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Beats Studios are full size and socially accepted  \\O.O// 



I said headphones. Let's not bring those things up. 

post #287 of 306

um... Skullcandy? Bose?  \\(O.O)// woot!


Edited by wind016 - 12/8/10 at 9:14pm
post #288 of 306

actually Phiatons are very good if you want the Beats look XD

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LMAO! Great analogybiggrin.gif

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I think having full sized headphones in public is like having sex in public. Good idea but inconvenient and generally not a good idea. 

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LMAO! Great analogybiggrin.gif

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I think having full sized headphones in public is like having sex in public. Good idea but inconvenient and generally not a good idea. 


 



I'm quoting you on that....

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My ultrasone's just grew legs and beat me up for reading that, this guy has no idea what he's doing....


 



did it shoot you with the treble and hit you with the bass?



then whispered in my ears with the mids.

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Originally Posted by wind016 View Post

Beats Studios are full size and socially accepted  \\O.O// 



I said headphones. Let's not bring those things up. 



hahahahahahahaahahahaha wow, I laughed hard.

post #293 of 306

Kids these daysrolleyes.gif

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Anyways, I don't wear Beats LOL I do wear the Turbine PRO Gold or ATH ESW10JPN which look good and sound nice. Wear a Grado or a Sennheiser HD280 and you look like a hobo. just a warning LOL


That's funny, I actually plan on getting a pair of Grados (well, Alessandros) as portable phones for the street.  I think they look retro-cool and don't collect fingerprints, yet they don't stand out like a sore thumb even though they definitely don't look like every other plastic wonder headphone everyone else uses.

 


 

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I have HD580's. Yeah...not going out in public. I like clothes though. 


I wear my HD 600s every day in public!  Granted, they're quite a bit less obtrusive than the HD 580s thanks to the grille and color change.  They're big but very classy looking.

 


 

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Could you imagine the looks you would get if you wore the K701's in public. Them things are huge.biggrin.gif

 

To be honest, for a while I really wanted a pair partially as a fashion statement - even though that's something I never do.  Okay, well I really wanted them for the soundstage, but after hearing the HD 800s I realized I would be wasting my money on the (temporary and incomplete fix of the) K701s.  Funnily, I think they'd be decently well received by friends - but I'd be ridiculed to death by my dad and younger brother.

 

 

 

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I think having full sized headphones in public is like having sex in public. Good idea but inconvenient and generally not a good idea. 

 

My only real inconvenience is the inability to use a portable source (okay, maybe I could get a Cmoy), so I have to whip out my laptop + uDAC any time I want to listen.  Not too big of a problem because those two things usually go hand in hand - I'd compare it to having trouble getting it up while you're walking down the street - but as soon as you sit down somewhere it comes up on demand...

post #295 of 306

The Beats aren't as bad as many people make it out to be.

 

A lot of people prefer it because of its sound signature.

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The Beats aren't as bad as many people make it out to be.

 

A lot of people prefer it because of its sound signature.



Sound quality-wise, it is extremely overpriced. At least with the Studios, I unfortunately can't say the same for Beats Solo. rolleyes.gif

 

Of course, a fashionable and alright sounding headphone with noise cancellation might be an alright price. Again, I am not sure if that is applied to the Beats Solo though.

 

Beats Solo really did sounded like... "nothing special" to me. I felt like if my CX300-II was better. >_>;

post #297 of 306

Once again I'll say the Beats can be had for $175 on Ebay. Head-fiers by used all the time so buying used should be no big deal. At that price, it's really not that bad. Solos are terrible BTW.

 

However, M50s compete very well at $100, though less the ANC, detachable cord, folding, and general popular design.
 

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Sound quality-wise, it is extremely overpriced. At least with the Studios, I unfortunately can't say the same for Beats Solo. rolleyes.gif

 

Of course, a fashionable and alright sounding headphone with noise cancellation might be an alright price. Again, I am not sure if that is applied to the Beats Solo though.

 

Beats Solo really did sounded like... "nothing special" to me. I felt like if my CX300-II was better. >_>;

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Once again I'll say the Beats can be had for $175 on Ebay. Head-fiers by used all the time so buying used should be no big deal. At that price, it's really not that bad. Solos are terrible BTW.

 

However, M50s compete very well at $100, though less the ANC, detachable cord, folding, and general popular design.
 

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Sound quality-wise, it is extremely overpriced. At least with the Studios, I unfortunately can't say the same for Beats Solo. rolleyes.gif

 

Of course, a fashionable and alright sounding headphone with noise cancellation might be an alright price. Again, I am not sure if that is applied to the Beats Solo though.

 

Beats Solo really did sounded like... "nothing special" to me. I felt like if my CX300-II was better. >_>;


 

 My Grado SR225i's I got for $150 could pummel the Studio's. That's what really baffled me. 
 

post #299 of 306

I don't think it's fair to compare noise canceling headphones to non-noise canceling headphones, so much of the cost goes into the NC that yoru really left with $100 headphones when you listen to the beats.

 

Against other NC headphones would be a better comparison cause then the prices would be much closer and the quality similiar.

 

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I don't think it's fair to compare noise canceling headphones to non-noise canceling headphones, so much of the cost goes into the NC that yoru really left with $100 headphones when you listen to the beats.

 

Against other NC headphones would be a better comparison cause then the prices would be much closer and the quality similiar.

 



I agree with this... but as I mentioned previously, Beats Solo is nothing special. Actually, it really is quite crappy.

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