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post #31 of 44

Hi, I'm a head-fier and I have beats.  (It's like admitting you're an alcoholic).  I have two pair of Beats Tour.  And I even own a pair of Beats Pro. 

 

The Beats Tour are fairly decent earbuds for the money.  I bought them because of their comfort.  I used to love the Shure EC-4s, now discontinued, and the Tours are the nearest replacement I've found for comfort.  They don't need to go deep into your ear (which really annoys me) to get decent sound, and they are very good for watching a movie on the road because they rumble nicely.

 

I purchased a back-up pair online and they were definitely fake.  The sound was similar to what you would hear out of the $2 dollar airline earbuds you can purchase during your flight.  The box was such a good replica, even the packaging and tips, you would never know they were fake if someone just gave them to you.  And I suspect many people who bag on Beats were likely listening to a fake pair.

 

Now I will admit, the Solo and the Studio are pretty darn awful.  I can't imagine wanting a pair-- ever.  But the pros aren't bad-- but they are extremely overpriced.  I would put them at the $200-$250 range in sound-- and they have a tight clamp which gets uncomfortable after an hour or so.  I bought them to hear what all the fuss was about.  They deliver loads of bass and average highs, but they are clear and make decent sound.  Not great sound, but good.  I will likely be selling them off within the next month or two because it's a lot of money to be sitting around not getting much use. 

 

But I will hold onto and continue to enjoy (yes, enjoy) the Beats Tour.  I also own RE-0 HifiMan, and they sound better, but they bother my ears after an hour.  The Tours don't bother me even after a two-hour movie.  I also own customs-- UERMs, which, naturally blow both of these buds away, but they're a commitment to wear (though I do commit often). 

 

But I don't see Beats as the "evil one" as many do around these parts.  The Tours are decent.. The Pros overpriced.. but they don't sound like garbage.  I don't see a big fuss.

post #32 of 44
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post


LOL link that one please biggrin.gif, how does it sound?

Yep they are 13$ http://www.ioffer.com/i/hot-top-logo-brand-mini-mb-dr-dre-hd-solo-headphones-533622360
But it looks like its smaller version, lol.

Edit: these might be the right size http://www.ioffer.com/i/%CE%BC%C3%B2%C3%B1s%CF%84%C3%A8r-%CE%B2%C3%AB%C3%A3ts-%CE%B2y-dr-dre-s%C3%B2l%C3%B2-headphones-531282326
Edited by SmOgER - 1/31/13 at 12:41pm
post #33 of 44
I've had those. They used to sell them on deal extreme for the same price. They are smaller that the originals and have a wire coming out of both drivers. The SQ wasn't offensive. They sounded like $13 headphones.
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

How can you guys actually wear beats outside....


This ^^ I would not wear them based on principle since Dre and Iovine have basically gotten away with highway robbery, overpricing these headphones and claiming they sound exceptional, "like you are in the studio with the artist" BS. I know these are fakes but if you wear them outside, you are still promoting a company that doesn't deserve it instead of promoting a company like Koss (KSC-75 anyone? - Sounds exponentially better and competes with $100+ cans easily). There's also the Panasonic RP-HTX7 which sounds better, looks great, and actually has great build quality for $30 or less.

 

Anyway, I understand it's a personal decision but that's my $0.02. Would not promote a company that has raped a lot of people's wallets while blatantly lying about the SQ and giving them horrendous BQ. The prices the fakes are should have been the original prices.

post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by ToddTheMetalGod View Post

I agree. Everybody thinks they're beautiful, but to me they look cheap and flashy. I would much rather have a pair of aluminum or wooden headphones with a classy/luxurious design.

The ironic thing is they are priced that high and somehow still look cheap, tacky and vulgar, they are the ugliest headphones ive ever seen.
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post

Hey guys, I've read about $12 SOLO HD's that sound decent, and I wanted to pick up a pair. However, I can't seam to find them! If any of you know where I an get these $12/13 SOLo HD it'd be great! Please don't just say eBay. As that is not useful lol, of you say eBay,move me item name or auction ID, thanks!

Why you guys jumping on the bandwagon? I thought you were here for good headphones?

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Edited by weirddub - 2/1/13 at 12:29pm
post #36 of 44

Yeah, but $13 won't hurt you, will it?

post #37 of 44

^^ Just save up 8 more dollars and get some monoprice headphones :P

post #38 of 44

What's the point? :p 

These are at least interesting to play or joke around. And you can always sell them easily, lol.


Edited by SmOgER - 2/1/13 at 4:21pm
post #39 of 44

^^ You got a point there :P would love to con a couple of class A suckers ^_^

post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by SmOgER View Post

And you can always sell them easily, lol.

 

+1. I bought two $20 ones from ioffer and sold them for $80 each biggrin.gif.

post #41 of 44

Even at $25 for the "Studios," I STILL can't bring myself to order a pair.

post #42 of 44

Just pulled the trigger on them.  One of my nephews (16) comes over regularly and we're constantly "debating" beats vs my HD700, HE-500, and even Bose QC15. Next time he comes over for a visit, I'll pull these out and tell him that I've given up trying to convince him and that he can have what he wants.  It'll be a great moment for him and he'll be super cool at school the next day.  For $25 (for nice red studios), it's well worth it, regardless of how they sound.

 

im just giggling about it as I sit here listening to my Diana Krall on my 500s...

post #43 of 44

 

 

 

 

This last pair is great only for dance music. The Oscar/Army headphones are better than the Beats copy. They look the same but I think the Army ones have different drivers? I live on an island where they have these to buy in shops. I would buy more but why? If you have three pair then I would guess you own some. 40 pairs gets you HD650s.


Edited by Redcarmoose - 2/3/13 at 7:05pm
post #44 of 44
Lol I know this is a late late reply but if any of you want fake beats that look excactly like the original and sound even better than the original, go to a website called eforchina.com and but the studios that cost from 67 to 90 dollars, the only reason som cost more than others is that some come with like cool designes like spiderman and so on. You have to make an account with them but after you make an account, you can send them an email (it can be anyone from eforchina) and then you just purchase a pair. I have them myself and I have to say, they are the best headphones I have ever had (that I paid 80 dollars for). the sounstage is beutiful, not too big, not too small, bass is really deep but can also play the high bass notes really cleanly, mids sound very natural, highs sound very clean and crisp, they don't have that typiical cheap blaring sound that most headphones in this price range have.
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