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post #76 of 160
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Originally Posted by whiteshadow001 View Post

Actually when HTC sold their shares back monster didn't buy them, beats audio actually bought their own company back from HTC. A simple Google search will show you that.
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That doesn't mean that Monster does not make Beats anymore. And, Monster still owns 49% of Beats so it would make sense that they remain the manufacturer.
post #77 of 160

Okay gang, I'm not an audiophile by any means, however I love love love music and seek the means to get the most out of every song I listen to by whomever the artist is...

 

I bought the Dre Beats Executives today from Abt here in Chicago and right away on the 45 minute drive home I was disappointed. The bass is just so over powering. So over powering it distorts and the sound is just confused and jumbled together... On some songs the sound is tremendous- but if the song is busy and complex these headphones lend very little for the soul to appreciate.

 

Am I disappointed? Yes, but I sort of expected to be- unfortunately Abt doesn't carry the Sennheiser Momentum or the Amperior, which is what I wanted to get... But I read people I used to think knew what the heck they were talking about saying these were decent headphones so I thought I'd give them a try... No offense, but these headphones- for me at least- leave a great deal to be desired... What I heard today (on certain songs) is the type of quality I'd expect from an 18 dollar set of junk headphones.

 

I will say this though, they're sturdy as heck!

post #78 of 160
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Originally Posted by Ian Minton View Post

The bass is just so over powering. So over powering it distorts and the sound is just confused and jumbled together... On some songs the sound is tremendous- but if the song is busy and complex these headphones lend very little for the soul to appreciate.

 

Am I disappointed? Yes, but I sort of expected to be- unfortunately Abt doesn't carry the Sennheiser Momentum or the Amperior, which is what I wanted to get... But I read people I used to think knew what the heck they were talking about saying these were decent headphones so I thought I'd give them a try... No offense, but these headphones- for me at least- leave a great deal to be desired... What I heard today (on certain songs) is the type of quality I'd expect from an 18 dollar set of junk headphones.

 

I will say this though, they're sturdy as heck!

 

I totally agree. I didn't know the right words to describe that feeling of "blended together" sound.

I can't fault the metal headband though. That's the one thing that makes them an improvement over the studios.

 

Sorry to hear you dropped the bucks for them though. But hey, look on the bright side; in a way, you DID get your money's worth. Here's how;

$25 worth of sound quality

$15 worth of sturdiness

$15 worth of noise cancellation

$20 worth of looks

$225 worth of brand name

 

Some people actually consider this a good deal.

post #79 of 160
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

but that was enough for me to see(hear) that they are a Macdonalds of the headphone market.

 

 

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Macdonalds of the headphone market.

 

 

 

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Macdonalds

 

 

Q~Q

post #80 of 160
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Originally Posted by Ian Minton View Post

Okay gang, I'm not an audiophile by any means, however I love love love music and seek the means to get the most out of every song I listen to by whomever the artist is...

 

I bought the Dre Beats Executives today from Abt here in Chicago and right away on the 45 minute drive home I was disappointed. The bass is just so over powering. So over powering it distorts and the sound is just confused and jumbled together... On some songs the sound is tremendous- but if the song is busy and complex these headphones lend very little for the soul to appreciate.

 

Am I disappointed? Yes, but I sort of expected to be- unfortunately Abt doesn't carry the Sennheiser Momentum or the Amperior, which is what I wanted to get... But I read people I used to think knew what the heck they were talking about saying these were decent headphones so I thought I'd give them a try... No offense, but these headphones- for me at least- leave a great deal to be desired... What I heard today (on certain songs) is the type of quality I'd expect from an 18 dollar set of junk headphones.

 

I will say this though, they're sturdy as heck!

Lend it to a DIY'er to transplant a decent driver in there and get rid of the noise cancelling circuitry :)

post #81 of 160
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

Lend it to a DIY'er to transplant a decent driver in there and get rid of the noise cancelling circuitry :)

 

That's not a gurantee it will sound good.  I did that with my Studio and it sounded like crap.

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post #82 of 160
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

 

That's not a gurantee it will sound good.  I did that with my Studio and it sounded like crap.

Shoot. Did the donor headphone have similar dimensions to the Studio? I'm guessing the acoustic tuning of the driver according to the housing plays the biggest role. Ultrasone Hfi-580 or Shure Srh840 drivers may do the trick

post #83 of 160

What i want to know is why half of you guys say it's better than the studio and the other half don't.

post #84 of 160

Pick 20 diversified songs, go try them out... If you can't hear it I'm a monkeys uncle... Man I tell you- if anybody disagrees they're crazy... I know almost nothing about the in's and out's of headphones and I can tell you- these headphones are j.u.n.k. junk....

post #85 of 160

what genres did they sound good in?

post #86 of 160
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Originally Posted by lilboozy View Post

what genres did they sound good in?

 

I wouldn't call it genres so much as individual songs...

 

Listen to the album Some Nights by the album Fun. Specifically the song Some Nights... I couldn't believe how bad the song sounded... 

post #87 of 160
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Originally Posted by lilboozy View Post

what genres did they sound good in?

 

I thought the song "Hotel California" was fantastic. The phrase hit or miss isn't fair, it's occasional hit, mostly miss...

post #88 of 160
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Originally Posted by Ian Minton View Post

 

I thought the song "Hotel California" was fantastic. The phrase hit or miss isn't fair, it's occasional hit, mostly miss...

I feel the studio is the same way but coincidentally most of my songs were on the hit because I listen to a lot of dubstep. I can see why audiophiles would say they sound horrible on other songs but on dubstep it's good. 

post #89 of 160
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Originally Posted by Ian Minton View Post

 

I wouldn't call it genres so much as individual songs...

 

Listen to the album Some Nights by the album Fun. Specifically the song Some Nights... I couldn't believe how bad the song sounded... 

oh god i hate that song

post #90 of 160

Did the Executive resolve the muddiness issue from the Studios and quantity wise is the bass more or less the same?

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