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The Ugly Headphone Duckling

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Thread Starter 

List some headphones that can be considered ugly/strange/funny looking but actually have a very good sound

post #2 of 16

Koss Porta Pros and Monoprice 8320 Ear Buds are the two I immediately think of.
 

post #3 of 16

Do you mean fugly to normal people or audiophile?

post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post

Do you mean fugly to normal people or audiophile?

Can be either.

 

Speaking of that. I think the Beats are pretty ugly along with all of Skullcandy phones.

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I've always hesitated buying those Grado's everyone loves, just because they are ugly and kind of look like headphones that would come with a walkman in 1990.

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HD700, HD800, GS1000, PS1000, and MDR-Z1000 all come to mind as ugly ones.
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Originally Posted by sml1226 View Post

HD700, HD800, GS1000, PS1000, and MDR-Z1000 all come to mind as ugly ones.

 

Whaaat? The ZX700/Z1000's are some of the most beautiful headphones out there.

 

Definitely agree with the HD800's though. And basically any headphone that has wooden cups (Denons are the exception).

post #8 of 16

the Audeze lcd-1's:

 

post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Kittenface View Post

I've always hesitated buying those Grado's everyone loves, just because they are ugly and kind of look like headphones that would come with a walkman in 1990.

They aren't near beautiful but I like their retro look.

post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Kukuk View Post

Whaaat? The ZX700/Z1000's are some of the most beautiful headphones out there.

Definitely agree with the HD800's though. And basically any headphone that has wooden cups (Denons are the exception).
The yoke ruined it for me. Hate what it did to the look.

And as for wooden cups, I believe you forgot Audio Technica. The majority of ATs cups look nicer than Denon's (stock wooden Denon cups) if you ask me.
post #11 of 16

Jecklin Floats, K1000

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by sml1226 View Post

The yoke ruined it for me. Hate what it did to the look.
And as for wooden cups, I believe you forgot Audio Technica. The majority of ATs cups look nicer than Denon's (stock wooden Denon cups) if you ask me.

 

You're right, I did! While I don't like all the Audio Technica wood cups, I do think the ESW9's and 10's are all sorts of classy.

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You're right, I did! While I don't like all the Audio Technica wood cups, I do think the ESW9's and 10's are all sorts of classy.

What about the FA 011? It's pretty fancy looking and it has wood cups. To me it looks AKG'ish

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KWH HOK 80.

RFT HOK 80

 

Some consider it ugly, I consider it honest.

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Koss Pro4aa

 

 

 

Skullcandy Aviator

 

Koss Ruk50g.........

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