This may sound sly or even sarcastic, but how many users are actually influenced by the names and brands, rather than the actual audio quality? I mean, most users tend to glorify brands like Sennheiser or AKG (and numerous others) while other less popular ones amongst "audiophiles" hardly gather modest points, in spite of good reviews by others? They also seem to look down upon those that they don't like or whatever that does not belong to the above said "popular" brands? (I guess it's the same with other stuff like those big branded handbags or shoes which are super expensive, yet there are cheaper alternatives, even unknown brands which are better both in quality as well as looks. Most seemed to be carried away that if it's from a particular brand and expensive, it must be good.
As a newbie in this forum, this may draw flaks but I just would like to know. Thanks.
So far, I have streamlined my choices to
1. Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro
2. Sony MDR-1R
3. Shure SRH940
4. A-T A900X