Originally Posted by kookoo
Unfortunately it's exactly what you've just said, you probably should have stayed quiet.
To address your most immediate problem, this has gone beyond being about headphones and it's now just plain bullying. Be smart report it at school, if this takes away your street cred then bite your tongue and walk away.
You need to realise that beats are all about showing off, these people don't care if the genuinely sound good. Next time offer advice only if someone comes up to you and asks.
As an owner of Beats Studios I genuinely realize that they are not balanced at all. I just love the way they look and honestly love the way they make the bass feel. Also, in terms of muddiness, I feel like the Bass is more forced than muddy. Really boomy, but I like that in my music. It's treble is good, but it's mids are *pretty* recessed (this means that it has a huge "U" shaped balance). The only real reason I own them is because of what I listen to. Of course, Beats aren't the only headphones I have, since I listen to classic rock, alternative, vocal, and more. But with Dance, House, Dubstep, D&B, and Techno which focus more on treble and bass more than mids, they sound fine to me. I look at it like this: headphones are a lot like mods for games. Some mods take things away from the game you don't need/want, and add a lot of what you like. Sometimes they add -only- what you like. The Studios are more than satisfying for what I listen to, and are really fun headphones. As for any audiophiles, these headphones are really bad. Another way to look at it: Liking Beats is like liking the taste of biting into a big, greasy, juicy cheeseburger, and people who prefer headphones with amazing sound stage/instrument seperation would be like people who have a fancy for stuff like caviar, or something really classy.
Also, audiophiles typically listen to music at home. People with Beats (like me :P) most often listen to music out in public, where they want to look good while listening to what they like.
In terms of the whole "swag, yolo" deal attatched to them, screw that crap, man. But dang do they look smooth.
Anyways, that's the way I feel.