gargling, greco-roman wrestling, gladiator movies, various mental illnesses
too many to list without embarrassment. some current faves, with brief comments (in no particular order):
pioneer sech9t--excellent daily driver--refined without compromising on the fun factor. layering/imaging are exceptional.
simgot en700 bass--beautifully built and more balanced than touted, with lush, full-bodied mids and highs and wide, uncongested stage. very natural sounding.
fidue a73--warmish and generally balanced, but with deep enhanced low end; immersive and a real live-in-concert feel.
boarseman kr49--a well-mannered basshead's wet dream, with good (if not class-leading) clarity and instrument placement
dqsm d2--rich, energetic and crystal clear, near-basshead bottom that is nonetheless very fast and well-etched. imaging and stereo separation are fantastic; believe the hype.
moni one--supremely resolving and detailed treblehead iem; not for the treble-sensitive. deep insertion and correct tips critical
pmv a01 mk2--nicely balanced and extremely "analog" sounding; big immersive soundstage
granvela urbanfun--remarkably refined for a budget hybrid; stands out for atypically balanced signature and overall accuracy
einsear t2--nicely tuned (balanced with mildly juiced low end), quite detailed and nuetralish; very comfortable and good for extended listening
music maker tk13--more refined and less aggressive/bassy than the tk12, with similarly large stage and clarity.
magaosi (hlsx) bk50--extremely smooth without sacrificing detail or energy
trinity delta--big and natural sounding, with wide stage and particularly accurate instrument placement
meelec a161p--considerable punch for a single BA; lush sounding and very forgiving of source
e-mi CI880--bright and energetic, with excellent clarity and resolution
adax ht06-- a lean, clean u-shape, with just-right amount of low end and well extended treble; drums and other quick transients are reproduced very naturally
over ear/on ear
currently under evaluation:
fad heaven iii
i do most of my listening on the go from an htc 10, occasionally with a u-dac or topping nx1s, which obviously skews my preferences
shoegaze, power pop, hard bop, jangly guitars, classic soul