But then I received my brand new Meridian Explorer today. And then I connected it to my Mac and connected my Sennheiser Momentum headphones to the Explorer.
I picked up things with Spotify, listening to a song from Annie Lennox' new album. It sounded good, but I needed a benchmark. So I turned to the album I have listened to the most, my all time favourite The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. I chose a favourite benchmark, Money, for all the variations it has to offer.
What followed was an experience words can hardly explain. I thought I knew this album by heart, but now I was able to easily discern stuff that was there in the background all along but I could never notice before. By the time Money did its trademark shift from 7 beats to the more classic rock 4 beats, I was in tears.
This is the best sound experience I have ever had.
More on the Meridian Explorer in a proper review later. For now, I have music to listen to.