When the hype is absolutely unreal its hard not to get swept up in it. Sometimes this can lead to good things, other times it can lead to regrets. What was your most disappointing experience with a headphone, whether it was a purchase you made, at a headphone show or otherwise?
This thread has the potential to devolve pretty fast into a mess so just a couple of simple ground rules before posting.
- No bashing brands or stores. This thread is strictly about your experience with a headphone or headphones, not with that brand/store.
- No opinion is wrong. Everyone has their own particular sound signature, comfort-zone, etc…
- This thread is controversial by nature and your feelings may get hurt by someone disliking your favourite headphone. Please engage in civil discussion instead of resorting to name calling.
- That’s it!
For my experience, it was with the Ultrasone Signature Pro. We were at Canjam Socal 2017 and at that point I had never heard an Ultrasone headphone yet. But from what I had read and seen, it seemed like I was going to absolutely hate the headphones and was oddly excited for that experience. Tyll’s famous Ultrasone Edition 10 review was also fresh in my mind.
When I put on the Signature Pros I was waiting for shrill highs and a jumbled mess. Instead, what I got was a whole lot of nothing. It was just utterly meh. The headphones did not elicit any emotions from me, they were just kind of there on my head. Which resulted in a rather boring experience. I had hyped the headphones to be terrible in my head and instead they were OK. I know it wasn’t the Edition 10 that I was listening to but I figured from my reading that the headphones all sounded fairly similar. And I was disappointingly wrong.
On another note, I’ve been using a Bose QC35 on and off for the last couple weeks and I got to say, even though the ANC on it is good, its still not great and it certainly isn’t good enough for the trade-off of in sound quality. I also found them to be extremely uncomfortable which was the bigger disappointment as I kept hearing that they were the comfiest wireless headphones out there.