Originally Posted by rabyburns
& i thought the Dr Dre beats were meant to be good no? I heard them today & didn't understand what was so good about them
The Dre Beats really aren't as bad as everyone on here makes them to be. They certainly are a step above some of my beloved budget phones. The problem is the price - they cost about 3x more than they should, partly because of all the gimicky features such as ANC, replaceable cabling, and the folding design, all of which I care much less about than sound. Also, the build quality just isn't very impressive.
The sound is colored, yes, but it's not altogether lacking in detail and clarity. A lot of the issues are from the way Demo stands are eq'd - I got a chance to try the beats as well as the entire Bose lineup from my own (trans)portable setup (fuze->mini3) and they were a lot less inaccurate. Still, I can't imagine using them for anything other than rap/pop. Speed metal just overwhelms the Beats so badly that it's not even funny.