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i didn't find any thread about this so i decided to make a new one. So i was thinking of dr. dre headphones but don't know how consumers liked them. I want to know if they are really good or not. If anyone knows please reply or comment:)

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post #2 of 33

Perhaps this would be better posted in the Headphone (full-sized) thread, as few consider the Beats to be high-end.  You would likely get more replies there. 

 

 

post #3 of 33
Moved to the Headphone Forum.

I've listened to the Beats and found them awful. The bass is artificially boosted, which ruins the mids and highs. There are also many reports of flimsy construction and sets breaking.

If you want them for the looks, buy a knockoff pair. They probably won't sound any worse than the original item, either.
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Moved to the Headphone Forum.

I've listened to the Beats and found them awful. The bass is artificially boosted, which ruins the mids and highs. There are also many reports of flimsy construction and sets breaking.

If you want them for the looks, buy a knockoff pair. They probably won't sound any worse than the original item, either.


I found the beats Pro less awful FWIW.

 

post #5 of 33

A lot of people like artificially strong bass for artificial songs.  You can't really take that away from the Beats or any other bass boosted headphone.  I think more legitimate arguments would be how low their bass extended, how flabby it was or how much it distorts-- among other things that deal with the rest of the audio spectrum and overall dynamism of the sound signature.

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This is the link to my great regret and impressions with overestimating the Beats Pros. If you follow from the beginning of the thread, I truly thought it may have actually been a decent headphone, but it fails even in comparison to bassy $120 Ultrasone headphones. In comparison to other headphones in its price range? No, EQing my Audio Technicas' bass several fold still sounds better.


Edited by wind016 - 8/29/11 at 7:09pm
post #7 of 33

Hrm,

 

A thread with a question about Beats? Yay!

 

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Very best,

post #8 of 33

Oh wow. This was originally in High End Audio? Not a chance in hell, sir.

post #9 of 33

I have a short review of all the Dre headphones, maybe you'd like to check them out.

 

Link in my sig.

post #10 of 33

They are all bad... actually really bad for the price. I had the Solo HDs and returned it in two weeks. 

post #11 of 33
I tried the Studios and I really dislike it. And yeah, search the forums. There are like over 9000 threads about it.

Actually, im suspecting if the reviews that said that they are actually a bang for their buck is made up. The point is, as a general rule, Beats by Dr.Dre(Studios or Solo etc) are for fashion purposes. The style of the headphones is excellent. Definitely will invoke attention from everybody, but really, the SQ isn't that marvelous and all.
post #12 of 33
If you want cans like that, I'd advise getting Fanny Wang. From what I heard they sound better, but look the same.

Apart from the looks, I must second that they sound disappointing at best.
A classmate swore it was the best thing ever and let me listen to some dubstep with a Studio. It didn't sound that bad with that particular genre, however when I in turn connected it to my iPod and listened to some King Crimson and The Beatles, I noticed that the mids and highs are muffled away quite a bit.
Additionally the SQ was also quiite bad considering how much they cost, but it wasn't exactly terrible either. It's just that you could get similar SQ with paying half of what they cost.

Then again I think we should actually be happy about Dr. Dre's; While they aren't exactly the best thing ever, they do make the kids of these days appreciate hi-fi. Maybe somewhere in the future they realize their sins and support the Head-Fi community.
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If you want cans like that, I'd advise getting Fanny Wang. From what I heard they sound better, but look the same.

Apart from the looks, I must second that they sound disappointing at best.
A classmate swore it was the best thing ever and let me listen to some dubstep with a Studio. It didn't sound that bad with that particular genre, however when I in turn connected it to my iPod and listened to some King Crimson and The Beatles, I noticed that the mids and highs are muffled away quite a bit.
Additionally the SQ was also quiite bad considering how much they cost, but it wasn't exactly terrible either. It's just that you could get similar SQ with paying half of what they cost.

Then again I think we should actually be happy about Dr. Dre's; While they aren't exactly the best thing ever, they do make the kids of these days appreciate hi-fi. Maybe somewhere in the future they realize their sins and support the Head-Fi community.


Appreciate hi-fi? Psshft. It's giving them the "BASS IS EVERYTHING" mindset.

 

post #14 of 33

How can you listen to Dr. Dre headphones ? It's just bad.

 

post #15 of 33

ah another beats thread, heres a thread on how bad the beats suck and why. ignore the random 3 page long arguments though. Thats off topic.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/540242/getting-called-out-for-not-wearing-the-beats

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