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post #1 of 41
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Heya,

 

I'd like to get ahold of some Beats Pro. Not the Studios, and not the HD, nor the base pairs. Specifically the Pro's which are supposed to be the better of the line up. I'm not interested in actually buying them since I don't actually like how they look at all. But I'd love to test them out and review them. So, this isn't your typical Beats thread. I'm actually looking for Beats owners. I'd like to borrow the Pro's, if someone is willing. We can do security deposit or whatever if you don't trust me with them. I'll pay the shipping & insurance round-fair. PM me or talk about it here if interested.

 

Thanks!

 

Very best,

post #2 of 41

Why bother they are rubbish lol.

post #3 of 41
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Why bother they are rubbish lol.


Do you have them?

Have you compared them to other headphones of the same cost personally for more than 10 minutes?

Have you ever even held a pair of Beats, ever, outside of BestBuy's torture rack?

To what standard is your objectivity in this matter?

Or are you just someone who wants to say Beats are rubbish because the internet said so?

 

I'm being critical here, yes. Not spiteful to you. Critical. Because it's rubbish to say these things if you have not listened, reviewed and compared these headphones yourself. It's absolutely mind blowing the amount of internet copy & paste. So I dare you to be honest here, and not just come back with "I listened to them they suck".

 

Very best,

post #4 of 41

Theirs usually a pair at BestBuy you can listen to.

post #5 of 41
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Originally Posted by Sylafari View Post

Theirs usually a pair at BestBuy you can listen to.


Heya,

 

Yes, there are. I'm quite aware of where they can be found. But that's not what I'm looking for. I'm looking to hold a pair for about a week to actually listen to them on good equipment in a good environment with good sources and compare them to other good headphones ranging from $30 to $900, all of which, I have. I'm not looking to walk in a store and try to hear a headphone for a few minutes with all the buzz of the store, get hassled by a sales person, or use a sub-pair piece of near-broken equipment to form an attempt at an objective observation about this particular headphone.

 

I'm serious folks. Not looking for more suggestions & opinions that are obvious and predictable. But the humor is appreciated.

 

Very best,

 


Edited by MalVeauX - 9/16/11 at 2:33pm
post #6 of 41

You could do what I did. Buy it and return it. Had no trouble at all and didn't need any kind of explanation. I love Best Buy's liberal return policy.

 

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Theirs usually a pair at BestBuy you can listen to.


Not a good idea. I firmly believe their source is recessing some frequencies that causes distortion on the Pros.

 

 

 

post #7 of 41
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Originally Posted by wind016 View Post

You could do what I did. Buy it and return it. Had no trouble at all and didn't need any kind of explanation. I love Best Buy's liberal return policy.

 


Not a good idea. I firmly believe their source is recessing some frequencies that causes distortion on the Pros.

 

 

 


Heya,

 

I'm considering getting them from HeadRoom or possibly BestBuy and doing just that (I've done a few headphones that way). I would prefer not to if I can, so I'm trying to tap the community. I'm sure someone out there has some Beats Pros and might lend them to me for a week. I lend my headphones out often, both my SRH940's and D2000's are on loan right now to some other HeadFi members for review and comparison. So, trying to see if I can get in on an absolutely hated headphone so I can give it a fair objective listen, and not just have another "Lolz beats sux!" thread. I do not think they could possibly suck as hard as people think. There's just too many interenets involved in most Beats discussions.

 

Very best,

 

post #8 of 41

Bestbuy, especially around the holidays has a return policy where they'll take anything back even after its been open. I'd say that's your best bet. I think if the item's purchased around late november, not sure of the exact date, any opened product can be returned either 30 or 60 days after christmas. I forget the specifics, but i remember them changing their return policy last year.

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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post




Heya,

 

I'm considering getting them from HeadRoom or possibly BestBuy and doing just that (I've done a few headphones that way). I would prefer not to if I can, so I'm trying to tap the community. I'm sure someone out there has some Beats Pros and might lend them to me for a week. I lend my headphones out often, both my SRH940's and D2000's are on loan right now to some other HeadFi members for review and comparison. So, trying to see if I can get in on an absolutely hated headphone so I can give it a fair objective listen, and not just have another "Lolz beats sux!" thread. I do not think they could possibly suck as hard as people think. There's just too many interenets involved in most Beats discussions.

 

Very best,

 


That's what I thought too... You know how that turned out. =P  I wasn't EXTREMELY detailed, but I gave it my usual distortion testing. I don't mind bass emphasis at all and I'd rather have too much and EQ down as long as the clarity is fairly decent. However, even on completely flat settings, the distortion was apparent on the Pros which is strange since they could have recessed a bit in the 5K areas and have that distortion almost completely hidden. You'd have to experience it for yourself though of course. I'm really picky about distortion and it is one of the reasons why I detest Grados too.

 

post #10 of 41

 

stuck a bunch of needless ramble under spoiler

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I spent a half hour at BestBuy trying out the Studio/SoloHD/Pro. The store was relatively quiet so not too much noise to distract from the music. Source: Fuze + iBasso D10

I have enough similarly priced gear that I can think I can make a fair comparison. 

 

The SoloHD didn't last more than two minutes as I cycled through four or five songs and a couple test frequency sweeps. Possibly the most excruciatingly awful sound I'd ever subjected myself to; I literally own dollarstore buds that sound better. So much bloat that I couldn't focus on anything else, and they had this incredibly uncomfortable suction on the ears which I'm sure contributed to it. 

 

The Studios were meh. Flabby bottom end, weird hollow sound through the mids (in desperate need of damping), passive isolation ok, negligible active noise cancellation. Not bad sound overall but nothing to write home about. Comfort was really nice though. I've considered buying some fakes and sticking ortho drivers in (and possibly replacing the ANC circuit with an e6 or something). 

 

The Pros were even more meh. Very heavy, with a hard and uncomfortable clamp (which placed pressure on the bottom near my jaw). The bass wasn't as flabby as the Studio, but still left me wanting. That hollowness wasn't as pronounced either, but the top end felt a little more peaked in spots. I would say it was a moderate improvement in sound over the Studio... worth the $100 price increase? Ugh, when the price/performance ratio is so bad to begin with, it's hard to gauge. 

 

 


Edited by Armaegis - 9/16/11 at 3:08pm
post #11 of 41
MalVeauX, I'm glad you are doing this. I tried them at BB but they sounded so godawful that I believe their source was compromised.
post #12 of 41

Mal i spent some time with a friend of mines.  he was raving about how bad ass they are and how i am a snob and buy all these funny sounding named cans.  he brought them over to show me that they will dominate beyerdynamic shure and sennheiser.  Anyways, i listened to them for a good while, lots of different genres.  they weren't awful.  but detail retrieval was dissappointing, mids are def recessed, and just no accuraccy of tone or sounds on the low end.  i was very very used to listening to my cans and i couldn't help but think the 770 pro 80 was a much better bass can.  smoother up top, less recessed in the mids, and leaps and bounds ahead in detail.  BUT this could be because im the kind of listener that needs 5 hours to get accustomed to a new can and unaccustomed to the last ones i was using.  So my ears for that hour that we spent may have been very biased.

 

all he could say about the 770/80 was "woah, thats some awesome sounding bass".  and the 770/80 really isn't the greatest can.  but it def has nice clarity and timbre and punch/power down low

post #13 of 41

Heard them at bb.... it was a cursed experience I'll never be able to forget.

post #14 of 41

I could probably convince a friend to kick you some Studios for a week, but no Pros, sorry man.

post #15 of 41
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Originally Posted by Hennyo View Post

Heard them at bb.... it was a cursed experience I'll never be able to forget.


Heya,

 

This is exactly why I'd like to borrow a pair that are not just demo sets on a potentially poor source with only a few minutes time and no familiar audio tracks to compare and contrast with other headphones on from the same source to get a good judge of what the headphones actually sound like--instead of just having an initial impression that is also quite biased by what we expect to hear.

 

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Originally Posted by 200poundsofamp View Post

I could probably convince a friend to kick you some Studios for a week, but no Pros, sorry man.


Heya, I really appreciate you taking the moment to consider it. I'm interested in trying any headphone frankly. I just also would like to try Beats, contrary to all the negative gossip and meerkat behavior. So again, thanks. I look forward to any response like this.

 

Very best,

 


Edited by MalVeauX - 9/18/11 at 3:32pm
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