Just wanted to introduce myself. I like all kinds of music but predominately it is Rock & Roll. I've had various sets of headphones and iem's over the years and I simply enjoy the paraphernalia of it all. I started out in the late 1970's with a set of Koss Pro 4AA and I only wish I knew where they went. Those cans introduced me to accurate reproduction of musical material and I used them for years until I got tired of being tethered.
In the late 1980's I took a job that required much travel and on the planes I used a Motorola CD player with the standard ear buds. Those ear buds were quite painful and I gave up on portable music for a few years until a trip to Hong Kong in 1996. I traveled to Hong Kong with my wife to meet her family and I brought the CD player and small selection of CD's. As a parting gift, my wife's nephew (I guess he's also mine.:) gave me a Sony D-777 CD player and a pair of the MDR-D77 headphones. I had no idea how nice those things were until the flight home. That rig really helped out as I had picked up a case of the flu on my last day there. Between the many visits to the bathroom during the 15+ hour flight, I listened to some of the best sounding headphones I had ever encountered. I used that setup for several years at the office and when traveling. I still have them but like most folks, the ear pads are shot.
On another trip to Hong Kong in 2008, I picked up a set of Sony iem's that have an outboard driver. These sound really good but maybe a little too much bass. I still use these but my ears sweat and after just a couple of hours and I can't get them to stay in. Especially if I am chewing or drinking. The jaw action just pushes them out. Due to that I started looking for a set of over the ears type of cans to use when I am in the office. Not wanting to have a lot of money invested in something that I will leave at the office, I started looking. I found this site and the highly recommended Monoprice 8323's. At less than $25 and since I need some cables for other things, I ordered a set. I was impressed with these out of the box and especially after some mods that I read about here, I pretty much use these everyday when I am in the office and am satisfied with them.
Now, we are looking into another trip to HK and I am investigating picking up another set of cans and I am using this site to investigate. I also enjoy the worldwide nature of this site.
P.S. My username is the phonetic pronunciation of fat man in Cantonese. My mother in law gave me that name and I am honored to be called such.