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Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
 

Luda has his own headphones now right?  I would call that copying.  Macbook air is a really nice product but, I would argue an ipad is a much better value.   But, I don't need a high end computer away from home.   

 

But the headphone itself is something new that everybody is copying? (I don't think plastic headphones with a dynamic driver and active noise cancellation is something new that Beats discovered which is now being copied by everybody else)

post #1067 of 1217
WARNING - totally off topic post!
But worth it!
Grab whatever headphones you have and play this unbelievable binaural video - it's mind blowing!
(I personally am using my neon orange beats mixr's - but that's largely irrelevant - get your headcans on already and hit play!)


post #1068 of 1217
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


lol biggrin.gif

Hardly, SomeDudeGuy speaks his mind regardless of whether his remarks conflict with others opinion, and that includes me - there's a whole lot of excellent points been made on this thread by a lot of members, SDG being one of them for sure smily_headphones1.gif

 

Haha, exactly man. I don't care what anyone likes, in the abstract. The reason I keep bringing you up is that you're the best counterexample to "people buy Beats because they don't know any better" or "people buy Beats just to be trendy". If the things have a place on your shelf, well then maybe people might take a moment to ask why that is. 

 

If you go back through all my posts, there's a common thread: I don't tell people that what they have is inferior, the only thing I say is why I like mine the best. Even when I argue about this or that, I always say things like "you might prefer that sound, but it's not true that (whatever)". You want Beats, Audeze, Skullcandy, Stax, or Sennheiser, good on ya. You use Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS, Palm, Blackberry, whatever, have at it. 

 

Really the only way to ruffle my feathers is to make baseless bashing statements about something. I'd way rather deal with someone who thinks some mainstream product is top notch than a snob who hipsters his way along. 

post #1069 of 1217
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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post
 

Battery life is approximately halved if you use Bootcamp. Apple hardware is highly optimized for Apple software, and Apple software effectively utilizes Apple hardware.

 

Again, it's one size fits all. Apple is like that one car that can get you across the country on one tank without having to deal with loud ambient engine noises or a hazard light that just randomly lights up. Android would be those cars that can either scale a 60 degree incline, carry 3 tonnes of cargo or get you across the country in a third of the time. All of which will not perform with the efficiency or ease that the Apple provides.

Yeah. I know we should keep it on-topic here, but I would just like to take the opportunity to add a couple of points:

 

1) I think the car analogy is apt in one more way: Would you pick a car on the engine specs alone or would you pick it based on the whole picture? I mean, it's basically the same with computers. You have ergonomic/comfort such as keyboard and trackpad. You have visuals like the overall design and the screen you're looking at. You have sound quality, and so on and so forth, until you come to one of the must fundamental parts of all: the OS itself. If it suits you, then go with. If a BMW suits you better than a Nissan Micra from the early 90's, go with the BMW if you can afford it.

 

2) I see a lot that Apple stuff are overpriced. I disagree with it. If you look at the specs alone, then you are actually paying about the same kind of money as you would with a Dell or a HP Elitebook. The difference wouldn't be large at all, and factor in the support as well. Also, considering the design wizardry it took them to make their laptops so thin, quiet, good battery life and small weight along with their software team CREATING their own OS and a whole ecosystem around it - then they're not overpriced. You may very well be paying a lot of money here, but think, there were a lot of invested money (and I'm excluding marketing) going in to create those laptops (and phones/tablets, that use their own inhouse hardware design for SOC's or CPU's that are pretty damned impressive compared to their competition).

 

At the end of the day, the day that Dell, HP, or Microsoft delivers the same premium stuff that Apple does with their own superior ecosystem, that *will inevitably* be the day you will see premium prices on their products as well.

 

I know it's popular to crap on Apple and Beats around forums instead of trying to see a bigger picture going on, but let me just quote one of the most influential people on earth when it comes to computer science, both software and hardware wise, Linus Torvalds:

 

 "I have to admit being a bit baffled by how nobody else seems to have 
   done what Apple did with the Macbook Air – even several years after 
   the first release, the other notebook vendors continue to push those 
   ugly and *clunky* things. Yes, there are vendors that have tried to 
   emulate it, but usually pretty badly. I don’t think I’m unusual in 
   preferring my laptop to be thin and light. 

   "...I think one of the things that made Apple able to do this was how 
   focused they’ve been able to stay. They really have rather few SKU’s 
   compared to most big computer manufacturers, and I think that is what 
   has allowed them to focus on those particular SKU’s and make them be 
   better than the average machine out there. 

   "So that kind of focus takes guts. I’m not an apple fan, because I 
   think they’ve done some really bad things too, but I have to give 
   them credit for not just having good designers, but the guts to go 
   with it. Jobs clearly had a lot to do with that." 

 

In case no one knows who Linus is, he's the founder and creator of Linux.

 

Also, in case you think I'm an Apple fanboy, no I'm not. I still use Windows at work, I regularly set up both Windows and Linux servers at work, I use vSphere at work, I use Windows on my computers and laptops at home. The only Apple products I have are my iDevices.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 5/29/14 at 9:42am
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When Steve Jobs died, a legend, a pioneer of tech was lost....what he would make of the beats buy out deal is unknown, but I bet he's turning in his grave over the release of the iPad mini, as he stated that no such product would ever get released by Apple, and before his body had cooled - Apple had it on the cards to produce.  Not that the iPad mini is a mistake, as it's been very successful to Apple and highlights that although Steve Jobs was a world leader and dictator of tech trends - isn't always right I guess (we are all but human).

One thing about the Apple/Beats deal which just occurred to me is - how the heck will beats as a brand fair without Dre behind the brand?  The guys an icon to many and so much of what beats as a brand stand for, that without him - new Apple owned beats releases will seem somewhat amiss without the "by dre" attach?

Anyhoot, when Steve Jobs passed away, I did a tribute mix  - all done on the fly using iDJ on my iPad2 (lol).

 



Tracks are all compressed mp3's and YT isn't exactly the best source to playback, so you can hear it better at soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/happy-daze/steve-jobs-rip-tribute-ibounce

 

Steve Jobs may be still turning in his grave due to my tribute mix though :blink: :D


p.s - Apple owes me monies if they ever use "iBounce" - lol tongue.gifcool.gif

Edited by cb3723 - 5/29/14 at 10:05am
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


lol biggrin.gif

Hardly, SomeDudeGuy speaks his mind regardless of whether his remarks conflict with others opinion, and that includes me - there's a whole lot of excellent points been made on this thread by a lot of members, SDG being one of them for sure smily_headphones1.gif
 
 

 

It's just funny how some people take stuff on the internet so seriously/personally.

 

 

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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post

It's just funny how some people take stuff on the internet so seriously/personally.






lol - aren't we all guilty of this sometime? (Ref to bottom pic) tongue.gifbiggrin.gifwink.gif

Hilarious pics though for sure smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by cb3723 - 5/29/14 at 10:14am
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


lol - aren't we all guilty of this sometime? (Ref to bottom pic) tongue.gifbiggrin.gifwink.gif

Hilarious pics though for sure smily_headphones1.gif

 

Yes, we all do it. Some more than others, but that don't stop it from being funny.

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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post
 

 

 

This has happened to me sooo many times, LOL.

 

Even with a naked wife. Hmm..

post #1076 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

This has happened to me sooo many times, LOL.

Even with a naked wife. Hmm..

HaHa - lol biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post

Yes, we all do it. Some more than others, but that don't stop it from being funny.
post #1078 of 1217
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Originally Posted by kilspeed111 View Post

Well I see a pair of Beyerdynamic's, I think it's the dt770, 80 ohm or 250 ohm.

Talking about Beyerdynamics, my GF her DT770's arrived today, and she loves them biggrin.gif
Ok dude, seen as you were the only member to have a shot at my pop quiz
(shame on everybody else, tut tut tongue.gif), I will give you the answer, which is:

Sennheiser HD-25-1-II Adidas Originals HP's
(were the cans David Guetta used pre mixr beats which he collaborated in producing)

LLLL
Click on pics for HD images

By the way - how's yer gal getting on with her new Beyers? biggrin.gif

Edited by cb3723 - 5/29/14 at 11:21am
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Taking it to PM instead


Edited by Coq de Combat - 5/29/14 at 11:31am
post #1080 of 1217
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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post

In Beats' defense, they have the Pros, Mixrs and Executives - all of which can be considered to have a high quality build. And have you seen/felt the Studio 2.0s? They're on par, if not better than most other manufacturers in terms of build quality. It's the sound that still has a bit to go.

I like the sound of the new Studios...still too much $$$ though.
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