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post #16 of 25
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The problem is that it's harder for the HEADPHONE market to boast what good audio is. People are just uneducated and have to make a swift decision online, in the shop or via word-of-mouth.

 

Consumers just think: More money the product = Better sounding the headphone. Then all the cretins who've just bought their £100 Gaga Heartbeats are going around thinking they've got amazing quality headphones because they paid more + their favourite artists endorsement, and doesn't help that they stick a load of rubbish about them being studio quality on the back.

 

...Should I just give up hope with telling people who're considering buying their second pair of Beats to go try looking at a Shure, Sennheiser or Klipsch?

post #17 of 25


 

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Originally Posted by OllyNewport View Post


...Should I just give up hope with telling people who're considering buying their second pair of Beats to go try looking at a Shure, Sennheiser or Klipsch?


No, I think you should recommend what you feel would work for them.  But, to bash a company for their marketing efforts isnt the way to go about it.  Hell, you would be bashing half the companies out there, in that case. 

post #18 of 25

well, the general consensus for the IEMs on head-fi are generally very positive, every company has it's highs and lows and the dr dre studio beats and solo beats just happen to be the low end, I have yet to hear the turbines myself, but I trust in the reviewers on head fi

post #19 of 25

if the coppers, golds (maybe not the golds) and miles davis tributes have been compared to the IE8s, the top of the line sennheiser in ear monitors, than I think monsters doing something right

post #20 of 25

If you look at the graphs at headroom, the solo is just pure crap with it's high frequency roll off. The studio isn't as bad but it has some crazy roll off at the sub-bass level. Both aren't worth it for the price.

post #21 of 25
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Tell us something we DONT know.  This is true with any main stream popular product.  Nike, BMWs, Coach purses, Gucci, Oakley.........you name it.  If its a big name, its hyped up and probably over priced. 


I disagree, companies like Nike and BMW are so popular due to their QUALITY.  Both of these companies have items that are over-priced, but what company doesn't?  If people are willing to buy something for twice as much due to the name so be it, it's good marketing.  Saying a 3 series BMW is overpriced is exactly like calling sennheiser 555's overpriced, and calling a BMW M5 over priced is like calling the hd800's overpriced.  Companies pick a target audience and go for it, it shouldn't be any other way in a market economy.  Also, Gap owns bannana republic, not shure about purses but I'm sure the same company that produces coach owns a lower-end company in addition.  Beats are overhyped due to marketing, not quality like some of the examples you gave.
 

post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by OllyNewport View Post



I wonder if this so called 'Dr.' Dre has a PhD in medican? 



I was under the impression that Dre holds a Ph.D. as opposed to a M.D.

I wouldn't bother with the headphones. It's clear that Dr. Dre didn't major in electrical engineering or acoustical science.
Edited by Uncle Erik - 9/9/10 at 10:42pm
post #23 of 25

in short all headphones are overpriced. it just depends on how overpriced it is. beats are over over over priced. no wonder they can pay all those famous people to advertise their products

post #24 of 25

I have the Monster Beats Tour. They are not great earphones either in form, or sound, but they are not bad. Here in Korea, they cost as much as Klipsch X10, so buying them is silly, but for 99$ or so, they are not bad. They arent' the most detailed of earphones, but they sound good with modern music. The heartbeats are a little more like the Monster Turbine (original) in sound, so better for a large variety of music. The problem with them isn't the sound, it is the fit.

 

Bashing Monster for being Monster is stupid, really. They make some good products and they make some bad ones. Neither the Beats Tour nor the Lady Gaga are bad, they are just poor fitting (both earphones) and in the case of the Beats Tour, somewhat lacklustre sounding. 

post #25 of 25

I just got a pair of MS-2s not too long ago. Just yesterday i went to bestbuy and i tried out dr. dre's solo... I think i need to sell my MS-2's for some solo's. anyone wanna trade? jk, lol. but seriously though, i think the ipod stock earbuds are less muddy than any full sized headphones endorsed by dre. havent listened to any dre iems yet. 


Edited by amp2xpand - 9/9/10 at 10:58pm
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