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post #31 of 142
Worst headphone for it's price IMO would be the Bose Triports and Bose Quitecomfort 2. Both overpriced and both seriously lacking sound quality for it's price.
post #32 of 142
I have bought a lot of headphones and have found that most all of them are not worth the money that they cost. I now use a 40.00 koss UR-40 and for the small amount of money that they cost they are hard to fault.
post #33 of 142
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Originally Posted by philodox
All of the lower end Sony headphones and the Qualia... I havent heard the CD3K's or the SA or XD series though.
I've found that the SA series and the CD3k's are the redeeming factors of Sony headphones in that when you buy a pair (obviously not through Sony-they charge too much), you know where your money goes. Of course, I haven't heard the Qualia 010 or the XD series yet. Hopefully Sony will stick with the SA series for a while. IMO, they have a big winner there.

All their streetstyles and lower end V series (not V6) cans suck though.

,
Abe
post #34 of 142
Any headphone over $5K is a terrible value, and would qualify as a "worst for the money" in my book.
post #35 of 142
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Originally Posted by Blitzula
Any headphone over $5K is a terrible value, and would qualify as "worst for the money" in my book.
Have you heard all of the headphones over $5K? If not, then you don't really have the authority to make this statement. That's just how I feel, I'm not trying to flame you or be mean. You never know man...you might give them a listen and completely change your outlook on them.

In my opinion, I think the SR-325i's are a terrible performer for the price. Even though they are better in build quality than the other cheaper Grado's (which still doesn't say much), I'd much rather own a set of SR-60's.
post #36 of 142
(lookin at the old profile)

hmm, out of all of the ones I've owned, the only ones I feel I don't really love (and therefore, weren't worth the money) are:

HD650/Zu
ATH-W2002
MDR-SA3000
super.fi 5 Pro
RP-HJE70
MDR-EX81
HD25-1
ATH-EW9

I think my Qualia 010, K1000, PS-1 were all well worth the money. I hope the HE90 will be the same way.

Best,

-Jason
post #37 of 142
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Originally Posted by Blitzula
Any headphone over $5K is a terrible value, and would qualify as "worst for the money" in my book.
What headphones are over $5k? My HE90 were less, as are the Ultrasone Edition 7, Sony MDR-R10, which were, as far as I know, the most expensive headphones so far.

Best,

-Jason
post #38 of 142
You should sell some of those surplus headphones... and maybe update your signature. Maybe after weaning down the collection a bit you can buy some new cans... you know the ones.
post #39 of 142
You are an evil man. My wallet hates you.



Best,

-Jason
post #40 of 142
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Originally Posted by tennisets
Oh, and by the way, the last guy who bought a pair of Wilson Maxx 2s ($47,000) is a postal clerk. Just goes to show if you save your pennies you can get whatever you want in time!
Now I know where all of those poor old peoples Social Security checks went........intercepted by some unscrupulous US Mail clerk
saving his pennies....................HA!
post #41 of 142
Well, in my personal experience, nothing has quite stuck me as did the Triports for low price/performance ratio. When I first tried them, I thought it was some 10 or 20 dollar no-name brand (didn't bother looking at the label). When I listened to it, I thought they sounded pretty mediocre, even for 10-20 dollars. Then I looked at the price (149,99) and thought "that cannot possibly be right"...and then realised it was a Bose product, which explained the price.

I haven't tried them, but, the Ultrasone Edition7 sound like they may be in a league of their own for poor price/performance ratio. Oh but hey, it comes with a nice case
post #42 of 142
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Originally Posted by Arainach
Sennheiser Orpheus. I don't care HOW good it sounds it's not $14,000 good. It's not THAT much better than a pair of K1000s or HD650s.
Nonsense. Have you ever heard it? No, of course not, if you had, you wouldn't be posting this. The Orpheus is a competitor to speaker systems costing much more, and is the only headphone that I know of that can offer a speaker-like soundstage, which makes it a viable competitor. No other headphone can do this.

Pick another headphone to crap on

- Cat the vigilant HE90 defender. Nobody messes with the Orpheus on my watch!
post #43 of 142
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Originally Posted by Blitzula
Any headphone over $5K is a terrible value, and would qualify as "worst for the money" in my book.

Very senseless comment... I dont suppose youve actually heard any of the 5K++ headphones, and are basing your oppinion on actuial listening sessions?

open your mind... Give your ears a chance. Let that be the basis for an oppinion.

Garrett
post #44 of 142
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Originally Posted by kramer5150
Very senseless comment... I dont suppose youve actually heard any of the 5K++ headphones, and are basing your oppinion on actuial listening sessions?

open your mind... Give your ears a chance. Let that be the basis for an oppinion.

Garrett
I actually think it shows quite good sense to be able to dismiss a $5K plus headphone as not a good value for that amount of money.

And no, I haven't heard it. I don't have to...it's 5K plus. I don't think a million dollar car is a good value either.
post #45 of 142
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Originally Posted by Blitzula
I actually think it shows quite good sense to be able to dismiss a $5K plus headphone as not a good value for that amount of money.

And no, I haven't heard it. I don't have to...it's 5K plus. I don't think a million dollar car is a good value either.
Not worth it to an individual and not a good value are two different things. Assuming the Orpheus reproduces music to the level of a Stereophile Class A non-restriced speaker (albiet with some trade-offs), it is a very good value. The cheapest entry into that rarified club is over 11K. Even if it is class A restriced quality or class B full-range there are still many more expensive speakers in those ranges which would make it at least a fair value.

Ant
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