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post #166 of 300

I bought them because they look cool and they are at LEAST an upgrade to the crappy bose headphones that I bought (This was before joining head-fi)

post #167 of 300

Sure, I secretly respect Beats the same way I secretly respect politicians and people who club fur seals for fun and profit. Monster can make decent IEMs, but the Beats are just a fashion accessory - go in and audition a pair at an Apple store. Early, before anyone sees you. 

post #168 of 300
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

Sure, I secretly respect Beats the same way I secretly respect politicians and people who club fur seals for fun and profit. Monster can make decent IEMs, but the Beats are just a fashion accessory - go in and audition a pair at an Apple store. Early, before anyone sees you. 


Yeh a fashion accessory is what they are, to be worn round the neck and feel good about yourselves, I know loads of people in my school who wear them but no one seems to ever be listening them....:

Oh and most I see are fake
post #169 of 300
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

Yeh a fashion accessory is what they are, to be worn round the neck and feel good about yourselves, I know loads of people in my school who wear them but no one seems to ever be listening them....:
Oh and most I see are fake


At my school about 50% of the people that have beats (which is a very large population because everyone here is rich) wear beats around the neck while the other 50% have them over the ears. Are they listening to music? Who knows, maybe it's just something to block all the even poorer quality music being blasted out of iBuds while looking fashionable.
post #170 of 300
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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post


At my school about 50% of the people that have beats (which is a very large population because everyone here is rich) wear beats around the neck while the other 50% have them over the ears. Are they listening to music? Who knows, maybe it's just something to block all the even poorer quality music being blasted out of iBuds while looking fashionable.


To the last bit about are they listening to music. Funny story we was piss taking a kid think he was listening to music as the beats were over his ears and then it turned out he was not and he had a go at us, so by the looks things so reckon their are only 20% who own and listen. Wont be long to a beats range that do not actually play music :P

post #171 of 300
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To the last bit about are they listening to music. Funny story we was piss taking a kid think he was listening to music as the beats were over his ears and then it turned out he was not and he had a go at us, so by the looks things so reckon their are only 20% who own and listen. Wont be long to a beats range that do not actually play music :P


that's pretty funny xP
I wonder if people would notice if Dre stopped putting drivers in Beats.
post #172 of 300
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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post

that's pretty funny xP
I wonder if people would notice if Dre stopped putting drivers in Beats.

Well dre had nothing to do with the headphones let alone install the drivers :P but I get what you mean! If they did it woul take it to be on the news for some people to go an check if theirs play music!
post #173 of 300

I respect the marketing team behind the brand; but I scorn the brand it's self for selling such shlop to people.

post #174 of 300

Nope

post #175 of 300

At the end of the day, a large majority of Beats owners buy them as a fashion accessory. They're overpriced for what they are, but isn't most fashionable stuff. 

post #176 of 300

they all have their talk with each other with their beats headphones.

 

i respect that as much as i talk about my headphones with everyone with a computer thats logged to Headfi.org

 

but if they get me involved and joke my equipment, oh i hope they still have their warranty receipts

 

angry_face.gif kidding, but i will still get very offended

post #177 of 300
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrow View Post

I respect the marketing team behind the brand; but I scorn the brand it's self for selling such shlop to people.

That's exactly what I had in mind. I like the way that it's been hyped and marketed to people who are no more than sheep (same goes for many Apple products/fans), so when these people decide to go for better, higher-quality headphones from other brands, they will start going online looking at reviews, stopping at head-fi, asking for recommendations, this and that, it opens the world of better headphone audio to them. Fact, Monster is the one charging everyone so much for their cables and headphones, not Beat's, Beat's is just a trademarked name by Dre but the patents are held by Monster as they are the one's marketing and selling them at the rip off prices they are today and I'm sure Dre don't mind some of those royalties as well.

 

People shouldn't scorn or get angry at the Beat's line of headphones, con's aside, be thankful they are drawing so much attention and customers, this has given other reputable manufacturers to come up with their own, well developed non-rip high quality competing products. Giving us consumers the choice to choose many, rather than be forced to buy 1 kind of product.


Edited by DefQon - 12/12/12 at 4:30pm
post #178 of 300

Honestly I feel like a lot of them know they're paying for the branding / prestige that goes with the beats rather than sound quality.

post #179 of 300

beats have ruined alot of peoples money they r plastic and frigile if you want good headphones look at the crossfade m-80 one of the best for its price

post #180 of 300
We all know beats sound terrible and have terrible build quality but I think every manufacturer in the world loves what beats have done, they've opened up the world of headphones to many people who thought the headphone/earphone world ends with ibuds and what comes with your dap. Once they break or people mature etc they will come looking for more and find a world of choices, so in that way I do really respect Beats
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