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post #271 of 320
The bowers and wilkins p3. The sound was nothing special, but it was soo uncomfortable. The headband was quite tight and hurt my ears after wearing for sometime. It did loosen up over time, but now I just don't pick them up anymore.frown.gif
post #272 of 320
PS1000s. For me these were the ultimate disappointment. They sound similar to the 325is I thought, and certainly nowhere near the overall level of performance of other headphones I've heard in the same price range (or even ones that cost 1/3 as much). Definitely my most regretted purchase of all time.
post #273 of 320

I didn't lose that much money on them. My only regret about them is not getting the PX100 in the first place

vrt

post #274 of 320

KOSS Pro/4AAAT. Not anywhere near as bad as people seem to think but still rather atrocious. They never get used.

post #275 of 320

I'll echo many when I say Grado 325. Ugh, that shrill treble.

 

I listen to mainly EDM music. Not a good choice there.

 

I actually liked the Grado 60 better.


Edited by TWerk - 3/27/14 at 8:41pm
post #276 of 320

Denon D400... thought they had to be better than my D2k when they first came out. Tried listening for 2mins, back in the box, gave away as a gift. Went back to my D2k.

 

Also, I know I'll get heat for this one, but I was not impressed by the LCD2.2 at all. Might of had to do with owning the HD800 at the same time, which was MUCH more to my liking. Probably was my amp at the time (V200).

post #277 of 320
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Denon D400... thought they had to be better than my D2k when they first came out. Tried listening for 2mins, back in the box, gave away as a gift. Went back to my D2k.

 

Also, I know I'll get heat for this one, but I was not impressed by the LCD2.2 at all. Might of had to do with owning the HD800 at the same time, which was MUCH more to my liking. Probably was my amp at the time (V200).

The V200 is more than capable of driving the Audeze's. So, no, you just didn't like it.

post #278 of 320

I was thinking more along the lines of a dark sounding headphone and a dark sounding amp...

post #279 of 320
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I was thinking more along the lines of a dark sounding headphone and a dark sounding amp...
What? The V200 isn't dark...
post #280 of 320

Hmmm maybe I felt it was at the time (~2yrs ago). It is certainly not bright, I remember it being laid back. YMMV.

post #281 of 320

Senn HD558 which I bought due to excellent reviews and it being a successor to my broken Mod'ed HD555 which I loved.  Even after many hours of break in, it still sounds like **** and I do use a headphone amp.

post #282 of 320

For me, it'd be the AKG K701.  Everyone said how precise they are, how amazing the AKG name is, etc.

I was just at a loss for words as to how dead they were, despite running off my Marantz.

Seriously, they were trash. Returned the same day.

 

I also once bought these headphones that said "Bose" on the side...

 

:beyersmile:

post #283 of 320
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Originally Posted by CapturedSociety View Post
 

For me, it'd be the AKG K701.  Everyone said how precise they are, how amazing the AKG name is, etc.

I was just at a loss for words as to how dead they were, despite running off my Marantz.

Seriously, they were trash. Returned the same day.

 

I also once bought these headphones that said "Bose" on the side...

 

:beyersmile:

 

So you returned them after a few hours of use? The K701 is notorious for its burn-in difference.

post #284 of 320

I know that burning them in is something that is recommended, but I've heard many headphones that at first glance didn't sound as good as they did a few days in, but all of them had some quality that grabbed me immediately. The AKG's just seemed dead at first blush, and over the course of the day, didn't present anything that was any better than my other cans.

post #285 of 320
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Originally Posted by CapturedSociety View Post
 

I know that burning them in is something that is recommended, but I've heard many headphones that at first glance didn't sound as good as they did a few days in, but all of them had some quality that grabbed me immediately. The AKG's just seemed dead at first blush, and over the course of the day, didn't present anything that was any better than my other cans.

 

I'm sorry that you didn't like them, but any review based on initial impressions is only just that - impressions. 80% (maybe 90%) of burn-in is simply adjusting to the different sound- which is why the K701 is especially notorious- not because the sound physically changes all that much, but because it generally takes a longer time to get used to it. Just my two cents. YMMV.

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