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post #301 of 330
That would fall under "overpriced" though. "Overrated" would involve headphones I've actually owned or auditioned myself.
I suppose the two terms could imply the same thing under many circumstances.
Edited by kurochin - 5/10/14 at 7:12am
post #302 of 330
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Originally Posted by Cante Ista View Post
 

+1 on HE6. Love that HP!

 

While LCD3 IMHO is overrated. Just my opinion and preference. Still, it also seems that Audeze may have realized it, as their now flagship -- the X -- has been priced closer to the flagships from others. 

You guys think HE-6 is underrated?  yes, looks wise, it's looks a bit crude and simple, not like the exotic LCD series, but you hear it, it's a different story all together.  I initially thought it looked pretty ghetto.  I recently acquired an LCD-2, and decided to try out the HE-6.  HE-6 blew me away.  I personally feel that there are lots of hype around LCD, it's mids are not up to what HE-6 does, and HE-6 can get pretty detailed if you feed the right amp(power hungry).  

 

I feel, LCD-2 is a hot chick with not so interesting personality, and HE-6 is not so hot chick with a personality.  I haven't heard the LCD-3 or X, but possibly a hot chick with good personality.  :tongue:


Edited by SilverEars - 5/11/14 at 1:46pm
post #303 of 330
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You guys think HE-6 is underrated?  yes, looks wise, it's looks a bit crude and simple, not like the exotic LCD series, but you hear it, it's a different story all together.  I initially thought it looked pretty ghetto.  I recently acquired an LCD-2, and decided to try out the HE-6.  HE-6 blew me away.  I personally feel that there are lots of hype around LCD, it's mids are not up to what HE-6 does, and HE-6 can get pretty detailed if you feed the right amp(power hungry).  

 

I feel, LCD-2 is a hot chick with not so interesting personality, and HE-6 is not so hot chick with a personality.  I haven't heard the LCD-3 or X, but possibly a hot chick with good personality.  :tongue:

I don't think either one of us said that HE6 is underrated per se.  Still, it really does not matter since we seem to agree that its a really good can!:beerchug: 

post #304 of 330
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I feel, LCD-2 is a hot chick with not so interesting personality, and HE-6 is not so hot chick with a personality.  I haven't heard the LCD-3 or X, but possibly a hot chick with good personality.  :tongue:

 

That's awesome.

 

LCD-2/3/X are all pretty hot sisters you could say.

 

LCD-3 is the older, wiser, more sophisticated one.

 

LCD-2 is the youngest and brashest, but not yet so clever.

 

LCD-X is the middle child. Knows how to let her hair down but not clueless.

 

But HE-6 is the mysterious naughty girl up the street you really want to get to know. :D

 

I fell for the nerdy and intellectual HD800 though, we stay up all night dissecting the meaning of lyrics and other stuff. :wink: 

post #305 of 330
^ I can't see LCDs as women. They're all burly and rotund. Obviously overrated as well. The Joe Bonamassas of the headphone world.
post #306 of 330
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

 

That's awesome.

 

LCD-2/3/X are all pretty hot sisters you could say.

 

LCD-3 is the older, wiser, more sophisticated one.

 

LCD-2 is the youngest and brashest, but not yet so clever.

 

LCD-X is the middle child. Knows how to let her hair down but not clueless.

 

But HE-6 is the mysterious naughty girl up the street you really want to get to know. :D

 

I fell for the nerdy and intellectual HD800 though, we stay up all night dissecting the meaning of lyrics and other stuff. :wink: 

Oh lord, this is the post of the day for me, nothing can top this.  LOL.  

I hate analogies, but I like this one.

post #307 of 330

No problem, thanks! :D

post #308 of 330
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Originally Posted by kurochin View Post

^ I can't see LCDs as women. They're all burly and rotund. Obviously overrated as well. The Joe Bonamassas of the headphone world.

:D

 

Four sentences with which I wholeheartedly agree in one single post on head-fi.org ? That's a record.

 

Thanks Mr. Kurochin :beerchug::darthsmile:

post #309 of 330

Beyer T1, my biggest high-end headphone disappointment by a mile.

 

At least the LCD2 is pleasant sounding, overrated as it is.

 

In fact all of these high end super expensive headphones are overrated, even the HD800 - as good as it is - the HD800 is the poster child for that saying: So close and yet so far ... :)

post #310 of 330

Sony R10s. I bought and sold a few of these. The highs always gave me a headache and made me wince using multiple amps. They were just full of glare.


Edited by rgs9200m - 6/10/14 at 8:44am
post #311 of 330
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Originally Posted by eugenius View Post
 

Beyer T1, my biggest high-end headphone disappointment by a mile.

 

At least the LCD2 is pleasant sounding, overrated as it is.

 

In fact all of these high end super expensive headphones are overrated, even the HD800 - as good as it is - the HD800 is the poster child for that saying: So close and yet so far ... :)

So basically, expensive = overrated?  Anything in the high end you don't think it is?

post #312 of 330
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

So basically, expensive = overrated?  Anything in the high end you don't think it is?
thats not exactly true..
Imho its overrated if it costs a lot because it looks flashy and expensive and the insides and the performance not on par with that high pricing because of that flashy expensive case..
On the other hand..if the component just uses expensive HIGH QUALITY parts to make it sound better then the higher price is justified.

All IMHO ofcourse! Best example for me is blue circle audio..they even make amps/ dacs etc. in a horrible cheap looking pvc tube! Just to keep the prices low..but inside the tubes u have the highest quality parts..so u pay for the music they play..not how they look...but if u want flashy..u get flashy..customer (and his wallet..lolz) is king. biggrin.gif
post #313 of 330

Senneheiser HD280 — the absolute worst headphones on the planet.  They sound like if you took the tweeter out of a 2-way speaker and put it in a headphone shell.

post #314 of 330
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Originally Posted by dizzyorange View Post

Senneheiser HD280 — the absolute worst headphones on the planet.  They sound like if you took the tweeter out of a 2-way speaker and put it in a headphone shell.
isnt that the sennheiser which is all plasticy made and feels like it will fall apart any second when using it? A friend of mind uses one for gaming and they dont sound sennheiser worthy also..ur right about that!!
Edited by hifimanrookie - 6/14/14 at 7:18pm
post #315 of 330

I really didn't like the Beyerdynamic T1 when I tried it, but others seem to love it. The treble is far too spiky for me. 

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