There was a young teacher, whose heart shed a tear,
Because Bose were not the best 'phones to his ears.
He toiled and tried to love them, him did,
But being a musician, himself he couldn't kid.
So when extra money came one sunny day
Good headphones he bought with his pay.
Using suggestions from his new friends
He thought he found the headphone for all ends.
A shiny AKG K550! 'Twas true!
And a nice Fiio E17, not in blue.
He thought they were great, almost the bee's knees.
But the treble made him cry like he had a disease.
He liked the treble, he liked it a lot.
But his ears, when done listening to the 'phones, did not.
Some Grados he bought to get treble and smooth,
and happy he was, but his wife said to move.
"Those headphones sound really great," she did emote,
"But I hate to say, I can heard every note."
The Grados stayed; the K550s went,
and now the young teacher knew how his money should be spent.
Momentums! Everyone says they're the trick!
Closed but still pretty, and SQ doesn't stink!
He ordered them up, and ordered them fast,
But right away he knew these headphones wouldn't last.
The earcup-to-headband wire just rested
On the sharp metal headband; it wasn't the best
design he ever laid eyes on, it's true,
and soon he knew just what he would have to do:
Send them back. It was sad, for he loved the sound
But he noticed a cut forming all the way 'round
the wire. So, sadly, he sent them back and
purchased DT1350s, and loved music again.
The DT1350 is a beast that gives pain
To your ears on the outside, but then again
When you listen to them, it's like angels are singing!
You can hear every instrument! All the joy they were bringing!
But the young teacher was a picky young jerk.
He wanted a headphone that would JUST WORK.
He heard great things about Mad Dogs from Mr. Speakers
and quickly he ordered them. He hoped they weren't leakers
Of sound. When he got them in the mail this afternoon
and plugged them in, the tears fell quite soon.
They were just the headphones for which he was looking.
Whatever Dan Clark is doing, I want what he's cooking.
The Mad Dogs took the great comfort of the AKGs,
and mixed them quite beautifully with the detail of the DTs.
From the Grados he put in that wonderful drive,
and from the Momentums, something hard to describe.
A musicality? A tonality that lends itself to
Happy relaxing music times, doo-doo-de-doo?
I'm not sure, but I do know what I have found
The very best headphones every around.
So my friends, when you're sad and down in the dumps,
Get some good headphones, and make your heart jump(s).
EDIT (and epilogue):
But then I found the searching so fruitless
I couldn't see the point of it all.
I loved the Mad Dogs so much, you see,
But they turned my head into a headache ball.
I then tried the Philips X1 - a nice looking can.
It was alright, but didn't make it right for me.
Got a Sennie 598, loved it right away.
But it didn't have any bass, you see.
What did I do? What do you think?
I went right back to the first thing I tried.
The AKG K550 that started it all.
I hope that I'll keep it till the day I die.
EDIT AND SECOND EPILOGUE:
So now after all of my whining and trouble
I ran back to the Mad Dogs on the double.
I've realized my ceaseless searching should stop,
And that I should keep headphones from which I can hear a pin drop.
I thought I could deal with the bass-less K550
But I grew tired of it in a quick little jiffy.
I tried its cousin, the Q701,
But found that the basslessness wasn't much fun.
Plus it was made like crap, and I couldn't stand that.
I return crappy things at the drop of a hat.
The only headphone that seems to be made with love and care
Seems to be the Mad Dogs from San Diego down there.
And now that my wife and I have a baby on the way
I must hang up my buying hat and save it up for a later day.
I mean it this time, it has to be true.
The Mad Dogs with stick with me, through and through.
Edited by dablues - 2/1/15 at 9:39am