Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Constructive "Anti-Beats" headphone discussion
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Constructive "Anti-Beats" headphone discussion - Page 9

post #121 of 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoSUV View Post

Around here, there are tons of Chinese knockoff Beats cans that sell for 1/10 of the price of the real ones. According to anecdotal opinions, the fake ones actually manage to sound better than the real thing. This is sad.

if that is true, it means that they will be able to compete with budget models from audiophile headphone companies blink.gif

post #122 of 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

if that is true, it means that they will be able to compete with budget models from audiophile headphone companies blink.gif


They sound better because it's not +500dB bass like the real Beats have. I'm not sure if that is true, but that is why they say that from what I've heard.

post #123 of 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by MelvinV View Post


They sound better because it's not +500dB bass like the real Beats have. I'm not sure if that is true, but that is why they say that from what I've heard.

 

So.... BeatsbyChinese is more natural sounding and better price value than BeatsbyDre i would guess? wink_face.gif

post #124 of 547

Joke : i have a real beats by dre and a fake one , but they both sound them same so im sending back the real one. ROFL

post #125 of 547

I have always had a strong bias against anything with the Monster name attached to it. They make many often unnecessary and and always very overpriced products. It's called marketing, and the U.S. was built on it. The educated consumer, who generally has a healthy dose of skepticism, is the one who can sort through the hype. A site like this one is essential in today's market.

post #126 of 547

Today I've checked out 9 different Monster Beats in a store and every single of them was ****... the Sennheiser HD 518 costs 30 % the price for the Detox and it sounds twice as good.

 

My Westone 2 sound three times better.

 

I don't get it, why such an lousy sound for such a pricey product? damn, I bet the chinese fake Monster Beats may sound even better than the genuine. That would be freaking funny though...

 

the solo(179 Euro) sound really poor, I mean like 150 Euros too much. 

 

WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY, even if I would be a millionaire I would be pissed afterwards and ashamed that I have purchased that garbage.. I mean there's a thing called dignity...

post #127 of 547

It's not much of a mystery to me. It's just the simple fact that most people don't buy things in a purely utilitarian/professional manner.

 

Many (not all) people buy Apples with inferior specs compared to everything in their price range because they like the lifestyle image the brand has created. You know, sitting in one of those egg shaped chairs in a completely white room on your mac in wayfarers being modern n stuff. Maybe some silver spacepants. Works for me (I own their stock shares, not their computers).

 

Many (not all) people buy Gibson guitars with generic third-world hardware and low grade tonewoods for $3,000 over custom made guitars from small brands because hippie acid flashbacks are more important to them than learning neoclassical shred. Theoretically, it's worth it for them because they're getting what they want.

 

Many (not all) people who buy Beats are probably 12-22 year olds into hip hop and pop music who are more excited at the idea of showing them off at school than plugging them into a boutique tube amplifier and listening to lossless Stravinsky/posting frequency graphs on head-fi.


Edited by machoboy - 9/5/12 at 1:18pm
post #128 of 547

I bought my Beats in a utilitarian manner. Wanted a noise cancelling headphone for trains, planes, and automobiles. I simply like how they sounded better next to the Bose and Sony models. It comes in very handy for kids who want to listen to their own stuff.

post #129 of 547

I hope I don't get assaulted by Gibson/Apple enthusiasts now lol. Those just seem like the Beats of their respective markets when it comes to price/brand image vs performance.

post #130 of 547

yeah, they are disrepectful towards the audiophile community though... like "you don't know anything, my friggin Beats cost 400 Euros and they look way better than your ****ty cans and they sound better"... like blind people talking about colours.

 

 

and the other thing is: currently there are way too many monster beats customers, they are everywhere. What's the point of being one of 1 Million trying to be hip and individual? OH THE IRONY!!! I guess people are like sheep, they just want to be a part of the great crowd.  whatever happened to "think for yourself". hahaha


Edited by Nestroit - 9/5/12 at 1:26pm
post #131 of 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by MelvinV View Post


They sound better because it's not +500dB bass like the real Beats have. I'm not sure if that is true, but that is why they say that from what I've heard.

 

They do have bass emphasis, but not as much as you would think.

 

It's easy to piss on Beats, but honestly, all this indignation should be reserved for even more overpriced pieces of crap like the Denon D7100 ($1200), Shure SRH1840 ($700), and Ultrasone ED8 ($1500)


Edited by purrin - 9/5/12 at 1:24pm
post #132 of 547

It's not just a matter of sound and price, it's also a matter of all the fashion and hipness crap around the product, the marketing ******** and lies.

 

And stupid people in general, people are so f.... stupid, it's just sad. 


Edited by Nestroit - 9/5/12 at 1:36pm
post #133 of 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by purrin View Post

 

It's easy to piss on Beats, but honestly, all this indignation should be reserved for even more overpriced pieces of crap like the Denon D7100 ($1200), Shure SRH1840 ($700), and Ultrasone ED8 ($1500)

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nestroit View Post

 

And stupid people in general, people are so f.... stupid, it's just sad. 

 

 

Yep, and opinionated..

post #134 of 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nestroit View Post

Today I've checked out 9 different Monster Beats in a store and every single of them was ****... the Sennheiser HD 518 costs 30 % the price for the Detox and it sounds twice as good.

 

My Westone 2 sound three times better.

 

I don't get it, why such an lousy sound for such a pricey product? damn, I bet the chinese fake Monster Beats may sound even better than the genuine. That would be freaking funny though...

 

the solo(179 Euro) sound really poor, I mean like 150 Euros too much. 

 

WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY, even if I would be a millionaire I would be pissed afterwards and ashamed that I have purchased that garbage.. I mean there's a thing called dignity...

 

Uhh...I'd take the Detox over the HD518. I'm 50% sure they're technically better, and if not, they're a helluva lot more interesting to listen to. This is kind of ridiculous. 

post #135 of 547

let's put it that way: stax, ultrasone and Denon etc. put more effort in the product than in the marketing, at least. AND they have got better headphones if you don't like the one mentioned above.

 

But there are at least 10 different Monster Beats and they all sound poor, from a huge pile of sh... to just heavily overpriced(the best thing  you can say about Monster Beats)

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Constructive "Anti-Beats" headphone discussion