Originally Posted by CrackedLCD
Sound quality is a very subjective thing, but there's not a $15 pair of headphones anywhere in this world that aren't going to sound like shit. You must have incredibly bad hearing, or hearing loss.
If so, feel blessed that you can't tell the difference. You wallet is the beneficiary. I've demoed many headphones and earbuds and never found any, even at around $50, that sounded like anything I could tolerate for more than 5 minutes. My $160 Sennheisers are what I would call 'barely adequate' for my tastes, but my budget won't let me spend what I need to get what sounds truly good.
I was thinking the very same thing when I read that post. My wife has a pair of Skull Candy ear buds, and they are not good. I also have a pair of Sennheisers which, like you, I find to be borderline acceptable. But I don't listen to music via headphones anywhere near enough to warrant spending the money required to get "good" sound quality.