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post #31 of 1514

Some Panasonic IEM, here goes the story...

 

My friend was trying to convince me to the IEM path, and told me I need to tolerate the discomfort in my ear canals, and once I get used to it, I'll love it. BIGGEST LIE. I hate it 100X more everyday:

  1. The irritation only get worse everyday
  2. The IEM was super efficient, and making listening through computer a nightmare, every processing, every IO operation, every "enter" produced distortion.
  3. The sound was so muddy it sounded like listening under water, or with mud stuffed in my ears.

 

I actually tortured myself for 2 weeks, and I now REJECT any IEM that exists on earth. If I miss a whole new world of IEM, I blame that IEM, and my friend.

 

Weird enough 2 of my current phones 702 and ESW9 are both on the hate list, and I actually survived - I probably have very good tolerance :P

 

post #32 of 1514

Worst headphone, in singular, says the headline.

 

ED9.

 

... But I'm almost sure the Pro900 might be worse.

post #33 of 1514

 

I was disappointed by the PRO 900.

 

I guess all the hype had me expecting a sub-woofer like experience with clear highs, it wasn't anything like that.

 

 

post #34 of 1514

AM-FM-headphone-radio-with-fle-5857096.jpg  Any one remember these?

post #35 of 1514
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

I was disappointed by the PRO 900.

 

I guess all the hype had me expecting a sub-woofer like experience with clear highs, it wasn't anything like that.

 

 

+1

 

I fell for the FOTM on these. Sorry, but if a HP needs that much modding it's not worth the effort. Ultrasone can keep 'em.
 

 

post #36 of 1514
my dad's Sony MDR-NC6 or the generic dollar store headphones. The sonys was all subwoofer muddy bass out doing the rest of the sound signature and hardy any voice.
Edited by genclaymore - 9/16/11 at 12:23pm
post #37 of 1514


 

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post



Yes, the Triport AE1 sounds more like a good $60-70 headphone. If you view them as a $150 headphone then almost anyone would be disappointed. What's funny is that many people just lump them in together with the Monster/Skullcandy stuff and bash them without even bothering to describe why they didn't like them. They wouldn't even have a clue what it's sound signature even is!  The AE1 is actually quite balanced sounding without any bloated bass. It does have a little too much treble for me. I got a pair for $40 and I gave them to my mom as an upgrade to the (very good) Maxell DHP-II. Bose build quality is awful for $150. I can say for sure I'd take the AE1 over the Sony ZX700, Creative Aurvana Live or Kicker HP541 any day. I'm not a fan of the AE2 at all. Creative Aurvana Live is good, but I prefer less bass and more mids/treble. AE1 actually makes the ZX700 look dark in comparison!

 

Feel free to find another headphone that's as small and comfortable as the Triport AE1 and sounds even better unamped for under $70. Anyone? Only one that comes to mind is the Maxell DHP-II for $30. Everything else is too large. There is the MDR-7506, but it's comfort isn't as good.

 

Now I'm no bose lover, but 99% of Bose bashers haven't even tried them in their home and have even give them a chance. This is understandable since there is no way I'm paying $150 for an AE1. I did once, but it broke twice! Got a replacement on the first pair at least.

 

BTW if you all mention the Triport you should specify which version. The AE1 is quite good, but the AE2..not a fan.
 

 

 

It was the AE1, if they were priced below $150 they might have been a better deal.
 

 

post #38 of 1514
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

It's been FOTM for about ...well since release. If you think that's the worst headphone you ever heard, you need to try more headphones biggrin.gif


worst than V150 for on ears? hardly...

the M50 aint bad, but way over praised, for what I've read in some threads it can cure cancer and multiply bread.

 


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 9/16/11 at 3:13pm
post #39 of 1514
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Originally Posted by wind016 View Post

I like Ipod earbuds, but I like earbuds in general.

 

Worst headphone ever heard for me is the Grado SR325i.


Hmm I dont see why people like earbuds.... they are like the worst of both worlds lol....

 

They have poor isolation / fit and sound quality compared to IEM....

 

They are small and more portable but generally worse in every way compared to over ear headphones.

 

post #40 of 1514

hd800s ofcourse....,....................................not the sennheiser ones:D

post #41 of 1514

Even though this is for headphones, when I was in my friend honda odyssey I decided to put in a CD, after about 5 minutes the treble was so harsh that it was literally causing me pain to listen to it, I would be able listen to music from iBuds if thats all I got, but this was just unbearable.


Edited by Swatcsi - 9/16/11 at 2:13pm
post #42 of 1514
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post




Hmm I dont see why people like earbuds.... they are like the worst of both worlds lol....

 

They have poor isolation / fit and sound quality compared to IEM....

 

They are small and more portable but generally worse in every way compared to over ear headphones.

 


They're the most inefficient design, but they are comfortable and the sound is not fatiguing. Unless you blast your music of course.

 

post #43 of 1514

I once bought in-ear headphones for $2. They had a huge sound stage. Unfortunately it had so much reverb I could barely make out any of the notes.

post #44 of 1514

I remember in my school, because all of the standard headphones there got broken so often they gave some earbuds to every individual person.

 

You just can't imagine how awful they were, I heard that they bought them for 0,25 euro each from some company, it was complete nightmare, you couldn't even hear the words people said during a song, I can never forget how awful those were, and if you would shake them a bit they would fell apart already, mine didn't last longer then 1 hour.

 

And the funny thing was on the earbuds it said "HD SOUND".. rofl...

post #45 of 1514
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Originally Posted by Elysian View Post

The Zalman ZM-RS6F makes everything sound like it's being transmitted by string into a tin can contained inside a rusty oil drum.



Lol that crossed my mind too. I will give it credit for being more true about 5.1 audio then most surround headphones though. But the price was hardly worth it then and then I compared to crappy 20$ stereo headphones that would rank well in second ;)

 

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