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.
And the winner , is ... hd595.
I really hope the hd598 is significantly better, it is so hyped !
Thanks extrabigmehdi, nice work.
And my only hi end pair of phones are,... of course, the Sennheiser HD 595. Bugger. Trust me to buy the most hated, unsatisfying, disappointing, overrated, hyped headphones around.
To my ears I guess they sound OK, but I don't find music that exiting any more, not sure if it's due to my depression or the phones themselves. I haven't got anything better to compare them to. Trying to research for something not a step down, but a bit more fun to listen to and not over 200€.
After reading most of this post I don't think there is a single headphone I can buy. Can't afford one too expensive or to go wrong.
My addition to the list must be:
Ultimate Ears Triple Fi 10 - The sound was good, but the fit was so bad and uncomfortable that I could not listen to them for more than a few minutes. Awful waste of 210€.
I am now pretty happy with a pair of Sennheiser CX 980 I picked up for about 70€.
I seem to spend far to much on sport IEM's because I can never get a good fit (running) with a decent sound.
Keep up the thread. And happy listening to all.