Originally Posted by LizardKing1
I've thought of that, but I think if people care so much about post count THEY have a problem, not the forum. You can't force people to grow up. I have over 1k posts and I'm really noobish in some areas.
As for the OP: I have tried the QC, and I'm not afraid to say I liked them. My memory is foggy, it was some time ago, but they sounded warm, bassy and veiled. I have a gripe against veiled sound, but in that case they pulled it off nicely, like something good for indie rock. But none of that matters, because when someone comes along I don't just care what's good, but what's good for the price. It doesn't matter if the QCs sound good, are comfortable and have NC because I know there are things in my opinion just as good (without the NC, I'll give you that, but good at isolating) that literally cost half.
As for recommendations I see why that pisses you off. I obviously don't think people should recommend things they haven't tried. But I can lead the way to someone. For example if someone wants a bassy IEM in a medium budget, I tell them to read up on the IE8. I haven't tried it, but I have read enough to know what it should sound. It's not as good as me having tried it, but I honestly see no problem in it, and I always mention that I haven't tried the model in question, it's just an "I think something along these lines" advice. You can give your opinion without having personal experience. Again, I don't care if this is shunned upon, I think it's a good source of info as long as you specify your (lack of) personal experience.
OP here. It's funny because you say the QC15s are veiled, but what you probably don't know is that the IE8s are veiled too because you haven't tried it. So in that sense, you wouldn't buy the QC15s because in part, they are veiled, but you would recommend the IE8s when they're famous for being a bit veiled as well. Just a little funny to me, and not in a bad way. I actually got rid of my IE8s after 2 years of use because they were too veiled for me.
I'm not saying it's a bad thing that you recommend based on the countless glowing reviews of the IE8s which are well known for their solid bass, but you're probably leading with "I heard the IE8s.. or Everyone says the IE8s.." right? You're not pawning off that assessment as your own. I don't have issue with that at all.
So the QC15.. yes, pretty expensive for ok sound. You're paying for the NC really. My opinion is, that's not so bad. you're getting what is arguably the best NC out there (if thats important to you). To me, they sound pretty good.. crisp highs, not too great mids, and bit bloaty bass, but overall, pretty spacious. Comfort is top notch and the NC is great. My biggest gripe with the is the sound leakage.
Price seems to be the major negative factor. But hey, I say if they can afford to drop $300 on headphones with the best NC out there, then let them do what they do. Luckily, mine were a gift so I didn't have to make that decision.