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Originally Posted by Bradsnake412 View Post

i heard a story that fake beats have LEAD in them is this true ?

Meh, maybe. It's China.
post #62 of 88
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Meh, maybe. It's China.

 

Problem here is that quality control is few to none, since they aren't selling to a foreign/higher-end market.

post #63 of 88

Everytime I go to an apple store/bestbuy/microsoft store (not often)  I always make it a point to sample the beats studio, and everytime I come away wondering if the pair I sampled was broken. Sound is horrible, muddy, sounds like everything is recessed except for the muddy bloated bass. 

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Everytime I go to an apple store/bestbuy/microsoft store (not often)  I always make it a point to sample the beats studio, and everytime I come away wondering if the pair I sampled was broken. Sound is horrible, muddy, sounds like everything is recessed except for the muddy bloated bass. 

im too embarassed to be seen testing studios and solos at a shop :'D

post #65 of 88
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Everytime I go to an apple store/bestbuy/microsoft store (not often)  I always make it a point to sample the beats studio, and everytime I come away wondering if the pair I sampled was broken. Sound is horrible, muddy, sounds like everything is recessed except for the muddy bloated bass. 

Ha, I do the same thing. And I always try to steer some would-be beats buyers towards a better product. I have no idea why I don't work at Best Buy. *sarcasm*
post #66 of 88

So are the fakes safe to buy then

post #67 of 88
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So are the fakes safe to buy then

Yes, they are, as far as I know.
post #68 of 88
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Update: seller has left eBay and is no longer selling the fake Studios. frown.gif
post #69 of 88

The Beats on display at my bestbuy are usually taken out for unknown reasons or broken.

post #70 of 88
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UPDATE! So, I just put on a set of real Studio pads on the fake Studios, as well as a real Beats cable from Monster. Total of the Studios is now $55. I have to say, if the real Studios were priced at $55, I'd consider purchasing a pair. Also, when I wear them out in public, almost every time, I get stopped by somebody and asked how I like the Beats. I smile and say, I don't like them at 300 bucks, these are fakes that I have modified for much much less, and I just wear them when I'm out and about. You would not believe how many people just stand there, shocked, especially the parents that say their kids have been begging for a pair. Some of these kids are like 9 and 10 years old! I tell the parents, one drop on the floor, and that's 300 dollars down the drain. I have to say, the fake Studios have got to be one of my favorite purchases of all time, just because of the psychology behind it. Just.... Awesome.

 

Thanks for reading! -BiggBenn

 

P.S. Although the original seller of my fakes has stopped selling, many fakes like it can be found on ioffer. I haven't bought from them, but I hear that it's a safe place to buy them. Check it. :)

post #71 of 88

 

In Conclusion: Very interesting look into Chinese build quality and craftsmanship. My father and I sat down and had a nice discussion about the issue. He made a very good point: "China hasn't had an original idea in... Well, forever. All they do is copy what is already out there, and rip innocent people off. Most things I have bought from China are broken now. That's why I don't buy a lot from there." A very good point indeed. 

 

You are so stupid.

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Oh yeah sure, those chinese have no brain. Don't know how they invented the compass, paper, gunpowder, printing  and so. Lol maybe you should read some books or something mate.

^

post #72 of 88
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You are so stupid.

^

Did not mean to offend... Also, I take back what I said... Just purchased the Takstar Pro80, made in China. I take it back. These headphones are solid. Also, went back and changed my opinion. Still loving the Studios, they are awesome.


Edited by biggbenn74 - 1/20/13 at 6:34pm
post #73 of 88

The Chinese are far smarter than you think mate.

As quoted by W.C. Fields ....there's a sucker born every minute.

Whats sad is that people actually buy these, fake AND real and believe they reached audio nirvana - how sad.
 

post #74 of 88
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The Chinese are far smarter than you think mate.
As quoted by W.C. Fields ....there's a sucker born every minute.
Whats sad is that people actually buy these, fake AND real and believe they reached audio nirvana - how sad.

 

Well quoted, and I totally agree, it is sad, indeed.
post #75 of 88
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New Update! I replaced the stock drivers with Sony XB500 drivers. Here is the result:

 

Here is the XB500 driver, in its original casing, fitted to the Fake Studio. Bass is now equal to/ greater than a pair of stock XB500s.

 

Simple and quick, as this mod only took about 30 minutes to complete. Took it to school with my FiiO E11, and proceeded to let my buddy, who has owned a pair of real Studios for some time, try these out. The verdict... He said these smoke his pair of Studios by a long shot in bass, and a bit on overall SQ. When properly EQ'd and amped, these headphones can very easily change their sound. They can be set for all different types of music. But of course, they excel at Dubstep and Hip-Hop.

 

Total cost of build:

Headphones: $30

Pads: $15

Cable:$10

Donor Drivers: $15

 

Total Cost: $70

 

And so, my fake Beats project has come to an end. Iv'e done everything I want to do with these headphones. I wanted to show that not only are Beats overpriced beyond belief, but you can build a pair at home for much less and end up with so much more than buying the real deal.

 

It's been fun. In my personal opinion, this hasn't just been the most fun project, but also the project with the best outcome.

 

Thanks for reading! -BiggBenn

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