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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by LizardKing1 View Post

^ Wait was that sarcasm? Damn you Internet, I can never know when someone's serious.

 

Anyway, as long as people are getting something with good sound quality, I couldn't care less about the rest. It doesn't matter if they are full of swagger or turn you into a XIX-century British Lord, the only thing that should matter is quality. And well, a little bit of style, just enough to make sure we don't walk around with this:

skullcandy_ti_pink_fur.jpg.



those are cute.

post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by Pwn3r4Life View Post



I've auditioned these and they suck! They highs are so blanketed and the bass has no impact. Sounds more like a pile of mud in a tin can than anything else. Despite how soft and fuzzy the ear cups look they were all matted down and hard. Those are the biggest waste of $60 ever. The nice metal is just extremely cheap plastic. Where is looks like the cups will swivel up and down they don't.

They are awful!


Based on your description it sounds like they were chock full of ear funk.  

 

This type of earpad material could maybe work if you had drivers similar to those in the ATH-AD700's.  They're basically going to be open front.  


Edited by Phos - 1/7/12 at 3:36pm
post #18 of 25
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Believe it or not I've been seeing a lot of HD 201 and HD 428. They are cheaper Sennheiser's but they are still Sennheiser's...

post #19 of 25
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Just witnessed a mind baffling conversion!!!!!

This kid went from Beats by Dre Pros to another pair of Beats by Dre Pros to Denon D-700.

I would never walk around with those things on my head. They are downright massive. Not to mention too expensive to be shoved in a backpack.

post #20 of 25

Funny. My little brother going to High School noticed the EXACT same phenomenon. I was raving to him about V-modas when I found them a few months ago, and he said after break, v-moda's were all he saw on campus.

post #21 of 25

the popularity of Monster has it's own reason. Beats definitely looks sexy and a lot of people see it as one of the most important factor while choosing headphones, or simply because Kobe Bryant use Beats as well. 

post #22 of 25

Its good to see that people are finally adopting headphones that aren't Beats by Dr. Dre.

Where i'm from, having Beats by Dr. Dre makes you someone of high stature (i know its a little weird but its true)

post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Triple A View Post

Where i'm from, having Beats by Dr. Dre makes you someone of high stature (i know its a little weird but its true)


Having Beats makes you grow taller? Damn, I definitely need to get a pair! biggrin.gif

 

 

post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by superliu View Post

the popularity of Monster has it's own reason. Beats definitely looks sexy and a lot of people see it as one of the most important factor while choosing headphones, or simply because Kobe Bryant use Beats as well. 

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Originally Posted by Triple A View Post

Its good to see that people are finally adopting headphones that aren't Beats by Dr. Dre.

Where i'm from, having Beats by Dr. Dre makes you someone of high stature (i know its a little weird but its true)

I'm going to have to second both of these posts. (HOORAY FOR ME I LEARNED HOW TO MULTI QUOTE!) Definitely kids with Beats seem to be of a higher stature. I don't get it. Liking
Someone for theirs headphones? That's worse than liking someone for their car. It seems kids at my school who are Beats fanboys say they look sexy and have the most bass. I have to agree, they look nice, but they are cheap plastic and every time they fold they sound like they are going to snap. They do have a lot of bass, too much and not tight. People also, which is really sad, don't extend the strap and let half their ears dangle out because they don't like the way the metal looks. Some people think the studios are better than the pros! They enlightened just laugh because they know that their cans sound better for half the price.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

You'd be surprised how powerful the PR machine is.  Beats and Bose have marketed so well that people automatically assume they sound good without even ever listening to them.  Therefore, people walk into stores and buy them without so much as an audition. 

 

But, that begs the question: is ignorance bliss?  I mean, they're not on these forums reading how inferior their gear is.  They are completely happy with it and will never know anything else.

 

PR is strong.

Well, I tested a pair of Beats a while back at Hot Topic or something and thought they were OK, thought the same way about AE2s when I tested a pair at the PX recently. Beats and Bose AE2s are alright, they're not absolutely god-awful like Apple iBuds, but they're nothing I would personally buy or recommend either.

 

Prefer either Sony, Senn, Koss, or AT.

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