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post #946 of 1514
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Originally Posted by m4xwellmurd3r View Post

That's right, I just joined because of this thread...

This thread is exactly the same reason why I joined the Head-Fi forums because I, too have had my share of bad experiences while looking for headphones.  However, the winner for the worst I've heard was a pair of COBY headphones I bought to replace a pair of Lenoxx Sound headphones I could no longer re-solder in 2005.  The COBY headphones, aside from being uncomfortable were muddy and murky.  Highs and mids were damn near non-existent, and they were overly bassy, and this was before getting ten pairs from Lenoxx Sound that same year.  Sadly, I'm down to my last two pairs from the ten that I got, with my best pair in my best friend's house, (as I left them in his car, Friday night) and my secondary pair, which needs to be resoldered, leaving me to rely on a pair I bought from Encore Data Products, last August.

 

http://www.encoredataproducts.com/Encore-ENC2-Stereo-Classroom-Headphones-p-3498.html

 

While these aren't the absolute worst, they're not the greatest I've heard either.  While the bass is decent on these, they're somewhat muddy, and have no highs or treble either.  My biggest gripe is that they're what I consider "deaf headphones."  --By "deaf headphones," I mean a pair of headphones that have a really soft output on the highest volume setting of my laptop or HTC Glacier (MyTouch 4G smartphone)  This is most notable when I'm editing audio in Adobe Audition, or listening to .mp3's saved in my HTC Glacier, on the bus ride to and from school/work/etc.

I honestly can't wait to get my best pairs back, along with a dozen Lenoxx Sound headphones I bought from Cyberguys, yesterday.

post #947 of 1514

My worst pair had to be a pair of my buddies monoprice buds. TBH, I rarely ever listen to or even try cheap headphones but these were pretty horrible. Maybe I am just biased. O_O

post #948 of 1514

Joshhh, you're not biased, just reserved.  Trust me, I'm the same way when it comes to headphones.

post #949 of 1514
Well besides from the all plastic torture devices that are used to demo cds at target, the worst I recall hearing is a pair of WESC headphones.



If you thought Skullcandy was all about fashion well, these are worse.
post #950 of 1514

My God, that bright, yellow is so painful on the eyes!  I bet they sound muddy, murky and overly bassy.

What is it with overemphasized bass drivers these days!?  Not everything is bassy, and this includes fart videos on YouTube.

post #951 of 1514
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Originally Posted by SchallMann1978 View Post

My God, that bright, yellow is so painful on the eyes!  I bet they sound muddy, murky and overly bassy.


What is it with overemphasized bass drivers these days!?  Not everything is bassy, and this includes fart videos on YouTube.

Actually they weren't extremely bassy but just very unnatural sounding with next to no separation. Sounded like an echoey tin can. eek.gif
post #952 of 1514
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Originally Posted by audioKyle View Post

Well besides from the all plastic torture devices that are used to demo cds at target, the worst I recall hearing is a pair of WESC headphones.



If you thought Skullcandy was all about fashion well, these are worse.

 

My vote for the ugliest HP's of all time.

post #953 of 1514
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Actually they weren't extremely bassy but just very unnatural sounding with next to no separation. Sounded like an echoey tin can. eek.gif

 

ACK!  That's really bad!  Hell, the only thing I think is salvageable from my AVID disposable AE-08's is the cord, which is both sad and a blessing, considering I tend to Frankenstein my headphones when the cord breaks down, and needs to be replaced. 

post #954 of 1514


Without doubt, the Sennheiser HD650.

 

post #955 of 1514

^Haha, that's a mighty fine worst headphone there.

 

If we're talking worst 'good' headphone I've owned, that would be the Grado sr225i. 

post #956 of 1514
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Originally Posted by SchallMann1978 View Post

My God, that bright, yellow is so painful on the eyes!  I bet they sound muddy, murky and overly bassy.
What is it with overemphasized bass drivers these days!?  Not everything is bassy, and this includes fart videos on YouTube.

I blame big subs in cars and trucks, rap music, dub step, and everyone thats unhealthily obsessed with loudness and bass.

People keep buying super bass oriented headphones because they want that vision bluring, skull cracking bass you get by spending thouands on amps and subs in cars. Instead of good, balanced headphones (that respond well to eqing) they buy things like beats, and skull candy, that advertise as having extreme bass.
Cause who cares how the music sounds when all they want is their brains to explode when the bass drops.

I like my bass, but tastefully so.
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Edited by m4xwellmurd3r - 10/9/13 at 1:11am
post #957 of 1514
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Originally Posted by sp3llv3xit View Post
 

Without doubt, the Sennheiser HD650.

 

If that's the worst you've ever heard, you've had a very sheltered existence. 

post #958 of 1514
Worst was the beats studios that I got with my HTC one.
I gave them to my wife to use for ebooks. Also told her not to wear them outside the house.
post #959 of 1514
Heard some pretty bad T50rp mods =D... Otherwise the girlfriend's earbuds are pretty craptastic!
post #960 of 1514

I have some experience with vintage headphones and some of these are on another level of bad. Probably a combination of being bad to begin with and the deterioration of materials. 

The headphones in my avatar, Sound Dynamic MD-2STV, sounds truly awful but don't take first place. I have to give it to the Audio Technica AT-703. They just sound totally hollow and distorted.

The most plastic headphones I've ever seen a headphone with the name Pleomax on the cups are the worst 'newer' I've heard. Zero bass, no treble, totally tinny.

You really have to love music in order to listen to these turds. Or maybe you have to hate music, not sure.

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