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post #76 of 336
My worst headphone purchase so far has definitely been the Senn HD 457. Some of the darkest and muddiest cans I've ever heard.

I was really itching to get a Senn for home use after I heard my friend's PX 100. I was originally looking to buy the 497, but the Circuit City I went to only had the 457 in stock and I gave into temptation. I returned them in a couple of days.
post #77 of 336
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Originally Posted by y0da
HD515- for the money i paid this was a horrible choice and a good example of my tendancy to impulse buy...i wish i would of saved the money and got something higher up the grado chain and then tried out another less expensive seinn can

Super.Fi.3 these sound ok but they made me realize that IEM's are not really my thing

I can't wear them more then an hour at a time and my KSC-75's sound just as good to me

What did you not like about the HD515's?? I went from a pair of HD570's to a pair of Grado Sr60's and some 515's and like them quite abit. I watch movies with them and listen to alot of Rap and Rock. They are nice and comfy and have a warm sound to me. I no there not the HD6xx series but hey. I guess im just a Sennheiser person in general. I have tried lots of diff cans and always seem to end of with one of the senns.
post #78 of 336
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Originally Posted by mr56k
What did you not like about the HD515's??
The problem with the HD515 is that it's in a tough spot - as far as performance for the price is concerned. Some of Sennheiser's own headphones lower in price actually outperform the HD515, while the HD515 doesn't sound nearly as good as the very next model up in that same HD5#5 line (the HD555).
post #79 of 336
Hmmm. Well I came from the HD570's which to me sounded more umm i guess muddy "best description i can come up with" where as my 515's seem to be a little brighter with more detail. Bass isnt as boomy but represented well. Alot of people had said the sennheisers dont really shine till you get in to the 600 series. That will be my purchase in the future .
post #80 of 336
I would have to say I regret getting the AKG 240s. They are not bad cans at all, however I never really listen to them so its like $90 wasted. They don't accel at anything compared to my other cans.
post #81 of 336
Gainward Sound Xplosion 5.1 and Sony XD's. But I had too much expectation with gainward 5.1. I paid $50 for it. So my first vote for Gainward then Sony XD100 then XD300.
post #82 of 336
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Originally Posted by spaceconvoy
The only other ~$100 headphones I still need to try are the MS1 and HD555 - seems kind of strange that I didn't try them first...
Yeah, the first thing I thought when I saw your post was "Why hasn't he tried anything more mainstream like Senns or Grados?!"
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Originally Posted by Eagle_Driver
Also among my regretful "impulse" purchases were various Sony MDR-V### (yes, the triple-digit models) series headphones (up to the V700DJ). I definitely expected way too much from these Sonys; they delivered thick, muddy sound which put me off.
Ouch!! All the way up huh? I loved the V150's, until I found Head-fi .

Anyway, my buyer's remorse phones at this point must be the er6i's. At first I loved them for their amazing detail, because I was coming from the V150's which have horribly rolled off highs to the point where you don't notice parts of songs. But now that I have tried my Senn HD-25-SP's(which rock IMO) and my AKG K240's, I find the er6i's way too analytical and not musical enough. They did teach me alot about sound quality though. For instance, the tri-flanges taught me to recognize veil. They also helped show me that a good source and well encoded MP3's can really make a difference in sound quality.
post #83 of 336
Hee-hee! I was so proud of my MDR-V300 headphones until I came here to get some insight on better stuff. Once I heard my DT 770/80 Pro headphones, I thought, "Good God, you moron! Never again will you purchase anything without first consulting a forum filled with knowledge and experience!"

I just never considered headphones a big deal. I remember my first set of Koss Portapros, and I loved those things. I kept buying other stuff that looked cooler wondering why it didn't sound better. Even other Koss stuff. I thought the Portapros were a fluke of some sort, LOL!
post #84 of 336
hmm...can't say that there were too many headphones that i had regretted buying. some of the few that i can think of off the top of my head are the koss plug, sharp md33 and pioneer ej20. most other headphones that i've purchased, i've been able to find traits that i've found enjoyable. of course at times those traits were not enough to make me want to keep some of them.
post #85 of 336
Hmmm, anything with the name Audio Technica on it, with the exception of the a500's and es5's.

The em7's, ew9's, fc7, and ck5 all suxored bigtime. Beautiful looks, hideous sound.
post #86 of 336
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Originally Posted by plainsong
Hmmm, anything with the name Audio Technica on it, with the exception of the a500's and es5's.

The em7's, ew9's, fc7, and ck5 all suxored bigtime. Beautiful looks, hideous sound.
Is it means A700, A900 and A900LTD also ???
post #87 of 336
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Originally Posted by manchau
Is it means A700, A900 and A900LTD also ???
Trust me, she has never owned those higher-end A-T's; thus, she cannot comment on those.
post #88 of 336
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Originally Posted by Eagle_Driver
Trust me, she has never owned those higher-end A-T's; thus, she cannot comment on those.

post #89 of 336
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Originally Posted by alfie
My first message, so "Hello everybody "

In defence of the akg26p: I find them very "fun". They are perfect for non unmp on the street usage for me. Yes, px100 are more balanced, akg26p being very "boomy", but they are something surprising, after having being EQed a little bit
I agree. They entertain me unamped from the ipod, when EQed "rock." Oh, for me it would be the Medusa 5.1. Utter crap.
post #90 of 336
For me it would have to be the MS-2i.

I know a ton of people here swear by it, so please don't get angry with me, just hear me out. Either there's some kind of horrible un-synergy going on here with my system, (if that's even the right term,) the lack of a dedicated amp, or their sound is just not for me. I loved the SR-80 and wanted an upgrade, and thought the "neutralness" of the MS-2 was what I wanted. It was bright, distant, dull and boring! Whereas the HF-1 is warm, fun and involving. In the past I commented that I loved my MS-2 and was planning on getting them recabled, but maybe I was lying to myself. I'll admit it does certain albums great justice, and I've since sold them to my father and he can appreciate them more.
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