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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Am I the only one who has found the thread sadly tragic?  Not only the OP - but many of the subsequent replies.

 

Criticising someone's much loved headphone because you don't like it is pretty low.  It's almost as bad as critiquing their music choices.

 

I personally don't like rap, and am not overly big on dub - but if someone I know likes it, the last thing I'm going to do is tell them that their personal listening preferences are awful.  That is what all of this is about ...... personal preference.  To me the Studios may be overpriced, and also a bit flabby, but they're not the worst sound ever.  I can see why kids/teenagers like them - warm, bassy, look stylish to them (personally I think they look ugly).  But to launch a tirade at them, and assume your personal tastes are universal unfortunately displays (lack of) maturity.

 

Unfortunately OP - you've just learnt a lesson in life.  Hopefully the lesson sticks.

 

This is the best thing I've read on this forum to date. I agree with everything you said. 

post #17 of 32
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Am I the only one who has found the thread sadly tragic?  

I think so? biggrin.gif
post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Am I the only one who has found the thread sadly tragic?  Not only the OP - but many of the subsequent replies.

 

Criticising someone's much loved headphone because you don't like it is pretty low.  It's almost as bad as critiquing their music choices.

 

While I agree, I think it depends, on whether you are in a position of authority, and whether you're criticizing or offering your opinion.

Thinking about how audiophiles are made, there are those who're naturally pulled towards these things, and then there are those who've been chided by someone at some point in their life, and tried to improve their sound.

However, again, depends on one's position, never bite off more than you can chew.

post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

 

While I agree, I think it depends, on whether you are in a position of authority, and whether you're criticizing or offering your opinion.

Thinking about how audiophiles are made, there are those who're naturally pulled towards these things, and then there are those who've been chided by someone at some point in their life, and tried to improve their sound.

However, again, depends on one's position, never bite off more than you can chew.

 

If you reread the OP's post - it doesn't sound as if he was asked for his opinion .... he just jumped right in.  Hate to say it - but got the deserved reaction probably.  And this is why these "I hate Beats' threads that keep cropping up should probably all be deleted.  All they're doing is encouraging young posters like the OP to be obnoxious audio snobs.  Live and let live.  If you get asked an opinion - that's different, but again there is a right and wrong way to approach it.  Telling someone that the headphones they like 'suck' (because they're not YOUR preference) is the wrong way.

 

And if you want a real laugh ....... here I am (currently at work) inputting some International contracts, whilst listening to my iPhone with the Apple Earpods.  I own the cans/iem you see in my sig - but I prefer these for work now.  I'm not critical listening.  Put foam covers on them and they are quite comfortable, and have an enjoyable signature.  They are lightweight - and at least I can still hear people around me.  Just totally getting lost in the music (and the work of course wink.gif).  How many audiophools on here would immediately critique / jump in and call them crap?  For me - at this moment in time - they are ideal - and THAT my friend  is all that really matters.

post #20 of 32

anyone noticed that OP aka donkey has disappeared since post 4?

post #21 of 32

I'm amazed there is two pages of advice for a "You Suck, No You Suck, Your Beets Suck..., Yeah but there Beets and you don't have any, so you Suck" post... blink.gif
 

post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

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And this is why these "I hate Beats' threads that keep cropping up should probably all be deleted.  All they're doing is encouraging young posters like the OP to be obnoxious audio snobs.

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I'll second that motion!

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post #23 of 32

well to educate someone about a bad product/prefrerence is one thing, but to simply slam a bad product/preference that one worships is another story

post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Am I the only one who has found the thread sadly tragic?  Not only the OP - but many of the subsequent replies.

 

Criticising someone's much loved headphone because you don't like it is pretty low.  It's almost as bad as critiquing their music choices.

 

I personally don't like rap, and am not overly big on dub - but if someone I know likes it, the last thing I'm going to do is tell them that their personal listening preferences are awful.  That is what all of this is about ...... personal preference.  To me the Studios may be overpriced, and also a bit flabby, but they're not the worst sound ever.  I can see why kids/teenagers like them - warm, bassy, look stylish to them (personally I think they look ugly).  But to launch a tirade at them, and assume your personal tastes are universal unfortunately displays (lack of) maturity.

 

Unfortunately OP - you've just learnt a lesson in life.  Hopefully the lesson sticks.

I think the problem is that people don't like it when you come out of nowhere and criticize someone in the open. It's like if someone comes to me and tells me that iPhone sucks and that I should have got a Galaxy S III. It pisses people off, and they can either respond as they don't care or more aggressively. If someone random in the mall told me that my ATH-M50s are not as good as the Shure SRH840s, I wouldn't be very happy about that, though I wouldn't cause a ruckus over that.

 

It's nice to know your headphones, but there's a fine line in recommending a product to someone and just being a jackass about which headphones are better.

post #25 of 32

OP needs to challenge his friend to a fight club.

post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by Kirosia View Post

OP needs to challenge his friend to a fight club.

provided OP is still here to hear about your suggestion

post #27 of 32
Maybe he got beats up?
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by ilikedonkeys39 View Post

so im in 7th grade and this 8th grader bought these beats studios so naturely i told him that those suck, overpriced bad quality muddy bass recessed highs and your paying for the name and they are like "sure u stupid 7th grader" like im talking complete nonsence, and i listed all the good brands (audio technica senninheiser.....ect) and gave them specific expamles that would be better and they just ignored that and said they were dollar tree brand. So i also referred them to this sight and told them to read anyhting about beats here and how they arnt good and he just said that not everything on the internet is true, so now him and all his friends are consantly picking on me cuz i think beats suck and they think they are the most amazing pieces of plastic ever!! Also one of his friends is pretty stupid; i said they have muddy bass and his friend always says "make sure your headphones dont have mud in them" WOW facepalm.... but yeah what should i do now? Or do you have any comments on this story?


i know i probobly shouldve stayed quiet but i cant

It is impressive that you are as enthusiastic about your interests as you are. Don't let people like that bother you. You are right. They are stupid.

However sometimes you have to apply some finesse when you are pointing out to someone that they are stupid. smily_headphones1.gif

Don't let them get to you bud. All good.
post #29 of 32

I think more than anything the OP needs a bit of support on how to tackle this, especially because he's being picked on by those he criticized.

 

I admit he didn't take a wise decision, but then, I've mostly seen teenagers speak more than they can think. Hormones and what not.

 

In my experience, having too much information at this stage can have adverse effects, and not having a clue of what others are saying mostly results in a "whateva, i do what I want".

 

The good thing though is that he realized his mistake.


Edited by proton007 - 10/30/12 at 11:00pm
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by kookoo View Post

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. 

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