yor regret it, sure
but the WORST you heard?
Since the OP advised to ignore the Usual Suspects for this thread (meaning I have to scratch the truly-execrable Beats Solo off my list), I'll just stick to a model from an outfit that should really know better: AKG's K 450. I've auditioned these several times, and it amazes me how these cans get several things right, but a few key things so incredibly wrong, at least to my ears.
not the worst I have hears, but in my bottom 5. I got a chance to hear the new apple "Ear pods"; yuck. They sounded like the earbuds and most likely are the earbuds but with a face plate over the mesh allowing them to be corn-holed into your ear even harder and more uncomfortably then before. Did I mention they sucked?
They have those for demo at Target. I don't like to base impressions on demos but they sounded pretty awful. Way, way too much bass and felt like I was strapping giant melons to my ears.
The Aviator right next to it for $150 sounded far better.
You can't be serious about the K701! I love my Q701's lol. Anyway, heres my respobse from a similar thread.
I have not listened too many headphones that claim themselves to be "Hi-Fi" or HD or Studio/Reference, but I do like in an area where everyone is convinced beats are epic. So I thought i'de try out my friends Beats SOLO's. Man, did they SUCK! I can't tell if he broke them, or if his chord was messed up, but they just absolutely were terrible! The soundstage was non-existant. It sounded like someone was playing the music from across the bus. The sound was muffled, and not detailed. From what i could hear, the bass was also much to accentuated and the highs were very soft. Terrible listening experience, and I can't believe anyone would be so clueless and say my Q701's aren't as good as their beats lol, what a bunch of clowns. There's my schpiel.