Originally Posted by SID3W8Z
Wait till you get your DAC and realize that most of the music out there now is poorly recorded... and you start looking for really high quality recordings and full lossless rips with great musicians that can sing, play instruments well, etc...
My tastes have changed a lot since I got into headphones. I've gone from a full on heavy metal - Hard rock kinda person... to more jazz, orchestra, and matured music without so much noise and I pretty much loathe exaggerated Bass and electronically faked voices/instruments for the most part. I've moved more to piano and stringed instruments. O'well... I can't wait till I get really nice equipment and keep progressing.
Yeah my tastes have changed dramatically too. At least for what I listen to at home with my headphone rig. It's funny, I won't listen to any of my good recordings in my car (or anywhere else) because it doesn't do them justice and almost makes me upset, but at the same time, the stuff I listen to in my car I won't listen to at home with the headphone rig(s). There are very few songs that I will do on both.
The nice thing is that my portable setup with the W3s is a great balance to do everything pretty well. A bit of a U curve with some high end sparkle and little mid bass hump (and great bass overall IMO), but still great clarity and tonality. Works out good because it can handle anything acceptably.
There are definitely some songs now that I would have just breezed right over in the past, but now I'm really into. There's just something about listening to a musician or vocalist when it's well recorded and sounds like they are right there with you. Gives me a new appreciation for music, and is intriguing to listen to. But on a lesser system, I would (and do) just skip it. Funny I guess.