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post #61 of 93

All this Beats stuff reminds me of the mid-late 90s and those flashy silver Aiwa shelf systems that everybody had to have. All flashy and glowing lights, tons of bloated sloppy bass and not much else. If you turned up the volume more than halfway the thing would blow up but dammit they had street cred!

 

Of course, I would go throw away my hard earned 200 and 300 dollars on that junk a few times before finally learning my lesson. My dad would just laugh and shake his head.

 

I have to commend Monster, they've managed to turn themselves from an overpriced cable manufacturer to an overpriced headphones manufacturer. They may be robbing people blind but at least they've done their market research.


Edited by Roboturner913 - 8/16/13 at 7:53am
post #62 of 93
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Originally Posted by mc21 View Post

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.

This made my morning hahahaha

post #63 of 93
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Originally Posted by Shriker View Post

Could someone inform me why musical styles like hip-hop and whatever else benefit from very bass heavy reproduction like these Beats offer? Why arent these styles mixed to sound like they're apparently supposed to sound to the end user?

 

Well, if as they claim the rap music producers are using Beats in the studio, you will need Beats to hear the music the way they mix it!  I'm no conspiracy theorist... just sayin'.

post #64 of 93
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Originally Posted by Delirious Lab View Post

 

Well, if as they claim the rap music producers are using Beats in the studio, you will need Beats to hear the music the way they mix it!  I'm no conspiracy theorist... just sayin'.

Except they probably don't use Studios in the studio...
BUT I guess 2 lies make 1 truthwink.gif

post #65 of 93
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Originally Posted by Delirious Lab View Post

 

Well, if as they claim the rap music producers are using Beats in the studio, you will need Beats to hear the music the way they mix it!  I'm no conspiracy theorist... just sayin'.

I think it's more a case of that's the way people have come to expect the music to sound, the "Everyone is doing it this way so it must be the right way" metality. It's also very possible that the music is starting to be produced in this way with muddy mids and sloppy lows since that's what people want. So due to terrible car audio and Headphones like beats we could actually see the music industry start to drop sound quality.... maybe I'm going over board though.

post #66 of 93
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Originally Posted by Winegums View Post

 So due to terrible car audio and Headphones like beats we could actually see the music industry start to drop sound quality.... maybe I'm going over board though.

Not at all, It's very true. I've heard it called the "loudness war" or the "volume war" but whatever you call it record companies have been sacrificing dynamic range and headroom for years in the name of making a "louder" record. Because to the average person who only listens to their car stereo or crappy ibuds it "sounds better" that way.

post #67 of 93
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Originally Posted by Winegums View Post

I think it's more a case of that's the way people have come to expect the music to sound, the "Everyone is doing it this way so it must be the right way" metality. It's also very possible that the music is starting to be produced in this way with muddy mids and sloppy lows since that's what people want. So due to terrible car audio and Headphones like beats we could actually see the music industry start to drop sound quality.... maybe I'm going over board though.

Commercial music is actually being produced now with very strong treble and lacking mids with less amounts of bass too.
Must be because they expect these kind of stuff to be played from really bassy muddy audio gear.

post #68 of 93
Are ppl becoming dumb or bias ? If Studio beats is 10/10 , then what about m50 ? jvc s500 ? sony xb700 ? I agree they r the most trendiest phones out there , but ya they r not even on par with LV , just a fashion accesory ? Yes but nothin else. Its not even a luxury product , so ya its just aiming for mid tier headphone segment still failed badly though.
post #69 of 93
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Originally Posted by dauhak View Post

Are ppl becoming dumb or bias ? If Studio beats is 10/10 , then what about m50 ? jvc s500 ? sony xb700 ? I agree they r the most trendiest phones out there , but ya they r not even on par with LV , just a fashion accesory ? Yes but nothin else. Its not even a luxury product , so ya its just aiming for mid tier headphone segment still failed badly though.

They are just unaware. No idea that such other headphones with better capabilities exist. So compared to everything they know (which consists of Just Beats, versus other cheapo brands) they would think Beats are the best ad thus give it 10/10 for their sound qualit- uhh ahem I mean umm bass quantity.

post #70 of 93

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Edited by Gandasaputra - 8/18/13 at 1:51am
post #71 of 93
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This made my morning
post #72 of 93

Haha, funny !

 

Nowadays another issue with Beats are the counterfits made. For example: I do like the look of the Dr Dré DeToX headphone. It's build more decent then the others and because it' s acually a Beats Pro it could even sound better...

 

But I'm not going to pay the retailprice for it (€300 in Europe) and looked at some used ones. They are being sold for €150 or a decent bid. I mailed several sellers asking them: "how do I know you're not selling a fake DeToX ?" And seems all of them "lost" their receipt. blink.gif

So I guess there are very few real Beats headphones on the used market, it are mostly fakes, bought from some black guy on a beach market in Spain or Italy or Turkey.

 

I gave it up and went for a different direction instead. Maybe I'm too smart ?
 

post #73 of 93
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Originally Posted by Roboturner913 View Post

All this Beats stuff reminds me of the mid-late 90s and those flashy silver Aiwa shelf systems that everybody had to have. All flashy and glowing lights, tons of bloated sloppy bass and not much else. If you turned up the volume more than halfway the thing would blow up but dammit they had street cred!

 

Of course, I would go throw away my hard earned 200 and 300 dollars on that junk a few times before finally learning my lesson. My dad would just laugh and shake his head.

 

I have to commend Monster, they've managed to turn themselves from an overpriced cable manufacturer to an overpriced headphones manufacturer. They may be robbing people blind but at least they've done their market research.

 

Monster doesn't own Beats.  HTC is the majority stakeholder.

 

They dissolved their licensing agreement last year...hence the new Monster products (Inspiration, Diesel, DNA) to augment the already well thought of (by many in this forum) Monster IEM line.

 

Per ljokerl's Multi-IEM review (http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-293-iems-compared-etymotic-research-ety-kids-added-08-12-13-p-748)

 

MTPG (Sound 8.7/10)..."Sound-wise the Turbines are the epitome of a high-end dynamic IEM. When properly inserted the Turbines come close to the best BA earphones I’ve heard in detail and provide a much thicker overall sound without sounding unbalanced."

 

MTPC - (Sound 8.8/10, rated #9 in Universal Fit)...http://www.head-fi.org/products/monster-turbine-pro-copper-in-ear-headphones/reviews

 

MMDTribute / Trumpet (Sound 8.9/10)


Edited by GearMe - 8/18/13 at 7:09am
post #74 of 93

I tried one time from my friend....
the little version one dun know the name of it 
I think it is a studio... something like that...

THE only thing I can hear is BASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Maybe because I use to listen to IE 80,,,,

post #75 of 93

Actually the new Beats Studios (2013 version release a week or two back) are pretty good. Looks like the folks at Beats decided on making nice sounding headphones instead of bass monsters that are more jewelry than audio gear. The new ones look great too, but not as flashy. They do bring bass, but more in line with the quantity of the Momentums. Overall they are pretty darn good headphones.

 

FWIW, I hated the original Studios, so its nice to see Beats take good sound seriously. 

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