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So I know people sometimes talk about the worst headphones they've heard, but what about the worst sound you've ever heard through your good headphones?... Mine is "The Earrape Song" by me... WHY DID I EVEN MAKE IT IN THE FIRST PLACE????
post #33 of 63
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Ok, so I'm bringing this discussion over from another thread that got off topic. I define the term audiophile, not as a person who enjoys audio, but as a persons preferred response curve is flat, and a bass head is a person who enjoys a bass geared curve. Simple as that... Imo, every group (only two I know of are the bassheads and audiophiles... Possibly V heads... If that's even a term...) that is serious enough about how their response sounds cares about their audio experience. Just because a person isn't an audiophile doesn't mean they don't love audio!... "You spent 2,000$ on a set of bass cannons. You must hate your audio!"... Lol. I personally don't call myself a member of any group. I don't have a preferred eq curve to be honest, just as long as the cans are good at what they do, I'm fine.
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Ok, so I'm bringing this discussion over from another thread that got off topic. I define the term audiophile, not as a person who enjoys audio, but as a persons preferred response curve is flat, and a bass head is a person who enjoys a bass geared curve. Simple as that... Imo, every group (only two I know of are the bassheads and audiophiles... Possibly V heads... If that's even a term...) that is serious enough about how their response sounds cares about their audio experience. Just because a person isn't an audiophile doesn't mean they don't love audio!... "You spent 2,000$ on a set of bass cannons. You must hate your audio!"... Lol. I personally don't call myself a member of any group. I don't have a preferred eq curve to be honest, just as long as the cans are good at what they do, I'm fine.

Whoa whoa whoa whoa, I do not want to ever be called a V-head lol.

Conversely, couldn't people who prefer a flat sound be called flatheads (ba-dum-tsh) 

 

Personally, I prefer a V-shaped sound akin to the JVC Ha-FRD/FXD-80. For home listening though. On the road I prefer a bass heavy (only slightly, not beats bass heavy, it makes it sound sloppy), non-fatiguing sound sig. Unfortunately, my preferences change a lot.

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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

So I know people sometimes talk about the worst headphones they've heard, but what about the worst sound you've ever heard through your good headphones?... Mine is "The Earrape Song" by me... WHY DID I EVEN MAKE IT IN THE FIRST PLACE????

The last little bit of Contact by Daft Punk. Its basically nails meets chalkboard, EDM edition.

Not sound, but song for me. California Love. So over played, it hurts to listen to it now. Argh I hate it.

post #36 of 63

Just throwing this in here:

I used to be a "bass is everything" kind of guy, not a basshead, more like a distortionhead.

Anyways, since I've seen the light (the light as in beats suck) I've tried some other headphones, and I really liked the sound of the Hifiman HE-300 and Mad Dog 3.2. Someone said that they have a 'slight V-shape'

I don't have a single clue what that means, but I guess I like slight V-shape headphones (More bass, less mids, more treble...? I think?)

 

Will listen to all the bass songs in a bit :) (With my beats, distortion aho!)

 

 

Worst sounds I've heard: A beats studio hooked up to a Fiio E11 with an extremely bassy song, it was really HURTING my ears. It wasn't my beats studio (Even though I hate it, I would never torture it like that), but a friend's, so I let him listen why you shouldn't use an amp with a beats studio, and he was like: Wow this bass rocks! I really gave him the 'are you deaf?' face. It was 100% distortion, 0% bass. It sounded like it was going to blow up any time.

 

By the way, DisCHORDDubstep, mind sending me 'the ear rape song'? I think my ears will hate me for it, but I wish to try it anyway.

 

Edit: Just listened to the songs, all of them aren't really my style, they sure do have bass though.


Edited by kilspeed111 - 3/31/14 at 12:51am
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So I know people sometimes talk about the worst headphones they've heard, but what about the worst sound you've ever heard through your good headphones?...

Basically all Dubstep.
post #38 of 63
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Originally Posted by kilspeed111 View Post

Just throwing this in here:
I used to be a "bass is everything" kind of guy, not a basshead, more like a distortionhead.
Anyways, since I've seen the light (the light as in beats suck) I've tried some other headphones, and I really liked the sound of the Hifiman HE-300 and Mad Dog 3.2. Someone said that they have a 'slight V-shape'
I don't have a single clue what that means, but I guess I like slight V-shape headphones (More bass, less mids, more treble...? I think?)

Will listen to all the bass songs in a bit smily_headphones1.gif (With my beats, distortion aho!)


Worst sounds I've heard: A beats studio hooked up to a Fiio E11 with an extremely bassy song, it was really HURTING my ears. It wasn't my beats studio (Even though I hate it, I would never torture it like that), but a friend's, so I let him listen why you shouldn't use an amp with a beats studio, and he was like: Wow this bass rocks! I really gave him the 'are you deaf?' face. It was 100% distortion, 0% bass. It sounded like it was going to blow up any time.

By the way, DisCHORDDubstep, mind sending me 'the ear rape song'? I think my ears will hate me for it, but I wish to try it anyway.

Edit: Just listened to the songs, all of them aren't really my style, they sure do have bass though.

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Basically all Dubstep.
I deleted my earrape song. Sorry, it was an abomination... And I hope you were kidding hapster, because if you aren't, then you better prepare yourself for a bass cannon to the face!(lol) and I tried monster beats studios with my e11, and it basically warped the drivers(not permanently thankfully... Don't want to waste 300$ on replacing crap) and it actually drained the entire battery because of the power surge... And then I hooked it up to the JVC ha-m55x's and I managed to actually convince 8 people that beats are schiit!
post #39 of 63
I think an easy way to convert peoples away from Beats to proper headphones would be to let them listen to the Mad Dog Pro. If I remember, it has a balanced sound but with emphasized bass. They should notice the clarity and distortion gone. Optional bass boost might convince them further.
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I think an easy way to convert peoples away from Beats to proper headphones would be to let them listen to the Mad Dog Pro. If I remember, it has a balanced sound but with emphasized bass. They should notice the clarity and distortion gone. Optional bass boost might convince them further.
I suggest v-moda LP's/m-100 for that purpose tbh... Even m-80's would be good. The mix of style, sound, comfort, and durability is often times enough to pull someone away from their fashion cans. I have unbiased friends, so they naturally go by sound and comfort more often than looks or brand. That's why I was able to convince 8 people away from the beats... And I feel bad for my friend. He just bought a pair of sol republic tracks... That would be fine If he was listening to rap/hip hop, BUT he listens to 70's and 80's!... And he honestly believes sol republics are the best headphones ever... No way I can even convince him... UNLESS he tries on the k240's I ordered... Then he might turn away from fashion, and into audiophilia.
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I suggest v-moda LP's/m-100 for that purpose tbh... Even m-80's would be good. The mix of style, sound, comfort, and durability is often times enough to pull someone away from their fashion cans. I have unbiased friends, so they naturally go by sound and comfort more often than looks or brand. That's why I was able to convince 8 people away from the beats... And I feel bad for my friend. He just bought a pair of sol republic tracks... That would be fine If he was listening to rap/hip hop, BUT he listens to 70's and 80's!... And he honestly believes sol republics are the best headphones ever... No way I can even convince him... UNLESS he tries on the k240's I ordered... Then he might turn away from fashion, and into audiophilia.

So wait, v-moda's aren't overpriced? Some kid in my class (the only one that actually care's about audio quality) asked me what to buy, he loves bass, so I said "Get an ultrasone, can't go wrong with that, just stay off beats/sms audio/pioneer (he has one of these right now, the HDJ500 and hates it, so do I)/Bose/V-moda

 

He said he was looking into a V-moda, a crossfade M80 if I recall right. But I told him it was overpriced (that's what I thought I read on this forum) and he shouldn't get it. But if they aren't overpriced I'll tell him right away tomorrow.

 

Edit: I forgot to say, he will be using these cans to mix and listen to music (house music, like hardwell).

post #42 of 63
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So wait, v-moda's aren't overpriced? Some kid in my class (the only one that actually care's about audio quality) asked me what to buy, he loves bass, so I said "Get an ultrasone, can't go wrong with that, just stay off beats/sms audio/pioneer (he has one of these right now, the HDJ500 and hates it, so do I)/Bose/V-moda

He said he was looking into a V-moda, a crossfade M80 if I recall right. But I told him it was overpriced (that's what I thought I read on this forum) and he shouldn't get it. But if they aren't overpriced I'll tell him right away tomorrow.

Edit: I forgot to say, he will be using these cans to mix and listen to music (house music, like hardwell).
V-moda apparently has exceptional sound quality... But tell him not to get the lp's. The m-100's/80's are the ones with the flat response and high quality sound. M-80's are 150$ and I've seen the response chart... its good for studio use, have steel everything so basically most tank like cans you can get. You must have been reading on the v-moda lp's. The lp's are made to compete with the bass heavy beats, skullcandy, etc. The m-80's and m-100's are made for audiophiles, and, unlike beats studios, are actually good for studio use. He'd like them quite I bit.
post #43 of 63
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Originally Posted by kilspeed111 View Post

So wait, v-moda's aren't overpriced? Some kid in my class (the only one that actually care's about audio quality) asked me what to buy, he loves bass, so I said "Get an ultrasone, can't go wrong with that, just stay off beats/sms audio/pioneer (he has one of these right now, the HDJ500 and hates it, so do I)/Bose/V-moda

He said he was looking into a V-moda, a crossfade M80 if I recall right. But I told him it was overpriced (that's what I thought I read on this forum) and he shouldn't get it. But if they aren't overpriced I'll tell him right away tomorrow.

Edit: I forgot to say, he will be using these cans to mix and listen to music (house music, like hardwell).
You do pay a premium for looks, but they are nowhere near as overpriced as Beats and similar brands. I own the Crossfade LP2 and I'd say the sound they produce is worth around $175-$180, but they actually retail for $200. The M-100 is far better, though.
post #44 of 63
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Plus the m-80's have a little bass boost. Not ridiculous like beats, but still a bass boost. High quality bass from what I've read. Whatever you do, don't tell him to get the lp's. The lp's are nice, just not for what he wants. The bass is more detailed than beats, and better overall sq and build, looks(imo), etc than beats. I might get them, but they are only for fun.
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V-moda apparently has exceptional sound quality... But tell him not to get the lp's. The m-100's/80's are the ones with the flat response and high quality sound. M-80's are 150$ and I've seen the response chart... its good for studio use, have steel everything so basically most tank like cans you can get. You must have been reading on the v-moda lp's. The lp's are made to compete with the bass heavy beats, skullcandy, etc. The m-80's and m-100's are made for audiophiles, and, unlike beats studios, are actually good for studio use. He'd like them quite I bit.

 

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You do pay a premium for looks, but they are nowhere near as overpriced as Beats and similar brands. I own the Crossfade LP2 and I'd say the sound they produce is worth around $175-$180, but they actually retail for $200. The M-100 is far better, though.

 

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Plus the m-80's have a little bass boost. Not ridiculous like beats, but still a bass boost. High quality bass from what I've read. Whatever you do, don't tell him to get the lp's. The lp's are nice, just not for what he wants. The bass is more detailed than beats, and better overall sq and build, looks(imo), etc than beats. I might get them, but they are only for fun.

 

Thank you, this was extremely helpfull, I'll just show him these posts tomorrow :)

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