First post (workaholic in Japan), but frequent reader. Can’t think of a better group to share this with:
Great read! Funnily enough, even choosing “not the best” can become a sort of statement to the world, like how I feel a weird pride for primarily listening to music with my $50 chifi IEMs even though I have much fancier equipment available.
I agree with regards the Chinese iem’s, some are great value and give great sound. I am the same as you I don’t always need to reach out for my Andromeda’s but sometimes something a little different makes a nice change.
How can anyone determine what is the “best?”.
I am the best.
No I’m not.
Yes I am.
Well I could get better.
Yes, but what does that have to do with anything?
I’m still the best.
The “Holy Grail” . does not exist. Yet this gif seems to be how I always feel.