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The best headphones out there! Beats or what?  

Poll Results: Beats or others

Poll expired: Jun 12, 2011  
  • 11% (8)
    Dr. Dre Beats
  • 88% (59)
    Other headphones
67 Total Votes  
post #1 of 45
Thread Starter 

OK so here is the problem. I am thinking about getting myself a good pair of headphones. SOUND QUALITY is key. Looks are preferable as well. Im leaning pretty far twoards a pair of Dr. Dre Beats because of the quality and the great bass. I mainly listen to songs with base but i do listen to techo, classical, and few other generas. so bass is key, but also a good balance of other features. THANKS FOR YOU HELP.

post #2 of 45

It's the Beats by Dre, bar none.  No other headphone comes close!  Just look at that bass!  It's all about the bass, nothing else matters.

post #3 of 45

lol...you must be kidding. 


The ultrasones beat the "Beats" in every aspect. If you want only LOOKS and no Sq. choose the beats. 

post #4 of 45
Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

It's the Beats by Dre, bar none.  No other headphone comes close!  Just look at that bass!  It's all about the bass, nothing else matters.

post #5 of 45

Too bad the folks at monster couldn't even get the bass right for them, huh.

post #6 of 45
Another vote for beats, I like them very much. I consider them 1-2 in sound quality compared to ipod classic ear buds.
post #7 of 45
Edited by Snag1e - 4/12/11 at 6:43pm
post #8 of 45
Wow beats....are you serious?

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post #9 of 45



This ^

post #10 of 45
Thread Starter 

For those of you who prefer other headphones what would get me the most bang for my buck? like around beats price or less? For me quality > looks


post #11 of 45



This thread can get you started out.  From there you can pick some you find interesting, then do some searches of them on head-fi and find comparisons or recommendations from there on out.  Have fun!  There is no universal best in any regards, so you'd have to be real specific to get specific recommendations.

post #12 of 45
I would look into the shure srh840, or a pair of ath m50s =D, but yeah... read some threads here and see what looks good to you and the kind of you music you listen to. Regardless of what you choose, they will probably sound better than the beats =D
Edited by Snag1e - 4/12/11 at 8:14pm
post #13 of 45

The beats will match your nike's beyersmile.png.... Joking aside.... tongue_smile.gif You all have to admit the beats do produce an impressive full sound from a non amped source, that said I would suggest the Audio Technica M50's they are very well rounded and can deff drop the bass. They can be had from B&H for $119.00 they are the BEST you can get for your money IMHO, Wish I have heard them before the SRH840's but hindsight is 20/20 right. 

post #14 of 45

There are plenty of headphones around the price of the "beats".  I assume you mean the $300 dollar ones, in which case I know Ultrasone has several models in that price range, as well as Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, Phiaton, Audio Technica, and Grado.  I'm sure there are others too.  I think you'd want more bass than Grado's and AKG's though.  The Sennheiser and Beyer's usually tend to have a bassier feel to them.  I'd recommend checking out the Sennheiser HD line, or the 32 ohm version of the Beyerdynamic DT 770.  I know Shure has some headphones in the $200-$400 range too but I'm only familiar with their IEM's.  Which, actually if you're planning on going portable might be something worth looking into because a lot of IEM's have pretty fantastic bass.  Take a look at HeadRoom's page www.headphone.com No i'm not an employee of theirs but they do have a wide selection and even if you don't buy from them at least you can get an idea of what's out there in your price range.

post #15 of 45

Who are the two people that voted for beats???  Get out!  Just get out!  Grrrr...

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