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Beats in general are overrated and overpriced, and half the people don't even know who makes them.  

post #1 of 28
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The biggest and most sorriest example of social bias, slap a popular artists' name on a headphone no one has ever heard of before, and there you have it, the "best pair of headphones in the world."

 

Sadly enough, I'm seeing more and more Soul headphones around too.

 

 

Out of curiosity, I've asked several beats owners if they've ever heard of Sennheiser, and of course they all said no. In my opinion, the good brands need to step it up a bit and do some better marketing, because this is simply getting ridiculous. triportsad.gif

 

And look at this, Soul headphones with Usain Bolt on it.

http://www.workoutheadphones.org/usain-bolt-headphones-by-soul/

post #2 of 28

Totally agree with you, ask anyone wearing Dr.Beat headphones what headphone brands they know, you'll usually get a reply of either Beats or Bose. The one place where Beats excels is marketing, although I've not personally seen their ads, plenty of my friends rave on about how "cool" and "stylish" they are.

post #3 of 28
Do we need to have this thread every day?
post #4 of 28

Really guys and gals. Leave it alone. This topic is so played out on here it isn't even funny. There  nothing wrong with the Beats/Soul/etc. as long as the person who owns them likes listening to them and doesn't mind paying the premium. End of story. Stop Beats bashing or move to a different site please. 

post #5 of 28
Well I have a pair of Beats Pro and I had heard of Sennheiser, Shure, Grado, etc when I bought them. In fact I had my Shure E5's with me that day. And yes, I knew who Monster were too, seeing as I've used plenty of their car cabling in the past.

Tbh, I had a listen to them at Heathrow thinking I'd try them just to prove to myself the sound would definitely be more style over substance and I actually was astonished to find I liked them. As I had two hours to my flight, I stood there trying them with different tracks for 45 mins or so and decide to buy them.

I don't like the attention getting beats logo on them, but I do like the sound, so I've been happy with them.

It's also worth considering that Beats have brought the entire headphones / earbuds replacement market to the front of people's minds when they buy a new music playing phone or an iPod / MP3 player, so it is benefiting all manufacturers.
post #6 of 28

I bought a pair of fake top-of the line beats pros so that whenever anyone I meet started raving about how great there pair of beats where I would show them mine and let them listen to my beats pros and watch as they cried after telling them I paid $25 for them.

post #7 of 28

This has been a many times beated topic. Let's just leave it alone.

 

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Let them do what they want. If they are your friends, you can make unthreatening and playful informative discussions or discussion with them about it and then its up to them.

post #8 of 28

the other day I saw a guy in beats and just walked up to him and savagely assaulted him screaming "YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT SENNHEISER!! DON'T EVEN KNOOOOWWWW--"

post #9 of 28

I'm only posting because 2 Obobs posted. Won't be long till this thread gets closed.

post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by CirrusPilot View Post

Really guys and gals. Leave it alone. This topic is so played out on here it isn't even funny. There  nothing wrong with the Beats/Soul/etc. as long as the person who owns them likes listening to them and doesn't mind paying the premium. End of story. Stop Beats bashing or move to a different site please. 

 


Just like there are too many "Is burn in real?!!11","Looking for BASS heaphones" threads,but you get used to ittongue.gif

But having a million"Beats are overated" doesnt really add anyingthing of value to the forums I agree.

post #11 of 28
Every forum, no matter hobby has a topic that gets over posted every single day. And on headfi this is the one.
post #12 of 28

I say, who cares? If someone really likes beats, then good for them. I find it a waste of time and energy to tell someone their opinion is "wrong." I prefer just to focus on my own headphones and enjoy the music :)

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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post

Every forum, no matter hobby has a topic that gets over posted every single day. And on headfi this is the one.

 

This is true, and I think that when people start the "this has already been posted!" patrolling it's more of a sign that they spend too much time on the forum than that the topic needs to stop being posted.

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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post

Every forum, no matter hobby has a topic that gets over posted every single day. And on headfi this is the one.

This is massively off topic, but is your handle based on Drawn Together?
post #15 of 28
I just reread the title... How actually "makes" them and who "manufactures" beats anyway. Beats "'makes" beats hp, but who manufactures them? Ehh, any place can but still. Not sure if the OP is saying that he thinks Sennheiser manufacturers beats
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