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post #31 of 139
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post
Then Head-fi mentioned that the XB500 was actually better.

That was probably me. Sorry! D:

post #32 of 139
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The Sennheiser PX200-II was also horrible. Not because it wasn't capable, but because it was impossible to get a good seal, that everything sounded tinny. It also didn't stay in place. What good are headphones if the seal is very important but the design doesn't allow it?


Yeah, I've seen people that do not like PX200-II seal and fit. But on my head they sit perfectly and isolation is almost as good as with some of my IEMs. Sound leakage is almost negligible, and overall SQ is great. So, you just have to try them on your head before you buy them, I think :)

 

As for the worst headphones I ever bought... I think, considering price/quality ratio, that would be Sony MDR-EX310LP, my last IEMs. For the price of ATH-CKS50 (which I had before), EX310 souds absolutely awful. I'd say they have V-shaped sound, but that "V" is stretched vertically a couple times, so you get loud, muddy bass and creaking sibilant higs. And cable is cheap and bad too.

post #33 of 139

Shure SE535 - Sibilance galore

Veiled and over hyped

post #34 of 139
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Originally Posted by takminator View Post

Shure SE535 - Sibilance galore

Veiled and over hyped

 

How can something be veiled and have sibilance ??

post #35 of 139

Beats Studios, before I became an Audiophile.. But I still keep it..

post #36 of 139
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Originally Posted by natrixx View Post


Yeah, I've seen people that do not like PX200-II seal and fit. But on my head they sit perfectly and isolation is almost as good as with some of my IEMs. Sound leakage is almost negligible, and overall SQ is great. So, you just have to try them on your head before you buy them, I think smily_headphones1.gif

As for the worst headphones I ever bought... I think, considering price/quality ratio, that would be Sony MDR-EX310LP, my last IEMs. For the price of ATH-CKS50 (which I had before), EX310 souds absolutely awful. I'd say they have V-shaped sound, but that "V" is stretched vertically a couple times, so you get loud, muddy bass and creaking sibilant higs. And cable is cheap and bad too.

When I held the cups to my ears, I thought they sounded great. However, as soon as I let them go, that SQ was completely gone. It's a shame.

The problem is that around here, we can't 'try' headphones other than the basic Best Buy staples, and have to resort to blind purchases...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/21/12 at 11:17pm
post #37 of 139
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


When I held the cups to my ears, I thought they sounded great. However, as soon as I let them go, that SQ was completely gone. It's a shame.


Depends on head size, yes. Mine is huge, and sometimes it's not that bad, haha :D

post #38 of 139
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How can something be veiled and have sibilance ??

Very possible. Take a bass bloated headphone with a certain treble peaks. The DT770 Pro 80 can be veiled sounding at times, yet be sibilant/harsh.
post #39 of 139
Thread Starter 

lol yea tried a pair of studio's at the mall,what a waste of $300

post #40 of 139
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Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post

$30 Turtle Beach Z1 headset. -1/10. Absolutely terrible.

 

1. I had two pairs virtually disintergrate in 1 week.

2. They clamped very hard + a super aural design that crushed your ears and head + itchy pads

3. Sound was horrible

4. Mic was good actually.

 

 

I much preferred my $10 Logitech headset I bought at Target. I loved that little thing.

I hated these. The hurt my ears when I played long periods. It was sh1tty quality and they broke after three months.

post #41 of 139
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Very possible. Take a bass bloated headphone with a certain treble peaks. The DT770 Pro 80 can be veiled sounding at times, yet be sibilant/harsh.

 

Yes - but he's talking about SE535s which aren't bass heavy, and have a forward mid-range ........ blink.gif

post #42 of 139
Thread Starter 

lol i like how when someone gets a good thread started like 5 different people go into their own little sub conversations

post #43 of 139
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Originally Posted by genclaymore View Post

Razer Barracuda HP 5.1 headset with the Barracuda AC1 sound card years ago before I got into audiophile headphones.

Ill agree 100%. I too brought those years back & was disgusted. My 20dollar in ear buds blew them out of the water for gaming in quality. Although I had a sound blaster card. I thought that since razer made a good mouse, they make good headset.

post #44 of 139
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Originally Posted by takminator View Post

Shure SE535 - Sibilance galore
Veiled and over hyped

I don't really find it's veiled (maybe a tad bit) but yea, the sibilance is pretty bad and it's one of the reasons I don't use it much, even on the go.

Still my main IEM though.
post #45 of 139
The UE Triple.Fi 10 were the most disappointing pair of headphones for the money spent, bass decayed abit too quickly combined with the midrange suckout left me quite dissatisfied with my online purchase. They weren't the worst pair of cans I bought, that would have to be the ep630.
Edited by Donnyhifi - 8/22/12 at 7:25am
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