To further "feed the need"(using the "gateway drug analogy")I've been visiting another audio forum(blasphemy!!)to find a better way to use audio as a way to escape!
Axioms are, by many accounts, a more foreward and perhaps br....br....um, you know, sound.
Grado earphones are considered somewhat bright and foreward sounding in relation to the average set of "cans"
I prefer the Axiom " M3" style of sound: more relaxed and less intense.
"M3" is to Axiom as "Alessandro" is to Grado.
Never heard anyone say anything bad about M3s, never heard anyone say anything bad about(Grado built)Alessandros.
So the hope is, when my new MS1s get here early next week, that the sound of the earphones will closely match the general sonic signature of my M50s and M3s.
.......without the evil room inducing distortions of fireplace and furnishings!!
Now I'll just have to learn to judge what the kids are asking by body language alone, before I either nod, or shake my head in responce.
CUZ I WON'T BE ABLE TO HEAR THEM!! HAAAR HAAAR HAAAR!!!