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post #46 of 276
rated on "overall sound quality" only
(anything left off I haven't had enough time with to judge yet)

10: Stax SR-007 Omega II
9.5: Stax SR-404 Signature II
9: Joseph Grado HP-1, HP-2
9: Sennheiser Orepheus
8: Sony R10
7: Stax SR-303 Classic II
6: Sennheiser HD600, HD580
6: Beyerdynamic DT931
6: Etymotic ER-4S, ER-4B
5.5: Audio Technica W2002
5: Ultrasone HFI-650
4.5: Beyerdynamic DT250-80
4: Beyerdynamic DT770
4: Etymotic ER-4P
3: Sony MDR-V6
3: AKG K501
3: Stax SR-202 Basic II
2.5: Etymotic ER-6
2: Koss KSC-35
2: Sennheiser HD280

Some day I'll figure out where to rank other Grados, Audio Technicas and Sonys, maybe. But I don't really care for them.
post #47 of 276
Thread Starter 
Wow!! I'm absent for 1 day and half of head-fi posts here! A great read, thanks guys. - This sort of put most of the opinions I've read here in context.

(and no, I don't think we've done this before. Perhaps before I got here, but since then the member count has quadrupled)
post #48 of 276
Quote:
Originally posted by jude
What I own:
  • Sennheiser HD-600 w/Cardas: 9.0
  • Grado HP-1 w/JGSUWBRC: 9.0
  • Etymotic ER-4S: 8.5
  • AKG K-340: 8.0
  • Sennheiser PX-100: 6.5
  • Sennheiser PXC-250: 6.0
  • Sony MDR-V6/7506: 6.0
  • Sennheiser PX-200: 5.7
What I don't own:
  • Sennheiser Orpheus: 11.0
I'm reminded of one of my favorite lines from This is Spinal Tap, uttered by a confused Nigel:

"This one goes to eleven"

Thanks Jude for posting your opinion re) the 340's

post #49 of 276
OK...here goes:

AKG K340: 8.5
Grado SR225: 7 (with the correct amplification)
AKG K501: 7
AKG K240M: 6.5 (but like a comfortable pair of slippers)

I've heard enough of others to know that there is better out there. Oh well, sorry about my wallet.

post #50 of 276
My short list (but at least I've got one on there that nobody else has rated so far):
  • Sennheiser HD600: 9
  • Koss ESP 950: 8
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro: 8
  • ATH W100: 7.5
  • AKG K340: 6
  • Labtec Elite (forgot the number): 3
post #51 of 276
Sennheiser HD600 9.0

Sennheiser HD424 7.5

Grado SR-60 6.9
post #52 of 276
since i have somewhat limited selection i'll keep it short:
cd1700::9 (cha47 + denon tt)*
sony v6::8 (cha47 + denon tt)*
sony d66::7.8 (mzr70 md)
ety er6::7 (mzr50 or d777 + cha47)
senn mx400::6.5 (mzr70 md)
sony e888::6*
sony ex70::5*
koss plug::1
honorable mention: akg 240m::8 for classical


*modified headphone

note:
the senn mx400 is easily the best value (quality/price).
post #53 of 276
9.0-Senn HD 600

8.0-Beyer 770 pro

7.0-ATH W100

6.5-Beyer DT 250-80

5.5-Grado SR 225. Same old same old. Too bright.

3.5-Sony V900

2.0-Sony V600

0.5-Supplied with portable CD players.
post #54 of 276
Thanks for a great thread, Flasken.

Does anyone else think this thread, or something similar, should be made sticky? Personally, I think it may be among most valuable on Head-Fi. When reading member comments on phones I haven't heard, knowing how they rate other phones could be very useful. At the very least, it would put those comments in perspective.

I wonder too, if it could be made more useful if members listed only the phones they currently own, since comparisons from memory or those based on brief, less than ideal auditions can be so misleading. All too often, such impressions miss the mark by a wide margin, or so they do in my case. If such brief or remembered experiences are to be included, perhaps those could be set off in some manner.

Spad
post #55 of 276
I think this should be made THE sticky!!!!

Perhaps they could edit and update their sections as they get new phones, and create their own little works of art for this thread. If they list headphones they don't own, perhaps people could edit to indicate the phones they actually own.

Just some suggestions.

Quote:
Originally posted by Spad
Does anyone else think this thread, or something similar, should be made sticky? Personally, I think it may be among most valuable on Head-Fi.Spad
post #56 of 276
Quote:
Perhaps people could edit to indicate the phones they actually own.
No editing needed.
post #57 of 276
Quote:
Originally posted by joelongwood
No editing needed.

ROTFL
post #58 of 276
joe - have you never owned a pair of 580/600's? or do you just currently not have any now.. I'd be interested to see where in your massive list of headphones the 600's would end up =D

BTW - I think joe's method of rating amp+hp combo is great! especially for those of us who have many different combinations.. (very much not me ).

-dd3mon
post #59 of 276
Thread Starter 
... And still, it's surprisingly interesting to read these lists. Ah!! It feels like a review without the unbearable "it depends".

Great read guys, and yes, it SHOULD be made sticky. (if it will be, I'll add a disclaimer in the first post explaining how everything should be taken with a truckload of salt etc..)

BTW, will a mod please correct the typo in the title?
post #60 of 276
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