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Why Beats Audio is very misleading.

post #1 of 12
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F4f6XqgQlg&feature=player_embedded

 

Note that I did not make this video, I found this.

 

I was looking at this thread on OCN and I didn't see a post on head-fi about it. I would like to let people know about this, this is just a dirty trick they are doing.

post #2 of 12

Beats audio is definitely just a gimmick. Best phone for audio is sony xperias latest crop. Comes with custom EQ, XLoud which increases volume, and clear audio +

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Originally Posted by TheSilverCrow View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F4f6XqgQlg&feature=player_embedded

 

Note that I did not make this video, I found this.

 

I was looking at this thread on OCN and I didn't see a post on head-fi about it. I would like to let people know about this, this is just a dirty trick they are doing.

 

I think I already saw a similar thing discussed here but one more can't hurt ;)

 

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Originally Posted by AlexLacasse View Post

Beats audio is definitely just a gimmick. Best phone for audio is sony xperias latest crop. Comes with custom EQ, XLoud which increases volume, and clear audio +


Best is the one that doesn't need any software gimmick to make it sound good, all you need is a quality DAC and an amp ;)

post #4 of 12

Like the PFE102, PFE112, Image S4 etc. There are plenty of affordable phones that are far superior to the beats.
 

post #5 of 12

I have an HP Envy 14 laptop and I've never used the Beats Audio but the built in headphone out is awful. It really is just a software equalizer. I can hear all sorts of buzzing and pops from the computer, good thing I rarely use it. It's frustrating because I don't think there are any windows laptops with a good audio chip, if they ever focus on audio it's just big speakers which I could care less about. 
The only real reason I would want a macbook would be the good headphone out and decent MIDI protocol.

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Originally Posted by Wh0l3 View Post

I have an HP Envy 14 laptop and I've never used the Beats Audio but the built in headphone out is awful. It really is just a software equalizer. I can hear all sorts of buzzing and pops from the computer, good thing I rarely use it. It's frustrating because I don't think there are any windows laptops with a good audio chip, if they ever focus on audio it's just big speakers which I could care less about. 

The only real reason I would want a macbook would be the good headphone out and decent MIDI protocol.

Just bypass the internal dac and amp, not so hard
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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post


Just bypass the internal dac and amp, not so hard

I don't particularly like bringing an external soundcard with me to school or the library, especially if I'm just opening up my laptop to get a musical idea down quickly or something.

 

I use the on board sound anyway, but I was hoping that the laptop would at least have decent sound, however that wasn't a factor in it's purchase (I mainly use it at home with an external soundcard.)

 

I get a little of jealous of my rich friends with Macbooks because those have pretty decent headphone outs as well as good audio and midi routing so they can show something they made in Logic or Reason on their speakers without terrible latency. Apparently Microsoft is working on the audio routing with Windows 8, fingers crossed.

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Originally Posted by Wh0l3 View Post

I don't particularly like bringing an external soundcard with me to school or the library, especially if I'm just opening up my laptop to get a musical idea down quickly or something.

 

I use the on board sound anyway, but I was hoping that the laptop would at least have decent sound, however that wasn't a factor in it's purchase (I mainly use it at home with an external soundcard.)

 

I get a little of jealous of my rich friends with Macbooks because those have pretty decent headphone outs as well as good audio and midi routing so they can show something they made in Logic or Reason on their speakers without terrible latency. Apparently Microsoft is working on the audio routing with Windows 8, fingers crossed.

 

 

i see, well maybe get yourself a dap for music on the go?

post #9 of 12

it's not just crappy coding right? 

kinda like the old steam issue where it turns off the mouse shadow on Windows 7 after a crash (and sometimes on a clean close!) 

 

not trying to defend HP...but... it's a possibility. 

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post

 

 

i see, well maybe get yourself a dap for music on the go?

I use my phone, a pantech burst that sounds quite good. It's mainly the producing thing that bugs me haha. It's fine though, I'm not doing any mixing when I'm out, just sound design/creative things.

post #11 of 12

The Alienware line of laptops actually have decent klipsch audio.  It's not anything mind blowing, but it's good for a laptop.

 

Good to know that the 'beats' labelled laptops are nothing but software wrapped around the same old hardware.

post #12 of 12

My Sony VAIO FW490 sounds quite clean and lovely (could be the Sony part though, lol). It's the Macs that I've worked with that have all sorts of crack, pops and noise withe any headphones. As far as Beats I was curious one day and read somewhere it was pretty much some kind of hardware change-up along with the EQ. Isolating the audio chip on the mainboard and changing the materials of the jack itself to combat interference or something. Myabe I can dig up that article.....

 

Found it! I was closebiggrin.gif

http://tunelab.com/2012/01/09/what-exactly-is-beats-audio-update-an-answer/


Edited by D3Seeker - 11/24/12 at 12:07pm
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