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post #46 of 93

Where it gets really interesting is that hearing the master tapes doesn't matter because something has to reproduce what's on them for you to hear them and we're back at square one. It's like talking about elecric guitar timbre. Unless you mean just analyzing them. (I don't know the slightest bit about recording studios: will edit post when corrected biggrin.gif )

post #47 of 93
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I completely agree.  I think the aesthetics of these headphones is second to none, but the sound quality is much less than desired.  

 

It's like dating a very hot but dumb blonde.  



I've never wanted to own the beats until now.....they should hire you for their marketing department:)

 

I acn see the new slogan now.  "Beats: Its like dating a very hot dumb blonde."

post #48 of 93
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I've never wanted to own the beats until now.....they should hire you for their marketing department:)

 

I acn see the new slogan now.  "Beats: Its like dating a very hot dumb blonde."


In a coma.

 

post #49 of 93

Yeah. I remember I was also at a stage when I thought beats were a 10/10. Then while I was abroad, I found some knock offs and they actually sounded comparable (and less muddied) and ended up purchasing a few sets for 20 a pop. Went and compared them to the ones at best buy and was extremely smug about my purchase. Found my new 10/10. 

 

Next thing I know, I listen to an ATH M50 and I realized how much of the upper range I was actually missing and I was no longer satisfied with my collection.

 

Honestly though, there is nothing wrong with thinking that beats sound good. People tend to give them a too negative rep for SQ. Its just a matter of regret. I don't regret my choices to buy my first headphones for the price I did, since they make nice looking neck accessories. And if they sound like  a 10/10 to you, that's great. 

 

Its just that looking back now, I realized if I had actually gone and purchased the Beats studio, I would probably be extremely pissed at myself now knowing that that 200+ could have been spent on something twice as good or getting a dac/amp.


Edited by AuralHygiene - 2/10/12 at 11:14am
post #50 of 93

My $34 JVC HAS600's sound better than the Beats Studios....lol.

post #51 of 93

It feels lonely from my perspective. I think the Beats look ugly as **** and have a plastic toy-like appearance. At the very least, the Studios are better than the Solos in terms of sound quality, but that says just about nothing as the Solos are pure garbage, especially for the price. I just never understood the mentality of using headphones as "swag". In my opinion, the purpose of headphones is for listening, so to me sound is ALWAYS the top priority. BUT, I guess there's a reason why I'm not good buddies with the popular folk in my neck of the woods. biggrin.gif

 

In saying that, if someone honestly prefers the sound signature of the Studio Beats to other cans, then more power to them.


Edited by prayer86 - 2/10/12 at 11:49am
post #52 of 93

It's just that there's a lot of alternatives out there :)

post #53 of 93
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It feels lonely from my perspective. I think the Beats look ugly as **** and have a plastic toy-like appearance. At the very least, the Studios are better than the Solos in terms of sound quality, but that says just about nothing as the Solos are pure garbage, especially for the price. I just never understood the mentality of using headphones as "swag". In my opinion, the purpose of headphones is for listening, so to me sound is ALWAYS the top priority. BUT, I guess there's a reason why I'm not good buddies with the popular folk in my neck of the woods. biggrin.gif

 

In saying that, if someone honestly prefers the sound signature of the Studio Beats to other cans, then more power to them.


These days, any accessory becomes a fashion accessory.

 

post #54 of 93

It's a different audience - teenagers in particular. I personally do think they look nice, but I prefer something a bit less flashy and attention drawing. I don't know of any "adults" who would use the Beats besides paid celebrities. The images just don't sync very well.

post #55 of 93
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It's a different audience - teenagers in particular. I personally do think they look nice, but I prefer something a bit less flashy and attention drawing. I don't know of any "adults" who would use the Beats besides paid celebrities. The images just don't sync very well.


It's the same for every generation. The novelties are always going to attract everyone's attention for a while, but over time will fade away and be forgotten. On the other hand, in every generation a classic appears, and people afterwards will regard it as timeless.

 

Grados = classic

Beats = novelty

post #56 of 93

I believe in "to each there own" if they sound good to you and dont mind paying the price for them then go for it. 

post #57 of 93

They do appeal to a niche of people that use the headphones as fashion accessories as compared to actually listening to the sound quality.

post #58 of 93

I own Beats by Dre and here is my "casual" opinion (I am not an audiophile)

 

++ It is great for hiphop and rap music

+ The cable is detachable and they provide two cables within the box

+ It look nice

 

-- HISSING SOUND and it may increase when plugged into a desktop or when the batteries start to get weak

-- It DOES NOT WORK when the batteries die

- It leak sound so it may not be an ideal headphone if you do not want to disturb someone sitting next to you

- It is not so great classic or rock music

- Material may not appeal to this price tag

- Changing the batteries is difficult and not practical. You have to put some pressure on the cup and move your finger in a circular motion to open the battery gate. While it is a good idea to preserve a great look, but you will be annoyed by how frequent you are changing these batteries and going through the hassle and fear of breaking the gate.

 

I couldn't get over the hissing sound or the batteries dependency so I switched to Logitech G35 (Gaming Headset). While sound quality may not be equal, this headset actually does not leak as much as Beats and I don't hear any annoying hissing sounds.

 

Hopefully this help you whether you want to get one or not :)

post #59 of 93

I always put on my beats when I feel like going for a swim in muddy bass. Oh wait, I don't have a a pair of beats.

post #60 of 93

Sv: Whats so bad about Studio Beats by Dr. Dre?

My opinion is that there is no need for muddy bass boost. I mean, if extreme bass was intended the producer of the music would most probably add that to the song to begin with. Of course the headphones play a big role but i can't imagine someone mixing stuff with beats and hope that every listener got headphones that sound alike.

Heard better headphones for less than 75$, without noise reduction though. Don't like the design either, when I tried thwm out I looked like an alien.
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