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post #316 of 495
I think all headphones are overpriced (obviously not all).

I didn't really feel the SR80i. It wasn't very comfortable, and the bass lacked impact. I feel like I should try them again though.
post #317 of 495
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

I didn't really feel the SR80i. It wasn't very comfortable, and the bass lacked impact. I feel like I should try them again though.

 

Comfort can be improved by bending the metal piece inside the stock headband to fit you better and soaking the bowls to soften them.

 

It's harder to hear the bass on 80i than on the other SRs because of 80i's powerful treble. The only SR I can hear a lot of bass on is 325is. But that's using stock configuration: try them with tape-modded L-cushions. I'm not sure about the physics of it, but it seems that the cavity captures the bass and the tape keeps in so it can get to your ears.


Edited by Claritas - 11/25/13 at 8:08pm
post #318 of 495
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

I think all headphones are overpriced (obviously not all).

I didn't really feel the SR80i. It wasn't very comfortable, and the bass lacked impact. I feel like I should try them again though.

I agree that the heabband can be stretched to fix most comfort issue especially clamping force. Yes, it might lack bass impact but the decently full body put it away from sounding thin like some other headphones I tested. In fact, most open headphones lacks bass some even less than Grado smily_headphones1.gif
post #319 of 495

Aw Geez. Somebody give this dude some earbuds.

post #320 of 495
Laat time I used ear buds... A year and a half ago.
post #321 of 495

I am still using my ear buds till now for portable use. I guess some of them can be categorized as underrated here...

post #322 of 495
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I am still using my ear buds till now for portable use. I guess some of them can be categorized as underrated here...

NO! I don't like them! My friend uses a RM50 earbuds, I like it so much although I listen to it for less than 2min. Definitely a better earbuds than the old iBuds... the new Apple Earpods is not bad at all but it never sit quitely in my ear it have to drop off or discomfort me once in awhile -_-

post #323 of 495

Underrated: Beyerdynamic DT250

Overrated: Sennheiser Amperior

Yet another overrated headphone to my list. Sennheiser Amperior:

I am so disappointed by its bloated and uncontrolled bass. Not punchy but all over my head. Is this what they call 'muddy'?

It even hardly justify the 129.95 'steal price' I paid. I also have beyerdynamic  DT250, which is around the same price range but deliver much more refined and punchy bass. Natural and fun sounding. Beyer should really think about producing a version of DT250 with shiny finish and iphone remote control. That would make the best affordable closed portable headphone you can buy. Yeah, I still think DT250 is most underrated or overlooked. 

post #324 of 495
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

 

Comfort can be improved by bending the metal piece inside the stock headband to fit you better and soaking the bowls to soften them.

 

It's harder to hear the bass on 80i than on the other SRs because of 80i's powerful treble. The only SR I can hear a lot of bass on is 325is. But that's using stock configuration: try them with tape-modded L-cushions. I'm not sure about the physics of it, but it seems that the cavity captures the bass and the tape keeps in so it can get to your ears.

 

I ended up buying the SR60 after listening to it and the 80, 125, 225.  Thought it had the most balanced sound signature of all of these with better bass and more even treble.  Still love them for their energy and clarity!  At $80, they're a great value -- if you like their type of sound.

post #325 of 495
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Underrated: Beyerdynamic DT250

Overrated: Sennheiser Amperior

Yet another overrated headphone to my list. Sennheiser Amperior:

I am so disappointed by its bloated and uncontrolled bass. Not punchy but all over my head. Is this what they call 'muddy'?

It even hardly justify the 129.95 'steal price' I paid. I also have beyerdynamic  DT250, which is around the same price range but deliver much more refined and punchy bass. Natural and fun sounding. Beyer should really think about producing a version of DT250 with shiny finish and iphone remote control. That would make the best affordable closed portable headphone you can buy. Yeah, I still think DT250 is most underrated or overlooked. 


How can the Amperiors be overrated if they had to discontinue the model?

post #326 of 495
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How can the Amperiors be overrated if they had to discontinue the model?

I think it is discontinued because momentum on ear is sennheiser's new marketing focus. 

Amperior is still acclaimed by many users and gets good reviews from influential online reviewers. There is also a strong fan base of HD25 and its affiliates in China.  

It is said that pleather pads would improve amperior's bass with more focus and punch but that would decrease its comfort especially in summer. 

post #327 of 495
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Originally Posted by Primetime86 View Post
 

Soo yeah In your opinion what are the most overrated and underrated in your opinion and why?

 

I'll start

 

 

Overated: For years the M50 was considered to most over hyped. For me personally as of right now I would say the V-Moda m100. I own it, It's sexy stylish. The sound though when you break it down is pretty bad considering it's in the $300/£270 price point. 

 

Underated: Beyerdynamic DT770, Amazing headphone, powerful bass, musical sound and is quite balanced too. It's cheap as chips here in the UK at £120 which is the same price range as the athM50. I prefer it ot most headphones they sound like a old denon line phone to me.


Since you mentioned DT-770 in the #1 post then I'd have to say the Superlux HD 662B's ($50 free shipping on ebay + velours $12) as they are effectively a clone of 770's with phat bass and by adding velours and tissue they are great. An ES9023 Sabre or U2 DAC would not go a-miss in clearing up the resolution/smearing though. They can run straight off the DAC as well.


Edited by Lohb - 11/30/13 at 6:31pm
post #328 of 495

The most overrated? Any headphone that has a high price tag that is recommended by a lot of people,then one listens to it and thanks "OMG what are all these people talking about?" The most underrated? One that a person likes and no one else does. LOL.


Edited by jimdandy - 11/30/13 at 3:47pm
post #329 of 495
Older thread but here's my underrated iem

I think the denon ah-c400 is very underrated. No one talks about on here at all really. When just using a ipod and no amp they are good but when a amp is added they are amazing I think. There is literally no bleed anywhere in the frequinces. They are probably the most neutral iem I've heard. The mids and the highs play together very well. And I mean really well. NO BLEADING AT ALL. ok the bass Isn't the most powerful bass I've heard but that's because they are neutral lol. Anyways just wanted to give some love to a well deserved iem;). Also I've read in some reviews on the Internet people saying that they distort in the bass at high volume. I use an amp with these and I've had them pretty loud and I have heard zero distortion. Not sure how loud you have to go but non!! Thanks happy listening smily_headphones1.gif
post #330 of 495
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Older thread but here's my underrated iem

I think the denon ah-c400 is very underrated. No one talks about on here at all really. When just using a ipod and no amp they are good but when a amp is added they are amazing I think. There is literally no bleed anywhere in the frequinces. They are probably the most neutral iem I've heard. The mids and the highs play together very well. And I mean really well. NO BLEADING AT ALL. ok the bass Isn't the most powerful bass I've heard but that's because they are neutral lol. Anyways just wanted to give some love to a well deserved iem;). Also I've read in some reviews on the Internet people saying that they distort in the bass at high volume. I use an amp with these and I've had them pretty loud and I have heard zero distortion. Not sure how loud you have to go but non!! Thanks happy listening smily_headphones1.gif

Just yesterday i ordered the Denon C300. Basically a basshead version of the c400, I've heard a lot of good things about it. I'll see how it goes. 

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