Hello, I'm a first-time buyer and non-educated to audiophile. I wanted to change that (long story).
All my research and google questions lead me to Headfi and it's overwhelming with info. Week after week of reading threads and reviews, then comparing to whatever mentioned to anything available locally.
Locally, this is my biggest problem. I can't buy outside my country directly or even online. Local online stores are alright. But only a few official retailers. Some products are available and even discontinued models are still existing. But the mark up price. It's difficult to finalize a purchase since there's no return/exchange policy, and no testing of products either.
By the time I saw Beyerdynamics Custom One Pro (somewhere online... can't remember how I found it), I threw away all my notes and data, comparisons, and researches. Somehow this model feels like it's screaming my name for some reason. But the price... Only 2 local shops sell them at $280! But I digress...
I just came from the long Skullcandy Aviator thread. Coming back to this thread, it made me think of a similar thing with the Aviator.
Beyerdynamics Custom One: What if it was highly praised mostly because of the flexible features? Some reviewers compared them to well-known models. But I wonder if it was compared in accordance to the only settings they preferred? Say, setting 3 and 4 are the most bassy. So how does it compare to the known bassy headgear like Beyerdynamics DT770 or AiAiAi TM-1? Or setting 2 which I observe is the more balanced part, and how does it compare to (I assume) more balanced ones like Sennheiser HD25-1-II? Perhaps setting 3 vs the bit more bassy Audio Technica ATH-M50? Maybe setting 1 with... the more sparkly headgear?
Please, I'm not asking for such tasks from someone, nor am I asking for trouble (it's my first post after all). But I just thought; what if the reviewers gave praise to Custom One Pro because of it's flexibility, when after all, they only used that one setting they preferred? Wouldn't that be like paying for more features that won't all be used anyway (it always makes me feel down seeing almost all of the new cable features cater only to i-devices).
And if someone would please be kind (especially Mr. Sweden), how does Custon One Pro compare to Aviator when it comes to sound quality? I might be told they're of different league from each other but both were also described as "fun" and "okay" and "not for critical use" and "more for just listening to music." And so far, I haven't read much about Custom One Pro's isolation performance.
Thank you. Looking at shops online already makes me feel sorry for my piggy bank.
Edited by Phoenix Jackson - 12/22/12 at 6:14am