HD800 and LCD3, it’s too limited in what it can do and just doesn’t sound as good as those other two for a wider variety of music.
Edited by LCfiner - 7/14/12 at 3:53pm