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post #61 of 1513
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Originally Posted by Music fan 8888 View Post

sony headphones are terrible and are so overpriced!


Some of the higher end stuff is actually pretty loved around here, but if you were ever unfortunate enough to hear the $5 earbuds they make, you will be scarred for life.

 

post #62 of 1513
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Originally Posted by buffalowings View Post

1964 ears quads for $500, sounded worse than a pair of $60 monster turbines that sounded horribly muddy compared to the coppers 



Im absolutely dumbfounded by that...Mine sound absolutely amazing...

post #63 of 1513


 

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Some of the higher end stuff is actually pretty loved around here, but if you were ever unfortunate enough to hear the $5 earbuds they make, you will be scarred for life.

 

yea I tried the ones within the £30 -£40 and they were bad - sounded like the free ones you get when u buy a walkman
 

 

post #64 of 1513

Sony and Sennheiser run very similar business models when it comes to headphones

as in they both manufacture - the good, the bad, and the downright ugly when it comes

to SQ.

 

Still, many would argue that we should be thankful because if it were not for the

masses of mediocre models then items like the SA-5000 and HD 800 would

never see the light of day. They would be far too unprofitable.

post #65 of 1513

Beats stuff and AKG k414p: The AKGs have too much bass.

post #66 of 1513

Out of the few headphones I've heard (and not counting Beats by Dre and iPod/iPhone earbuds), I'll have to say the worse headphones I've heard were Klipsch Image ONE (because it sounded really boring to me), Sony XB500 (because everything felt pushed back and surprisingly, I didn't notice any bass impact whatsoever even on bass heavy songs), and Bose AE2 (because like the Klipsch, it felt boring for me). I would praise Bose QC3 or QC15 (I forgot which one it was) for it's mind boggling noise cancellation. The only skullcandys I've heard were the Aviators. They were pretty good but I wouldn't buy them for $150. 

post #67 of 1513

Of the "audiophile" headphones I've heard, I thought the worst was the Grado sr80i.  I just didn't get the Grado sound, no soundstage, bright, harsh, and way too forward, as well as being uncomfortable.  

 

 

post #68 of 1513
I had a bunch of cheap junk that I don't even recall

Skullcandy Titan and Smokin
Koss PortaPro
HiFiMAN RE2
Grado SR-325is
Grado SR-80i Magnum Lite v1
post #69 of 1513


 

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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

Sony and Sennheiser run very similar business models when it comes to headphones

as in they both manufacture - the good, the bad, and the downright ugly when it comes

to SQ.

 

Still, many would argue that we should be thankful because if it were not for the

masses of mediocre models then items like the SA-5000 and HD 800 would

never see the light of day. They would be far too unprofitable.

Good point.  Its just that I've pretty much gone off sony because I have spent a lot of money on their products with the price never really justifying it.  Bought voice recorders, walkman mp3 players, CD players, headphones etc.....and all were so disappointing :( .  Now I dont dare to invest in expensive headphones from them
 

 

post #70 of 1513

I also think the Klipsh Image One was a very boring headphone to listen too. That and the Skullcandy UpRock were the worst headphones I've ever heard.

post #71 of 1513

Various Skullcandy IEMs, have all distinguished themselves by achieving the impossible...

 

...sounding WORSE than stock Apple earbuds.  No surprise there.

 

I am surprised to see Grado appearing repeatedly in this thread.

post #72 of 1513

The Grado great divide knows no bounds happy_face1.gif

post #73 of 1513

 Skullcandy skullcrushers.  It's like they took one constant, droning,singular bass note, made it really muddy and distorted, and tried to make a song out of it. NO mids, NO treble, but of course, I thought it sounded good at the time, I just though "OMG listen to that bass!"

post #74 of 1513

Apple earbuds

post #75 of 1513

I thought the AD700 was pretty bad :P

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