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post #16 of 134

Shure E5, worst dual drive "high end" iem. Midcentric, recessed highs and bass. Sucked!

post #17 of 134

I mean I've heard some bad IEMs but they were like 20 dollars max.

 

Among ones I felt were really overrated / bad to my ears were the SCL4 (e4c). Couldn't get over how little bass and how closed in they sounded!

post #18 of 134

Did listen to the TF.10 once, although the comfort was fine, the sound was panned and had a severe imbalance. Some say it's due to the Shanghai humidity getting into the green/red filters. Maybe, because an overnight in an A/C'd room and next morning it did sound better. Still returned it though.

post #19 of 134

monster jamz

 

very very little bass,  heavily colored

post #20 of 134

monster jamz

 

very very little bass,  heavily colored

post #21 of 134

Panasonic HJE120

 

I'm rather fortunate to not have heard a lot of bad IEMs

post #22 of 134

Among the top tier universals I have heard I would say that the SE530 is the worst. Rolled off and harsh treble even though it has its own freaking driver for high frequencies and rolled off bass.

Mids are good, but then again the SE530's mids are overrated and don't really add much to the music to my ears compared to the TF10's mids. Yes the SE530's good mids makes the music sound much sweeter but the crappy treble just ruins that sweetness

post #23 of 134

Top tier I agree the 530, Didn't care to much for the Q-jays ethier. 

post #24 of 134

Not neccessarily the worst, but I hated the Senn CX95. Messed up cable, muddy and too much bass.

post #25 of 134

Skull Candy headphone,

expansive and ugly and rediculous sound.

luckily wasnt mine

post #26 of 134

the phones they give out free in the hote workout rooms.......

post #27 of 134

Denon C751

post #28 of 134

airline earbuds...even worse then airline on ears....the molding/fit/finish was HORRIBLE..i mean half of the perforations were closed, how do you expect any sound to even come out of the phones like that...sure, it's prebuilt damping whoopee...


Edited by buffalowings - 1/8/11 at 9:09pm
post #29 of 134
Thread Starter 

That's interesting, some of you guys are mentioning Shure SCL4s, SE530, Triplefis, and Klipsch S4s.

post #30 of 134

Worst overall: AudioSource IEBAS/IEWAS. Worse than any stock bud I've ever heard and actually worse than the $2.85 dealextreme IEMs.

Worst mid-range IEM: Skullcandy FMJ, Audio-Technica CK6, j-JAYS (in that order)

Worst 'high-end' IEM: Shure E4

Most disappointing: UE700

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