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post #61 of 96

I just bought the Beats,Sennheiser PC 650's, Beyerdynamic DT 990's 250 ohm.. The Beats are best for hip hop and rap.. They sound incredible. But for rock or anything else,they are pretty much average.. The active noise cancelling on the beats is nice.. I don't like hearing other sounds mixing in with the music. They all have their pro's and con's..I agree with a couple of people that the beats station does mis inform people by playing certain music tracks..

post #62 of 96

Hey, I am thinking of buying the dr dre beats. Can anybody recommend any cheaper headphones that sound like the beats? I know I am going to get shunned, but
I really like the extreme bass. The mids and highs sound great too. Yet, I know that with a celebrity endorsement and normal price inflation, that there must be something better, yet cheaper out there. I listen mainly to rock and hip hop. Any recommendations for cheaper headphones that sound like the dre dre beats would be great. Thanks.

post #63 of 96

If you read this thread, you will see a multitude of other options.

post #64 of 96

Ok, sorry. I am just trying to figure out what investment I am going to make. Someone recommended a certain Denon, yet when I looked at reviews, many said that the headphones were great for mixing....and everybody knows that if a headphone has amplified bass than it is not necessarily great for mixing.

post #65 of 96

Ultrasone HFI-580/M50 /thread to be blunt.

 

post #66 of 96

Wow...thank you very much. Sorry, I am new here.

post #67 of 96

it's cool, just never speak those cursed words again.

post #68 of 96

The beats pro has deep bass, excellent clarity, forward mids and high rolled off treble. In terms of clarity they are on par with DT880. Bass is somehow bloomy but the SQ is on par with D5000.

They are so totally worth it at their price. dt880smile.png

post #69 of 96
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The beats pro has deep bass, excellent clarity, forward mids and high rolled off treble. In terms of clarity they are on par with DT880. Bass is somehow bloomy but the SQ is on par with D5000.

They are so totally worth it at their price. dt880smile.png


And yeah A/B'd to my ears against the studio's made me feel the Pro's sounded worse then iBuds.

post #70 of 96
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The beats pro has deep bass, excellent clarity, forward mids and high rolled off treble. In terms of clarity they are on par with DT880. Bass is somehow bloomy but the SQ is on par with D5000.

They are so totally worth it at their price. dt880smile.png


And yeah A/B'd to my ears against the studio's made me feel the Pro's sounded worse then iBuds.



I'm with this guy, also still not worth the 450$

post #71 of 96
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The beats pro has deep bass, excellent clarity, forward mids and high rolled off treble. In terms of clarity they are on par with DT880. Bass is somehow bloomy but the SQ is on par with D5000.

They are so totally worth it at their price. dt880smile.png


Nope.$200 headphone + $200 marketing = don't buy unless you are dead set on wasting money.

Denon AH-D2000's are the economical and better performing set of 'phones.

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The beats pro has deep bass, excellent clarity, forward mids and high rolled off treble. In terms of clarity they are on par with DT880. Bass is somehow bloomy but the SQ is on par with D5000.

They are so totally worth it at their price. dt880smile.png


And yeah A/B'd to my ears against the studio's made me feel the Pro's sounded worse then iBuds.



I'm with this guy, also still not worth the 450$

The studio's were much better to my ear, not worth $300 to me, but to some one maybe.
 

post #73 of 96

I had a pair of Studios since they first came out. Good headphones but for the price...no way. Look else where.

 

Bass is nice. It is what they claim it to be. But at $200-$350 (depending where you buy from and new/used) it can very well be a bad choice especially when you have so many other quality headphones in the same price range or even cheaper. Luckily you have head-fi to make your decision. I wasn't a head-fier when I made my purchase on the beats and I wish I was. Would have never got them.

 

I, too listen to mostly Rap/Hip-Hop with other genres mixed in every now and then so bass was a big thing for me.

 

I recently just got a pair of ATH-M50's and boy oh boy...I've been depriving my ears of quality sound for far too long. I have them hooked up to my iPhone 4 with the Fiio E7 with a L3 cable and I find it hard to believe that there are headphones that sound better than this. Even out the box, un-amped, directly to my iPhone 4 with no burn-in they sounded very good and I was extremely pleased.

 

For the price of the Beats, you can get a pair of M50's ($123) + Fiio E7 ($99) and even a L3 or whatever adapter you need for your phone ($15) for way less than the price of beats and still have money left over to buy whatever you'd like.

 

I hope this helps someone out. I was in the same position as some of you and though I do not completely regret buying the beats, I do regret not getting the M50's a lot sooner.

post #74 of 96
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The studio's were much better to my ear, not worth $300 to me, but to some one maybe.
 



If you have money to waste, then go for them....

They are worth $150 bucks IMO. 

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The studio's were much better to my ear, not worth $300 to me, but to some one maybe.
 



If you have money to waste, then go for them....

They are worth $150 bucks IMO. 

They sound like $100 headphone to be honest, $150 if you value ANC, which I don't.
 

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