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.
You're going too far. Being satisfied with the sound you get out of some 10 dollar earphones doesn't not mean you have bad hearing or hearing loss. It just means you believe the difference in price overides the difference in sound quality. I use my earphones primarily when I work out. I'm sure I could spend $300 and be blown away by the sound coming out of the earphones, but honestly, it's just not that serious to me. Can I hear the different, yes. Is that different worth spending 10 - 20 times as much? In my opinion, no.