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And it appears that the difference in sound signature is practically negligible. Frequency response graphs between the two are extremely similar. Soundstage is exactly the same. It appears the ONLY difference the experts noticed when they did the listening test was that the bass on the FAKE Beats was slightly tighter and the treble was slightly smoother. The FAKES were also able to hit slightly lower sub-bass than the REAL ones. Other than that, there was almost no...
Did a comparison of Coby's mid-level active noise-canceling headphones that I'd purchased to a pair of Beats Studios I'd borrowed from my friend for research purposes. He swears up and down that they're real. This was actually a very shocking comparison for me. Why? Because the performance between the two is actually COMPARABLE. I was planning to use the Beats Studios as a reference when I reviewed these Coby headphones, but I never imagined that the performance would...
A few years ago, I bought a pair of Skullcandy FMJs as an upgrade to my current IEMs at that time (Skullcandy Ink'd). Back then I was used to the sound signature of the Ink'd and already thought it was really good. but when I put on the FMJs, I was like "Woah! This is awesome! I've never heard sound this good before! It's like my music's been delivered to me in HD quality!" I was totally amazed by the smoothness of the sound and the detail and clarity.   Then a few...
  I totally agree. I didn't know the right words to describe that feeling of "blended together" sound. I can't fault the metal headband though. That's the one thing that makes them an improvement over the studios.   Sorry to hear you dropped the bucks for them though. But hey, look on the bright side; in a way, you DID get your money's worth. Here's how; $25 worth of sound quality $15 worth of sturdiness $15 worth of noise cancellation $20 worth of looks $225 worth of...
The bottom right corner of the box still says Noel Lee though... Implying that Monster DID in fact manufacture these.   Ok, I got a chance to study these too, and besides the metal construction, these really aren't a big improvement over the Studios. Noise cancelling is still not good... horrible when you compare them to the Bose Quietcomfort 15s. Bass is still big as usual, and sounds "mushy" still Mids are slightly more clear than the Studios Treble still...
I'd like to update this comparison because some new information came in.   After roughly 25 hours of burn-in, the Bose OE actually seems to give MUCH better bass than it did at first. While still not nearly as voluminous as the Beats Solo HD, the bass has started to come out more while still staying very tight and punchy.   Now that all my information's in order, I feel like I can post what is (in MY opinion) a cost-to-worth ratio, and the reason for why I think...
When you give away your old Skullcandies as a gift because you've moved on to bigger and better things
To put it very simply, bass is the sound in the lowest pitch of the sound spectrum. It's the sound that you can feel on your chest if it's loud enough. For $35, try any headphones by JVC, Sony, or Coby. Those brands make good budget headphones. Or, if you're willing to spend a little more, try the Sennheiser HD218 for $50
lol thanks for bringing that up, it's a very good point. If I had a pair of HD25s, I would have used those in the comparison.   The prices of the headphones are: Beats Solo HD: $200 Bose OE: $150 Sennheiser HD218: $50   So yeah I'm aware that Sennheiser's not getting a fair fight here, but the fact that they were able to beat the Beats by a long shot and were only beaten slightly by the Bose, even though they didn't get a fair fight, says something about them.
So having had all 3 for the purpose of study, I can give an average consumer's thoughts on these. Borrowed a pair of Beats Solo HDs from a friend (and he bets his life that they're not fake) with about 50 hours of burn in. I also already owned the Sennheiser Hd218, and recently got the Bose OE as a gift. (I'm not really an audiophile, although good sound is still nice) I'll be reviewing the categories on a scale of 1 to 5; durability, comfort, isolation, bass, mids, and...
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