Originally Posted by DigitalFreak
After reading james444's early impressions I'm starting to wonder why Sennheiser can't seem to find a happy medium. Either it's overly bright and thin (HD800, HD700) or it's boomy or bloated (IE8, Momentum).
I think that in many cases where other companies would get a pass on their divergence from fidelity, Sennheiser's held to task for it and become typecast. People make too much of it sometimes.
Sennheiser's relatively slow turnover of products at the higher end of their product range gives the punters a lot of time to spend with things and get tired of them, too.
Originally Posted by kiteki
I think Headfonia stems from an Indonesian forum called audiophile-id. In that spirit, I'm sure a collective effort could turn journalistic writings by Tomscy, Ardgedee and Romy into a seperate website or blog.
It could be called otononikki.com.
I always liked the phrase "ongaku otaku", but that's been claimed already.
Collaborative blogs can be fun for a while, but they require more effort than it seems to keep them lively, and I'm not in a position to volunteer more of my time to things when I'm not even keeping up with things I've already promised. :P
Doing my audio writing here for free, and letting Jude & co skim a little ad revenue off it, is OK with me, in that he's providing the hosting and community services, and all I have to do is type when I feel like it. These days I think that if I was going to do a topical blog, it would have to be more diverse in subject matter than audio alone. And, of course, if the topics are too diffuse, it's hard to hold an audience who wants to read authors who reliably scratch a particular itch.
So my future as a professional blogger is in doubt, is what I'm sayin'.
Originally Posted by james444
The thing is, apart from their design shortcomings, they're not bad at all. But it seems like many head-fiers are so used to hype and shilling, that any more level-headed assessment of a product will instinctively trigger those "don't like them, huh?" remarks.
I guess that's the other thing: I feel more inclined these days to try to be even-handed in assessing things I've used for a fair amount of time. Pages of nuanced thought is not as effective as clickbait full of strongly stated opinions of products ripped from their boxes just minutes before (and captured on video).