Presenting... The SONY BAD DESIGN thread!!
post-149583
Thread Starter
Post #1 of 19

Flasken

Exhibit A in the case FOR a legal drinking age.
Joined
Dec 24, 2001
Messages
2,319
Reaction score
12
Joined
Dec 24, 2001
Posts
2,319
Likes
12
I've always thought most electronics designed by sony are very ugly. Let's use this thread to pinpoint the worst sony design of all!!

Here is my contribution...




- That is so fscking ugly man!!
 
     Share This Post       
post-149628
Post #2 of 19

linnem

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jun 1, 2002
Messages
214
Reaction score
0
Joined
Jun 1, 2002
Posts
214
Likes
0
I've seen these before...they came with a happy-meal.
 
     Share This Post       
post-149630
Post #3 of 19

Gluegun

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jun 21, 2001
Messages
2,157
Reaction score
10
Joined
Jun 21, 2001
Posts
2,157
Likes
10
Bling-bling! Unnnnhhhhh!!!!
 
     Share This Post       
post-149636
Post #4 of 19

Joe Bloggs

Member of the Trade: HiBy / EFO technologies Co
His Porta Corda walked the Green Mile
Joined
Oct 21, 2001
Messages
11,033
Reaction score
2,782
Location
Hong Kong and Melbourne
Joined
Oct 21, 2001
Location
Hong Kong and Melbourne
Posts
11,033
Likes
2,782
They bundle 'phones with McDonald's happy meals??


I actually think some of them look pretty good... am I nuts?
 
     Share This Post       
post-149640
Post #5 of 19

grinch

Cognac....icky.Scotch....icky.Vodka....
Joined
Jan 1, 2002
Messages
3,077
Reaction score
11
Joined
Jan 1, 2002
Posts
3,077
Likes
11
i thought the cd2000's are about the worse design headphone i've ever put on. i felt like i was wearing a wool turban or somebody put a burlap pillowcase over my head. totally icky.
 
     Share This Post       
post-149647
Post #6 of 19

Flasken

Exhibit A in the case FOR a legal drinking age.
Joined
Dec 24, 2001
Messages
2,319
Reaction score
12
Joined
Dec 24, 2001
Posts
2,319
Likes
12
Quote:

Originally posted by Joe Bloggs

I actually think some of them look pretty good... am I nuts?


Well, in my point of view it's just a matter of personal taste; some have it, some don't.
 
     Share This Post       
post-149648
Post #7 of 19

Flasken

Exhibit A in the case FOR a legal drinking age.
Joined
Dec 24, 2001
Messages
2,319
Reaction score
12
Joined
Dec 24, 2001
Posts
2,319
Likes
12
Quote:

Originally posted by linnem
I've seen these before...they came with a happy-meal.


LOL!!!
 
     Share This Post       
post-149654
Post #8 of 19

Joe Bloggs

Member of the Trade: HiBy / EFO technologies Co
His Porta Corda walked the Green Mile
Joined
Oct 21, 2001
Messages
11,033
Reaction score
2,782
Location
Hong Kong and Melbourne
Joined
Oct 21, 2001
Location
Hong Kong and Melbourne
Posts
11,033
Likes
2,782
OK, yeah, they're butt-ugly, I completely agree with you...
 
     Share This Post       
post-149659
Post #9 of 19

Flasken

Exhibit A in the case FOR a legal drinking age.
Joined
Dec 24, 2001
Messages
2,319
Reaction score
12
Joined
Dec 24, 2001
Posts
2,319
Likes
12
Quote:

Originally posted by Joe Bloggs
OK, yeah, they're butt-ugly, I completely agree with you...


Thaaat's better...
 
     Share This Post       
post-149666
Post #10 of 19

Braver

Will upgrade headphoneswhen there's a MX600.
Joined
Jun 22, 2001
Messages
2,427
Reaction score
24
Joined
Jun 22, 2001
Posts
2,427
Likes
24
Quote:

Originally posted by Flasken


Well, in my point of view it's just a matter of personal taste; some have it, some don't.


LOL!

anyway, those are indeed examples of bad design IMO. things you wear on your head and are that big shouldn't draw so much attention. they look ok as long as they lie on a table and you don't knwo they're supposed to be headphones


I like a lot of Sony's pCDP design, the 975 (IIRC the number correctly) looks very basic an classy to me. Sharp reigns in the MD department tho, Sony pMDP's tend to look overly flashy or bland with bad color decisions (pink? pimp red? c'mon!) or just plain bad (the 505 NetMD is so terribly ugly, gawd have mercy!). and why the hell to kids think the V700 looks so terribly cool? when you have it in your hands it's ok, the silveryness is at least more interesting than plain black, but once you put it on your head! if you don't mind me quoting someone: Dork City!

now Philips, that's a company with bad design if there ever was one! well, their televisions are ok, but everything alse looks like a very well succeeded attempt at tacky-ness (their pCDPs in particular!) and all their othe kitchen stuff for some reason always needs to look like toys for a 2 year old.

some pointers for Sony:
chromed plastic looks cheaper than normal plastic
black and gold is the ultimate in bad taste. just don't...
 
     Share This Post       
post-149673
Post #11 of 19

Joe Bloggs

Member of the Trade: HiBy / EFO technologies Co
His Porta Corda walked the Green Mile
Joined
Oct 21, 2001
Messages
11,033
Reaction score
2,782
Location
Hong Kong and Melbourne
Joined
Oct 21, 2001
Location
Hong Kong and Melbourne
Posts
11,033
Likes
2,782
Oh really?

Depends on what kind of profile you want to have, doesn't it?

I suppose that's good buying advice for insecure nerds that don't want to be noticed, like so many we have here...
 
     Share This Post       
post-149674
Post #12 of 19

Gluegun

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jun 21, 2001
Messages
2,157
Reaction score
10
Joined
Jun 21, 2001
Posts
2,157
Likes
10
Um, guys, do you all just not understand that flashy and gaudy is, in a good amount of sections of youth, a statement of, well, wealth/power? just, kinda, the more "bling bling" you have, the more flashy, gaudy, shiny stuff you got, the better... it's just a fashion statement; the *idea* is to draw attention to yourself!
 
     Share This Post       
post-149675
Post #13 of 19

Flasken

Exhibit A in the case FOR a legal drinking age.
Joined
Dec 24, 2001
Messages
2,319
Reaction score
12
Joined
Dec 24, 2001
Posts
2,319
Likes
12
I totally agree braver... Crome plastic is the most ugly thing ever associated with electronics. They even put it on cellphones for christs sake!!! LOok at the Nokia 8310 or Ericsson T68... Navigation buttons are crome COMPLETELY undermining the rest of their otherwise cool design.
 
     Share This Post       
post-149678
Post #14 of 19

Flasken

Exhibit A in the case FOR a legal drinking age.
Joined
Dec 24, 2001
Messages
2,319
Reaction score
12
Joined
Dec 24, 2001
Posts
2,319
Likes
12
Quote:

Originally posted by Gluegun
Um, guys, do you all just not understand that flashy and gaudy is, in a good amount of sections of youth, a statement of, well, wealth/power? just, kinda, the more "bling bling" you have, the more flashy, gaudy, shiny stuff you got, the better... it's just a fashion statement; the *idea* is to draw attention to yourself!


Not where i'm at, that's for sure!!

It seems as if young'uns in Denmark like myself, tend to give more credit to people with "good taste" than to people wearing black and gold headphones to go with their fake "PIMP" tatoo on the neck.

Generally, i think all people wearing shiny sony streetstyles are stupid rather than cool, but perhaps that impression of mine is associated with my deeper knowledge of headphone quality??
 
     Share This Post       
post-149680
Post #15 of 19

Magicthyse

Better to look good than to sound good!
Joined
Jun 13, 2002
Messages
890
Reaction score
10
Joined
Jun 13, 2002
Posts
890
Likes
10
Quote:

Originally posted by Braver

if you don't mind me quoting someone: Dork City!


Well, it helps if you don't look like a dork to begin with.
Whereas with a HD280, even I look like a dork. And that takes some doing I can tell you.
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top