So let me tell you how my slippery slope down head-fi has been going this past two weeks (it's jvc-200 related!).
Back story: needed new headphones to upgrade my Brainwavz M2 (which I thought I lost, but then found a few days ago), which had replaced my still strong EX-71 Sony Fontopias.
So I wanted to buy the Bose QC15 as I spend a LOT of time on planes (flew over 150K miles last year alone). But after reviewing the reviews and forums, it appears as though the sound quality was not up to par... Enter the GR07!
So I really wanted some base emphasized ear phones (offering great isolation, which would satisfy my "minimal ambient noise" requirement and give me that low end rumble for all the movies on my ipad. OK. The GR07 is undoubtedly a great IEM, but I then discovered the GR07 Bass Edition. Ordered immediately from Amazon (US).
Bear with me...
Now, I find this (DAMN!) thread and I discover JVC HA-FXZ200. Immediately order from Amazon.jp, have Tenso handle the S&H and less than 5 days later, pure awesomeness! GR07 BE back to Amazon.com.
And you would think it would stop there? You should all know better...
Enter my new FiiO E12 Mont Blanc and L9 LOD (I would have ordered the E6 or E11, had I not discovered this beauty would be launching within the past two weeks.
And now... Oh boy.... Now I have discovered the beauty of ALAC and FLAC files (I've been ripping CD's for 2 weeks straight). Now I am looking to upgrade my ipad nano 5G with pure 320kbps files (ha!).
Let's look at what you've all done to me (and I really thank you all for opening my eyes)!:
January 1st, 2013: Brainwavz M2 (T-400 tips, of course), iPod Nano 5G, 320 kbps bit-rate music. I'm quite happy (igorance truely is bliss).
February 1st, 2013: JVC HA-FX200 (Sony hybrid and TS-400 tips), FLAC/ALAC files, FiiO E12 w/ L9 LOD and I am currently debating a rockboxed 160gb 7G (OK, 6.5G) ipod classic, or a 5.5G ipod video (wolfson DAC) modded with a 900mA battery and 128gb SSD). Amazing!
Curse you Head-Fi! Curse you. You've been good to me:)