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post #451 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.

 

12 year olds are not a good example of anything except the fact that 12 year olds rarely make informed decisions. I'm 29 and had a pair of Mixrs that I thought were excellent, which I purchased DESPITE their reputation. 

post #452 of 1217
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

12 year olds are not a good example of anything except the fact that 12 year olds rarely make informed decisions. I'm 29 and had a pair of Mixrs that I thought were excellent, which I purchased DESPITE their reputation. 

I love the beats mixr's - especially good as a robust DJ can. cool.gif


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Edited by cb3723 - 5/12/14 at 4:35pm
post #453 of 1217
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I love the beats mixr's - especially good as a robust DJ can. cool.gif
 

Yeah, the Mixrs are probably Beats' most robust set - even more so than the Pros.

post #454 of 1217
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post

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

Irony isn't exactly my aim, I just thought it'd be funny since no one really likes Beats around here. And quite frankly, I don't really like them either (though I've been eyeing those candy-colored Mixrs for some time).

Oh yeah, great picture as always!
Edited by thatBeatsguy - 5/12/14 at 8:10pm
post #455 of 1217
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post


Irony isn't exactly my aim, I just thought it'd be funny since no one really likes Beats around here. And quite frankly, I don't really like them either (though I've been eyeing those candy-colored Mixrs for some time).

Oh yeah, great picture as always!

 

I say get 'em. If you're looking for a compact, sturdy, attractive on-ear headphone for electronic and hip hop? They're excellent. I'm honestly tempted to pick up another pair someday just to have sitting around when I'm in the mood for that music. 

post #456 of 1217
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

I say get 'em. If you're looking for a compact, sturdy, attractive on-ear headphone for electronic and hip hop? They're excellent. I'm honestly tempted to pick up another pair someday just to have sitting around when I'm in the mood for that music. 

Thanks, but no thanks. Beats is still expensive, and though I have a pair, I got them for just above half the price of the Mixrs. I've never bought any pair of headphones above the $150 mark. Still...DEM RAINBOW COLOURS.

post #457 of 1217
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

I say get 'em. If you're looking for a compact, sturdy, attractive on-ear headphone for electronic and hip hop? They're excellent. I'm honestly tempted to pick up another pair someday just to have sitting around when I'm in the mood for that music. 

How do you find the clamping force?

Have you slackened the force for a more comfy fit or does it not bother you?

I use my mixr's mainly for mixing music with so they aren't on my head all of the time to get any clamping fatigue.
post #458 of 1217
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

Thanks, but no thanks. Beats is still expensive, and though I have a pair, I got them for just above half the price of the Mixrs. I've never bought any pair of headphones above the $150 mark. Still...DEM RAINBOW COLOURS.

Like Mike DJ's with mixr beats - they are quality cans and made to last smily_headphones1.gif



post #459 of 1217
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How do you find the clamping force?

Have you slackened the force for a more comfy fit or does it not bother you?

I use my mixr's mainly for mixing music with so they aren't on my head all of the time to get any clamping fatigue.

 

I'm really forgiving on clamping. I like it to be strong so I can move around, but even then the Mixrs needed some stretching first. I basically sat them on the box the wide way for an hour and then it was fine.

 

In fact, clamping is one thing I dislike about the Final Audio. They're WAY too loose. I want headphones I can nod my head easily in. 

post #460 of 1217
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


How do you find the clamping force?

Have you slackened the force for a more comfy fit or does it not bother you?

I use my mixr's mainly for mixing music with so they aren't on my head all of the time to get any clamping fatigue.

 

The Mixr's are quite tight out of the box; probably the tightest Beats headphone around, too. Sadly, I promptly sold them before I had the chance to burn them in.

post #461 of 1217

I hate them because...well.....because its FUN.

 

Besides, gotta hate something, so there.

post #462 of 1217
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Originally Posted by rmiller511 View Post
 

I hate them because...well.....because its FUN.

 

Besides, gotta hate something, so there.

Hate a brand and no one bats an eye. Hate an ethnic group and everyone loses their minds.

post #463 of 1217
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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post

Hate a brand and no one bats an eye. Hate an ethnic group and everyone loses their minds.

It's ironic that some see beats hating in certain online communities as cool to conform with that bandwagon of norm, yet at the same time it's beats cool kudos selling attributes they dislike to hate.

Common theme here between each side of the beats fence is "cool" - just used in different contexts...
post #464 of 1217
I think it's ironic that most Beats owners think they're superior because they own Beats, but here we are on Head-Fi where the situation is completely reversed wink.gif.
post #465 of 1217
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Originally Posted by ToddTheMetalGod View Post

I think it's ironic that most Beats owners think they're superior because they own Beats, but here we are on Head-Fi where the situation is completely reversed wink.gif.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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