Bose In-Ear Headphone. Pure crap. I returned them five minutes after my purchase, and only waited that long because it took me half that time to open the packaging and the other half to get back to Best Buy.
K701- waaaay too airy, plastic sound, bad tone. made every recording sound exactly the same. You could take the heaviest, bassiest dub music, and it would still sound light and airy.
JVC HARX700. My ksc-75 sounds way better, and they are tiny, cheaper, more convenient, look better, etc. The rx700 just sounded off to me, like there were these big gaps between certain frequency ranges. I imagine a tonal sweep might completely drop off the map at certain points
Bose Triport On Ear Headphones...
$180, the same I paid for my Grados and with a fraction of the sound quality. Bloated bass with murky highs: exactly what I wasn't looking for. I purchased them before I found Head-fi and became "enlightened"
Probably not, since I'm not too keen on the 580/600 series and probably wouldn't like too many cheaper Senns either.
Incidentally, posts about 'to each his own' are quite right. However, when someone posts as a blanket statement of fact that the Senn 595 is simply no good with music I just have to reply. The 595 has a tremendous fan base, especially outside this forum, and as a lover of live music I can certainly understand that. Even though I own a 650, I can happily listen to the 595 and not feel I'm missing much at all.