Originally Posted by crinacle
Well the Beats sound like $100 cans, so comparing them to a $150 headphone is "fair play", in a sense.
The Orpheus and gang on the other hand, sound nothing like headphones below a grand, so comparing them to entry level stuff is just plain insulting.
What the beats sound like is immaterial. What they actually cost is the matter at hand. And its not $100, the amount is $400. As per your own reasoning, anything that sounds like a can 1/4th of it value is a bad investment.
And make no mistake, the only thing that limits people's choices is......money. That is right, everything else comes down to personal preference but ultimately this is the big "bear in the room". If you cant pay for it, what difference does it make? And if money was no object, everyone would be trotting around with the Audeze's or Orpheous or reference grade audiophile headphones. There would be precisely *ZERO* incentive to buy something like the ATH - M50.
I am starting to think that there are 2 possibilities playing out in this thread:
1) I am getting trolled.
2) Posters here are beats defenders.
Either or both possibilities don't really matter to me but just come out and say it already.