Originally Posted by wink
A 'Toll' is a tall, spindly creature that is incredibly Camera-shy.
However, it is also incredibly gullible and can easily be fooled into appearing on film.
It has been observed having difficulty drinking water without half-drowing itself.
Aww, look! That Toll choked on some water it was drinking and now it has the hiccups!
Quick! Get the Camera!
Regarding TOTL (thank you guys), I've gone back and forth and I tend to, with headphones at least, rely on a single model for years and years and years. The first mid-end headphone I ever got into was the AD900 and then I picked up the DT880/250. Now I have kept the DT880/600 after owning pretty much the gamut of cool headphones in the sub-1000$ category. I've spent much more on earphones in the last three years, primarily because I've been on the road.
Headphones I got into as a 12 year old back in 1991 or so, but only had the dosh to explore late in the 1990's. By then, however, I was enamoured by speakers. Fortunately, my Tannoys were given me and the integrated power amp I got didn't put me back too much. Then, I began moving. And moving. Country after country.
Pretty settled now and back into speakers, but our flat isn't good at insulating neighbours from neighbours and complaints run from doing dishes to brushing teeth, so my speakers get used only during the daytime. Back to HF. I'm testing loads of headphones and again, found that the wall I'm up against mostly isn't SQ.
Most headphones have something they do really well and other areas maybe that they don't. It's comfort.
I loved the various Ultrasone models I've owned in the past, but until the ed9 yoke design, the headbands were way too large for me head. I had to put carpet under the headband in order to prop up the headphones. I sold all of them. The ED12 fit much better, though still on the loose side. I'm looking for a low Ω partner to the DT880/600 and the ED12 may be it, though I won't make that decision before the end of this year. I loved the moments I spent with it early this year and the few moments since then. Time will tell.
But comfort is very high with the 12 and that is of utmost importance to me.