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How are the Beats Pro, Detox and Studios?

post #1 of 150
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Hello Everyone,

 

Just wondering how are the beats pro and detox.

 

I could get either, it seems the detox are no different than the color.

 

I am getting this from my collegue and hoping to use em.

 

so Your input would be highly appriciated.

 

By the way they look really awesome.. how are the studios by the way???

 

I could propably trade in the pros for the studios.

 

Lemme know.

 

Thanks

Oz

post #2 of 150

Search, please.

post #3 of 150

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

 

I think that's a sizeable thread on opinions on the brand at least

post #4 of 150
beats are not good. Go to a store a try them, and then try other headphones aswell. Beats audio quality is very bad (thats putting it nicely).
post #5 of 150

I don't really wanna bash on the beats,and I admit they look fantastic IMO,still yet to find headphones that look more stylish.

I would say the headphones are decent at best.They're good,but not for the price you pay for em.Maybe if they cost below $100 then they'd be worth it for the sound quality(the studios).

And when you said you're getting these from your collegue,what do you mean? Is he buying you a new pair or is he giving you an old pair of his? or selling? If he's buying you a new pair then go looking around for a better pair of headphones from other brands(namely Sony,Audio Technica,Grados or whatever headphones you see people talk about on these forums.)

If he's giving them to you free then go for em,they look sexy as hell.

 

And as for detox pro,not worth paying and extra $100 or so for an all black color scheme.

post #6 of 150

I'm suprised not more companies say such as Sony which would be fit for this kind of marketing is putting out more stylish headphones without compromising on the sound quality. It doesn't make sense if Sennheiser or AKG or BeyerDynamic would do it as it's just not really their style and would get criticized among fans whatever they'd sound like but I think especially Sony could offer such product line without getting criticism (well getting a bad image) like they kinda did with XB series but I can't say XB series is THAT stylish though, ok XB1000 looks quite good but too large. ^^ 

 

I really think there's huge money to be made here, putting a marketing around the theme "stylish without compromising on sound quality".


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/20/11 at 3:44am
post #7 of 150
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

I'm suprised not more companies say such as Sony which would be fit for this kind of marketing is putting out more stylish headphones without compromising on the sound quality. It doesn't make sense if Sennheiser or AKG or BeyerDynamic would do it as it's just not really their style and would get criticized among fans whatever they'd sound like but I think especially Sony could offer such product line like they kinda did with XB series but I can't say XB series is THAT stylish though, ok XB1000 looks quite good but too large. ^^ 

 

I really think there's huge money to be made here, putting a marketing around the theme "stylish without compromising on sound quality".



Omg yes,totally agree with you! You don't know how many times I see good headphones but don't wanna buy them cuz they look ugly.I'm not really an audiophile but i listen to music alot,both at home and outdoors so I want a pair of headphones that sound AND look good.So few of those...

The sony XB series look pretty cool,i like the headband on the headphones and the style the earcups are attached to the band but the cushions look like tires.That's the only turnoff.

Sony did,however,release a series of headphones called PIIQ that are supposed to look stylish and sound good and they do,but it's just that the style of them doesn't really appeal to me.I'm looking for a pair of Over-ear phones with a detachable cable and the only one that fits the bill is the PQ1 in that line.Only problem is its pink...

post #8 of 150

Yea the PIIQ is a bit too childish looking and looks very cheap, not that much style, just bunch of colors. xD Need something that appeals to the crowd at school, more like age 13 - 20. Soundwise they should be on the bassier side because majority of people this age do tend to prefer a bit boosted bass response for headphones, ofc not all products would have to be but at least some of them should. There should be a "Beats killer" around the $100 mark, the Beats are a bit too expensive for majority of consumers to concider that has a nice style but equally strong bass if not slightly more (well deep subbass which Studios lacks a bit) but offer better overall quality too in mids and highs. This would sell like hotcakes with the right design and marketing behind it.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/20/11 at 4:05am
post #9 of 150

beyer custom.jpg

 

Wonder why Beyer Dynamic's 'color scheme' hasn't taken off more with the fashion savvy among us..

 

http://asia-pacific-india.beyerdynamic.com/shop/mf/manufaktur.html

 

Forget being another 'Beats wearer, individual customization is where it's at fashion people smily_headphones1.gif

 

beyer custom 2.jpg


Edited by Gwarmi - 10/20/11 at 4:07am
post #10 of 150

Well too bad the Beyer headphones look like they come from the 80's so the customization won't help a lot in this case. :P Yes they are probably stylish to older people, but if we want something like Beats to take off popularity-wise, it has to appeal to the younger generation too. The sleek a bit futuristic design is "in" atm.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/20/11 at 4:11am
post #11 of 150

Oh my,the nice looking ones are expensive.. o_o

post #12 of 150
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

Well too bad the Beyer headphones look like they come from the 80's so the customization won't help a lot in this case. :P Yes they are probably stylish to older people, but if we want something like Beats to take off popularity-wise, it has to appeal to the younger generation too. The sleek a bit futuristic design is "in" atm.



That's a good point ~ I'm closer to 35 years of age and I look at the 'Beats and think, if only I was 17-25 ~ I'd dig them.

 

But not now, I'm stuck in retro land, there's no hope for me biggrin.gif

post #13 of 150

Custom Beyers are not MUCH more than any Beats in terms of cost, yet they offer personalisation not just a choice of colour.  I know which I would invest my hard earned money on, and from my perspective the Beyers look just as nice but maybe thats because of my age.  Also consider which would hold value better if you wanted to resell, you could probably ask 70% of original cost for a set of unique Beyer cans, possibly even more if in well looked after.

 

From my point of view there is simply NO reason to spend that sort of money on Beats, to look cool.  If its that important to you invest a small ammount more and have something that is far superior at doing the job it is designed to do, and personalise some Beyers.

 

 

post #14 of 150
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

That's a good point ~ I'm closer to 35 years of age and I look at the 'Beats and think, if only I was 17-25 ~ I'd dig them.

 

But not now, I'm stuck in retro land, there's no hope for me biggrin.gif


Yea I'm not too fond of the Beats style either and I'm only 24 but I just speak from a marketing point of view here. :P

 

post #15 of 150
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Originally Posted by cuteoz View Post

Hello Everyone,

 

Just wondering how are the beats pro and detox.

 

I could get either, it seems the detox are no different than the color.

 

I am getting this from my collegue and hoping to use em.

 

so Your input would be highly appriciated.

 

By the way they look really awesome.. how are the studios by the way???

 

I could propably trade in the pros for the studios.

 

Lemme know.

 

Thanks

Oz


Beats = rip off in headphone land. 

 

I'm sure most people can help you find a better headphone here, what kind of music do you listen to?

 

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