- Dec 29, 2008
Very similar for me. In 1979 a friend sold me his Sennheiser HD 414, black and yellow version. Up until then, all I could do is lay on the floor right between my dad's big speakers in his home-made speaker cabinet.Many many years ago, my "wow" headphones were the Sennheiser HD414.
The next--and at that long-ago time a quantum leap super-WOW--was the Grado SR125.
Somewhere around 2010 or so, within about a year of each other, I bought a used ER-4P and Alessandro MS1i (Grado SR125 massaged and smoothed). The ER-4P was especially super-WOW. I'd never heard such clear presentation -- but it blew any of my 128 kbbps mp3 files to bits -- very unkind to poor audio quality!
Today, I have the new ER4XR and Grado RS2e have replaced their older siblings. The RS2e is not so much WOW as it is just right.
Still want to try the Clear and the Ananda for all the bragging about both.