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Old 04-26-2010, 05:49 PM
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Default Ugly Sony headphones!

They're Skullcandy-ishly hideous...with dumb names too!

http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-7877_7-...tag=mncol;page
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:51 PM
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They sure seem to cater to the same demographic.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:17 PM
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They make the grados seem plausible
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:36 PM
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Those are pretty damn ugly, the last ones look the best of them all though.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:46 PM
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They make the grados seem plausible
Hey now, let's keep it clean friends.
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:04 AM
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What, Marv? You don't like primary colors? ;-)

Horrid...absolutely abominable. Sony, what were you thinking??
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I don't mind them... they are different . Im a bit over the normal colours everyone seems to have.

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Handy when you feel happy?
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Hey cool, Muppet headphones.
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they are different
Not in the aspect that they're completely ripping off the average WESC and Skullcandy garbage. Guess that's a huge market. I've seen enough hipster scum around Vienna wearing such idiot indicators as well, and the numbers are growing. Only natural that Sony wants a piece of this pie, as long as the fad goes strong.
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I don't mind them... they are different . Im a bit over the normal colours everyone seems to have.

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I know a woman who has matching emerald-green iems (I don't know what make they are) to go with her handbag and nails.
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I wouldn't mind a phone with a fun design as long as the phone's functionality and SQ is still the focus and not just the looks.

Essentially, these, as well as Skullcandy, WESC and others, have the same issues as the iPod that we all hate so much. They are overpriced and aspire to being treated as fashion icons.
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For some reason they appear to look like mini megaphones.
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Those buds look like the evolution of an older set of sony buds.


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The sony buds in that second pic i have had for years and they have surprisingly great bass for buds, i still use them randomly when i want comfort and there's not a lot of noise around. If these new buds are anything like the older ones, as they seem to use the same or close technology they will be solid budget phones.
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Seems they closed the backside vents on the new ones, so they get even bassier and boomier. The target demographic sure might appreciate that. The lacking strain relief sure isn't the best fashion statement, though. But who knows how they look in reality, the pics appear to be renderings, not actual product shots.

So, for how much more do they sell the tacky new ones compared to the old ones?


BTW; the boxy Dr. Dre lookalike cans look actually rather decent in all their 80ies-retro glory, except for the overuse of the red color.
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They make the grados seem plausible
Lol, you crazy tastesless anti-Grado crowd - how can you deny these are an object of abject beauty?



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Not in the aspect that they're completely ripping off the average WESC and Skullcandy garbage. Guess that's a huge market. I've seen enough hipster scum around Vienna wearing such idiot indicators as well, and the numbers are growing. Only natural that Sony wants a piece of this pie, as long as the fad goes strong.
Can't be as bad as London, which is the idiot-wearing-moron-headphones capital of the world. It's sickening.
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Lol, you crazy tastesless anti-Grado crowd - how can you deny these are an object of abject beauty?
*snip of gorgeous RS1 headphones*
I'm with you, Eddie....those are beauties! Too bad they're way out of my price range.
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