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post #421 of 495
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post
 

I wasn't talking about you. I was talking about the opinion you responded to. I'm sorry if I didn't make that more clear.

 

OK, no problem.

post #422 of 495
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

 

It was clear from my post that I was conveying my personal experience having given it a preliminary listen before burning it in.

 

I shall suppose that you accidentally misunderstood me. Please read more carefully and respond more considerately.

 

I think RooMe was referring to this post:

 

TBH I don't think it's possible for a set to be more overrated (on here) than the Mikros 90. I haven't even heard them but for a pair of $300 headphones marked down to $60 you'd think they're the greatest product to grace the audio world from the way that threat goes bananas over them. I've never heard of people stockpiling a single kind of headphone before. 

post #423 of 495
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

I think RooMe was referring to this post:

 

TBH I don't think it's possible for a set to be more overrated (on here) than the Mikros 90. I haven't even heard them but for a pair of $300 headphones marked down to $60 you'd think they're the greatest product to grace the audio world from the way that threat goes bananas over them. I've never heard of people stockpiling a single kind of headphone before. 

 

That's not an unreasonable judgment if the thread is really like that.

 

Honestly, stop giving His Dudeness grief. If he had pretended to hear them and bashed them, by all means let him have it because that's a foul. But he wrote outright that he hadn't heard them and explained why he's dubious. I don't have such a problem with that.

post #424 of 495
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

 

That's not an unreasonable judgment if the thread is really like that.

 

 

You be the judge.

 

 

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Honestly, stop giving His Dudeness grief.

LOL

 

I guess you are right...

post #425 of 495
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

 

That's not an unreasonable judgment if the thread is really like that.

 

Honestly, stop giving His Dudeness grief. If he had pretended to hear them and bashed them, by all means let him have it because that's a foul. But he wrote outright that he hadn't heard them and explained why he's dubious. I don't have such a problem with that.

I didn't have a problem with it either. I just suggested people take that kind of information with a mountain of salt.

To form an opinion you need have a hands on experience with that product. If someone never have any hands on experience than it's not an opinion it just him guessing.

But you're right let's end this off topic discussion. 


Edited by RoMee - 3/17/14 at 11:46am
post #426 of 495
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Originally Posted by stuartfang View Post

's cool if I put more than one headphones in both right? Please note that this only applies to the Head-Fi community

Most overrated headphones:
-> Sennheiser HD600/650 (the second recommended candidate right after M50 to any newcomer/starter)
-> V-Moda M-100 (poor price to performance ratio relatively)
-> Monster Turbine series (honestly for the price you pay for them you can get better)
-> Every wood audio-technica (self-explanatory; some people like to pay premium more than the non-wood version/model just to damage the environment)
-> and lastly the ATH-M50 (it's like nothing else is better for a newbie to get as their first headphone)

Most underrated headphones:
-> Klipsch Image X7i (ceramic housing, excellent isolation, and very balanced and neutral. Too bad nobody cares about it here)
-> Every Phillips circumaural headphone (they're worth every penny. Until you get told by 10 people to just get the M50s...)
-> Every Victor branded (Japan exclusive) high end flagship headphones i.e. Kenwood KH-1000 (regional availability is no excuse!)
-> Red Giant dynamic IEMs (technically superior drivers, great accessories and low profit margin)

my honest opinions.

 

 

I've never heard any audio-technica's but I seriously doubt that wood has anything to do with them sounding bad.  There are a lot of tone woods that in particular give a pleasant sound.  And I dont see how being made out of wood directly damages the environment, where I live most people live in houses...and surprisingly most of these houses are built out of wood.  I guess I could sacrifice a wall or a roof for a pair of headphones, though I had better get an umbrella so that my amp doesnt get wet

post #427 of 495
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I've never heard any audio-technica's but I seriously doubt that wood has anything to do with them sounding bad.  There are a lot of tone woods that in particular give a pleasant sound.

 

When I tried them, I felt oh . . . Grandioso and looked um . . . Raffinato. :tongue_smile:  Then I gave them back to the God who made them.

post #428 of 495

Overrated: Sennheiser 600/650  (midrange suckout)

 

Underrated:  Grado PS500

post #429 of 495
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Overrated: Sennheiser 600/650  (midrange suckout)

 

 

Although I didn't like the HD650 and ended up selling my pair, I can totally understand why people love them. 

post #430 of 495
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Overrated: Sennheiser 600/650  (midrange suckout)

Underrated:  Grado PS500

What do you mean by 'suckout' ?
post #431 of 495
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Although I didn't like the HD650 and ended up selling my pair, I can totally understand why people love them. 

 

I can too but they are often mistakenly held up as an example of neutrality which isn't true.

post #432 of 495
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What do you mean by 'suckout' ?

 

Suckout means it measures below the flat FR line in the midrange.  So you hear less midrange than is there.

post #433 of 495
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Suckout means it measures below the flat FR line in the midrange.  So you hear less midrange than is there.
I actually liked the mids of the HD6x0 series and found them upfront and clear. No recession whatsoever.. But then again we all have different tastes.
post #434 of 495
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I can too but they are often mistakenly held up as an example of neutrality which isn't true.

I think it's fair to say that HD600 is in the neutral range. HD650, a little less so but still generally neutral as models go.
post #435 of 495
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Agreed on both points. TBH I think the HD650s are almost underrated from the audiophile perspective. I'd rather have those than any >$1000 pair I've tried.

 

The HD650/600 and 580 are not under-rated at all. They use to be the only recommended and most talked about headphones on this forum from 2001 to 2008, year or so just before the HD800 came out.

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