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Like BigBear said, that's very subjective. I personally dislike the Grado sound, so for me, the Beyers are a "better headphone".
yes, to some Grados sound too 'forward.' They can be fatiguing after listening for a while, especially when listening to mp3's which tend to sound 'tiny' compared to the uncompressed version.

This is one of the reasons why tube amps are often recommended with Grados.

However, if you listen to a lot of rock then Grados are some of the best cans money can buy, and as you move up in their offerings their cans become much better with many other music genres.
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Like BigBear said, that's very subjective. I personally dislike the Grado sound, so for me, the Beyers are a "better headphone".
Yes, but does a line exist somewhere? What if someone claims that a pair of airplane headphones sounds better than the Sony MDR-R10?

I mean yes, there is a lot of subjectivity involved in audio -- but is there a line drawn somewhere?
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Yes, but does a line exist somewhere? What if someone claims that a pair of airplane headphones sounds better than the Sony MDR-R10?

I mean yes, there is a lot of subjectivity involved in audio -- but is there a line drawn somewhere?
Well some say that there would be a line, but what if someone likes the sound from airplane headphones because their ears are damaged or for some other possible reason?
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I'm talking about between people with normal, properly functioning hearing without any loss, tinnitus, etc...
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Yes, but does a line exist somewhere? What if someone claims that a pair of airplane headphones sounds better than the Sony MDR-R10?

I mean yes, there is a lot of subjectivity involved in audio -- but is there a line drawn somewhere?
Of course the line is drawn somewhere, but that line is not preferring one set of ~$170 headphones to another.


Unless one of those is a Bose headphone, of course.
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Had a random purchase today - I was walking through Wal-Mart looking for something worth buying with a leftover gift card from Christmas, and I happened to spot JVC FX33 Marshmallows.

Certainly I prefer my AKG's, but these do quite well; far better than any other cheap set I've ever heard (the bass, while a little muddy, was much more present than I had expected; the treble is too harsh most of the time). I tried to convince my sister to use these over her crap pair of Sony earbuds, but the earplug design annoyed her :/.

Guess I need those added alongside my name.
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Aura, how are you liking the C&C box? I have no doubt I'll be upgrading amps soon, and I'm looking at portables around that price range. Any opinions you'd care to share?
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It's not often I get chills while playing.

I got back from a concert about an hour ago, and reflected on one of the pieces we performed, particularly Gustav Mahler's 3rd symphony. This piece - I just can't describe it in words. We only performed the 6th, final, movement; but man! For a composer that I had honestly never heard of before, this work is absolutely amazing. I don't know what is is about it, but in both showing tonight I found myself covered in goosebumps during the final 14 measures. I cannot remember the last time that happened once, let alone twice on the same work. A piece is special when it is capable of moving you like that subconsciously like that, I think. I can only hope we delivered the same result for the audience.

I apologize that the best recording I could find is on YouTube. I will try in earnest to obtain a recording of our concert tonight - I know the local educational TV channel was there and is usually good about turn around times.


I have played in the Kennedy Center. I have played in Carnegie Hall. In the RCA and Georgia Domes several times. But never did any venue or any size audience elicit the kind of emotion I got from this work tonight. Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable.

If you ever forget for a single minute that it's about music, and that music is about passion; then it might be time to reconsider what you're in this hobby for.
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Chipp, you should check out some Symphonic Rock if you like symphonic stuff, I have a feeling that you would really like that genre.

This is one of my faves for the genre, the sound quality is terrible though: (I am used to the DVD-Audio version though ).

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So anyway ...

It's true.

The legends and myths regarding how utterly and insanely kick butt Shure's service department is are *ALL* true. Nevermind the naysayers of late over at Head-fi ... there are still some golden, GOLDEN folk working the service isles up in Illinois!

So here's what I get for deciding to write Shure, Inc. requesting new tips for my old E4C headphones:


Haha. That's awesome.

I had the same experience with Steelseries. I bought the 5Hs off a friend. Then they broke on me and I sent them to Steelseries with only a complaint. They sent me back new ones, a big cloth mousepad, and a black bandana!
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