So there's a guy. All he does is try to achieve the clearest, most perfect pristine sound that he can achieve. "Then I can listen to music and actually enjoy it!" he says. But he can't. there's always something different. New. Innovative. And he just can't get that 'prefect experience'.
Meanwhile, there's another guy. He loves music to death, it's his life. But this guy doesn't care about that massive soundstage. No he doesn't even care if the bass is muddy. He just thoroughly enjoys it. He can cry to his favorite acoustic album while rocking his Apple ear buds that have gone through the wash a few times. He just GETS into the music. Instead of buying expensive equipment he goes and supports indie artists and enjoys the feeling of going to awesome live concerts.
Of course you can have the best of both worlds. But can't you enjoy the music with Bose or...-shivers- Beats headphones? You don't have to be a stickler for FLAC files to love music. You can enjoy what's inside the music, not just what it's playing through.
There's my one and a half cents, what do you think?