Elitist would be implying that I want to keep it specifically within a small group of people. I do want you to appreciate it like I do, at least that's my approach.
I'm not saying that LW3 is bad. Actually I want it to be good, to be very honest. That's why I want more objective comparisons so I know who and how to advise people to get it.
Sorry if I got a tad too personal with the message myself. I just wish for people to try to get a bit more personal with the music. Why I'm saying that is not because I think you're "below me" or anything. I personally want people to be able to view music and understand the intricacies. In case you don't actually know, there's a whole lot more to that, and every time you listen to the track, you find little nuggets to give you new ideas and new perspective, such that you can identify the same musician in another recording, perhaps with or without growth, or to know right away what to expect, to see if you can be thrown something unexpected.
I come across quite wrongly whenever I get agitated and want to express something, and things just come out in the wrong tone. What I want to share is the enjoyment of music, with learned appreciation of the fine details, to really appreciate the tiny things that and artiste does to express himself/herself. That's what I always aim to share, that's why equipment is important to me. So again, I apologise for the tone.
Never get lost in the micro details, which I agree, but appreciate it. Like how I describe most recorded music to be; a book. First time you read it, you get the plot, the suspense, the climax, the interesting junctures. Then when you re-read it, you learn about how the author builds the plots, creates links to give you hints. The more books you read the more you know how it's done. When it comes to the next book, the author does some twists that you didn't expect, showing variations in his ideas, surprising you with new-found curiosity, and as you re-read both books, you start finding similarities, nuances, all the little things which make the books that much more interesting. It's like studying literature, and getting all the metaphors.
Well first we should get something out of the way:
There is absolutely no way a review can be 'objective', so to speak. As mentioned earlier it will have to take raw scientific tests and data, and by then it's just that - data.
And while people can go on and on about what a earphone can or can not offer, it's going to be just extra information. People aren't going to really pay attention about "the decay, the natural sounds and how realistic that guitar pluck sounds!" because let's face it, not many can notice. Things like speed though might be pretty obvious in say, a Predator amp. That thing can give most people a heart attack.
I understand your perspective in wanting to create more awareness about the appreciation of music, but I need to be blunt again here:
1)Not many people care about 'surprises' in music. It's a plus, nothing more.
2)Not many people care about the performer(s)' growth/degradation. I have seen many people talk about it, and that too is subjective (again, let me use my favourite example Metallica, and two sides of people - one complaining about St. Anger being rubbish, another agreeing and/or complimenting Metallica's new direction that started from the "Black Album" onwards).
And of course that is not the only example, but I think all of us have seen more than enough fan wars over music to last us a lifetime.
3)Not many people give a d*** (and that is not hyperbole, hence my need to use such a strong phrase) about the nuances or the performer(s)' intentions. While the examples of books and literature given is acceptable, the truth remains that,
while plenty of intellectuals would give fleeting thoughts about "hey, looks like (add writer name here) came up with something new in his tried-and-tested formula, that is all it is going to be. Fleeting thoughts. You ponder over it for a while, and leave it in memory lane afterwards.
I definitely have to say that while I appreciate David Edding's fantasy books, I never gave much of a thought to his 'growth' or whatever. All I'm on is the characters, the plot, the story as a whole, how having such an interest in a book or subsets would perhaps make me a little more unique as an individual, and nothing more after that.
And I am pretty sure most people are like that. They appreciate the reads, the musics, they may become fanboys and fangirls - but not "thinker-class" appreciators, so to speak.
And no offense intended (many ANOI's handed out lately...), because I initially decided to use "philosopher-class", then related it would be much of an insinuation.
Being many times a target for being a little too analytical and/or intellectual about mundane stuff (being the only "crazy audiophile" for miles and classrooms isn't always fun), I can understand being made to feel like the weirdo. So yeah.
I would like to extend my apologies too - let's try to best keep our exchanges amiable. After all, we merely seek to appreciate music to the max...