Don´t rate headphones by price or statement or whatever just how they work for you There is no such thing as a perfect headphone no matter how much you pay anyway so yes you will probably be more happy with several headphones rather then just one.
It´s refreshing with a change to discover something new. I have a cycle going on speakers, Pro 900/450 Pro. I am never boored with all three at the same time. On the other hand I could easilly live with only one of them since they are all great allrounders.
Are you already selling your headphone pro for the Auditor?
Originally Posted by kool bubba ice /img/forum/go_quote.gif For the price iyt should suffice for most genres..
I don't know what statement headphones are. I do know that my favorites here are my Senns, but I have a pair of much more efficient Audio Technicas for listening straight from my laptop and a pair of Etymotics for iPod use. The Senns alone would limit my listening options, and I enjoy the variety.
Originally Posted by Pricklely Peete /img/forum/go_quote.gif No one (statement) headphone can do it all.........it really is that simple. It's nice to have another change of flavor or pace from genre to genre. IMO of course.
I personally feel that each setup suits each person differently. Some may like a bright sound, some may prefer a more balanced setup, etc., there's no way a single setup will satisfy everyone's music collection. That's the nice thing about headphones, you can switch out headphones on the fly to get a different sound (one favoring electronic, one favoring rock, etc.)
Honestly, I see no need for anything other than a technically excellent, neutral headphone. If the statement headphone you buy is flavored, you'll probably get sick of it and have to switch off with another flavor; buy neutral and you'll be happy with just one (generally, at least).
I personally want more than one. I could live with just one, but I dont know of any headphone that is considered the best sounding in every genre. So thus different headphones for different genres. I suppose if you only listen to 1 or 2 types of music like classical and jazz or rock and pop than one could be enough.
Originally Posted by AtomikPi /img/forum/go_quote.gif Honestly, I see no need for anything other than a technically excellent, neutral headphone. If the statement headphone you buy is flavored, you'll probably get sick of it and have to switch off with another flavor; buy neutral and you'll be happy with just one (generally, at least).
Without a doubt. Spend the money building your system around that one, excellent headphone that sounds great with any music you throw at it.
You wouldn't use different speakers in your home setup for different songs. Just because it's easier to switch headphones out doesn't make it any less illogical.