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post #1231 of 1681
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

Custom iems. They are not comfortable and do not "disappear" into my ears. It feels like somebody clogged my ears with a caulking gun...

Sounds like you need to get them refitted.
post #1232 of 1681
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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post


Sounds like you need to get them refitted.

I may take them to an audiologist and try to have them buffed down a bit, but I'm not going to do a refit - it takes too much time, shipping is too expensive, and the refit period is over. I don't have any pain, it just makes my ear canals feel like there's a change in air pressure, like during the ascent of descent or a plane...

post #1233 of 1681

 I know the k701 phone does get a lot of bad rap.But they are demanding headphones to drive and they take more time to break in than any headphone that I have used.But at present it is the oldest phone that I have in my stable.But when you do find the right balance of amplifier and dac along with the right combination of ancillaries like fuses and power cables they are actually quite competent.I have audeze lcd2 v2s and I have to say in the soundstaging categories the k701 beats my lcd2s hands down.They have a much better developed soundstage than my lcd2s.They are also more neutrally balanced than the lcd2s which do sound similar with a lot of amps.The akgs do not have this trait and can sound a lot different from amp to amp.The 701s are hungry and require an amp with healthy drive capability.

 I still love my lcd2s they have the best bass of any headphone that I have owned.They rarely sound anything less than beautiful sounding on most amps.But I still appreciate the k701 for its strengths which are numerous.Of the phones I have it is the most revealing  when it comes to hearing the original recording space that the recording was made in.


Edited by buson160man - 1/8/13 at 8:41am
post #1234 of 1681

Marshall Majors....biggest waste of 80 bucks...thankfully it turned me into an educated consumer who does his due diligence...the Sony IEM's that I got because of this forum are heads and shoulders better than anything I had before, even got a set of AKG's that I use in my messenger bag, best comapct phones for on the go....next up is full sized cans.

post #1235 of 1681

JH16 pro, nice bass, but too sparkly treble, cymbals just sounded too sparkly, not well defined (not sure how to describe it but cymbals should have a metallic shimmer to it) which bothered me alot (Cld not sleep). Changed to JH13 and loved it :D

post #1236 of 1681

ath-m50

 

asg 1.2

 

ie80

 

philips downtowns

 

eph-100

post #1237 of 1681

V-moda M80.

 

When I put it on my ears the first time, they felt & sound almost identical to my Sony MDR 710 headphones.

post #1238 of 1681

The only headphones I've regretted buying were the Sony MDR 7506 pro. Not because they didn't sound good, but I had only had them for about 6 months when the right channel just died on me. I had the regular 7506 before them and had them for YEARS without any issues. Eventually the pads started to flake on them and they had just gotten old, so I replaced them with the MDR 7506 pro's. After only 6 months having the right channel stop working was extremely disappointing. That is the point where I really started looking more into headphones, and eventually ended up with the M50's. Now I have the a900x's which I'm very happy with (I tend to be pretty loyal to brands when I find something I like).

post #1239 of 1681
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

ath-m50

 

asg 1.2

 

ie80

 

philips downtowns

 

eph-100

That's a lot of regret, nearly $1000 worth. I hope you've straightened things out, sofa.

post #1240 of 1681

Thankfully, I haven't made any big purchase mistakes on headphones so far.

I'd have to say my Yamaha hph-200's. Not too comfortable and better choices for the money.

If this thread were about headphone amps, it would be a different story for me.

post #1241 of 1681
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

That's a lot of regret, nearly $1000 worth. I hope you've straightened things out, sofa.

that are only the ones i regret most, there are a couple of others, i regret too, as xb40, xb20, she9000, fx40, hd650 and so on.

post #1242 of 1681

Philips CitiScape Uptown

Sennheiser PC360

Ultrasone PRO 900

 

actually... All the Ultrasones I've bought (3) mad.gif

post #1243 of 1681

I really regret buying the PRO900, not only because my pair was defective and a major headache, but they were cheap and nasty feeling. The build quality, for a $300 headphone, made me want to gag.

post #1244 of 1681
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

I really regret buying the PRO900, not only because my pair was defective and a major headache, but they were cheap and nasty feeling. The build quality, for a $300 headphone, made me want to gag.


Amen, and I feel they are really over-hyped for the price. When I first started being interested in audiophile headphones, I was somewhat of a basshead. After much research and Q&As, I decided on the PRO 900s. One of the worst headphone I have ever heard, at any price. I wanted to like them, but they were just way to uncomfortable, build was poor, and just too damn sibilant.

post #1245 of 1681

Sennheiser IE80s.  But i DO wish I could put that soundstage on my se530s... 

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