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Where did beats go?

post #1 of 25
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So, I've noticed that beats aren't as popular as they once were. I go to highschool and I've noticed the lack of beats users there are. And the people I do see using beats admit there trash and wish they would have gotten something else. I mean people are still talking about them on head fi but I find the lack of them in public interesting. So, why is this?

post #2 of 25

I think because people simply get too tired of talking about them, personally I think the topic of Beats are annoying.  When you bring up Beats around audiophiles, they always say they are trash (which personally they do sound like garbage to me, and yes i gave them a try... just far too muddy) But when you bring them up around other people that do not know much about real high-end/quality headphones, then they have mixed opinions and they judge mostly on the way they look and just the name on them.  It just gets annoying and I think everyone is finally getting tired of them in general.

post #3 of 25
My guess is that most of the people that used to buy beats had their beats expire on them and now they probably wont want to get expensive headphones in general.
post #4 of 25

I don't know where you are, but here in Texas, beats are still as popular and prevalent as they've always been....

post #5 of 25

Here in Memphis they are more popular than ever. At my High School I've seen literally hundreds of pairs of Beats. I know people that have had the headband crack on there pair and not even question build quality, and just go drop a couple hundred bucks on a new one. With Christmas coming up I am sure I will be seeing plenty more. 

post #6 of 25

I always thought that everyone here was bagging on the beats and making them seem worse than they actually are.

Today was the first time I sat down and listened to some Beats Studios seriously.  Oh. My. Lord.

 

They are $300?

I 100% came into this expecting them to sound better than the HD 555's I have right now.

I honestly don't really like the 555's much cause it's muddy and there's a serious lack of detail.

I thought, no matter how over-hyped, a $300 can MUST be better than my $90 HD 555's

 

Verdict?

I literally couldn't bare to listen to the beats for more than 1 song.

And keep in mind I listen to the types of modern songs that the beats were "tuned" for.

 

I couldn't believe it.  IMO, HD555's are *barely* middle end.  Probably top of bottom tier or low end of mid tier.

What does that make the beats?

I thought everyone was exaggerating how bad they were, but wow... this bad?

 

Not: I did do the foam mod, and the sound-stage mod on my 555's.

To be fair, I've listened to the $400 beats briefly before, and they sounded pretty nice.  Didn't compared them head to head, but they're probably slightly better than my HD 555's

post #7 of 25
Beats suck.
post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 

Oh definetly, if you guys are under the immpression that I like beats you must have misunderstood me. I did a direct comparison to them and my un-amped dt770's and the dt770's destroyed them. I just thought it was weird that the beats fad had come to an end.

post #9 of 25

Yet another Beats thread.

 

Hypes never last, but as we speak, Beats are quite popular still

post #10 of 25

i still see tons of beats everywhere i go.

 

not as many studios, but tons of solos.

post #11 of 25

I listened to the solo's a little over a year ago.  I remember they sounded pretty good imo.  except the bass.  God i can't stand the bass.

I'm getting the HD600's soon.  On a scale of 1-10, how blown will my mind be compared to the 555's?

post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by CSGO rice View Post

I listened to the solo's a little over a year ago.  I remember they sounded pretty good imo.  except the bass.  God i can't stand the bass.

I'm getting the HD600's soon.  On a scale of 1-10, how blown will my mind be compared to the 555's?

Probably an 6-10 give or take 2 haha

post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by FlobHobNob View Post

So, I've noticed that beats aren't as popular as they once were. I go to highschool and I've noticed the lack of beats users there are. And the people I do see using beats admit there trash and wish they would have gotten something else. I mean people are still talking about them on head fi but I find the lack of them in public interesting. So, why is this?

People read the reviews on amazon. The tours have 3x as many 1 star ratings as 5 star. Or they broke.
post #14 of 25

My campus still has many studios going around. Not dead at all. sadly

post #15 of 25

I see a lot of them here (Southern California). Mostly the studios and pros. Also a lot of skullcandy and bose.

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