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post #31 of 131
I don't think I can list 10 really bad headphones. But I can at least start with one...
* Koss The Plug. Its just horrible! Not much more to say.
post #32 of 131
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Originally Posted by Jahn View Post
the movie earbuds the airplane flight stewardesses make you buy for five dollars.
I supply my own airplane 'phone, but Singapore Airline (which I often took) does supply headphone (but you have to return it) - I usually keep the foam so I can use them on my other 'phone.

Beside those no-brand earbud I got for very cheap, the worst pair of 'phone that I ever paid in a store is SkullCandy Smokin' Bud - definitely not worth the price I paid for, unless they are on 80% discount. It was an experiment to try out new 'phone which ended quite sourly.
post #33 of 131
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Originally Posted by pannayar View Post
all earbuds! they never sit in my ear and cause pain in a matter of tens of minutes...
+1
post #34 of 131
I just saw today that you can get a free pair of earbuds with deodorant. I bet those are pretty horrible.
post #35 of 131
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Originally Posted by SLUSHIE View Post
I just saw today that you can get a free pair of earbuds with deodorant. I bet those are pretty horrible.
If Sennheiser made deodorant, it'd probably be the sweetest smelling deodorant in the world.
post #36 of 131
what about a thread of the top ten worst high end headphones, perhaps for sound quality and build quality
post #37 of 131
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Originally Posted by pannayar View Post
all earbuds! they never sit in my ear and cause pain in a matter of tens of minutes...
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Originally Posted by hardstyler View Post
+1
+1
they're named after the place where they ought to be.
post #38 of 131
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Originally Posted by Bisco82 View Post
what about a thread of the top ten worst high end headphones, perhaps for sound quality and build quality
I agree because otherwise I could write "any earbuds available in coffee shop" so... let's heat up the thread!

1. AKG K701 - most overrated, with unrealistic artifacted trebles which some people believe for being details, iPodish look, sound fatiguing my ears. Frequent appearance in the FS forum - guess why?

2. Grado SR225 - said to be sweet spot by guys probably not liking Grado sound. Incosistent sound signature - shiny midrange and silky trebles - don't match to each other, short and dry bass, no soundstage. This headphones are no better than the SR60 and far behind the SR325i's (soundstage, bass, realism)

3. Beyerdynamic DT990 - 2005: boomy and empty bass, well hidden midrange, piercing trebles. For me: fatiguing and unlistenable

Please note that I'm not going to discuss obvious crap which is a long list. Let's talk about price high-end.
post #39 of 131
Medusa game surround headphones. Sell for £45 with amplifier, weighs about 1.5Kg! very uncomfortable. Boom mike too quite. Sound quality dreadfull. A quite popular "gaming" headphone in the uk.
post #40 of 131
Anything made by Sony in the mid '90s that cost less than 40 dollars.
post #41 of 131
Thread Starter 
Bose tri-ports

All Bose's?
post #42 of 131
Radio Shack/Realistic
Apple earbuds
post #43 of 131
I really can't believe how many people say "bose". iBuds sound worse than Bose, generic airline earclips sound worse than Bose, Creative stock earbuds sound worse than Bose, and even my AKG 27i is somewhat lacking in some areas compared to Bose.
post #44 of 131
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Originally Posted by lmilhan View Post
KOSS Clipz
Seconded. God those things are a joke.

I really don't see how some of these phones like the Triports and the Sony V150 could possibly make it onto a top ten worst list. Sure they do approach the bottom of the pack but there are plenty of phones worse than these. The entire Koss UR line below the UR29 for example (actually, throw the UR29 in there as well). That alone takes care of 5-6 places. And even those aren't as bad as some of the OEM earbuds and phones that have come free with music players or that you buy on the airlines.
post #45 of 131
akg k26p's

boomy bass+recessed mids and highs

these are s***
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