ofc it's not that stupid and a you used a FOOD example :D u may not have known I was a cullinary Student years ago
let me share the gospel of food to headphone imagery
HIGH end headphones should be like a Prime Beef Tenderloin, the texture is flaw less, the marbleing is perfect, melts in the mouth yet... the taste... is... very much like a blank canvas surround by a beautiful Oak Picture Frame, there are hints of the beef, but the flavor is very VERY pure. The Nuances are perfect. when you pair that Tenderloin with the right vairety of Wine and Sauces [or in this case Dacs and Amps] what you get is pure magic unlike anything else! And the brain know's the differance.
That said, IMO TOTL headphones should be like that steak, flawless As texture and mouth feel of meat... depends purely on the quality of the cut and the marbleing. Any idiot can make a steak taste good, but your need the right cut and the right skills to get the right mouth feel! To get the Nuances you need Tenderloin, but you need to match it with the perfect wine and sauce! Other wise you'll only get the nuances and you'll miss the taste
Flavor, like music, is composed of multiple elements. Taste, Mouth Feel, Texture, Smell and visuals. So a headphone should have the perfect, mouth feel, the perfect smell, and teh perfect texture, as those elements are the hardest to correct, the hardest to present perfectly.
Again that said, for ME the SOUL of my music is enriched by the Source and Amp that enhance the Headphones natrual qualities,
I want the k812 to be like that steak, perfect in nunances, NOT like a Hamburger which... just tastes good! [and don't get me wrong I LOVE me some Hamburgers :3]
Now you want to talk food and music bro. Come at meh ;3
Edited by Mshenay - 10/4/13 at 8:59am