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post #11986 of 11995

I can see lots of beats, cheap sony and cheap pioneer. 

 

I have absolutley nothing against beats, their sound will be liked by some, even more if they listen to rap or such. But i am really wondering what is up with so many sony headphones. There is no promotion, no nothing, yet they are extremely popular. Their sound is not bad by far, probably, for the price, is amazing, but i cannot understand how so many people got to them, there is zero advertising for them in any shop, street or anywhere. 

 

At least the cheapest options seem to be getting better, and as many will not invest lots on headphones, i think that those who buy cheap ones will be very happy if the cheapest options become even better sounding.

 

About this, if one has a cheap pair of headphones, combined with a smartphone/iphone or from a windows/MAC/Linux PC, i invite you all to my software thread. It will improove all headphones SQ, regardless of operating system or device! 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/764517/i-am-building-an-ideal-music-playback-software-for-windows-mac-linux-android-iphone-new-user-interface-high-resolution-resampling-transient-recovery-and-wasapi-support

 

I had seen another pair of ie80, a little while ago in carreffour. I wonder if they were genuine.

post #11987 of 11995
Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post
But i am really wondering what is up with so many sony headphones.

Sony headphones are commonly sold in stores, thus consumers actually know that they exist. Good thing they sound nice.

 

Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
The X2 is all-black, from the leather to the mesh to the actual housings. The X1 IIRC has a white ring on the earcup, and has a brown leather headband.

EDIT: Wait, a YouTuber? Coudl it be JackSepticEye, by any chance? If so, that's an X1.

Ooh, thanks for the details. Now I can tell the difference! And yes, that's him. I just happened upon one of his videos!

 

Originally Posted by snowlune View Post
beats beats monster beats beats beats beats beats monster beats beats monster beats beats beats M50 beats beats beats beats monster beats HD202 beats beats M50

Wait, slow down. Let me get this straight. You saw some beats?! WHOA! Next thing you know, you'll see an ibud. Psh, as if.

All-in-all, your sightings reflect my own, as well as everyone else's on the planet, hahaha. I bet they even have beats on other planets.

post #11988 of 11995
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Originally Posted by CaveManta View Post
 

Sony headphones are commonly sold in stores, thus consumers actually know that they exist. Good thing they sound nice.

 

Ooh, thanks for the details. Now I can tell the difference! And yes, that's him. I just happened upon one of his videos!

 

Wait, slow down. Let me get this straight. You saw some beats?! WHOA! Next thing you know, you'll see an ibud. Psh, as if.

All-in-all, your sightings reflect my own, as well as everyone else's on the planet, hahaha. I bet they even have beats on other planets.

They sound quite nice for the price, but i am puzzled by their popularity, they are not up for testing, and i do not understand how so many people (8 out of 10 headphones are sony) know of them. I mean, i can see only 2 different models being very popular, cheap models, but more exepnsive than your average a4tech, or so headphones.

 

Their sound is quite good, for the price i am not sure if you can fiind better, they usually go for cheaper than a sennheiser hd201.

post #11989 of 11995
Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post
. . .i do not understand how so many people (8 out of 10 headphones are sony) know of them.

I'm going to do some research as a consumer. And by that, I mean I'll go to Best Buy's website and look at their headphone section. Ah-ha, what do you know. The first headphone I see is a $20 Sony!

Now how about Walmart? Hmm..Monster...Beats by Dr. Dre(MD)...SONY!

You may not see advertisements for Sony, but they are definitely putting some work into public relations. They're doing it by having their products featured prominently on retail websites. Clever company..:ph34r:

post #11990 of 11995
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Originally Posted by CaveManta View Post
 

Wait, slow down. Let me get this straight. You saw some beats?! WHOA! Next thing you know, you'll see an ibud. Psh, as if.

All-in-all, your sightings reflect my own, as well as everyone else's on the planet, hahaha. I bet they even have beats on other planets.

 

Other planets, you say? I have a feeling that on an alien planet, there'd be a lot more.... monsters

 

(ba dum tss)

post #11991 of 11995
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Originally Posted by scarletvan View Post

I agree. I had a chance to test it out in her house and i can't believe how such a cheap headphone can sound so good smily_headphones1.gif

Great cans...
post #11992 of 11995

I spotted a headphone reference in literature that caught me by surprise. I thought I'd share it here.

 

I was audio-reading a novel by sci-fi author Philip K Dick called VALIS (1981), and heard this passage:

 

"One time, when he’d been especially depressed, Kevin had brought over an album which he, Kevin, assured him, Fat, would cheer him up. Fat had to put on his electrostatic Stax headphones and really crank it up."

post #11993 of 11995
Originally Posted by amjams View Post
I was audio-reading a novel by sci-fi author Philip K Dick called VALIS (1981), and heard this passage:

". . .Fat had to put on his electrostatic Stax headphones and really crank it up."

Whoa. Stax are the headphones of the future! Wait. The book takes place in the future, right?

This is more than a headphone sighting. It's a headphone..hearing! Were you listening to the book using Stax?

post #11994 of 11995

Love PKD, haven't read VALIS though. :beerchug:

 

I've been seeing a ton of Panasonic compared to Sony budget earphones lately, especially 125s and 450s. Have some old HJE 120s myself (durable, comfortable,  decent sound for 7 dollars).  Not sure why the seeming increased presence- maybe it's just some unconscious bias to notice (the way you always want to say "nice shoes" to someone wearing the same as you)-  maybe the colors, strong amazon ratings or they appeared on one of those "Best _____" websites? I can see why people would be relatively happy with them, though, especially for kicking about.

post #11995 of 11995
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Originally Posted by CaveManta View Post
 

Whoa. Stax are the headphones of the future! Wait. The book takes place in the future, right?

 

 

Although there's a ton of back and forth "time-travel" in the novel, I believe the Stax reference occurred in the novel's present-time.

 

 

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Originally Posted by CaveManta View Post

 

This is more than a headphone sighting. It's a headphone..hearing! Were you listening to the book using Stax?

 

Lol, I wish. That would have been awesome.   It was a Vsonic IEM :P

 

 

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Originally Posted by Raketen View Post

Love PKD, haven't read VALIS though. :beerchug:

 

 

It's alot less readable/friendly than his more popular stuff.  That's why I'm listening to it, rather than reading it.   Another way to use my headphones, I guess.


Edited by amjams - 5/4/15 at 6:33am
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