Originally Posted by sloomingbla
Lol, my views have changed since then. Quite an old post. I personally enjoy bassy sound signatures (i have a signature dj currently), i dont care much about signature preference.
My point with my most recent post is that beats are basically designed with a sound signature that is unique and bassy - by marketing themselves as the best as well as having such a unique signature, they easily distract from actual sound quality/performance. You could get better technically for the price, but the amount of marketing prowess that goes into these makes them seem superior to anything else.
The thing that confuses me about the bassy sound signature argument is that it's a poorly done bassy sound signature. I worked at a store that sold off their whole line (rhymes with snapple) and all of them had sloppy, slow bass. The solos also distorted quite a bit, from what I remember. They line has been upgraded since, but not drastically from what I understand.
Many other manufacturers also have bassy signatures, but well done. Example, V-Moda. Although not my cup of tea, the m100 are far better than the Beats Studio and retailed at the same price (and can now be found for much less.) V-Moda isn't alone, either. Sennheiser came out with the Urbans and Momentum, and several others now have bass and/or fashion oriented headphones. Most all of them are built well and sound better.
Beats are a tough sell, in my opinion. There are just too many other great basshead options for equal or less money. Also, I recently read an article of the current gen stating they are made of parts adding up to $17. Lame :-/ I know the materials in the others I mention above are far superior.
the competition has a better build, better sound, why go Beats?