or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › The hate on beats, why?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The hate on beats, why? - Page 52  

post #766 of 1217
To be fair, those speakers probably only cost $5000 to make, I'd be surprised if it was anywhere near $20,000. They're selling them for $1M, thus the 20,000% mark-up.

And in reality, that swag-shirt was probably closer to 800% mark-up from the very cost to make it.
post #767 of 1217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hapster View Post

To be fair, those speakers probably only cost $5000 to make, I'd be surprised if it was anywhere near $20,000. They're selling them for $1M, thus the 20,000% mark-up.

And in reality, that swag-shirt was probably closer to 800% mark-up from the very cost to make it.

What speakers are we talking about?

post #768 of 1217
Cessaro Omega 1
post #769 of 1217
Quote:
Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post
 

But the Detox ones say "Dr. Dre Detox" on the back of the headband! That's definitely worth the extra €100, right? Besides, the Detox has a black Beats logo as well. The full black Pros have a silver one, making it more obvious that you have swag.

S.W.A.G

post #770 of 1217
Quote:
Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post

Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised.

For that kind of money, they better sound better than having the band play me a private gig - how on earth they can justify those kind of prices is beyond me - never mind the kind of customer that actually pulls the trigger on a pair blink.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post

BBQ Grill?

I wonder if AUDEZE took inspiration from a family BBQ session biggrin.gif


Quote:
Originally Posted by Hapster View Post

swag_aint_cheap_hooded_pullover-r1a9b6f77c0db4dddbed25abd71fe941c_wiok0_512.jpg
there is no volcano in Hawaii. Its just chuck norris's barbecue. (random joke I was reminded of.) and swag is actually slang for stolen property, so I'm guessing it was in a movie or something, and a person interpreted it as a word for cool. It literally means, stolen property. That's cheaper than getting it from a store lol... And, the speakers... HOLY CRAP.
post #771 of 1217
Quote:
Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post
 

Sounds about right. I feel more or less the same about those pictures...I don't know how to explain it.

 

Actually, I thought it was a joke post first :ph34r:

post #772 of 1217
Plus, if we are talking about production markup, just a guess, but all of the flagship headphones are marked up by at least 350%. And google glasses that were just released for 1500$ only cost 80$ to make.
post #773 of 1217
Quote:
Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post
 

S.W.A.G

Shamelessly showcasing your impressive collection again, I see. Any more digital image compositions this time?

post #774 of 1217
Quote:
Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

there is no volcano in Hawaii. Its just chuck norris's barbecue. (random joke I was reminded of.) and swag is actually slang for stolen property, so I'm guessing it was in a movie or something, and a person interpreted it as a word for cool. It literally means, stolen property. That's cheaper than getting it from a store lol... And, the speakers... HOLY CRAP.

Hmm...if I remember correctly, swag came from the word "swagger," an Irish word referring to an arrogant type of walk. Puffed-chest, chin high, snobby kinda thing. It's also used as a verb. The word was adopted into the English lanuage some time later, and then at some point, swag came in.

post #775 of 1217
noun

1. a suspended wreath, garland, drapery, or the like, fastened up at or near each end and hanging down in the middle; festoon.

2. a wreath, spray, or cluster of foliage, flowers, or fruit.

3. a festoon, especially one very heavy toward the center.





4. a swale.

5. a swaying or lurching movement.

verb (used without object) [swagged, swag·ging.]

1. to move heavily or unsteadily from side to side or up and down; sway.

2. to hang loosely and heavily; sink down.

verb (used with object) [swagged, swag·ging.]

1. to cause to sway, sink, or sag.

2. to hang or adorn with swags.

noun

1. Slang.

a. plunder; booty.

b. money; valuables.

2. a traveler's bundle containing personal belongings, cooking utensils, food, or the like.

verb (used without object) [swagged, swag·ging.]

1. to travel about carrying one's bundle of personal belongings. ( so many definitions of swag... I guess we all are right.)
post #776 of 1217
Quote:
Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post

Shamelessly showcasing your impressive collection again, I see. Any more digital image compositions this time?


Sure, why not smily_headphones1.gif

post #777 of 1217
Quote:
Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

Hmm...if I remember correctly, swag came from the word "swagger," an Irish word referring to an arrogant type of walk. Puffed-chest, chin high, snobby kinda thing. It's also used as a verb. The word was adopted into the English lanuage some time later, and then at some point, swag came in.

 

Swag in its current form means, that, yes. It doesn't refer to stolen merchandise, as should be self-evident by the fact that it's used both in reference to purchased jewelry and to a personal demeanor. 

 

Swag can ALSO mean plunder, but you get all sorts of "swag" when you go to a convention. That's a term that goes back ages. "Just got back from Comic-Con, got lots of cool swag!" 

 

So no, it has nothing to do with rappers or whoever glamorizing stealing their stuff or whatever. 

post #778 of 1217
Sweg_Feg.png
post #779 of 1217
post #780 of 1217

Considering those are marketed towards kids - "appropriate for ages 3 and up" - those can slide........especially considering a 3-year-old shouldn't have a device other than a really cheap iPod that plays music in the first place.  I didn't even get an iPod 'til I was 13.  And it was the Mini.  AND I had to share it with my mom.  AND it only held 4GB of music.  BACK IN MAH DAAY!!!! :P

 

ANYWAY!!!!!!!!!

 

A few months ago I heard every single Beats headphone (on-ear and over-ear) they offer at a Best Buy that's close to a university I attend.  Personally, I really like the Mixrs.  They sound like my Ultrasone DJ1 but are more harsh (which I don't like for listening but works well for DJ'ing), love the look, and I was actually surprised they sounded so well.  So, in my honest opinion, the order of sound quality goes:

 

Mixr, Beats Pro (they sound exactly like my Ultrasone DJ1 except a bit less bass), the new Studios (MUCH better than the old ones), Executive, the old Studios, gonorrhea, being trampled, being stabbed, being castrated, brain dead, HD Solos.  Why would anyone in their right mind buy the HD Solos?  What are you, deaf?  Literally, you'd have to be legally deaf in order to think the HD Solos sound decent.  I skipped out on the wireless model.  I have a feeling they're just the same as the Solos, but wireless.  If that's the case, no thank you.  I'll take cyanide instead.

 

I also got a chance to play with the Beats Pill.  Not sure which model but it was pretty big and, again at Best Buy (this time it was the GTA V launch party).  They were decent with anything that has a Rap/Hip-Hop beat, so Rap/Hip-Hop (duh) and EDM Trap sound pretty good.  Anything else was pure garbage...........and still better than the Solo's.  I REALLY hate the Solos.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
This thread is locked  
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › The hate on beats, why?