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post #31 of 96
you guys are crazy. da beats is hella tight
post #32 of 96
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Originally Posted by dookiex View Post
As I predicted, folks are coming on and bashing the Beats with bias. Joy. It's already been done in the original thread. I've said what I have to say. Personally, I'm a Ultrasone fan, I have a set of 650s and 750s so in no way I am biassed to the Beats. I just like being honest. Unlike folks here who are more brand loyal than anything else. Bose is utter crap, my Sony EX700s are miles better than any pair of QCs from Bose. You're NOT in a position to judge the Beats raif since you really haven't given them the time of day BUT you should definitely pick a set up and test them at home, keep them in pristine condition, and if in the end you don't like them, return the bloody things.
Word, I hope you are right about their quality.

The QC II were a gift from a family friend with an abundance of reward points, so I really don't have any attachment to them other than their utility. If the beats have the comfort, noise-canceling and portability of the Bose but actually possess decent sound quality, then they would definitely be a good replacement.
post #33 of 96
QCs wins out in comfort but the Beats are very comfortable as well. Noise-canceling I would have to say that the QCs win as well but mostly because of a firmer clamp on your head. The active NR is actually better on the Beats with no hiss (during times when there is a signal, music, spoken words, etc.) and no distortion to the frequencies (a VERY common problem with active NC circuitry). They also do not distort at high volumes, by the time they might distort you would have been long deaf already. The sound signature I would have to say is balanced with the slightest rolling of the highs, but just the slightest, for all intent and purposes, they are quite good throughout their range.
post #34 of 96
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Originally Posted by dookiex View Post
. The active NR is actually better on the Beats with no hiss (during times when there is a signal, music, spoken words, etc.) and no distortion to the frequencies (a VERY common problem with active NC circuitry). .
This has to be my largest complaint with noise canceling technology, constant hiss. It would be awesome if that is not longer an issue.
post #35 of 96
You will only hear it in silent passages and even at that, dramatically low hissing.
post #36 of 96
I too am wondering if it is worth saving up for these. I walk about 45 min everyday to and from work and I am looking for something that can be driven out of my D2. My dog recently escaped his cage and ate my superfi.eb's while I was away at work and I think I will get some full size cans as replacements instead of going the iem route again. I just received a pair of Sennheiser HD 238's which I am returning for some Porta Pro's and a store credit. I was also considering Denon AHD1001S or AKG K81DJ for my portable needs but I may just go ahead and splurge on the Beats. I really don't want to have to purchase a separate amp because that would be one more thing I am lugging around in my pockets on the way to work. The mic cable may also be a plus for me if I decide to get the 3rd generation Iphone when it launches although I may get the touchscreen Sony Walkman depending on how well it reviews. I walk regardless of the weather conditions and I hope the Beats will fit under a hooded jacket or poncho. Do the Beats allow your ears to breath so to speak? I will also be walking in the summer and there is nothing worse than hot sweaty ears. I have read from various people on the net that sometimes the right can develops a rattle when you are walking. Has anyone here experienced anything like this? I primarily listen to Hip-Hop with a little R&B and Jazz sprinkled in here and there. I guess you could call me a basshead because I tend to equalize in the v shape, so maybe these are the cans for me.
post #37 of 96
I tried to audition the Beats and couldn't do it. The demo volume was set intolerably, ear-shatteringly loud and there was no way to turn it down to a reasonable level. I could not listen to them for more than about 2 seconds!
post #38 of 96
I would love to sample these. Looks wise they're hideous, like something meant for a halloween costume. I cant say how they SOUND.

Their claims of "World's Finest Heaphones" just doesn't settle with me, and it's hard to take a new company like "Beats" (or whatever they're called) serious when they make such claims.
post #39 of 96
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Originally Posted by ka-boom View Post
I would love to sample these. Looks wise they're hideous, like something meant for a halloweed costume. I cant say how they SOUND.

Their claims of "World's Finest Heaphones" just doesn't settle with me, and it's hard to take a new company like "Beats" (or whatever they're called) serious when they make such claims.
They're made/OEM'ed by Monster (yes, that Monster).

That said, don't judge them on that either as the Monster Turbines canalphones, are regarded quite well as a bang-for-buck canalphone and are often compared with the other bang-for-buck canalphone at it's price point, the Phonak Audeo PFE.
post #40 of 96
That's right, Monster, I couldn't remember who was the OEM. Thanks!
post #41 of 96
I don't understand all the hate for these headphones in this thread. 1/3 of the post in here are along the lines of "stay away from monster" or "any thing with Dr. Dre's name on it has to be bad". If you are commenting on something that you have only auditioned for a few moments in a uncontrolled environment or even worse you have not listened to them at all, then you sir are a troll.
post #42 of 96
I listen to the demo of these today at my local big box store .

I put them on and pressed the demo button, 50 cent in da club blasted out of them. My ears are still ringing.

They sounded terrible.
post #43 of 96
I was in BB yesterday and I happened to see an associate walking around with the Beats By Dre. I asked him if I could listen to them and he happily obliged. I plugged them into my D2 and all I could say was wow These things are the real deal. I have never heard anything close to their sound coming out of my D2. I have had many iem's (Sony, Superfi, Atrio, etc.) and some decent cans (AKG 271, various Sennheiser) but for what I mainly listen to (early 90's Hip-Hop) the Beats by Dre trounce everything else I have experience with. I walk to work everyday and I want to be able to carry around as few pieces of equipment as possible so I would prefer to not have to use a portable amp. These phones are easily driven to insane volumes out of my D2 with zero distortion as far as I could tell. The treble is crisp and sparkly for lack of better words. The bass is punchy without being overbearing and the vocals were crystal clear. I know the phones nc is always active and they are battery powered but I don't really see this being an issue for me. I will just get rechargeable batteries and swap them out every night before work. A lot of people say they are overpriced but I think they are a bargain if you include the price you would have pay for a decent portable amp which the Beats don't really seem to need. I can't speak for everybody else but as for me, I'm sold! Hopefully after this my wallet can rest easy for a while.
post #44 of 96
i tried the beats at apple store. honestly my opinion is that its bass is definitely like subwoofers. it is extremely powerful and overwhelming, especially described as a subwoofer or that level of bass you hear from those extreme subwoofers in cars on the streets. now this isnt bad if you are super bassheads, however the real put down was the rest of spectrum. reason why i was so disappointed in the beats was my $30 logitech speakers put out better mids and highs than the beats. the mids and highs on the beats just sound so crappy, like it is coming out of a cheap portable oldschool boombox.
post #45 of 96
I didn't try the stores setup (well actually my local BB didn't have them on display), an employee just happened to be walking around the store with them on and he was kind enough to let me try them with his ipod and my D2. I am somewhat of a basshead but the treble and mid-range seemed fine to me. I only got to listen for 10 min or so because I didn't want to hold the guy up on the clock although he didn't seem to mind. I think a lot of peoples opinion about the Beats would change if they got a chance to hear them on something other than the instore setup.
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