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post #1471 of 1693
These. I could of bought some HD598's with $200 dollars. frown.gif
post #1472 of 1693

I want to say Ultrasone 750s, piercing treble, unrealistic soundstage, bass was ok, and they smelled like smoke.

post #1473 of 1693
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I want to say Ultrasone 750s, piercing treble, unrealistic soundstage, bass was ok, and they smelled like smoke.

 

X2... I felt the same way when I got my Ultrasones 750s. Too much boomy/muddy bass, unnatural mids and congested soundstage IMO.

post #1474 of 1693
Good job! Thank you
post #1475 of 1693
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Originally Posted by endallchaos View Post

These. I could of bought some HD598's with $200 dollars. frown.gif

 

Well duh.

post #1476 of 1693
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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post

Well duh.


Yep, but I didn't know anything about Headphones back then. redface.gif
post #1477 of 1693

Munitio Teknines. Easy, absolutely muddy and horrible.

post #1478 of 1693
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Yep, but I didn't know anything about Headphones back then. redface.gif

Ok, you're forgiven then. At least you saw the light....lol

post #1479 of 1693
Thank you!
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

Ok, I've been reading the whole thread , and tried to count how much each headphone are regretted. This is not a rigorous counting , because:
- some guy posted multiple time that they disliked a headphone (bilavideo, with bose in ears for instance). I  tried to disregard duplicate.
- I tried to skip  post from people that have already posted.
- some statement were ambiguous, about if they were  happy/unhappy, about a headphone, I  skipped.
- sometimes it's hard to make distinction between variation of model , because no detail is provided. For instance when someone disliked the dt880 , he doesn't always precise if it's the 250 or 600 ohm version. In this case, I  assimilate models to a single headphone.

I  only kept models, with at least 4 regrets.
So here's the list with decreasing number of regrets. Regrets number indicated after model.


hd595 19


grado SR60 15

akg k701 15


Monster beats studio 11


srh840 10

Bose triport 10

grado SR80i 10

grado 325i 10


ath ad700 9

hfi 780 9


Bose In-Ear 8

Grado SR225i 8

hd205 8

dt770 8


akg k702 7

Alessandro MS1  7

Senn hd280 7

UE Super fi 5 7

hd650 7


UE Triple-fi 10 6

Sennheiser CX300 6

denon d2000 6

Shure SE530 6

dt990  6

ath m50 6

hfi pro 750 6


hd228 5

akg k240s 5

skullcandy skullcrusher 5

Skullcandy hesh 5

Bose QC 5

Sennheiser HD25-1 II 1 5



hd800 4

hd555 4

srh440 4

d5000 4

akg k340 4

Sony MDR-V6 4

beyer dt880 4

Vmoda vibes 4

ultrasone pro 900 4

Etymotic ER6i 4

Sony EX700 4

grado rs1 4

senn hd201 4

Klipsch Image ONE 4


And the winner , is ... hd595.
I really hope the hd598 is significantly better, it is so hyped !
post #1480 of 1693
wonder why the HD800 was listed so many times? perhaps they're wallets couldn't handle the sting.
post #1481 of 1693

I had one of my favorite IEM which once was the most disappointing IEM in my collection: Sony's XBA-1.

 

At first listen, I thought XBA-1 were broke, so I returned once and picked another one and still sounded same; it sounds tiny, underwhelming, and lack of the energy which gives fun listening experience. If the volume were raised up, the sound would be distorted, which could be the "metallic sound" that many people have complained in every XBA line. I shook my head that a single BA could sound this bad. Even the Klipsch X10, which also single BA, sounds very impressive. I even wrote my complaint to the Sony that they need to learn some lesson from Westone before selling XBA products. I laughed that XBA-1 sound is a joke and an insult for a listener, even I would feel sorry if I gave XBA-1 to someone as a present. 

 

Regardless, I gave it more time to listen (not burn-in) but realized that I grew liking XBA-1. I appreciate its nature of the sound: laid back and non fatiguing while maintaining good details. I enjoy its relaxing sound, great comfort, and excellent isolation that keep me immersed with songs even at low volume. I was a bass-head but after owning XBA-1, I thirst for "sweet" sounding IEM.

 

So, I learned that some IEMs could not be that "bad'. We just need to learn to appreciate its sound quality as IEM is a piece of art, in my opinion. 


Edited by Gandasaputra - 12/20/13 at 12:36am
post #1482 of 1693
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You were saying?


What in the unholy hell are those???
post #1483 of 1693
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You were saying?


What in the unholy hell are those???

Jecklin Floats.

post #1484 of 1693
eBay here I come
post #1485 of 1693
Nvmind heh not worth 225 bucks to me, Swiss, interesting tho
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