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post #1456 of 1695

ATH M-50 and T PEOS H-200.

While both were very technically capable, they weren't my cup of tea.

 

On the other note, some that I do not regret at all:

SE535, KEF M500, SE215, UERM, DT1350.

post #1457 of 1695

B&W P5's. They suck for all but portable use.

post #1458 of 1695
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post
 

B&W P5's. They suck for all but portable use.

Your profile pic suits your statement very well. :P

post #1459 of 1695

Grumpy cat is my personal hero...

post #1460 of 1695
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

B&W P5's. They suck for all but portable use.
Agreed and am glad I already sold them last month.
post #1461 of 1695

They cost $300 new, I could now buy the HiFiMan HE-400's for $300 at Black Friday prices, so safe to say they were a bad decision, still have them though and use them when I fly, mainly because they are pretty nice looking.

post #1462 of 1695

I loved the LCD-2.2 sound, but after 6 months of headaches after 30 minutes straight- i couldn't take it anymore.

 

The experience was so much so that I actually ended up leaving headphone audio altogether. These days i can't even stand the most comfortable headphones like the HD800. IEMS and high end speakers now.

post #1463 of 1695
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Originally Posted by stainless824 View Post
 

I loved the LCD-2.2 sound, but after 6 months of headaches after 30 minutes straight- i couldn't take it anymore.

 

The experience was so much so that I actually ended up leaving headphone audio altogether. These days i can't even stand the most comfortable headphones like the HD800. IEMS and high end speakers now.

Planars do the whole headache thing. You might like the jvc dx1000/700 those don't do headaches and sound smooth with great bass and better soundstage.

post #1464 of 1695
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

I thought the K701 was too dark. Low mids too forward and it was warm and had a massive soundstage. Very harsh in the treble too.

By my estimates it's about 15% warmer than an HD-650. Oh and it had like zero mid-bass.


Too dark? That's something you don't hear often. 

post #1465 of 1695
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Originally Posted by manbear View Post
 


Too dark? That's something you don't hear often. 

harsh treble doesn't mean dark.

 

Dark=recessed treble or highs 

Bright=harsh treble or emphasized highs.

 

prob just the wrong word used there.

post #1466 of 1695
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

harsh treble doesn't mean dark.

 

Dark=recessed treble or highs 

Bright=harsh treble or emphasized highs.

 

prob just the wrong word used there.


Yeah, I'm not trying to give Tdock a hard time or anything, but I've never heard anyone claim that harsh treble + zero midbass = dark and warm. Or that the K701 is dark and warm.

 


:tongue: 

post #1467 of 1695
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Originally Posted by manbear View Post
 


Yeah, I'm not trying to give Tdock a hard time or anything, but I've never heard anyone claim that harsh treble + zero midbass = dark and warm. Or that the K701 is dark and warm.

 

 


:tongue: 

 

Haha, every word from that old comment was a joke. I'm surprised nobody noticed I was just kidding around. Man, I have a bad sense of humor I guess. :biggrin: 

I would say the K701 is slight leaning sounding in the low mids with only a slight touch of warmth. I prefer the Q701 which is much fuller sounding and smoother (to my ears).

K702/K702 has perhaps a larger/more spacious soundstage.


Edited by tdockweiler - 12/4/13 at 2:10pm
post #1468 of 1695
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

 

Haha, every word from that old comment was a joke. I'm surprised nobody noticed I was just kidding around. Man, I have a bad sense of humor I guess. :biggrin:


Nah, I'm too literal. Considering your presence on the Q701 thread, I think I get it now. 
 

post #1469 of 1695
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

Planars do the whole headache thing. You might like the jvc dx1000/700 those don't do headaches and sound smooth with great bass and better soundstage.

Yeah it's a real shame. The LCD2s gave me headaches all the time. But the HE400 didn't for some reason.

post #1470 of 1695

My most disappointing HP purchase was the Klipsch Image. Luckily they had a rattle in one side & they were the last in stock, so I got a refund. Incidentally the rattle was an extra screw stuck in the driver baffle & being held there by the driver magnet. 

Interestingly I had notified Klipsch & sent them the receipt, but didn't hear back from them. That's when I returned them to the store. A week later I received a replacement Image 2 from Klipsch.  I notified them what had happened & Klipsch said that they do not need the HPs back. So, I now have a new unused pair of Image 2 headphones that cost me nothing & sound horrible to me. Way too bassy, Otherwise OK, but I can't get passed the exaggerated bass. Sigh....

kev

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