I was walking around with my over the neck rig and feeling quite pleased. I had Bass, it was amped and all was well. The world was filled with Beats haters but what did they know? I know what i liked and I bought for $300 and was fine with that.
i walked into this building too get an iphone 5 car holder
I walk into this section...
I saw a massive row of headphones and decided to start jacking my amp into some phones.
Yamaha 3,4,500 Pro's ( the 500's sounded better than my Studios...I was feeling uncomfortable...but the price for them was over 30,000 yen so..)
AIAIAI (The biggest ones were not as loud as they looked. Loved the look. It's without impact though)
$1,000.00 Beyer's?? http://www.edion.com/CSfLastGoodsPage_001/127955 Nope....I'm not worthy...the bass....I couldn't get my amp near it.
The Denon's, The AKG, The Sony's
I picked up a pair of gaudy Battle Star Gallactica looking cans and was ....sick.....i ....I had experienced the moment that most Beat buyers experience sooner or later. I realized I had in fact been robbed. These ugly things were shooting bass into my ears undistorted and with deep emphasis....
I was wearing a audiophile rig jacked into overpriced cans and I felt really really butt hurt.
I can't explain the feeling. I own my own school I teach kids and adults everyday I am the one leading and now I was the dumbest dude in the room by far and I knew it.
I bought em and left.
This was the last day I ever touched the Beats. They are now my Girlfriends and she listens to GLEE on Hulu here in Japan. That's what they do.
I never felt bad because these cans had the same poor signature as the Beats. I kept amping them until they started to display distortion characteristics. These were louder than my Beats as they took more amp. I had moved on from my butt hurt and decided to make a hobby out of finding the best bass cans I could for around 39,000 (Yamaha 500's or down).
I tried all the "Bassy cans" mentioned on this site and realized this is about volume,impact v.s. _____. The DT 770's are rated highly here but to me sound utterly average. The Momentums, The Sony 500,800 1000's ( I wanted 70mm drivers but it's a sweaty mud pillow. You wanna talk about unrefined bass the Sony 1000 are that to me.)
I have access to tons of headphones across three giant electronics chains and the one pair that blew me away.
The bigger brother of my optimus prime transformer looking Battle Star Gallactica cans. They got DJ on em and have swiveling cups. JVC is not gonna get DJ's but the "V" is prominent. The 55's and Beats never had the right side of that V graph. The 77's absolutely slam. I know they are not Audiophile cans and I was never looking for ones. I wanted enormous amounts of ampable Bass that was tight when tuned that way and low and deep when tuned that way and had clear crisp highs. These got that. They hit harder than anything I have heard under $600 bucks. Only the Ultrasone 900's were similar but after going home and using my Cowon on these they hit to a point of causing ear damage after prolonged use.
The 55's are cheaper alternatives to Beat Studios. That's the target. $300 bucks for...noise canceling? Cannot be for the Bass hit...from cans with a HipHop producers name on em? Nah...They got me and a tens of thousands of others but I learned. Beats do suck. The Executives are actually a nice set but I'm done with the brand.
The 77's made by JVC are harder hitting than the 55's which were the same as the Beat Studios..a bit more. The 77's hit harder and sound better than Yamaha's Pro 500's which i like but they do not hit as hard as the 77's.
I didn't buy these things and come on here thinking I'm an audiophile.....I walked into a giant audio chain and thought I was one and realized I am not. I am a fool that got robbed. Money may equate to quality in reference monitors but in the Beats/V-Moda world money DOES NOT translate to quality.
I just PM'd the Supremus HiFi'er who did a mini review on these to see how he was feeling? He loves em. They are fun. problems with Male vocals (recessed mids)
For 100 bucks? nothing hits harder. $200...nothing hits harder $300? $400 $500? I can only go with what i have heard and the Yamaha Pro 500's V-Moda 100, Beats Executive and Denon D600, are comparable in sheer impact but still not as much.
It makes no sense? The price? I don't know what to tell you.
Edited by Hawaiibadboy - 2/18/14 at 9:05am