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post #451 of 1106
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I nearly threw up of the distortion and the attempt to reproduce music.. Did I miss the sarcasm or was it that you only just looked at them? :)

 

mmmmm, well they didnt distort a bit for me, they had super tight bass, the midrange was very clean but a bit loose. The highend was smoother than most of the other ultrasones I tried and not as harsh.
 

 

post #452 of 1106

I didn't really particularly enjoy the RS-2 today as much as I thought I would compared to the SR-225 and convince myself it was worth 2.5 of them, the wood cups aren't really as magnificent in person or I just saw a really dull pair. I had 'em on for like 15-20 minutes too, while wearing my 225's around my neck at the dealer today.

 

Then again, nobody really rants about the RS-2, my SR-225's aren't stock equipment, and I probably don't have really tuned ears to hear such a diffe.... wait am I about to somehow defend them not sounding distinctly better at $495? Tsk tsk.

post #453 of 1106
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Originally Posted by Curly21029 View Post

 


Are you stating this of the Edition 9 exclusively?  Because the Edition 8 is clear as a bell. (never heard the 9)  What's wrong with the 8 and how long did you own it for?  

 

Overpriced, yes.  Overrated no on the Edition 8. ;)

 

I'll echo the sentiments of the K701 being overrated.  I've read impressions of the 702 and Q versions having a bit more low end presence which does sound intriguing, but the 701 was just so... boring.  Dry, distanced, disjointed, uninvolving, and utterly lifeless.  You can tell what AKG was going for with them, but they just turned out so unappealing in my opinion.  Great comfort, bad everything else.

 

Never owned either. Good grief, what do you take me for? :) Both I have listened to and come to a conclusion pretty quick. While the 8 was overall more clear, it had the same problem of not being very "musical". I actually found them boring. 

 

It's interesting since I find the K701s absolutely fabulous. What you say is the usual group of adjectives, that quite frankly don't either mean anything or have anything to do with being able to hear what's happening in the music. To me they're musical, if any can. Easy to listen to; distinguishable notes, every tom has its own pitch it represents, bass is tight and not something only the bass-fi members find "dry". Bah. They're one of the few cans that make listening to modal, harmonically and rhythmically rich, for instance, jazz music a breeze, not a task. (This is what I call musical and engaging) I dare you to try and tab notes of such a musical piece with either the 9 or 8's.

 

I need to make a correction regarding the K702. It doesn't have any more bass presence than the 701. When I made an A/B test, it was actually the other way around, but the difference was so little it didn't make any... difference. 

 

Oh, and I need to add the Beyerdynamic T1 to the list of overrated phones. 

post #454 of 1106
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrow View Post



mmmmm, well they didnt distort a bit for me, they had super tight bass, the midrange was very clean but a bit loose. The highend was smoother than most of the other ultrasones I tried and not as harsh.
 

 


Edition 9 bass "super tight"? You must be joking. eek.gif

 

post #455 of 1106

Without a doubt the beats by Dre. One guy got them at my school, and then 100 other guys followed after. There not even that good of headphones, but everyone gets them because they look cool and the bass.

post #456 of 1106

I agree with this! Definitely the way i felt when i owned them for a few weeks. My ears were on Fire each time i had a listen, Piercing highs! Ive owned bright phones aswell. But these top them all.

 

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Audio Technica AD900, sure its nice and airy, but its horrible. It sounds really hollow and lifeless, and even congested.



 

post #457 of 1106
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Originally Posted by electropop View Post



 

Never owned either. Good grief, what do you take me for? :) Both I have listened to and come to a conclusion pretty quick. While the 8 was overall more clear, it had the same problem of not being very "musical". I actually found them boring. 

 

It's interesting since I find the K701s absolutely fabulous. What you say is the usual group of adjectives, that quite frankly don't either mean anything or have anything to do with being able to hear what's happening in the music. To me they're musical, if any can. Easy to listen to; distinguishable notes, every tom has its own pitch it represents, bass is tight and not something only the bass-fi members find "dry". Bah. They're one of the few cans that make listening to modal, harmonically and rhythmically rich, for instance, jazz music a breeze, not a task. (This is what I call musical and engaging) I dare you to try and tab notes of such a musical piece with either the 9 or 8's.

 

I need to make a correction regarding the K702. It doesn't have any more bass presence than the 701. When I made an A/B test, it was actually the other way around, but the difference was so little it didn't make any... difference. 

 

Oh, and I need to add the Beyerdynamic T1 to the list of overrated phones. 


Edition 8 and T1 boring/overrated, K701 "musical"?

 

That's... a unique opinion.

 

post #458 of 1106
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Originally Posted by snickerpop View Post

Without a doubt the beats by Dre. One guy got them at my school, and then 100 other guys followed after. There not even that good of headphones, but everyone gets them because they look cool and the bass.



ya but truth be told the studios have terrible bass. no sub bass whatsoever.

post #459 of 1106

post #457  Alghazanthm, +1 , well said

post #460 of 1106

In the ratio of over rated being popularity V sound Quality it has to be :-

 

Ipod Buds !

 

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Millions of music "listeners" being the living proof that if you have No idea what you are missing .You have no idea what you are missing ! .Luckily we humans have a great ability to learn new things so there is always hope for the Musically impoverished .

 

 

 


Edited by ib1dance - 7/4/11 at 2:17pm
post #461 of 1106
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Originally Posted by ib1dance View Post

In the ratio of over rated being popularity V sound Quality it has to be :-

 

Ipod Buds !

 

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rolleyes.gif

blink.gif

 

Millions of music "listeners" being the living proof that if you have No idea what you are missing .You have no idea what you are missing ! .Luckily we humans have a great ability to learn new things so there is always hope for the Musically impoverished .

 

 

 


And I had 10 of the damn things before I got my first pair of decent IEMs..

 

I was just looking at reviews of them on the Apple site just for kicks, and I loved seeing things like "the bass is amazing" and "kick drums sound so realistic trust me im a drummer" and "blow my $1 unbranded earphones out of the water but I think skullcandies are better".

 

post #462 of 1106

 

Quote:Alghazanth
And I had 10 of the damn things before I got my first pair of decent IEMs..

 

I certainly had no idea that the ear buds they sold with mp3 players were  comparatively rubbish until I looked for something better .
 

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I was just looking at reviews of them on the Apple site just for kicks, and I loved seeing things like "the bass is amazing" and "kick drums sound so realistic trust me im a drummer" and "blow my $1 unbranded earphones out of the water but I think skullcandies are better".

 




lol @ "kick drums sound so realistic trust me I'm a drummer"

 

 

Quote:Salesperson's hype
Yes millions can not be wrong ! The classic Apple white ear buds sound amazing ,trust me I'm a  liar whom creates spin in order to  generate sales

 


Edited by ib1dance - 7/5/11 at 3:42am
post #463 of 1106

Personally, I think the Koss "The Plug" phones are the most overrated headphones. Everyone says they're equal to or better than most $800-$1000 cans, but I think they aren't QUITE that good. They're close, though. Especially if you mod them.

 

Trollllllin

post #464 of 1106

I've been thumbing through this thread and enjoyed reading some people's opinions so I'll give you mine.  My opinions are based on headphones I've actually listened to...

 

Other than Capt. Obvious the AKG K70x lineup is just flat out BORING in sound.

 

The Beyerdynamic's T1...maybe I'm hearing the wrong music but I've heard it on two setups and it failed to impress me (I can't remember which lower end model I heard 770/880/etc, but found those more enjoyable than the flagship can).

 

I love my Grado SR-80 for what they are but minus the HF-2, the rest of the lineup beyond the basic SR-80 is depressing (RS1 and GS1000).  They sound nice, but not for the price range the gains are minimal.

 

Sennheiser HD800...too much treble, not much else.

 

 

I do own the Denon AH-D7000 and I love them for trance and electronic type music, but I'm finding myself liking my Sennheiser HD 600 more...which I'm glad aren't mentioned too much in this long thread.  I honestly feel they are better than the HD650 but they don't get their due respect because of being an older model and a "lower model number."

 

Okay carry on guys!!! :)

 

Headphones I feel that are awesome that I've heard and don't own...Ultrasone Edition 9, Stax 007, Stax 009, HiFiMan HE-6.

 

Audzee LCD-2 is a mixed bag for me...but I'm from the Denon camp so... tongue.gif

 

 

EDIT:  Two other headphones I thought of that are absolute jokes...for one the Dr. Dre Beats (I felt embarassed throwing them on my head in Best Buy just to hear what they actually sounded like).  Second one was the last headphone I owned before I got my Grados and saw the light with good audio and that would be the Bose Triports.  What a total POS for the money.


Edited by N0sferatu - 7/5/11 at 8:52pm
post #465 of 1106
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Originally Posted by N0sferatu View Post

I've been thumbing through this thread and enjoyed reading some people's opinions so I'll give you mine.  My opinions are based on headphones I've actually listened to...

 

Other than Capt. Obvious the AKG K70x lineup is just flat out BORING in sound.

 

The Beyerdynamic's T1...maybe I'm hearing the wrong music but I've heard it on two setups and it failed to impress me (I can't remember which lower end model I heard 770/880/etc, but found those more enjoyable than the flagship can).

 

I love my Grado SR-80 for what they are but minus the HF-2, the rest of the lineup beyond the basic SR-80 is depressing (RS1 and GS1000).  They sound nice, but not for the price range the gains are minimal.

 

Sennheiser HD800...too much treble, not much else.

 

 

I do own the Denon AH-D7000 and I love them for trance and electronic type music, but I'm finding myself liking my Sennheiser HD 600 more...which I'm glad aren't mentioned too much in this long thread.  I honestly feel they are better than the HD650 but they don't get their due respect because of being an older model and a "lower model number."

 

Okay carry on guys!!! :)

 

Headphones I feel that are awesome that I've heard and don't own...Ultrasone Edition 9, Stax 007, Stax 009, HiFiMan HE-6.

 

Audzee LCD-2 is a mixed bag for me...but I'm from the Denon camp so... tongue.gif

 

 

EDIT:  Two other headphones I thought of that are absolute jokes...for one the Dr. Dre Beats (I felt embarassed throwing them on my head in Best Buy just to hear what they actually sounded like).  Second one was the last headphone I owned before I got my Grados and saw the light with good audio and that would be the Bose Triports.  What a total POS for the money.


If you found the 880 more enjoyable than the T1, then something was definitely up. The T1 is like a vastly improved DT880.

 

Agree with Grado, the very low end cans are good for a small budget but so much of the lineup is seriously overpriced and/or bad in comparison to what we have now. The "i" series also seems to just add nothing but ridiculously excessive brightness AFAIK. The RS1, HF2 etc have had their day I think.

 

HD800 is a bit too bright, but not much else? Soundstage, detail, etc. And how do you love the HD600 but not the HD800? Very peculiar.

 

What was the ED9 like? Never heard em.

 

LCD2 is honestly straight up superior the D7000 in nearly every way, even though I thought the opposite initially. But if one enjoys more artificial rumbling bass+sparkling highs and recessed mids, then the D7000 is of course better.

 

 

 

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