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post #1186 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
 

 

Both this and the continued mocking of Beats are a good example of how companies ruin their reputation. The original iPod buds were horrid, so people couldn't believe that they could provide good-quality buds with their iDevices. Likewise, the original Beats were horrid-sounding (overlooked by headphone-ignorant journalists who all said "Wow! Music with bass!") and fairly easy to break. Like Skullcandy did, they have a reputation to overcome. Now, because Beats muscled out their original partner, Monster, both companies have gone on to make better headphones than they did before.

 

Considering Beats has nearly 2/3 of the headphones market and just got acquired by Apple for three-freaking-billion-dollars I don't think they're terribly concerned about having a "ruined reputation". 

 

TBH, the actual reputation (meaning, the perception by the vast majority of people) is that Beats are great headphones but audiophile nerds hate them. It's the equivalent of film snobs yelling about how Avengers was a bad movie while it earns enough money to purchase several medium-sized countries and most people soil themselves over how friggin' awesome it was. 

post #1187 of 1217
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

 

Anyway. The last few pages of this thread are making me tempted to pick some of these up:

 

I'm starting to want them, too...in good condition, that is.  They are comfy, and the quality out of them was not bad for my taste...but not at the listed price.

 

I need to leave this thread before things get worse. xD

post #1188 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Vero Golf Champ View Post

If you're going to waste your money why not pick up a new iPhone with a half decent sized display aswell. Oh hang on they don't make one.

 

Then there's THIS type of thinking… oy vey. I know a lot of people are dying for a bigger screen, but the size it is currently is perfect, as far as I'm concerned. Not everyone wants a damn mini tablet in their pocket. Especially for hipsters like myself with tight jeans! Seriously though, I'm perfectly content with the size of the current iPhone display.

post #1189 of 1217
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

I've also compared them to the considerably more pricey HiSoundAudio Living earbuds here:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/hisoundaudio-living/reviews/9404

 

And the Astrotec Lyra here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/711872/astrotec-lyra-open-back-earbud

 

Here is Tyll reviewing the "insanely great Apple Earbud":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FS2eT-lC10

 

Anyway. The last few pages of this thread are making me tempted to pick some of these up:

Same! That stealthy finish...

 

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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post
 

[Mod Edit: This is a good time to read the Posting Guidelines.]

You dun broke it, @cb3723 

post #1190 of 1217
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post


Anyway. The last few pages of this thread are making me tempted to pick some of these up:


Beats Studio Wireless Matt Black?





These cans rock on so many levels cool.gif

Probably the best Bluetooth wireless headcans in the world wink.gif
post #1191 of 1217
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Originally Posted by kahkityoong View Post

They sound terrible. If I had not listened to them first I would have gotten into head-fi a long time ago.

What does?

Your Grado's sound terrible?

Don't own Grado's personally but I thought they had a good rep?

Maybe you were unlucky and got a duff pair?

You should just sell them and move on dude - the beats Studio 2.0 wired and wireless are highly recommended - go audition a pair and be pleasantly surprised my friend...

Trust me - I'm an advanced audiobeatsphile from the interwebs wink.gif

Here's my card if you wish to check my credentials:

http://www.head-fi.org/g/a/874680/my-headphones/

cool.gif
Edited by cb3723 - 5/31/14 at 12:34am
post #1192 of 1217
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

... It's the equivalent of film snobs yelling about how Avengers was a bad movie while it earns enough money to purchase several medium-sized countries and most people soil themselves over how friggin' awesome it was. 

That movie was good.

 

Who can dislike a movie where the Hulk picks Loki up and ragdolls him into oblivion? I mean, dat rage.

post #1193 of 1217
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Originally Posted by thievesarmy View Post

Then there's THIS type of thinking… oy vey. I know a lot of people are dying for a bigger screen, but the size it is currently is perfect, as far as I'm concerned. Not everyone wants a damn mini tablet in their pocket. Especially for hipsters like myself with tight jeans! Seriously though, I'm perfectly content with the size of the current iPhone display.

Exactly, why have an oversize smartphone display when you've got an iPad?
post #1194 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

That movie was good.

Who can dislike a movie where the Hulk picks Loki up and ragdolls him into oblivion? I mean, dat rage.
Just saw the current X-Men movie - it's awesome - highly recommended cool.gif



Is kinda like a parody of the beats haters (bad guys) Vs beats appreciators (good guys, X B(eats) Men - lol biggrin.gif

"So many battles waged over the years...
And yet none of them like this...
Are we destined to destroy each other?
Or can we change who we are & unite?
Is the future truly set?

All those years wasted fighting each other..."


WE NEED TO BE GIVEN A SECOND CHANCE...



Edited by cb3723 - 5/31/14 at 1:02am
post #1195 of 1217
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Originally Posted by thievesarmy View Post
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Originally Posted by Vero Golf Champ View Post

If you're going to waste your money why not pick up a new iPhone with a half decent sized display aswell. Oh hang on they don't make one.

 

Then there's THIS type of thinking… oy vey. I know a lot of people are dying for a bigger screen, but the size it is currently is perfect, as far as I'm concerned. Not everyone wants a damn mini tablet in their pocket. Especially for hipsters like myself with tight jeans! Seriously though, I'm perfectly content with the size of the current iPhone display.

I wish I could find an Android that had the same or similar build quality and screen size. My Note is starting to feel too big and bulky, and the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is starting to look like an attractive option, at 4.3 inches and 720p. Size=/=decent. Apple has known that for years; it's the pressure from other smarphone manufacturers and iPhone users in general that are swayed by other manufacturers that forced them to upsize.

 

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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


What does?

Your Grado's sound terrible?

Don't own Grado's personally but I thought they had a good rep?

Maybe you were unlucky and got a duff pair?

You should just sell them and move on dude - the beats Studio 2.0 wired and wireless are highly recommended - go audition a pair and be pleasantly surprised my friend...

Trust me - I'm an advanced audiobeatsphile from the interwebs wink.gif

Here's my card if you wish to check my credentials:

http://www.head-fi.org/g/a/874680/my-headphones/

cool.gif

Yeah, if the Grados were that terrible, why not try something new? To be exact, the New Wireless Beats Studios!

 

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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post
 

That movie was good.

 

Who can dislike a movie where the Hulk picks Loki up and ragdolls him into oblivion? I mean, dat rage.

There will definitely be a bunch of hardcore Marvel fans that will be like "It ruined the comics! Just an excuse to rake in money" and stuff like that.

post #1196 of 1217
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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post

I wish I could find an Android that had the same or similar build quality and screen size. My Note is starting to feel too big and bulky, and the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is starting to look like an attractive option, at 4.3 inches and 720p. Size=/=decent. Apple has known that for years; it's the pressure from other smarphone manufacturers and iPhone users in general that are swayed by other manufacturers that forced them to upsize.

Yeah, if the Grados were that terrible, why not try something new? To be exact, the New Wireless Beats Studios!

There will definitely be a bunch of hardcore Marvel fans that will be like "It ruined the comics! Just an excuse to rake in money" and stuff like that.

Agreed smily_headphones1.gif

You just inspired me to edit my last post - B-MEN UNITE! biggrin.gif
post #1197 of 1217
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


Exactly, why have an oversize smartphone display when you've got an iPad?

post #1198 of 1217
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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post



iPhone + iPad?

Yeah - I do, as do millions of others biggrin.gif
Edited by cb3723 - 5/31/14 at 1:32am
post #1199 of 1217
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


What does?

Your Grado's sound terrible?

Don't own Grado's personally but I thought they had a good rep?

Maybe you were unlucky and got a duff pair?

You should just sell them and move on dude - the beats Studio 2.0 wired and wireless are highly recommended - go audition a pair and be pleasantly surprised my friend...

Trust me - I'm an advanced audiobeatsphile from the interwebs wink.gif

Here's my card if you wish to check my credentials:

http://www.head-fi.org/g/a/874680/my-headphones/

cool.gif

'They' refer to the topic of the thread, Beats. I've listened to a handful and they all sounded like music through a sock.

post #1200 of 1217
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Originally Posted by kahkityoong View Post

'They' refer to the topic of the thread, Beats. I've listened to a handful and they all sounded like music through a sock.

Really, I'm sorry for your loss - it's amazing how one persons perception of sound differs from another's - oh well, each to their own - enjoy your Grado's - I may audition the PS-1000's sometime, I've heard on the grapevine that particular model is worth a listen wink.gif

You know, this whole beats haters Vs beats appreciators is a lose -lose situation, but it's all been said time and time again in a perpetual motion - it's exasperating - so rather than put it into tired, heard before words, I'll, try to sums things up via an image - worth a try at least...


(click on pic for HD)

Don't you agree?

wink.gif

Alternatively - try this: http://bit.ly/U2GUec

Edited by cb3723 - 5/31/14 at 1:34am
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