These actually look pretty darn slick and nontacky. Thoughts?
I see one good possible outcome of this flurry of new beats that're being released. Maybe companies that make good headphones will drop their prices some to be more competitive and then I can buy more cans.
not that that's likely or anything considering that most headphones don't even have to try and compete with beats.
"beat's legendary sound quality in a more refined package" they say. Going by this they mean the same sound as before? Meaning the legendary mediocreness + more expensive housing = more expensive headphones with nicer build quality but the same sound.
I wouldn't know about that, some of the turbine specs seem to be at least decent albeit overpriced.
But I think it's fair to say that sound probably won't depart too far from the current beats lineup.
I'll take my chances on a new ATH A900X I just ordered yesterday for a $100 less. Why do I have a feeling these new Audio Technicas are gonna be superior in every way in the sound department. Just a haunch. Maybe they have been reading the threads here at headfi. Could they have been seeing what V-moda has been doing with their newer M-80s? With comments such as.." These are what the beats should be.?" Hmmm. Who knows, maybe they straightened out the sound on these. Lets hear the first review on them and see what happens.
They do look amazing, but it's unfortunate that what clockmaker said. Anything with the beats logo on it sounds horrible. I don't get how can a company who produces the turbine series could actually produce a beats series with such a crappy audio quality... I'd really hope they improve the sound quality (by a huge margin) for this though...
Either way, there's too much beats variation in the market, think monster is wasting away their money on useless R&D.