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Beats as a gift- keep?

post #1 of 40
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Got beats studios for free, prize gift type thing.  Should i keep them? Noise cancelling worth it? What instead? Keep in mind that the status symbol of the cans doesnt mean a ton to me, but some.  Replacements cant be ugly.  

 

Thanks,

jcarrz1


Edited by jcarrz1 - 6/9/12 at 12:27am
post #2 of 40

Keep 'em; don't keep 'em--pick one.

 

Just don't use them.

post #3 of 40

sell them and pick up some vmoda m80/m100 or aiaiai tma1s
 

post #4 of 40

Ebay 'em and get something that you'd really like!!

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sell them and pick up some vmoda m80/m100 or aiaiai tma1s
 

 

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Ebay 'em and get something that you'd really like!!

 

Quoted for truth.

post #6 of 40

Yup, ebay them and look up head-fi for reviews and impressions on better cans in your price range.

post #7 of 40
I'd sell them.
The isolation is very bad on beats. So is the sound.
post #8 of 40
I'm actually strongly considering buying a QC15 for studying (students at my college have no manners in study lounges >_>) and if I won a pair of Beats I'd probably sell it and use the cash toward a QC15. That or help pay for a new laptop.
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I'm actually strongly considering buying a QC15 for studying (students at my college have no manners in study lounges >_>) and if I won a pair of Beats I'd probably sell it and use the cash toward a QC15. That or help pay for a new laptop.
I'd get the new akg k495 nc instead of the QC15. I got to try it and they're quite impressive in isolation and SQ (which is a very warm signature).
post #10 of 40

I don't think noise cancelling technology is good at eliminating changing frequencies such as that of speech. I think they were meant more for constant noises such as the humming of a plane's engine or the sound of a train.

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I don't think noise cancelling technology is good at eliminating changing frequencies such as that of speech. I think they were meant more for constant noises such as the humming of a plane's engine or the sound of a train.

 

Even trains are a longshot. I've tried many NC headphones and the best ones *barely* cancel out the bumps and rattles of the tracks.

post #12 of 40
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Even trains are a longshot. I've tried many NC headphones and the best ones *barely* cancel out the bumps and rattles of the tracks.

 

Which is exactly why I think they are gimmicky, what advantage do they have over a well isolating pair of headphones?

post #13 of 40
Yeah that's been my main reason to hesitate going with noise cancellation. (of course that plus cost.) Either way I've tried QC15 and Beats for ANC and QC15 is better for those who are interested in ANC.
Edited by daem0n - 6/9/12 at 6:43am
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Even trains are a longshot. I've tried many NC headphones and the best ones *barely* cancel out the bumps and rattles of the tracks.

 

Which is exactly why I think they are gimmicky, what advantage do they have over a well isolating pair of headphones?

 

To be fair, the NC system is leaps and bounds better at cancelling humming and buzzing than traditional isolation, which is perfect for frequent airline users and not-so-much for regular, once-a-year fliers. Even that said, I've compared the Beats Studio's NC system with other headphones; it ranked pretty low in my list, so Monster probably just put a sub-par system in there for marketing purposes (though it still works).

 

To OP, you could still use it, it isn't bad, but when you get the urge for better sound its resale value isn't too bad. ;)

post #15 of 40
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Which is exactly why I think they are gimmicky, what advantage do they have over a well isolating pair of headphones?

I tried the k495 on the train and it worked fairly well for cancelling the train noised but failed at cancelling voices.
And a good pair of earbuds would do just as well or better for isolation. I bought myself a pair of se425 yesterday and didn't hear anything while on the train except for my music. Something I didn't get with my beyer t5p.
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