" several expletives, pained groans suggesting incredulity".
followed by checking to see if it was Stereophile 4.1.2013.
Pass Labs new flagship preamp? Okay, so what? They are not the first to review it. Ok, it's Pass Labs, it looks like a whole stack of gear because it consists of three separate enclosures and is a cost-no-object-balls-to-the-wall thing. I can't afford it, so don't care
Edit: damn it, wrong cover....
Didn't Jude have high praise for the skullcandy aviator? I think some HF-ers own this can and it does have some positive attributes. I have ~$60 in target store credit on a gift card and I was all set to get these cans, until I saw they are in the $150-200 vicinity. So I for one wouldn't automatically just lump them in with dre-beats "fashion-cans".
Initial reaction after glancing at the cover was "YEAH!" some headphone reviews.
After recognizing what headphones were actually pictured on the cover, that reaction turned to "YIKES!"
I think it's too bad that many people don't have the reflex to check out ''audiophile'' headphones before they buy, i can't help but think that some, if not, most of them would end up making a different choice.
the Aviator are much better than any headphone I have compared them to... in an Apple store
But, seriously, while they are "fun" headphones, I did not hear the classic U-shaped response of Beats and similar. I listened to a good 15-20' of a Mahler SFSO track (don't remember which symphony, but good stuff, very well recorded) playing off an iThing and kept thinking that I'd like to have these in my travel bag...