I think the Koss ksc-35 is doing very well. with all its mass appeal it appears no one is disappointed with them.. would of liked to put the ksc-5o on too..
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10/19/02 at 12:16am
|Originally posted by kelly
It's interesting that the HD600 is winning by such a wide margin. I can see why. A year ago, I thought the HD600 was the best headphone in the world and I now wonder if it's even in the top 10.
|Originally posted by Vertigo-1
I voted for the HD600s. To take a line from grinch, "Boy do those suck it."
|Originally posted by kelly
It's interesting that the HD600 is winning by such a wide margin.
|But still... the MOST overrated headphone? I dunno. I still like the HD600. I paid $200 for mine and still feel like I got a good deal. I still like it. I still use it even. And, I have a coworker who will probably buy a pair despite knowing of better ones (thanks to me and Nick's last meeting). So maybe it's overrated, but I don't really get where people say it's the msot overrated. Counter-culture. Must be counter-culture. Like when people try to pretend Spielberg is a bad director because he's popular. Backlash. Only explanation.|
|And, to top it off, a lot of people, including HeadRoom apparently, think it's the best you can do--so much so that they basically built a $3300 amplifier specifically for that headphone.|
|Originally posted by Hirsch
At least kelly has heard the R10. As a wise man once said, "Don't you be dissin' until you be listenin' "
|Originally posted by markl
I've heard enough of the "great" headphones to know that whether a phone is open or closed is the *least* of your concerns in making a buying decision. It's all about sound, not design. I have nothing against open phones per se, but it is interesting that indeed all my favorites (CD3K, W2002, R10) are "closed". Yet they leak as much sound as any "open" phone. Hmmmm....
|Originally posted by MacDEF
You keep saying this, kelly, even though Tyll himself has told you that you're flat-out wrong about it. (And the fact that both the HD 600 and the RS1 are the "official" headphones for the BlockHead, when these two headphones aren't anything alike -- if the BlockHead was made "specifically for the HD 600," it would be horrible for the RS1.)
|Originally posted by Anders
Should one have heard them, or is beleif enough?
|i would say the hd600 (plain, below expectated bass quality, less than great highs...), cd3000 (syrupy, shiny sounding), grados (any that i have heard, excluding rs1/2), er6 (tinny, dont hold up to er4), koss (boomy bass, horrible leakage), beyer 250-80 (not as accurate as other phones, too plain), Sennheiser HD212 (they sound like v700s on a diet! blech!), AkG 501/401 (wheres the basS?!?!/ totally bland), beyer 931/831, hmm... let me think... ... V700DJ...
most underated: Sennheiser HD280PRO