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post #46 of 131
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Originally Posted by mecon View Post
Bose tri-ports

All Bose's?
Not exactly bad, just overpriced.
post #47 of 131
I'll give you the worst 5:

5. Sony Qualia 010

4. Sony MDR-R10

3. Sennheiser HE90

2. Audio-Technica L3000

1. AKG K1000

Avoid these at all cost.
post #48 of 131
Sony MDR-D777

I have the pleasure of owning a pair of this garbage. Surprisingly lasted a week before a plastic piece snapped and I had to tape it back together. Even with an amp, I'd still rather listen to my ipod buds.
post #49 of 131
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Originally Posted by trevorlane View Post
Sony MDR-D777

I have the pleasure of owning a pair of this garbage. Surprisingly lasted a week before a plastic piece snapped and I had to tape it back together. Even with an amp, I'd still rather listen to my ipod buds.

I admit that I own a pair of them (I paid $150.00 USD for the D777SL-JE Version), and there is too much brightness in the midrange frequencies for my book, I literally have to turn the mid range down on the EQ of my MZ-NH700, and as far as the "build" is concerned, I have not broken them yet, but I do make sure to handle them very carefully so that they don't meet their demise by roughhandling them.

I do however, enjoy my EX90SL IEMs with my MZ-NH700 and my RM-MC40ELK remote instead of the garbage RM-MC21 remote and E808SP buds the NH700 came with.

If I had to name my own worst phones that I have owned, they would have to be virtually any stock bud or cans that are included with any Walkman (especially the MDR-027, too bassy not loud enough and not enough highs), with the exception of the MDR-A34SP phones that came with most MD Walkmans in the late 90s, but other than those, most stock phones/buds are basically throwaways compared to the majority of aftermarket phones/buds out there.
post #50 of 131
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Originally Posted by majkel View Post
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?

Please note that I'm not going to discuss obvious crap which is a long list. Let's talk about price high-end.
I think you're being unfair to a very good phone. I too am very sensitive to grating highs and sibilence but if you read elsewhere about this phone, it requires lengthy break-in, revealing of what's upstream, and demanding of good amplification. I was disappointed when I first got the K701 too but left it on a CD player on repeat for 2 weeks and things fell into place. It's a tremendous bargain IMHO if you have the amp and source to drive it well .
post #51 of 131
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Originally Posted by pepi View Post
I think you're being unfair to a very good phone. I too am very sensitive to grating highs and sibilence but if you read elsewhere about this phone, it requires lengthy break-in, revealing of what's upstream, and demanding of good amplification. I was disappointed when I first got the K701 too but left it on a CD player on repeat for 2 weeks and things fell into place. It's a tremendous bargain IMHO if you have the amp and source to drive it well .
The K701 aren't bad cans, but they are WAY overrated. This is with hundreds of hours of break-in and a system that is extremely high-end (I lost count at $30K). I think they should be considered a good mid tier can, but for some reason they have a reputation as a great high tier can.

If you're going for that price range, the HD650 is a much better headphone IMO.
post #52 of 131
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Originally Posted by earwicker7 View Post
The K701 aren't bad cans, but they are WAY overrated. This is with hundreds of hours of break-in and a system that is extremely high-end (I lost count at $30K). I think they should be considered a good mid tier can, but for some reason they have a reputation as a great high tier can.

If you're going for that price range, the HD650 is a much better headphone IMO.
Agree that the K701 is way overrated. Disagree that the HD650 is any better I dare not mention the V word.
post #53 of 131
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Originally Posted by 003 View Post
Agree that the K701 is way overrated. Disagree that the HD650 is any better I dare not mention the V word.
Lest you draw the attention of the mob?
post #54 of 131
The more I read here, the more I get confused! I thought the K701 and HD650 were highly regarded here and many review sites. I know the K701 needs at least 300 hours burn in to sound good, this is repeated in many reviews. I think the Senn's are just overpriced. It's $650CAD up here.

Anyway, I think Sony headphones are poor. I've bought many styles and never see a good review about them now that I research and know better. Currently I got the MDR-XD200 ($40) and the sound is so muddy, it's so bad.
post #55 of 131
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Originally Posted by serpico View Post
The more I read here, the more I get confused! I thought the K701 and HD650 were highly regarded here and many review sites. I know the K701 needs at least 300 hours burn in to sound good, this is repeated in many reviews. I think the Senn's are just overpriced. It's $650CAD up here.

Anyway, I think Sony headphones are poor. I've bought many styles and never see a good review about them now that I research and know better. Currently I got the MDR-XD200 ($40) and the sound is so muddy, it's so bad.
I really like the HD650. It's worth every penny; not the best headphone in the world, but IMO easily the best mid-priced can.
post #56 of 131
I think the worst I ever heard were some white philips ''surround'' earbuds.

Way too big. Wouldn't fit. No surround at all!! NO bass. Not little bass, it just wasn't there. The whole low range was missing. The sound seemed to start at the trebble!!

Awfull!

it were the philips HE592

greetz! and happy X-mas!

still have them.....
post #57 of 131
Of the older headphones I am familiar with the Senn HD500 and HD 570 WERE BAD. Of the newer headphones I cant stand the Ultrasones. I have not heard the E9 or PL750 yet, but the other Ultrasones are awful.
post #58 of 131
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Originally Posted by sacd lover View Post
Of the older headphones I am familiar with the Senn HD500 and HD 570 WERE BAD. Of the newer headphones I cant stand the Ultrasones. I have not heard the E9 or PL750 yet, but the other Ultrasones are awful.
Can you clarify why the Ultrasones are so bad? I never tried them but I am curious to see why you'd say that
post #59 of 131
i couldnt get into the beyer DT770 *shrug*

it sounds mushy
post #60 of 131
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