Yep, they're ruthless with bad recordings. I think they're really accurate headphones, but that isn't always a good thing. The AP will probably render a lot of my music unlistenable. I wasn't expecting that. The flipside is that they make well recorded music sound incredible and as long as that criteria is met they're also great genre masters. I think we're in high-end territory with these.
Yep. And that's where I'm conflicted. Not to brag or anything, but frankly I can afford a Stax SR-009, Senn HD800, and perhaps the Abyss. I deliberately stay out of TOTL/Summit stuff because I'm old enough to realize what a commitment it is. I'm agnostic when it comes to hi-rez vs. Redbook and stuff like that. But getting ahold of great masters of incredible recordings is a whole other endeavor, and requires time, effort, patience, and experience.
The darn Primes appear to put Summit-fi equipment in the reach of an upper mid-fi budget. Sure, I didn't spend THOUSANDS of dollars for this particular rig. But I find myself staring at curating my collection, analyzing and exploring...
..and yes, I am complaining about how good these are !!!!!!!!!!!!
edit: and one more complaint, these are every bit as revealing as my memory of the detail of the GS1000e's or the HE-560's. Dan, what have you done to me!
Edited by swspiers - 11/22/14 at 10:19am