It could be a headphone that every soul describes the same way and only to YOU sounds the polar opposite to where you wonder if you got bad ears, the golden headphone?
This question was inspired by a few different experiences that I have had. The most recent is that I’ve been listening to my elegias (with just some slight EQ) and they literally sound like my focal alpha 80 speakers so damn much that I wonder if I’ve gone crazy. The highs and high mids are still more energetic than the alphas and difference in bass rumble but everything else seems virtually identical where I think I’m just crazy.
Also the foam tips on the Tia trio. Mon and Veritas both like them so much, I wonder if my ears are broken or some mailman opened the package up and switched foam tips. Because to me they sound like utter TRASH. Makes them lose everything I like about the Tia trio and is frankly so bad I would rather any iem sub 200 at that point. With just the change in tips