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post #436 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post
 

@cb3723 LOL

 

I don't think that beats are the end of the world. I have a pair myself, you are barking up the wrong tree. The later models are pretty good. Personally I wouldn't buy them as I think they are still a bit overpriced. But I don't judge people for buying beats. Just showed two different "impressions" that people might have, one wanted a fashion statement the other thought they are the best they could possibly buy. I wasn't talking about the quality, sound quality etc. just perception.

 

I am happy that marketing works, I work in a marketing services company. :-)

Great work on the pic, cb3723 XD

 

As for me, I think Beats just put so much money into their marketing strategy that they have no choice but to price their products high to get them the profits to pay off the "artists" which endorse them. They don't even deserve to be called artists.

post #437 of 1217

It's easy and it makes people feel superior to others. 

 

"Oh pffft, you're just one of those consumer zombies buying stylish crap. Not like ME, with my TRUE audiophile equipment."

 

Drives me nuts.

post #438 of 1217

I hate on them cause I don't like their brand, their style, or their marketing (all that BS about how music was MEANT to be heard & the headphone used in all professional recording studios…) - it's tacky & distasteful, IMHO. Not to mention vastly over-priced. I almost don't see them as an audio company, they're more of a fashion trend, a la True Religion / Ed Hardy.

post #439 of 1217
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Originally Posted by sawyer View Post

Beats, the Justin Bieber of headphone business.

 

Beats is more of a Kardashian than a Bieber. No talent, pretty to look at, and got famous because of a black guy.

The Kardashians are wannabe actress, beats are wannabe hi-fi headphones, they both cater to the young and dumb.


Edited by RoMee - 5/12/14 at 10:25am
post #440 of 1217
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post
 

 

Beats is more of a Kardashian than a Bieber. No talent, pretty to look at, and got famous because of a black guy.

 

I clicked on this thread just because of this one line, but to contribute, as a hip-hop fan, I really wish the Beats brand never got off the ground because maybe, just maybe, Dr. Dre would have put out Detox. I have a feeling he completed it years ago and only people who know him personally have a copy. The last song, or even beat, I heard from him was Kush back in 2010. Where's DJ Premier when you need him?

post #441 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post

@cb3723
 LOL

I don't think that beats are the end of the world. I have a pair myself, you are barking up the wrong tree. The later models are pretty good. Personally I wouldn't buy them as I think they are still a bit overpriced. But I don't judge people for buying beats. Just showed two different "impressions" that people might have, one wanted a fashion statement the other thought they are the best they could possibly buy. I wasn't talking about the quality, sound quality etc. just perception.

I am happy that marketing works, I work in a marketing services company. :-)

My apologies for barking up the wrong tree redface.gif

Do you think dre will sell up to Apple for $3.2 billion USD?

I would for sure smily_headphones1.gif
post #442 of 1217
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post

Beats is more of a Kardashian than a Bieber. No talent, pretty to look at, and got famous because of a black guy.
The Kardashians are wannabe actress, beats are wannabe hi-fi headphones, they both cater to the young and dumb.

Lol - well I must fit into the dumb category if that's the case for beats owners, but if I own likes of Audeze, FOSTEX etc, does that mean I'm less dumber than dumber?

What a bummer to be labeled dumber for owning beats by a homie called RoMee...tongue.gifbiggrin.gif
post #443 of 1217
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Originally Posted by thievesarmy View Post

I hate on them cause I don't like their brand, their style, or their marketing (all that BS about how music was MEANT to be heard & the headphone used in all professional recording studios…) - it's tacky & distasteful, IMHO. Not to mention vastly over-priced. I almost don't see them as an audio company, they're more of a fashion trend, a la True Religion / Ed Hardy.

Beats is also recognised as a lifestyle brand for sure.
post #444 of 1217
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

Great work on the pic, cb3723 XD

As for me, I think Beats just put so much money into their marketing strategy that they have no choice but to price their products high to get them the profits to pay off the "artists" which endorse them. They don't even deserve to be called artists.

Thanks.

Fair enough point smily_headphones1.gif

Lil Wayne isn't particularly my cup of tea either, but each to their own I guess.

ps I guess you are aiming to be ironic with your user name and avatar tongue.gifbiggrin.gif
Edited by cb3723 - 5/12/14 at 11:02am
post #445 of 1217
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


Lol - well I must fit into the dumb category if that's the case for beats owners, but if I own likes of Audeze, FOSTEX etc, does that mean I'm less dumber than dumber?

What a bummer to be labeled dumber for owning beats by a homie called RoMee...tongue.gifbiggrin.gif

 

I still have my pro and tours, and I use the pro regularly when I do yard work.

I bought them when I was young and dumb. 

 

Also... I like Dre's music. Lil' Ghetto boy is on all my playlist. I hope he release Detox one day.


Edited by RoMee - 5/12/14 at 11:10am
post #446 of 1217
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


Lol - well I must fit into the dumb category if that's the case for beats owners, but if I own likes of Audeze, FOSTEX etc, does that mean I'm less dumber than dumber?

What a bummer to be labeled dumber for owning beats by a homie called RoMee...tongue.gifbiggrin.gif

 

Or...maybe Dumb and Dumber!   Definitely Beats users!     ;-)

 

jk...fwiw, I'd probably buy the new Studios if I could score a deal on them.  Problem is I keep finding M80's for $40 and D600s for $150

 

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Edited by GearMe - 5/12/14 at 11:09am
post #447 of 1217
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

Great work on the pic, cb3723 XD

 

As for me, I think Beats just put so much money into their marketing strategy that they have no choice but to price their products high to get them the profits to pay off the "artists" which endorse them. They don't even deserve to be called artists.

 

Not just the artists, but all the athletes that endorse them too. Every time you're watching your favorite team on TV and they show the star player walking out of the locker room with a pair of Beats on, remember that player is getting paid for the product placement. The 2008 US Olympic basketball team being "outfitted" with Beats really helped to plant the Beats image in the mind of millions of people right when the company was getting off the ground.

 

Oh, and some of the artists that endorse Beats can be real artists when they want too, but Weezy and Game among others find it much easier and much more lucrative to record simple hooks over bangin' bass beats which take precedence over verses that are pure filler at best. Besides, who listens to the lyrics anyway? 

 

"Shorty dance while I diss you to the beat, F the words, you don't listen to 'em anyway" - Eminem

post #448 of 1217
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post

My apologies for barking up the wrong tree redface.gif

Do you think dre will sell up to Apple for $3.2 billion USD?

I would for sure smily_headphones1.gif

I would too. Am not so sure if that deal goes through. And if, then after all this leaking, the price will be lower.
post #449 of 1217
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Originally Posted by rhythm is life View Post

Not just the artists, but all the athletes that endorse them too. Every time you're watching your favorite team on TV and they show the star player walking out of the locker room with a pair of Beats on, remember that player is getting paid for the product placement. The 2008 US Olympic basketball team being "outfitted" with Beats really helped to plant the Beats image in the mind of millions of people right when the company was getting off the ground.

Oh, and some of the artists that endorse Beats can be real artists when they want too, but Weezy and Game among others find it much easier and much more lucrative to record simple hooks over bangin' bass beats which take precedence over verses that are pure filler at best. Besides, who listens to the lyrics anyway? 

"Shorty dance while I diss you to the beat, F the words, you don't listen to 'em anyway" - Eminem

I think part of beats marketing strategy is to get athletes to advertise for free - Dre got around having to pay for advertising in the London Olympics by simply giving free cans to athletes of different countries with their respective national flag decorating with the beats logo as usual on each ear cup for the world to see. Many athletes wore their free beats whilst warming up before an event and gave Dre serious free advertising, though the Olympic committee weren't exactly impressed by a company as big as beats circumventing the advertising rules to pay zero.

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2012/jul/31/dr-dre-beats-olympic-brand-police
post #450 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post

Yes. I went into a shop with a 12 year old son of a friend. about 80 headphones on display. He went straight to the beats and said he wants these. So I asked him one by one what he is looking for in headphones, sound quality, amount of bass, on ear, over ear, in ear, open/closed, etc. which kinds of music/genres he is listening to and so on => he had no clue and no opinion on anything. But it was the headphone the "cool" guys had. Simple peer pressure. Since most people I see with beats have their headphones in various strange positions around their neck or head but not on their ears, I guess it doesn't matter what the sound quality is, it's fashion.
(for most young people).

On the opposite a former female colleague of mine bought beats solo because "they are the best headphones you can buy, no?" 
Marketing works.

I'm 13. Bought into the craze last year of September. Out of it 3 months later.
Edited by DonutDeflector - 5/12/14 at 3:21pm
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