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post #361 of 1513

I'm new here, but not too long before I took my first steps into higher-end audio, I found these:

 

 

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The Sentry Wind-Up MP3 earbuds. I thought I was lucky to win these at an arcade in Vegas, considering my last pair of cheap earbuds broke on me in the middle of vacation.

 

But then I started using them.

 

They didn't have left or right labels, so I had no idea which earbud went in which ear. Furthermore, I was not an audiophile then, so I don't remember how it sounded aside from the non-existent bass, but you really didn't need to know much about audio to tell that these were terrible. And worst of all, one ear shorted out just days after getting them, before I even made it home from said vacation.  

 

With all of this going for it, I find it hard to imagine even the most passive, casual listeners being satisfied by this junk. Even if they were free, I would never take them again. 

post #362 of 1513

I thought I had found the ones, but oh buy, was I wrong. I've heard worse now! There's a flight simulator cabin at my university and some guys took the $2 USD headphones from a cheap bus to use during simulation. Wow...they are sooooo bad it is amazing. If that wasn't enough, they are incredibly uncomfortable. I just LOVE how bad these are hahaha. I'll donate the Koss UR-20 I have around; they are way better (!) and I hate them, but it will be a nice upgrade over those bus headphones. 

post #363 of 1513

The B&W P3/5 are both very bad. Neither are any good IMO

post #364 of 1513
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Originally Posted by fabio-fi View Post

Skullcandy hp's. They look nice, but the sound quality is not nice. frown.gif
Well try the new Skullcandy because they do not suck they are The MixMaster Mike's or MMM FYI For those you don't know he was the DJ for the beastie boys and still is a DJ for many groups I doubt he would endorse or wear them on stage if they weren't any good they r $299 They do look really sweet by the way also And are super comfortable here is the link and pic I've tried them and they definitely are worth the money
http://www.skullcandy.com/tv/introducing-the-mix-master-mike-headphone
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post #365 of 1513

Worse headphone I ever heard...other than Apple earbuds or stock earbuds, I would say the SL300 from Soul eh? 

post #366 of 1513

http://kitten.buzznet.com/photos/default/?id=63790421  

 

whatever the hell the base model is of these,

 

there are WESC/Superdry/Hello Kitty/Spongebob/Sports brands/god knows what else. 

 

Nothing but poorly controlled bass, nonexistent treble and a jaw destroying fit. 

 

Why the hell some companies think charging £50+ ($80+) for these and adding a "Professional" tag on the box is acceptable escapes me.

 

Got a free pair from the company I work for, I gave them away soon after and don't regret it. 

They were camoflage though... 

 

post #367 of 1513

A set of IEMs from Pondland. I was curious to hear just how bad a £1 set of earphones could sound. They completely lacked bass or treble and sounded so distant. Fell apart within the hour too, which meant I couldn't burn them in properly. doubt it'd have made much difference rolleyes.gif

post #368 of 1513
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which meant I couldn't burn them in properly. doubt it'd have made much difference rolleyes.gif

You could have burnt them in...

...an open fire... biggrin.gif

post #369 of 1513
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

The B&W P3/5 are both very bad. Neither are any good IMO

Are you joking? Wait.......did you actually own them, or did you listen to them somewhere? If you were listening to them with a crap audio source, they are absolutely disgusting. But as soon as you put them on an ipod classic, they really come alive.

As for the worst head phones, I would say the razer carcharias (or however you spell it). It isn't that the sound quality was bad, but the build quality was terrible, and for 80 bucks, I could have spent an extra 20 and bought some grado sr80i's

For the worst sound I have ever heard, the sennheiser CX150s SUCK!!!!!!!!!! They sound like the music is coming from inside of a metal trash can. I feel like taking the buds off an loading them into a black powder rifle and shooting the designer. I am dead serious when I say that I bought some headphones for 5 bucks from 5 and bellow, and they sound a million times better.
post #370 of 1513
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Originally Posted by TheJazzyH View Post

I'm new here, but not too long before I took my first steps into higher-end audio, I found these:


41j0crZjUHL.jpg

The Sentry Wind-Up MP3 earbuds. I thought I was lucky to win these at an arcade in Vegas, considering my last pair of cheap earbuds broke on me in the middle of vacation.

But then I started using them.

They didn't have left or right labels, so I had no idea which earbud went in which ear. Furthermore, I was not an audiophile then, so I don't remember how it sounded aside from the non-existent bass, but you really didn't need to know much about audio to tell that these were terrible. And worst of all, one ear shorted out just days after getting them, before I even made it home from said vacation.  

With all of this going for it, I find it hard to imagine even the most passive, casual listeners being satisfied by this junk. Even if they were free, I would never take them again. 

You don't need to say you are new, we noticed when we saw your pic of in ear phones when we are on the Full-size Headphones part of the forum biggrin.gif

Obviously cheap in ear phones sounds crap, if everyone post their experience with 2$ in ear the thread will make 1000 pages of useless messages soon
Edited by The Frenchy - 12/7/12 at 6:34am
post #371 of 1513
Relative to price Beats Solo are awful. Cliche I know. They feel like having an anus on each ear farting those bear down deep farts right into your head.
post #372 of 1513
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post


Are you joking? Wait.......did you actually own them, or did you listen to them somewhere? If you were listening to them with a crap audio source, they are absolutely disgusting. But as soon as you put them on an ipod classic, they really come alive.
As for the worst head phones, I would say the razer carcharias (or however you spell it). It isn't that the sound quality was bad, but the build quality was terrible, and for 80 bucks, I could have spent an extra 20 and bought some grado sr80i's
For the worst sound I have ever heard, the sennheiser CX150s SUCK!!!!!!!!!! They sound like the music is coming from inside of a metal trash can. I feel like taking the buds off an loading them into a black powder rifle and shooting the designer. I am dead serious when I say that I bought some headphones for 5 bucks from 5 and bellow, and they sound a million times better.

Well, otu of my iphone with 320 kbit mp3's. Not good source, but since they are made for that... The p3 sounded like a muddy mess, and the p5 was overly bright.

post #373 of 1513
The Denon D7100. I wondered how Denon would deal with the loss of the Foster OEM. Evidently, they couldn't. It's the D7k, minus the pretty polished cups, but with a looser, muddier bass and even more crude treble. Pile of crap.
post #374 of 1513

Mine was either the Earpollution Mogul or the Sony MDR-ZX100. Both are pretty horrifying.

post #375 of 1513
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post


Are you joking? Wait.......did you actually own them, or did you listen to them somewhere? If you were listening to them with a crap audio source, they are absolutely disgusting. But as soon as you put them on an ipod classic, they really come alive.
As for the worst head phones, I would say the razer carcharias (or however you spell it). It isn't that the sound quality was bad, but the build quality was terrible, and for 80 bucks, I could have spent an extra 20 and bought some grado sr80i's
For the worst sound I have ever heard, the sennheiser CX150s SUCK!!!!!!!!!! They sound like the music is coming from inside of a metal trash can. I feel like taking the buds off an loading them into a black powder rifle and shooting the designer. I am dead serious when I say that I bought some headphones for 5 bucks from 5 and bellow, and they sound a million times better.

 

I've owned a pair of B&W P5s for almost two weeks and I can say that I am extremely disappointed. Even after attempting to padding mod they still sound muddled and the soundstage is, frankly, horrific. Actually, there is no stage to speak of. All of the sound appears to be coming out of somewhere in the thalamus. 

 

I'm actually returning them later this afternoon. 

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