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post #196 of 238
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Originally Posted by guhmo View Post

I think we have a new contender in the pulsing light headphone category.. http://steelseries.com/products/audio/steelseries-siberia-v2-frost-blue... I do like SteelSeries for their mouse/keyboard peripherals though.



I think this one is meant for gaming.. since it has a mic..

post #197 of 238
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Originally Posted by e19650826 View Post



I don't even understand why they want Beats...



Headphones are just one of those markets where the vast vast majority of people don't know anything significant about it, and just don't want to research about it. It's one of those things where you have to do some research to know what's good and what's bad. But, because sound quality is so subjective and what one compares in sound quality is based on the best thing they have heard a lot of misinformation goes around.

 

But what do you expect with all these iBuds and $10-$20 earbuds that float around in the market. Go to your local superstore and see what is around. You will never see the Beyerdynamics and Shures we adore. Hell, this is especially so for me living in Australia where we don't even get anything worth mentioning unless it is vastly overpriced or in a boutique store. I went to my local electronics super store and what did I see? A whole bunch of Skullcandies, no-name brands and low end Sennheisers. The best thing I saw was a UE600, which was in a battered box and cost $258!

 

Stuff like that dulls people's perception as to what's really good out there, and then companies like Monster come along with their aggressive marketing and offer a hope - something for them to admire, the Beats. They don't know about what else is out there with all the other crap in the stores and so they believe the Beats hype.

 

It becomes their benchmark and they try to compare everything else to it.


Edited by ProjectDenz - 4/5/12 at 8:59pm
post #198 of 238

this subject matter has been destroyed though. Honestly. Beats are discussed here more than anything else. I think we can all safely say that 80% of this dialogue is unnecessary. 

post #199 of 238
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Originally Posted by ProjectDenz View Post



Headphones are just one of those markets where the vast vast majority of people don't know anything significant about it, and just don't want to research about it. It's one of those things where you have to do some research to know what's good and what's bad. But, because sound quality is so subjective and what one compares in sound quality is based on the best thing they have heard a lot of misinformation goes around.

 

But what do you expect with all these iBuds and $10-$20 earbuds that float around in the market. Go to your local superstore and see what is around. You will never see the Beyerdynamics and Shures we adore. Hell, this is especially so for me living in Australia where we don't even get anything worth mentioning unless it is vastly overpriced or in a boutique store. I went to my local electronics super store and what did I see? A whole bunch of Skullcandies, no-name brands and low end Sennheisers. The best thing I saw was a UE600, which was in a battered box and cost $258!

 

Stuff like that dulls people's perception as to what's really good out there, and then companies like Monster come along with their aggressive marketing and offer a hope - something for them to admire, the Beats. They don't know about what else is out there with all the other crap in the stores and so they believe the Beats hype.

 

It becomes their benchmark and they try to compare everything else to it.


pretty much sums up my thoughts exactly.  Now if westone for example wanted to appeal to the general public, who are just headphone illiterate, they could.  But with the 449.00 price tag on the W4 nobody will take that advertising serious.  If you put on there, for example, the triple fi 10 has 1 woofer, 1 mid tweeter, and 1 high tweeter, people wouldnt even know what to think.  On a side note.  I live in illinois. The best thing in the best buy near me was a pair of klipsch one's and a pair of etymotic hf3s... They havent sold a single pair of ety's since Ive checked around at the store.

 

post #200 of 238
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post

this subject matter has been destroyed though. Honestly. Beats are discussed here more than anything else. I think we can all safely say that 80% of this dialogue is unnecessary. 



Why? Is having a nice chat about headphones so sinful?

post #201 of 238
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I think this one is meant for gaming.. since it has a mic..



Yes it is, SteelSeries is a gaming peripheral company.  However they also market it as having 'good sound quality' and whatnot.  It comes with its own soundcard so it can't be too bad.... but flashing lights on any headphone is still completely stupid and pointless.  Imagine flashing lights on a Stax...

post #202 of 238
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Originally Posted by guhmo View Post



Yes it is, SteelSeries is a gaming peripheral company.  However they also market it as having 'good sound quality' and whatnot.  It comes with its own soundcard so it can't be too bad.... but flashing lights on any headphone is still completely stupid and pointless.  Imagine flashing lights on a Stax...

For how expensive the Stax are, I would expect lights, built in PMP, built in amp, a gold dollar sign necklace, a super mic, my own personal rapper, a Rebecca Black cover band and, if they have room, the best sound money can buy.
post #203 of 238
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Originally Posted by delladood View Post


pretty much sums up my thoughts exactly.  Now if westone for example wanted to appeal to the general public, who are just headphone illiterate, they could.  But with the 449.00 price tag on the W4 nobody will take that advertising serious.  If you put on there, for example, the triple fi 10 has 1 woofer, 1 mid tweeter, and 1 high tweeter, people wouldnt even know what to think.  On a side note.  I live in illinois. The best thing in the best buy near me was a pair of klipsch one's and a pair of etymotic hf3s... They havent sold a single pair of ety's since Ive checked around at the store.

 


Westone is starting to appeal to the general public though.  Their new Talk series with the TS1 is actually not a bad contender to the likes of the ADDIEM.  I was in a headphone shop in Hong Kong just looking around and I saw a member of the general public walk in and look for a headphone with a mic.  After a while of looking at various iems, she ended up with the TS1.

 

post #204 of 238
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we must bomb his email. So he shall return to see the TROLOLOLOL'S that occuring on his own thread.



That's an awesome idea, maybe then he will throw his Beats away and get some quality 'phones!

post #205 of 238
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post

this subject matter has been destroyed though. Honestly. Beats are discussed here more than anything else. I think we can all safely say that 80% of this dialogue is unnecessary. 



Beats is the most popular headphone brand for a reason. Since consumers love them, we hate them, it's the same thing. 

post #206 of 238

I honestly can say I've only listened to beats like a handful of times

post #207 of 238
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post

I honestly can say I've only listened to beats like a handful of times



How do you feel about it? I honestly aren't very impressed. 

post #208 of 238
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post

I honestly can say I've only listened to beats like a handful of times



That's what I mean though. How many times have you listened to Sennheiser, AKG, Beyer-Dynamic or Grado when you're out shopping somewhere? It's usually Beats, Skullcandy, and Sony. Popular brands are the ones that sell and stores do their best to move merchandise that has the highest likelihood of selling. It's hard to spend $100+ on something you haven't listened to let alone $300-$500 headphones. If Beat got one thing right, they made it so their product could be experienced. For anyone coming off ibuds or cheap pack-ins, of course the Beats sound amazing. I ALMOST BOUGHT A PAIR. But I wasn't going to drop that much money on something that I didn't research carefully, hence my presence here. We all start our path to hi-fidelity audio somewhere. Beats opened my eyes to the world of expensive sound equipment, and for that I am thankful.

post #209 of 238
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That's what I mean though. How many times have you listened to Sennheiser, AKG, Beyer-Dynamic or Grado when you're out shopping somewhere? It's usually Beats, Skullcandy, and Sony. Popular brands are the ones that sell and stores do their best to move merchandise that has the highest likelihood of selling. It's hard to spend $100+ on something you haven't listened to let alone $300-$500 headphones. If Beat got one thing right, they made it so their product could be experienced. For anyone coming off ibuds or cheap pack-ins, of course the Beats sound amazing. I ALMOST BOUGHT A PAIR. But I wasn't going to drop that much money on something that I didn't research carefully, hence my presence here. We all start our path to hi-fidelity audio somewhere. Beats opened my eyes to the world of expensive sound equipment, and for that I am thankful.



With the exception that Sony is actually good in headphones. 

post #210 of 238
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With the exception that Sony is actually good in headphones. 



Well..... as with every company, it depends. I personally don't think the XBA-4 deserves its price.

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