Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Getting "called-out" for not wearing the Beats
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Getting "called-out" for not wearing the Beats - Page 294  

post #4396 of 5508
Quote:
Originally Posted by CC Lemon View Post


It goes beyond that. It could be argued that the Beats branding on stuff like phones and laptops is basically fashion too, but it's still very different from the headphones. It's good to know that some markets will always be safe from buying into the Beats branding, but I'm kind of scared to see how many products will be released "with Beats audio" built in. Even if 2 devices are equal with the Beats audio turned off, I'd rather buy the device without Beats audio just so I know I'm not wasting my money on paying for the Beats branding. And yes, I realize that means I'm essentially paying the other company more money to not have Beats.

 

I agree, but these days I don't feel enraged by Dr.Dre Beats anymore. It's not like I am the one that's spending the money, and who am I to judge another person?


Edited by Bokyung - 2/3/12 at 6:51am
post #4397 of 5508

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bokyung View Post

 

I agree, but these days I don't feel enraged by Dr.Dre Beats anymore. It's not like I am the one that's spending the money, and who am I to judge another person?


Agreed. I'll just buy the headphones that I want, and let other people who ignore my advice/really do like the Beats buy what they want~

 

post #4398 of 5508

I never feel rage. Just pity and resentment for Monster, rather than the consumer

post #4399 of 5508
Quote:
Originally Posted by LizardKing1 View Post

I think build quality is still an important point to debate. Not the most important of course. It's like design, it won't matter to half of us, but to others it's a dealmaker, I assume to anyone buying the Beats it's the main point actually. Considering they mostly want outdoors headphones, build quality should be important. I would still buy badly built (and by that I mean not very durable) headphones because I have a record of taking good care of my stuff, but when reviewing I always take the built into account. It should be stated how much abuse you think this pair can take or not, and then the consumer take into account the criteria he find more useful to him.



This. I think that as enthusiasts, it's not as important to us, but to people who will really use and abuse their headphones (like the people on TTG), it's very important. I had to stop recommending the RE0 because people who bought it based on my recommendation had them break. They sound incredible for the price, but for the average teenager they need to be built better. My friend has Pro 700 Mk. IIs, and he just tosses them in his bag and is really rough on them. Pairs of Beats I've seen just don't last long. I'm afraid to even let my friends use my headphones!

 

Also, recognize this guy? He's asking for advice now after flaming me all day yesterday. Anyone can be convinced, even though they might not admit it.

 

http://www.thetechgame.com/Forums/viewtopic/p=20187290.html#20187290

post #4400 of 5508

Haha awesome. By the way, for what he requires I'd say either a Beyer DT990 (amazon has the 32ohm version at 221$) or the Ultrasone HFI-780, which are also very cheap on Amazon.

post #4401 of 5508

Alberto Contador can afford it.

 

205436.jpeg

post #4402 of 5508

Probably not the DT990 because that doesn't have "(bass,bass,bass,overpowering bass!!!!!)" Ultrasones might be good for him in that price range. Possibly a Sony XB1000. Possibly DT770 but I don't know how much bass that has. Maybe V-moda Crossfades?

post #4403 of 5508

This is pretty much what I had in mind. The XB1000 is not portable, so Ultrasones are the way to go. Anything above the HFI-580 and up to the Pro 750 will change his stance on Beats pretty easily.

 

What I'm wondering is how Ultrasone is not becoming hugely successful with their Pro and HFI series. They look good, they sound good, and they're priced well among other things. I recommend them all the time, because they fit the bill for so many people.

post #4404 of 5508
Quote:
Originally Posted by r00tb33r View Post

This is pretty much what I had in mind. The XB1000 is not portable, so Ultrasones are the way to go. Anything above the HFI-580 and up to the Pro 750 will change his stance on Beats pretty easily.

 

What I'm wondering is how Ultrasone is not becoming hugely successful with their Pro and HFI series. They look good, they sound good, and they're priced well among other things. I recommend them all the time, because they fit the bill for so many people.

I always thought Ultrasone made some ugly headphones.
 

 

post #4405 of 5508

I think they're far better looking than Beats. They're flashy, but classy at the same time. Then again, I like Thinkpad styling. I can see why people wouldn't agree with me. 

 

1000x500px-LL-54d868f3_716c013d8c7676766788db48bd14b285_large.jpg

post #4406 of 5508

r00tb33r you are a successful missionary in the exploration ages xP

 

I don't know why but ever since the beats it seems like the one-piece look of the headband is in fashion, with the earpiece sitting on its under side. I really don't like the look but that's me. As for the looks of the Ultrasones, to me it's probably the logo that puts me off! A little complex looking. Though I'm not the type to back off from quality sound even if it looks ugly. Well, to an acceptable degree if for outdoor... Ultrasone's definitely are fine in my book :D

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

I kind of gave up arguing purely about build because of what ac500 and started to just point out how cheap-feeling the headband is anyways and that Monster has the audacity to charge $300 for it. I agree it is a bit of a losing battle when taking build into account since these people probably won't risk taking them outside, but they still have the potential to break regardless. I have a friend that bought a pair and never took them outside, but I actually saw that the headband's plastic turn white...

 

Does anybody actually even read Gizmodo for anything other than to try to get a laugh nowadays? tongue_smile.gif


I knew I kinda recalled your name when reading up that forum... you're the one under the beds xD

And I do read it :D while inaccurate and rather biased, it does feed my brain at least for the contents and not the way the contents are delivered.

In regards of build quality and durability, I really think they should be considered separately... Build Quality should implore the craftman's skills, or workmanship. Attention to detail. Durability should reflect the life expectancy of the product under normal use in their intended habitat, and will be affected by the used materials. The build quality may affect the durability, but not necessarily.

For example, a headphone can be built with lousy build quality (plastic mold edges not smoothed, moving joints are loose and rattle) but very durable. I think Beats would fit this example as they are able to give the allure of high quality (i.e. looks very nice and clean in terms of build) but are not durable (cheap plastic headband prone to snapping).


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bokyung View Post

 

I agree, but these days I don't feel enraged by Dr.Dre Beats anymore. It's not like I am the one that's spending the money, and who am I to judge another person?

I agree with your stance totally!

But let's not forget this thread's title is "getting 'called-out' for not wearing the Beats". Emphasis on first 3 words biggrin.gif

 

 

post #4407 of 5508

Come on guys.  This thread is just embarrassing.  

post #4408 of 5508
Quote:
Originally Posted by tribestros View Post

Come on guys.  This thread is just embarrassing.  



Do you ever have anything useful to add? You'd be better served never posting. 

post #4409 of 5508
Quote:
Originally Posted by r00tb33r View Post

I think they're far better looking than Beats. They're flashy, but classy at the same time. Then again, I like Thinkpad styling. I can see why people wouldn't agree with me. 



X2. I think there is subtle beauty in its toned down but no less imposing appearance. I'm loserga, btw.

 

P.S. The Thinkpad Edge is a disgrace.


Edited by mbamg - 2/3/12 at 5:17pm
post #4410 of 5508

Even though I didn't get called out, I did have someone ask me what type of headphone he should buy. His range was 200-300 dollars, so I asked him simple things. First, will you want it for public, home? He says both, good! He wants closed headphones, so I had Beyers, Audio technica, Sony, Shures, AKGS, but before I could even recommend whatever I find by research, I asked him about sound. THEN! Oh boy, then he asks if the headphones he wants would have more of a neutral sound, mostly just to hear every detail out there. I then wanted to say one of the brands in my mind and give him a model (well with me it would have been A900x, and definately the Dt770s or Shures 940) BUT NO!!!! He already asked me if the beats has that kind of SQ I said just the pros slightly have it balanced, slightly (I didn't even try pros but I thought I could give it a shot) and they're not really worth it, kindly and straight to the point. He didn't give up and asked about getting solos, I did the same thing. After that day he just bought headphones from bestbuy, and it was beats. Before I even said anything, I asked if he compared to other headphones available...and it is just beats. Seriously, just the beats lineup were available? And worse, seeing people with beats headphones, earphones, apple earphones with their volume of rap set to high gets me aggrevated. It's worse than seeing apple fans EVERYWHERE with their laptops and airs. (I have only hatred on the company, not the products) So I just go crazy with my monoprice earphones, by crazy I just mean I shut out all noise with my beatles albums. And to think...I could have sampled the shure940s :S.

 

 

tumblr_luaa4eiDBO1qbkfyho1_400.png


Edited by vlenbo - 2/3/12 at 10:16pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
This thread is locked  
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Getting "called-out" for not wearing the Beats