Hello there~! Been lurking around for sometime but decided to register finally hehe...
I used to think Bose was the **** :P.. Back in 2000s i got a Bose Companion for my pc speaker and i was so proud of it. It has so much bass!! And i can play it loudly without breaking up much! Naturally i progressed to having a Bose headset.. can't remember which one it was :P.. again i thought it was awesome !
Until one fine day i was walking around in the airport looking at audios. I was about to board a 8 hour flight and had no headsets. Randomly i picked up Shure 215 and a pair of adaptors and wow.. do i love it :D. I progressed to Shure 530 after and got myself a Cowon S9 and was happy with it . (Even though i was using low-source mp3s) .. Until a gamer friend of friend started raving about FitEar 334.. then im like hmm O.O.. how much better can it get ..right ?
Went to SIngapore's Jaben on one business trip... tried listening to my Shure 530 on an iphone and compared it with a FitEar 334.. hmm..its not very impressive . They gave me a Ak240 to test.. ... my first reaction was OMG!!.. This makes my Shure sounds like some cheap-ass earphones!!!
Never looked back since then ~.~ .. didn't manage to get the FitEar334 but experimented with alot of earphones , Xiaomi Piston, DN-1000 , etc, and started replacing my source files with flac.
Current Portable Setup is Fiio X5 + Vorzuge Pure II along with Tranlucent Ref-1 :)).
PC Setup is B&W MM-1
Hope to learn alot from here :).