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post #3706 of 4029
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post

I just can't, portapros are really ugly, their design is just awful looking, and at this price, I don't see a point of using headphones over earphones.

I'm willing to pay more just for something that looks better, so I can see where Beats consumers are coming from in that aspect.

..But listening to the Beats Pro which is currently $399 retail and comparing that to the UE9000 (which is the same as the UE6000 in terms of SQ) makes me lose respect for beats. The UE6000 can be easily had for $80 and actually have the edge on sound quality to the Beats Pro. They still retain a bassy signature as well, I remember the Ue9000 being metal build, and if the ue6000 is anywhere near the same build as the 9000, well it is the real beats killer.

     Unfortunately, they already discontinued the series because, well I guess Logitech felt they didn't advertise the release enough. They ended up appealing to the "audiophile market" which Logitech doesn't really care about, they want to appeal to the General Consumer market, and if I'm correct, they'll want to merge their gaming market as well.
that's why they discontinued it? :| I... I can't even. That's probably the stupidest reason ever. WE DIDNT ADVERTISE ENOUGH, AND IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD.
post #3707 of 4029
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that's why they discontinued it? :| I... I can't even. That's probably the stupidest reason ever. WE DIDNT ADVERTISE ENOUGH, AND IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD.


It appealed to the wrong market, the audiophile headphone market probably makes up around 10% of the headphone market share?

 

I know beats alone owns 60% and if you're not counting headset sales for classes/jobs, you've still got many other brands that still dominate.

 

But looking at it from a profit stand point, appealing to 60% of people is a lot better.

post #3708 of 4029
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post


It appealed to the wrong market, the audiophile headphone market probably makes up around 10% of the headphone market share?

I know beats alone owns 60% and if you're not counting headset sales for classes/jobs, you've still got many other brands that still dominate.

But looking at it from a profit stand point, appealing to 60% of people is a lot better.

Yup. Beats has always been about the money, especially considering the cost of them.
post #3709 of 4029
I remember my friend had a pair of them Beats Pros which he said said that were amazing. I tried a pair in the apple store and then laughed at his response. When I came back to school I told him how crap I thought they were. Apparently he wouldn't listen to me and got quite pissed. It's funny because the rest of my friends are against Beats. At least the Studio 2 isn't as bad as I thought it would be.
post #3710 of 4029
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post


It appealed to the wrong market, the audiophile headphone market probably makes up around 10% of the headphone market share?

I know beats alone owns 60% and if you're not counting headset sales for classes/jobs, you've still got many other brands that still dominate.

But looking at it from a profit stand point, appealing to 60% of people is a lot better.
why not appeal to both? Sennheiser certainly does lol... For every one beats I see, I see 40 20$ ear buds and a few Sony ZX100's or skull candies. In my high school, we have 800(?) students... Of those, I remember one with the original studio's, one with the studio 2.0's, one with the pro's, and 6-8 with the solo's or solo hd's... Also, one with the Urbeats in ears. Basically everybody has iem's here, so yeah around 40 20$ iem's per beats... There's a guy with monster n-tunes, which I quite liked. If you can find them for 60$, they are well worth the price imo. But anyways, just saying that that's not 60% of the market, at least where I live it isn't. I think I remember reading the 60% somewhere too. I also remember it saying they own 60% of the market of headphones over 200$, and NOT total.
post #3711 of 4029
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Originally Posted by DonutDeflector View Post

I remember my friend had a pair of them Beats Pros which he said said that were amazing. I tried a pair in the apple store and then laughed at his response. When I came back to school I told him how crap I thought they were. Apparently he wouldn't listen to me and got quite pissed. It's funny because the rest of my friends are against Beats. At least the Studio 2 isn't as bad as I thought it would be.

That's condescending man. He has a preference and you should respect that. Of course he wouldn't listen to you and got pissed, you dissed his headphones.

 

Don't tell me you got a PortaPro and you're trying to make him listen to that.

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What is this BS?

post #3713 of 4029
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post




What is this BS?

Simple. Mastered for high distortion and low Dynamic Range.
post #3714 of 4029
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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post




What is this BS?

Simple. Mastered for high distortion and low Dynamic Range.

It says that but it sounds nearly the same as the CD's so why do they say that crap?

 

It makes me really mad.


Edited by Fuzziekiwi - 8/9/14 at 2:07pm
post #3715 of 4029
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

It says that but it sounds nearly the same as the CD's so why do they say that crap?

It makes me really mad.
no idea lol... Apple doing another cash grab that people will fall for I guess?
post #3716 of 4029
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post




What is this BS?
1. No highs
2. No mids
3. All bass
4. Marketing
post #3717 of 4029
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post




What is this BS?

You're obviously asking in the wrong place, since the first few responses are way off. Mastered for iTunes establishes criteria that raise the standards of mp3s available on the iTunes store. It isn't just hype, it's a real thing. How different it sounds from the CDs depends on what master is used, though: for a while there MfiT was the only place you could get the new Led Zep remasters, but now obviously the available CDs match (or likely exceed) MfiT quality. It's not intended as a differentiator between CDs and mp3s though ... it's a differentiator between mp3s on the iTunes store and mp3s available from competitors.
post #3718 of 4029

PDF detailing "Mastered for iTunes" here:

https://www.apple.com/au/itunes/mastered-for-itunes/docs/mastered_for_itunes.pdf

 

It looks like the real deal. Possibly a lot of re-mastered stuff, with greater dynamic range etc - that would sound a lot better on a great headphone rig.

post #3719 of 4029
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post




What is this BS?

I'm going to hope it's lossless files on iTunes.
post #3720 of 4029
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Originally Posted by penmarker View Post
 

That's condescending man. He has a preference and you should respect that. Of course he wouldn't listen to you and got pissed, you dissed his headphones.

 

Agreed.

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