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post #1591 of 1703

Sennheiser HD215 DJ. They have almost no bass and sound totally hollow, mids and high were just okey. I gifted them after a week... 90$ down the drain.

post #1592 of 1703
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B&W P5. I see recommendations for these here and there, and I'm always left scratching my head. It's quite possibly the most congested sounding pair of headphones I've ever listened to, and it's the only headphone purchase that actually pissed me off somewhat.

I had a studioV dap n it paired well with the p5...woke it up with more energy.
My Sansa clip didn't fare as wellzzzz.
post #1593 of 1703
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Sennheiser HD215 DJ. They have almost no bass and sound totally hollow, mids and high were just okey. I gifted them after a week... 90$ down the drain.

agree with you there. I ectually anjoyed the HD202 more despite the lesser high and mid refinement because it was simply more fun sounding. (not to mention cheaper too)

post #1594 of 1703

I got a pair of 212 Pros many years ago and they were hopeless, it was criminal they put the Sennheiser name on them.

 

Biggest purchase regret was the HD650's, had i been able to try them first i would have said nope, no way, not for me within 30 seconds.

post #1595 of 1703
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I got a pair of 212 Pros many years ago and they were hopeless, it was criminal they put the Sennheiser name on them.

Biggest purchase regret was the HD650's, had i been able to try them first i would have said nope, no way, not for me within 30 seconds.

To me they sounded veiled the hd650. Why I opted for the t90. Luckily I got to audition them first and then say no.
post #1596 of 1703

AKG K550.

post #1597 of 1703
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I got a pair of 212 Pros many years ago and they were hopeless, it was criminal they put the Sennheiser name on them.

Biggest purchase regret was the HD650's, had i been able to try them first i would have said nope, no way, not for me within 30 seconds.

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I got a pair of 212 Pros many years ago and they were hopeless, it was criminal they put the Sennheiser name on them.

Biggest purchase regret was the HD650's, had i been able to try them first i would have said nope, no way, not for me within 30 seconds.

To me they sounded veiled the hd650. Why I opted for the t90. Luckily I got to audition them first and then say no.

I think the issue with the hd650 is not the they are veiled, but the they need globs of power to sound fantastic. And to get said power the hp/amp price ratio gets skewed. Most people own initially drop $4-500 on the headphones probability don't want to drop another $1k+ for an amp right away.

Now if you have a $1k+ amp your probability not looking at the hd650s anymore.....

Chicken vs egg.
post #1598 of 1703

I do kind of regret getting the Sennheiser HD558's, but not too much because now I know to not buy that headphone again. The only sennheiser I would buy right now would be the Sennheiser HD800, I fear the HD600 and HD650 would be in the same ballpark as the HD558.

 

LIve and learn I guess. 

post #1599 of 1703
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I do kind of regret getting the Sennheiser HD558's, but not too much because now I know to not buy that headphone again. The only sennheiser I would buy right now would be the Sennheiser HD800, I fear the HD600 and HD650 would be in the same ballpark as the HD558.

 

LIve and learn I guess. 


The HD 600 and HD 650 are much better than the HD 558 and sound nothing alike. The HD 558 and kin are some of my least favorite headphones made by Sennheiser, they are so boring and dull. The HD 800 is also very different. What do you not like about the HD 558?

post #1600 of 1703
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Originally Posted by GeneraI View Post
 

I do kind of regret getting the Sennheiser HD558's, but not too much because now I know to not buy that headphone again. The only sennheiser I would buy right now would be the Sennheiser HD800, I fear the HD600 and HD650 would be in the same ballpark as the HD558.

 

LIve and learn I guess. 

 

I agree with kman1211. Both the HD600 and HD650 are fantastic. 

 

This isn't really a regret, but my trusty self-painted and cabled ZMF V1 is basically going to gather dust now that I have a ZMF x Vibro, and I can't really sell it because my recable and paint job were pretty bad (so much hot glue because I was stupid and got the wrong gauge wire for the plug) so I'd take a huge hit.

post #1601 of 1703
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The HD 600 and HD 650 are much better than the HD 558 and sound nothing alike. The HD 558 and kin are some of my least favorite headphones made by Sennheiser, they are so boring and dull. The HD 800 is also very different. What do you not like about the HD 558?

I found the HD558's to be a great headphone except for two things. 

 

The HD558's didn't have the synergy that you get from listening to music, and the bass needed a big boost. 

 

Damm, you got me interested in the HD650 again, maybe i'll try it when I get my setup right, but not right now.

post #1602 of 1703

I can't say i regret getting them, but after hearing some HD558s, I really could have saved $50 and gone with those instead of my HD598s.  But hey, part of the hobby is learning when to spend and when not to, and experience is really the only true way to learn.

post #1603 of 1703

I bought a pair of white ivibe headphones that looked like the urbanears plaatan they died about amonth and a half afterwards, muddy mids too. 

post #1604 of 1703

Sennheiser HD 428 Headphones

 

 

Bought for 80$. The headband didn't keep the pressure (made of plastic) so the bass dropped really fast and isolation got worse. Had to endure that for months before having enough to buy anything else. It made me mad enough to buy ANYTHING but Sennheiser for two years!

post #1605 of 1703
Sennheiser CX300 II in ears.
They used to tangle like a bastard and one channel failed after 3 months. Thought they sounded good but the Bassbuds (don't laugh) I got next blew them out of the water, didn't tangle and included a microphone and in line remote and, ahem, Szvaroski crystals.
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