Yeah I can understand how super accurate might not be what most people think makes good listening, I'm guessing that it doesn't have the problem where it's sound forces it more towards being better for a specific genre though since it's really neutral.
Exactly it. Like take those shitty ass Beats By Dre headphones. I guess if all I wanted was skull crushing bass, those are what I'd use. But I tend to listen to a variety of stuff, so I like having my headphones be more neutral and not tailored towards any one genre, but not so sterile that they lack mids. I listen to everything with my EQ completely flat, always have, and try to find equipment that can handle multiple genres of music, games, and movies without faltering.
I will say that these headphones are indeed super comfy for long term use for me though (which was my primary consideration since a very large number of headphones I've tried have clamped my glasses in such a way that my ears kill me after half an hour), and though I do feel the bumps in the headband a bit I don't find them horribly uncomfortable which is what some people complained about in regards to comfort.
Yeah, I'm not a fan of headphones that clamp on my head. Closed back ones usually do. My 280s definitely do, helps them block outside sounds, but they pinch my head after a while. I've worn them on flights and the only things I can hear are the low rumbling of the engines, and I don't disturb others with music. 555s, on the other hand, are open, so everyone can hear a tinny version of what I'm listening to, and I can hear them as well, but they are so comfortable that I'll wear them all day and not even notice.
Yeah, it was funny reading some stuff on there, and watching some youtube reviews of stuff and having a guy talk about his two separate expensive amps and how the headphones sounded on each one, haha. But I'm sure those guys are super serious about that kind of stuff and they spend their money on that type of stuff and music instead of games and comics which is where a lot of my income tends to go for entertainment.
People do get super serious. I like to go for the bang for the buck, because you know they are hitting that wall of diminishing returns quite hard. Friend knows a dude that has a separate amp for each speaker, all tubes, using this thick ass wire, like $4000 a channel for his home theater, and dude's like 58. You know his hearing isn't what it used to be either. I've not heard it, but friend said it sounded great (obviously), but not $20,000 great. But hey, if you have the money. . .lol