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after reading too much sometimes you end up not buying anything and everything starts to become a rip off

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Well since this is a forum for recommendations, I really wish to see only one headphone that is flawless

 

for example each Hp in each thread I hear people complaining, I really wish to know does a perfect headphone even exist, the LCD2 and 3 have flaws, the HE500 and 400 have flaws, the Sennheiser HD800,700,650,600 have flaws. Those are just some to mention whom I followed their threads, you will always find someone complain about something, and the issue for me those mentioned headphones are super expensive except HE are reasonably priced.

 

So the question is why cant any of them get things right, some have harsh treble, some have lack of bass, some have too forwards mids. And after spending all this money people start to inform you that you an need expensive amp and after you buy an amp you discover that another amp would be a better choice. Common this should be not the case here for audiophiles as if I want to buy headphones with flaws I would not spend more than 50 USD on such headphones, but when we start to approach the 700 to 2000 USD range this is where I expect the BASS, MIDS, TREBLE, SOUND STAGE to be just perfect.

 

I decided after reading so much here, that i will not buy any of those, and I will keep my m50 until their is for gods sake one headphone that is reasonably priced and flawless.

 

Also whats the deal here that headphones become so expensive, or we encouraging such behaviors by manufacturers, as the price on some are just ridiculous high. As a community here we are indirectly making such high prices become acceptable, so whats next that we should start thinking of getting loans to buy them. GOSHHH this forum needs an association for this community, and make our message clear to those rip off manufactures that milk us, I am sure that at max a headphone manufacturing cost would not exceed 100-200 USD for the best materials, and look where we are in pricing now 2000 and above

 

What really got me to this point is after reading all the hails about the senheiser HD800, and how wow it is, I was expecting a revelation, this is when i realized that not everything you read is what you imagine it to be, it was to be honest a regular experience nothing spectacular that deserves 1500 USD for it, my m50 sounded better to me. I start to think what happens here is that people who fall into the trap of paying such big amounts of money for headphones, they start to come up with excuses to validate their purchase, and I am sure deep in their minds they know such headphones don't worth so much for what they offer

 

 

The only headphone I liked so far is the Yamaha mt220, and its reasonably priced but still I did not purchase it as its close to the sound of m50.

 

Sorry for letting it all out  ( peace out )


Edited by Sound Eq - 2/11/14 at 1:48am
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I hope you enjoy your M50, because you will be waiting a long, long time. There is no such thing as "flawless" or "best" in audio. Never has been, never will be.

I will also add that audio price/performance is most definitely NOT linear - it is strongly non-linear, and the more you spend, the less the incremental improvement over the next level down. $100 headphones might be 10x better than $10 headphones, but $1000 headphones are probably NOT 10x better than $100 headphones. The trick in audio is to find the level you can be happy at. This flabbergasts the folks that are used to paying to be the "best" - that's just silly in most things, but especially so in audio.
Edited by billybob_jcv - 2/11/14 at 7:47am
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well I am in no hurry to spend a fortune on something i will keep having in my mind oh dam something is off in this headphone. I can live with this in buying cheap headphones until 1 headphone does all I look for 

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