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Starting out... Dr Dre's Beats or Monster Turbine? or.??? help

post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 

 Today some one told me to try out his dr dre beats.. and it sure sounds alot better than my apple headset..usually i dont really care about the quality etc but after hearing those it really made me think.. eh time to treat myself better. 

 

Ive been looking at 

 

Dr Dre Beats Tour 

Dr Dre iBeats

Monster Turbine

 

Its around my price range of 100-140ish. Im planning to get my headphones from bestbuy so i could buy the warrenty on it just incase anything happens like if stepped on my headphones etc.

 

i need your advice i really dont know anything about these things.. which headphones are better? or is it just to buy the name "monster" etc as many people on other forums been telling me.

 

if you know any other good headphones around my price range please let me know. sigh yea im a noob =]. 

 

 

post #2 of 36

Turbine

post #3 of 36
Thread Starter 

any reason why?

post #4 of 36
Panasonic RP-HJE900 I had Turbines. I like the the Panasonic much more. Read reviews on them.



Plus they can be had for $79 at J&R
Edited by Painful Chafe - 10/5/10 at 10:07pm
post #5 of 36

Forget the Dr Dre beats. They are overpriced and you can get much better for the same price.

post #6 of 36

I have the Beats Tours and after finally finding the right tips I will say that they are good $80 headphones that cost $150.  Panasonic HJE900 or Klipsch Custom 3 are $200-$300 headphones that cost around $100.  Of the three headphones you mentioned, I would definitely go for the Turbines.  By the way, when I mention cost versus what they actually are, I mean it as a measure of sound quality.

post #7 of 36
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Originally Posted by ProjectDenz View Post

Forget the Dr Dre beats. They are overpriced and you can get much better for the same price.

I agree. 
 

post #8 of 36

Dr. Dre's beats arent the worst headphones I've listened to. But the same sound can be had for less money.

post #9 of 36
Thread Starter 

whats weird is the monster turbines look exactly like the dr dre ibeats.. i guess since its from the same company they use the same parts but they put more high quality stuff in their own ? or is it just an simple rebranding. Im planning to buy my headphones at bestbuy because i could buy that extended warrenty just incase if one side of my headphones start to die etc.. i was reading on the forums and it seems like there is some problems with the monster turbine wire and its drivers failing etc.

 

post #10 of 36
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Originally Posted by vvilliamm View Post

whats weird is the monster turbines look exactly like the dr dre ibeats.. i guess since its from the same company they use the same parts but they put more high quality stuff in their own ? or is it just an simple rebranding. Im planning to buy my headphones at bestbuy because i could buy that extended warrenty just incase if one side of my headphones start to die etc.. i was reading on the forums and it seems like there is some problems with the monster turbine wire and its drivers failing etc.

 


These

http://www.google.com/images?q=monster+turbine&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1680&bih=869

 

Look like these?

http://www.google.com/images?q=beats+tour&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1680&bih=869

 

What are you smoking?

post #11 of 36
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Some pretty obvious differences there.

post #13 of 36
Thread Starter 

im not trying to start a fight with u.. or anything im just surprised they used the same control pad and they share similarities 

http://www.iphonealley.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/monster5-300x224.jpg

http://beatsbydre.com/products/Products.aspx?pid=B5933&cat=2

 

im just curious about the quality of the two since they are really made by the same company right? From the forums here it seems like monsters turbines > dr dre's tours and ibeats? i asked about the similarity question because both the monster turbine and the dr dre ibeat look similar in terms of the wiring and the control pad being used. the ibeats only cost 100 versus the 150 for the monster turbine. 

 

i would probably get the dr dre ibeats because of the price point of 100 since ill be getting extended warrenty that would stack up to 120-130ish


Edited by vvilliamm - 10/6/10 at 9:28am
post #14 of 36

Monster is known for their wires though, they are jjust another snake oil company who moved to headphone production. Noting the wires similarity should come as no surprise.

post #15 of 36

I had this dilemma today. Beats or Turbine. I chose Turbine and even though i haven't listened to them yet, from what i can ascertain about their relative sound signatures, i think i made the right choice...


Edited by Spurt - 10/6/10 at 10:22am
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