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post #91 of 335
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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.
Yes, if you read the post, I listed the AT cans which I specifically felt didn't cut it.

If you read that first line "...with the exception of the a500s" would imply that I liked the a500's.

You can stretch that if you like to mean that I'd probably like a900's more. It's only a guess though. I've never heard anything above the a500.

People need to actually read the posts once in a while.
post #92 of 335
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Originally Posted by plainsong
Yes, if you read the post, I listed the AT cans which I specifically felt didn't cut it.

If you read that first line "...with the exception of the a500s" would imply that I liked the a500's.

You can stretch that if you like to mean that I'd probably like a900's more. It's only a guess though. I've never heard anything above the a500.

People need to actually read the posts once in a while.
I am also having A500. Loved it. But it's packed now for sale. coz I got A900LTD
post #93 of 335
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Originally Posted by plainsong
Yes, if you read the post, I listed the AT cans which I specifically felt didn't cut it.

If you read that first line "...with the exception of the a500s" would imply that I liked the a500's.

You can stretch that if you like to mean that I'd probably like a900's more. It's only a guess though. I've never heard anything above the a500.

People need to actually read the posts once in a while.
Thanks for sticking up for me. I have read your post already when I made my reply; it's just that the poster whom I responded to did not read your post completely.

By the way, a lot of "impulse buy" headphones that I bought had/have some good points, but most of those did not satisfy me enough to continue using on a regular basis.
post #94 of 335
So no one regretted buying K701 yet?
post #95 of 335
Ety ER-4P. Expensive, fiddly, and I *did not* like the sound when I finally got a decent seal. Much less inspiring, rich, and comforting than my HD-600s. I guess IEM sound isn't for me. Bloody uncomfortable all the time too. Having said that, the sound was amazing for their size.
post #96 of 335
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Originally Posted by Hell_Gopher
Ety ER-4P. Expensive, fiddly, and I *did not* like the sound when I finally got a decent seal. Much less inspiring, rich, and comforting than my HD-600s. I guess IEM sound isn't for me. Bloody uncomfortable all the time too. Having said that, the sound was amazing for their size.
Fiddling? Sounds like you were using the tri-flange tips .
post #97 of 335
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Originally Posted by Eagle_Driver
Thanks for sticking up for me. I have read your post already when I made my reply; it's just that the poster whom I responded to did not read your post completely.

By the way, a lot of "impulse buy" headphones that I bought had/have some good points, but most of those did not satisfy me enough to continue using on a regular basis.
Yeah, I got that. I was vouching for your vouching for me - that I'd not know jack about the a900's onwards.
post #98 of 335
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Originally Posted by plainsong
Yeah, I got that. I was vouching for your vouching for me - that I'd not know jack about the a900's onwards.
The CK5's had an excellent sound. BUT the reason it cuked was cause of the lack of bass, which could not be achieved due to the IEM's having an awful seal.

The CK7's I hear, are much better. TITANIUM!!
post #99 of 335
And what was with that loopy thingie? It didn't touch anything on my ears. I have a tough time getting those kind of tips to seal anyway.
post #100 of 335
Sony MDR V600's. It was maybe 20 yrs ago, so give me a break. Bad from the start, they didn't age well, either. Replacement pads were expensive, wore out all the time, and were a weird shape that prevented finding other sources. I finally chucked them when the flaking pleather dissolved into a kind of black, gooey ink - ruining the cable, drivers, etc. For the last 10 years, all the plastic joints made more noise than the drivers.
post #101 of 335
Phillips HN060. Decent sounding when properly inserted, but good luck on actually doing this. On top of this, the amplifier/noise cancelling circuit broke after 2-3 months and they sound terrible without it.
post #102 of 335
mdr-xd100

It has to be the only set of headphones I've ever returned. Headphones I don't like usually get recycled into spare parts but these where so bad I didn't want anything to do with them.
post #103 of 335

random-phillips, er6i, boss QC2, e4c

My first regret was this noise cancelling Phillips headphone that I got for something around $40. I swear that even though they said 20Hz-20KHz on the box, those things could never reproduce a sound lower than 200Hz or higher than 12KHz. Even with a heavily equalized source, nothing would change.

My second regret were the Etymotic er6i's with their uncomfortably deep fit, and their anemic sound signature. I hated the fact that I would have to boost even the bass boost to have enjoyable music. I returned them within a week.

My third regret were the Boss Quiet Comfort 2's. Now, I kinda liked these things and if they were maybe.... $150 cheaper, I probably would've kept them. They're remarkably comfortable, and their noise cancelling tech works wonderfully, but their slightly muddy sound couldn't be ignored for a pair of $300 headphones so I returned them too. If I can find these used or new for under $150, I'll probably buy them again if I haven't bought a 770pro.


My last regret were Shure's E4Cs which I thought were going to be the best thing since sliced bread but turned out to be similar to the er6i's. With all the talk about "getting the right seal" I would wet those things, jam them in super deep, cup my hands over my ears (just kidding), nothing helped. I really did try to like these earphones, but none of the ipod's equalizer settings could give me the sound I wanted so back went the Shures.

Right now I used super.fi 5pros and SR-225s and I couldn't be happier except for the reliability on the 5pros and the appearance/comfort of the Grados but sonically, I LOVE these two and I think it's the best portable/home combo for ~$200 each. Maybe after college, I'll get a set of E500s/HD650s for the next step up for portable/home headphones :-D. I hope I don't regret those!
post #104 of 335
1. HD-580's - who put the cotton in my ears?
2. Koss the Plug - Can someone please stuff cotton around these things to keep them in my ears?
post #105 of 335
k240s was probably the main one for me. Not sure what i was expecting, but i do know that what i was expecting was MUCH more than what i got!! Pure rubbish IMO.

HD650 as well - had these twice now, and both times they bored me to tears.
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