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post #16 of 666
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Originally Posted by boomana View Post
Also, MS1s. I bought them used after reading posts for months. Not worth the price. I happily traded mine for a switchbox. SR-60s are cheaper and, to my ears, as good for that sound. I'll probably pick up another pair one day as my boss made me sell him mine.
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No, seriously I understand your approach. While the MS1 remains the can I love most, I give in that it has a very ...pronounced and unsilky...way to present its mids, which some might regard as "cheap & screamy". A matter of taste & genre.
post #17 of 666
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I'm a "her."
post #18 of 666
Wow...a controversial thread...haven't seen one of these in a while!
post #19 of 666
Shure E500. =[
post #20 of 666
770/80 for $200
post #21 of 666
HF-1 & AKG26P
post #22 of 666
JVC mashmallow!
post #23 of 666
I wasn't too impressed with Grado SR60, 80, 125 or 225, or Senn HD555's (and some other Senn I can't remember). They all had a nice wide detailed/bright sound, not enuff bass for me.
post #24 of 666
CD3000, HD650 (balanced or SE)
post #25 of 666
Any headphone bought at the full retail price.
post #26 of 666
SR60 and CX300
post #27 of 666
senn 600/650 tried em at a meet, i know it's not the ideal environment, but they were boring.
post #28 of 666
Grado SR225 - Never has a headphone been hyped so much and delivered so little.

- augustwest
post #29 of 666
Philips HP895 & HP805

i prefer my cheaper HP250 anytime anyday...in ALL aspects
post #30 of 666
#1: Grado SR60: I don't understand why some people feel they sound better then other $60 headphones. They're OK, but lack any refinement IMHO.

#2: AKG K701: Since it's the newest audiophile phone, it gets recommended way too much

#3 HD650: Follows the k701 as being an automatic recommendation for anything. Being a Sennheiser fanboy myself, I still try to describe the virtues of Sennheiser's other offerings. The HD595 is not that much more inferior as others say, the HD600/580 are worth consideration too.
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