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K167, had a product defect that snapped it into two pieces after a month of use... 

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After reading several pages of this thread, I think all headphones are bad in one way or another.biggrin.gif
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You just saw the meaning of life according to Head-Fi.
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You just saw the meaning of life according to Head-Fi.

Lol. So true though.

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V-moda M80

 

Bought for portable use, but since it's isolation is so poor, it's practically useless to me.

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Annoyed: JVC HA-FXC51. The earphone did not fit well and cannot be worn over the ear due to the stupid plastic pad protrudes the earphone. Took me 300+ hrs to cook these until the treble starts settling in and eventually becomes balanced.

 

Displeased: Klipsch Image One. This is the headphone of doom that goes boom. Most bassy headphone I own, everything turns murky...the earpads were small so it sits over my ears and yet it heats quickly. Oh it does not isolate well.  I bought the headphone because of the brand. I loved my klispch S4i before I discovered head-fi, and thought klipsch is the best brand in the world that would trample beats.

 

Abomination: JVC HA-FXT90. Jesus, I felt fooled because I bought these due to many positive reviews. I have to admit this is the most painful earphone I have. Not only uncomfortable, the treble really puts me off (while the bass is below decent). I routinely cook the earphone w/ maximum doses of bass songs in hope to tame the treble and bring the bass in. It has been around 100-200 hrs and the treble is still harsh. I pray that burn in is true and fix this problem. Amen.

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You just saw the meaning of life according to Head-Fi.
+1 
 
 

 

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Originally Posted by Gandasaputra View Post

Annoyed: JVC HA-FXC51. The earphone did not fit well and cannot be worn over the ear due to the stupid plastic pad protrudes the earphone. Took me 300+ hrs to cook these until the treble starts settling in and eventually becomes balanced.

 

Displeased: Klipsch Image One. This is the headphone of doom that goes boom. Most bassy headphone I own, everything turns murky...the earpads were small so it sits over my ears and yet it heats quickly. Oh it does not isolate well.  I bought the headphone because of the brand. I loved my klispch S4i before I discovered head-fi, and thought klipsch is the best brand in the world that would trample beats.

 

Abomination: JVC HA-FXT90. Jesus, I felt fooled because I bought these due to many positive reviews. I have to admit this is the most painful earphone I have. Not only uncomfortable, the treble really puts me off (while the bass is below decent). I routinely cook the earphone w/ maximum doses of bass songs in hope to tame the treble and bring the bass in. It has been around 100-200 hrs and the treble is still harsh. I pray that burn in is true and fix this problem. Amen.

Can't help but wonder, what tips do you use for FXT90 ? I don't own a pair myselft but I was put off by my UE700's highs. I thought it was too hot and sibilant but using comply tips really smoothed it down.

Give complies a shot ?

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I haven't heard the FXT90 or the FXC51, but the FX31 had HUGE treble. With a treble reducer EQ it sounded like an amazing v-shaped earphone though.
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K167, had a product defect that snapped it into two pieces after a month of use... 

 

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Can't help but wonder, what tips do you use for FXT90 ? I don't own a pair myselft but I was put off by my UE700's highs. I thought it was too hot and sibilant but using comply tips really smoothed it down.

Give complies a shot ?

The stock JVC tips fits (I use medium) but somehow it intensifies the amount of treble. Then I bought the M11+ eartips that include short bi-flange, single flange, and other bunches.

 

The short bi-flanges don't fit right.  The medium sized doesn't seal well while the large one is exponentially larger than the medium-so it won't fit. (the earphone would stick out from my ear). 

 

The short flange (medium) is the one I think is better but it does not insert deep. So I had to shove it deeper for better seal then it gives pain. So it left me with the JVC tips which is longer enough to seal well. 

 

I would give complies a shot if I hadn't bought the M11+ eartips...now its pissing me off when an earphone is ear-tips dependent. 

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Just discovered the thread and been reading many many pages of it. What fun! popcorn.gif

 

I've had only 4 phones of any audio type. I loved my Koss Pro4AAA and how comfortable and soft they were (had some kind of fluid in the earpads) and the great bass they had when I plugged them into my very first REAL stereo system -- 40 years ago! Then I really loved my HD580 that I used with a Cal Audio CD player and a Maxed Out Home headphone amp from Headroom -- 15 years ago. 4 months ago I got some Beyer T1s and a Sennheiser HDVD800. I really love these too! They've all given me what I wanted for my music at the time I had them (i.e., enough that I could really enjoy my music without fussing with them.

 

Now the 4th set of phones I KNEW I was going to hate even before I opened the box that they and my new iPhone 4 came in a year or so ago. I've tried to use the Apple earbuds on a couple of occasions but what's the sense? If I have a choice of listening to sound like that or not listening to anything at all, I tend to go without because it's so frustrating mad.gif

 

I've noticed that through almost the entire thread, no one has indicated what their hated phones were plugged into when they decided that they didn't like them sonically. I've seen where two phones are compared on a given amp and one phone sounds way better that the other. The same two phones are then compared on a totally different amp and now the second phone sounds way superior to the first. And these differences aren't trivial. I wonder how many hated phones are due to them being the type that needed "special" (e.g., expensive) equipment driving them and that type of equipment just wasn't available at the time...


Edited by wisemanja - 8/29/13 at 9:52pm
post #1437 of 1732
Easy... Shure e4g. So many much cheaper headphones blow it out of the water it isn't even funny.

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Sol Republic Tracks HD, i didn't know anything about decent audio so i rushed to get them for $130. To this day, i still regret doing that. 

 

After that comes the AKG K701, but it probably wasn't the K701's fault. I was a noob back then. I saw that they had an impedance of 62ohms so i thought, hey my E17 and E11 wouldn't have a problem driving that!

 

They ended up sounding very thin, lacking bass, and were somewhat harsh in the treble. I did like the soundstage though. They were the first headphones that i was happy to sell, didn't even hesitate. 

 

I wonder how they sound like on my equipment now. 

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beyer DT990 250 Ohm.  I never realized just how colored the sound was until I heard my AH-D2000 again.  That midrange is something else on the DT990.

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Beats Solo HD - I was naive, unexperienced and needed the money...no wait that was another story smily_headphones1.gif
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