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post #1246 of 1685

buy the heir 4ai and be done.

post #1247 of 1685

K702. Not a lover. 

post #1248 of 1685

Worst purchase ever made was the Focal Spirit One's. Awful, just awful

post #1249 of 1685

Ultrasone Edition 8 - Ruthenium. Hugely underwhelming for the price. I sent them back and got the Ultrasone Sig Pro, which has, IMHO, very similar sound quality for £350 less! I believe the Edition 8s are a classic example of what happens when you pass the point of diminishing returns.

post #1250 of 1685
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Originally Posted by gerry123456 View Post

Ultrasone Edition 8 - Ruthenium. Hugely underwhelming for the price. I sent them back and got the Ultrasone Sig Pro, which has, IMHO, very similar sound quality for £350 less! I believe the Edition 8s are a classic example of what happens when you pass the point of diminishing returns.

The high-end Ultrasone's are actually sort of a niche type of product for a specific crowd of people like Final Audio offerings where quality and luxury aesthetics matter more than the sound itself. 

post #1251 of 1685
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The high-end Ultrasone's are actually sort of a niche type of product for a specific crowd of people like Final Audio offerings where quality and luxury aesthetics matter more than the sound itself. 


The Final Audio Design Muramasa VIII are hilarious. So heavy that it induce pain (850 g), and  costs 8000$ .

post #1252 of 1685
Id have to give it to the ath m50.

They were uncomfortable with a tight clamp and downright sweat enducing. The sound was mediocre oooooook at best. Compared to my A700s they couldnt hold a candle in soundstage or comfort. The treble felt really recessed as well.
post #1253 of 1685
I'd have to say the HE 400, not because they aren't excellent headphones, but because I was pants-wettingly excited, and when they came in I found that I just hated the sound signature and what it did to 90% of the music I listen to.

Ended up returning them and buying some HD 650s instead. No longer broken-hearted.

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post #1254 of 1685

^ +1. I had a similar experience with the HE-400, although I wouldn't describe my feelings about the sound signature as a "hate". More like a "meh".


Edited by swmtnbiker - 1/9/13 at 7:23pm
post #1255 of 1685
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The Final Audio Design Muramasa VIII are hilarious. So heavy that it induce pain (850 g), and  costs 8000$ .

Yeah it's ridiculous but from what Muppetface posted in that thread, it seem's that Muramasa production has been put on hold and discontinued for the time being.

post #1256 of 1685
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Originally Posted by Ian Minton View Post

Dre Beats Executives... 

 

Built like a tank, sounds like a tank barreling through the speakers... Ugh...

Beats Pro: weighed as much as one too

post #1257 of 1685
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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.

Would it make you feel better or worse if I told you SRP was $549 in the US? ph34r.gif

I'm torn on Ultrasone build quality - my first PRO2900 was kind of a disaster, but the second one is kind of amazing. I think their internal motto is probably something like "go big or go home" - it either fails big or it wins big. tongue.gif

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Id have to give it to the ath m50.

They were uncomfortable with a tight clamp and downright sweat enducing. The sound was mediocre oooooook at best. Compared to my A700s they couldnt hold a candle in soundstage or comfort. The treble felt really recessed as well.

I'd have to agree. I bought the M50 based on a lot of positive reviews and praises and based on enjoying some other ATs that I've heard over the years, and honestly - it was disappointing. Channel imbalance (*bad* channel imbalance), uncomfortable, creaky, and the sound was kind of ho-hum. I mean build and QA aside, and if they were comfortable, they'd honestly be good headphones - but that's a lot of "asides" to get there.

Shame too, the LE were lookers!
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Beats Pro: weighed as much as one too

lol. I lol'd at the quoted comment too. Especially after seeing them in person - they look a lot bigger in the stock photos, and I was thinking "you know, the Denon, Kenwood, and Koss full-size cans are around the same weight (in some cases more), these probably aren't that bad..." - but then they're more in-line with the ESW9 in size (but weigh over twice as much). ph34r.gif
post #1258 of 1685
Beats Studios. I wasn't satisfied with the sound quality. Too much bass. Muddy bass IMO. Overpowered the mids and the highs-- they were just, there. Meh, but I learned from that, and found this wonderful place.
post #1259 of 1685

Sony xb700.

 

I later traded them for a pair of broken xb500s I could play around with. Much more fun.

post #1260 of 1685

ue super 5vi headset not worth it. thought it'll help voice calls. didn't really. isolation is good though.

bose triports. sheesh back when i didn't know any better...

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