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post #511 of 1513
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AKG 240M.  

 

Unmatched drivers impacts soundstage (mono frequency sweep reveals left/right shift from upper mid-range and up) with one audio dropout below where you'd normally hear a cymbol crash, and another notch just above that.

 

After purchasing Beyerdynamic 990 Pro's, I gave away the AKG's (Good riddance!)

Sounds like you had a defective driver. frown.gif

post #512 of 1513

The samsung SIII earbuds.. they broke in my ear.
My brother picked them out of my ear with tweezers lol.

post #513 of 1513

Aside from all the cheap generic junk I have heard over the years, what I would consider the worst actual headphone I have heard is also the best I have heard strangely enough, as it had more to do with source rather then anything else.

 

It my set of HD800's out of my friends sound card. 

 

His sound card was some Asus model with a built in headphone amp, but dear god it was bad!

The treble was very 'tin-ny', thin and piercing and everything else just seemed recessed in comparison. My friend who hadn't heard the HD800's before thought they were terrible and I didn't understand why until I put them on.

 

After that epically bad audition I let my friend try them out of my dac/amp and I saw a huge smile emerge on his face. In the end he left with a  very good impression of the HD800.

post #514 of 1513
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How can a pair of headphones be made for uner $6 lol? I just purchased a $10 pair of Behringer HPM1000's in addition to a new TT stylus and cleaning brush to make me eligible for free shipping costs. So, while they actually were a bit better than I thought they would be, I believe I was still ripped off at $10.

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Not only are they being made for under $6 but both the retailer and wholesaler are making money off these.

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Seriously. I almost want to try them to see what a couple of penny's-worth of plastic and metal can produce sound-wise, but then again I'll probably end up spending more on shipping than I actually would the product itself ha.
Well, in that regard, those things are a real feat of low cost manufacturing!! And certainly, for that price, it's amazing they even sound at all lol

If you ever find them, give 'em a listen, you'll have a good laugh! smily_headphones1.gif
post #515 of 1513

Philips O’Neill Specked Earbuds - So very mid centric and bad its not even funny. Look great though.

 

 

 

post #516 of 1513
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Originally Posted by Kez1a View Post

Aside from all the cheap generic junk I have heard over the years, what I would consider the worst actual headphone I have heard is also the best I have heard strangely enough, as it had more to do with source rather then anything else.

 

It my set of HD800's out of my friends sound card. 

 

His sound card was some Asus model with a built in headphone amp, but dear god it was bad!

The treble was very 'tin-ny', thin and piercing and everything else just seemed recessed in comparison. My friend who hadn't heard the HD800's before thought they were terrible and I didn't understand why until I put them on.

 

After that epically bad audition I let my friend try them out of my dac/amp and I saw a huge smile emerge on his face. In the end he left with a  very good impression of the HD800.

Asus Xonar Essence STX - change the I/V opamps to THS4032 and try again wink_face.gif should be better - but WON'T touch a proper dedicated amp

post #517 of 1513

Skullcandy skullcrushers I bought them before I knew about (real headphones ) they had a huge bass so big you could hear nothing else eventually the built in woofers rattled themselves to death so they sounded like a library headphone for about a week before they gave out completely.

post #518 of 1513

they sell ear buds at the dollar store for .99cents, I can't imagine anything sounds much worse then that.

post #519 of 1513

Skullcandy skullcrushers I bought them before I knew about (real headphones ) they had a huge bass so big you could hear nothing else eventually the built in woofers rattled themselves to death so they sounded like a library headphone for about a week before they gave out completely.

 

They're actually not very bassy at all. They have vibrators in them that simulate bass.

post #520 of 1513

For me, it was the Edition 8's. I don't actually own them, but I listened to my uncle's pair. They just sounded weird to me, kind of like the music wasn't coming from the right location. Of course I've heard worse, but you expect those to be terrible. I was expecting these to be some sort of revelation for me, haha.Seeing as the best pair of headphones I've ever owned are the Brainwavz HM3(which I love), I may have no clue what I'm talking about.


Edited by bowlofsoup - 2/1/13 at 6:38pm
post #521 of 1513

AH-D1100.....impossible to listen to.....between the overwhelming bass and the creaking headband I gave them away....a bad experience.....

post #522 of 1513

$10 dollar Sony earbuds.

 

I forgot my headphones when out studying for finals. Decided to walk across the street to buy a set of cheap sonys to study with. After 15 minutes I never used them again. I know for ten bucks you dont get awesome quality, but I expected at least a bearable sound.

post #523 of 1513
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They're actually not very bassy at all. They have vibrators in them that simulate bass.

 

Oh that is probably why the bass sounded so much like farts I thought the bass was just low quality or something.... makes sense though.

post #524 of 1513
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Oh that is probably why the bass sounded so much like farts I thought the bass was just low quality or something.... makes sense though.

spin up time and spin down time = worst bass response of all time, and longest decay ever

post #525 of 1513

I got these Phillips earbuds for like 6 bucks when I was like 13 or 14.  I think that was the start of my audio journey because at the time I remember thinking about how bad they sounded, so I got a pair of $50 Sony in-ears so I wouldn't have to deal with such harsh ****

 

They were also really uncomfortable 

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