Dear Lord, after everything I've gone through with those... things, that's practically a mortal offense
Would you believe that some second-rate headphone dealer went out of his way to order a pair of Beats, and actually try and SELL the damn things to me? I'm a newbie head-fi'er, yes, but the mere fact that every single song I tried out just BLASTED my ears with bass, and that I had to struggle to understand lyrics was enough to tell me that these were mass-market junk.
Not that I'm saying that they're completely worthless. In point of fact, they were almost as good as the cans I happened to have along that time, albeit much louder. Did I mention that the 'phones I'd brought long then were Senn HD428s, which cost about a third the price of the Beats?
Wanna know what's really sad? My friends also got to try them out, and they said they were GREAT. Yeah, they can effectively deafen you, but that's about all they're good for. I'm sad to say that my friends are the type to be easily impressed by loud volumes; when it came around to my trying them on again, just to see whether they really were that bad, I almost jumped out of my skin. Jeez, I hate it when that happens.
If they'd been cheaper, then I'd quite understand their Skullcandy-esque performance (though I hear Skull's making some audiophile-grade cans now?), but considering they cost what they do, you'd have to pay me to get me to own a pair. I'd just sell them again, though
Edited by ZetsuBozu0012 - 1/27/11 at 4:00pm