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post #31 of 43
Thread Starter 
Moderator, please change "MDR-7506" to "MDR-7509" in the poll. Also, change "MDR-V6" to "MDR-V6/MDR-7506" in the poll.


Thanks.
post #32 of 43
Poll has been modded.
post #33 of 43
Well, I got my 600's for $195 and I got my HP-2 for $195, so there

But again, I never said they sounded bad, just overpriced.
I would love a pair of CD3000's and R10's... for free, I'm just not paying for them.

Argh, I don't even care anymore, you all are missing my point.
post #34 of 43
Thread Starter 
Sony MDR-CD2000 SUCKS!

This is a bit off-topic, but I posted a review of the CD2000's (yep, I bought them and then returned them)... What a piece of crap! Those cans sound no better than something like an AKG K401 or a Sennheiser 570 - but those European cans can be bought for less than $150, while the Sony MDR-CD2000 typically sells for well over $200! You're talking poor performance-to-price ratio for those CD2000's!!
post #35 of 43

Expressing your opinion is your own choice, so... heres mine...

I haven't heard anything better than the CD1700s (but... no, it wasn't me that voted for them on the poll) and i can safely say that I am really impressed with them...

That doesn't mean that i never want to upgrade... I've already had a couple of threads to that affect, but the point is that **Me, Myself and I** think that the price i paid for them ($159) makes them pretty killer value... that is half the price of the HD600 and i'm sure that many people will agree, that whilst these phones are not perfect, that they are certainly worth more than half the cost of the Sennheiser HD600... in which case makes them good value, and good phones...

I haven't heard ANY of the other high-end Sonys... so, from my PERSONAL experience (isn't THAT what its about??)... the CD1700s get my vote
post #36 of 43
I currently own the HD600s with Clou Cable blue and I am auditioning the Sony CD3000 right now.

Not prepared for a full review, but in brief, these phones are roughly the equal of the HD600s. I am using them with a good source and one of the better amps. Each do different things slightly better or worse, but the choice between these phones can be chalked up to personal preference.

In a blind "taste test", I'd bet half of all people would choose the Sony, the other half the Sennheisers, and neither side would be "wrong". The decision may come down to cost, where the 600s have the edge.

"All Sony phones suck" is just not so.

markl
post #37 of 43
<Whistling> What a difference a day makes... just 24 little hours...

I still haven't cast my vote... and now i'm not sure which way to vote... there is something about this new combination of mine (HD580 & X-Cans V2) that just captivates me... The Sonys aren't getting a look in at the moment...

CD1700 - or - All Sony phones are crappy... Aargh... decisions decisions
post #38 of 43
"All Sony phones are crappy"?

Gee, I really think you people should listen to the MDR-CD3000 a bit better and trying to ignore the "Sony" letters on it.


I still can't see how these headphones can be called bad.

The R10 are the king, but to me, considering the price, the CD3000 are their best product.
post #39 of 43
"Originally posted by KR...
> Why would anyone vote for something they never heard?


>That makes no sense whatsoever.

Use your brains and your ears when voting for these things"

Quirkily, there IS a reason for such a vote: you don't get to see the poll results unless you vote....

Of the Sonys I've actually owned, the V6 is the hands-down winner. However, I've got an ecological niche in my collection open for a high-quality phone that isolates me (I live with a pianist). I'd certainly like to (and will...) try out the CD3000. If it's comparable with my Senn 600 and my Grado 325, and blocks out the lovely but LOUD piano downstairs, it's won my vote - with dollars rather than checkmarks.
post #40 of 43
Thread Starter 

Re: Sony headphones SUCK!

Quote:
Originally posted by Tyll Hertsens
Sorry, Sony could do way better. BTW someone asked why we don't carry Sony. It's because we can't commit to the volumes they want; we do black and white literature and sony requires that there product be advertised in color; and you've got to carry a lot ot different models. I think there are a couple of models that are pretty good and would like to carry them. And I think Sony's done some amazing stuff. But all in all it appears to me that they're out to spend money on ads, not on audio quality.
Tyll, I couldn't agree more with that part of your statement - most of Sony's mid-priced headphones (in the company's "consumer" line) are poor design with crappy parts!
post #41 of 43
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Originally posted by MessierObject
[BQuirkily, there IS a reason for such a vote: you don't get to see the poll results unless you vote....[/B]
Actually, I believe there is a "View Results" link even if you don't vote. I'll try to go find a poll I haven't voted in to make sure.
post #42 of 43
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Originally posted by jude


Actually, I believe there is a "View Results" link even if you don't vote. I'll try to go find a poll I haven't voted in to make sure.
You're right!

For the benefit of any other folks who might have the same setup I do, or who also posess the <newbie> property, let me be explicit: with my browser (Opera 5), the words 'view results' after the 'Vote' button doesn't look any different from normal text...until I move the cursor over the text, and it goes red...

Thank you.
post #43 of 43
Quote:
...with my browser (Opera 5), the words 'view results' after the 'Vote' button doesn't look any different from normal text...until I move the cursor over the text, and it goes red...
I use opera.. I saw the View Results just fine...
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