I completely agree, actually.
Which is why in the article you commented on, I wrote the following things:
“ The highs are rolled off, but still detailed enough to hear, providing a rather relaxed, easy-listening type of sound that you could listen to for hours without fatigue. It’s a bit like the Bose sound signature, but differently-executed.”
“ They don’t have the bass thump, detail resolution, or wide expansiveness of more premium headphones.”
These are definitely headphones for people who like a warmer sound and want to not pay much money, and I think they totally crush a lot of other more expensive warm headphones on the market. The only time I used “Audiophile” in the article was to say that these are a great starting point, and I still stand behind that. Not everyone wants to spend even $100 just to see what their crazy headphone friends are on about…but the PortaPro is the perfect balance of warm consumer-friendly sound, and “Ohhhh this is what I was missing.”
I ended up giving my pair to a friend, and he had that exact reaction.
Some people really hate this headphone, and that’s fine as no headphone has a perfect sound for everyone.
Thanks for reading, and your comment!