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I didn't like the clamping force either but I have problems with the clamping force of a lot of headphones so its not surprising in my case. I found the pads to be filled with a rather unyielding foam that didn't want to mold itself to my face at all.

Exactly. I think that's a rather large con for the P7. I did love the P3 and P5, though.
post #602 of 1488
I have bought HTC One dual SIM due to its great features and had a chance to taste Beats. I must confess that literally a BOOM is what I got. Flat synthetic sound (even clear and loud) just gained boom-boom, altogether it sounded like a cheap discotheque. So I've sold my HTC One, even though I definitely respect it as a well build device, running without problems.
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I posted this on another thread: 'Whenever I go to London I am amazed to see idiots on buses wearing these over a beanie with the hat actually pulled over their ears, Beats actually worn over the material ! Presumably this tactic increases the bass response as well as being a really cool look. Nothing sums up better for me what Beats are all about.' 

 

Unfortunately Beats seem to be among the only headphones that people can actually listen to in electrical and music shops in the UK (along with other Beats alike fashion phones) Such is the way they completely dominate the market, what a crazy world.


Edited by 396629 - 5/29/14 at 10:58am
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I posted this on another thread: 'Whenever I go to London I am amazed to see idiots on buses wearing these over a beanie with the hat actually pulled over their ears, Beats actually worn over the material ! Presumably this tactic increases the bass response as well as being a really cool look. Nothing sums up better for me what Beats are all about.' 

 

Unfortunately Beats seem to be among the only headphones that people can actually listen to in electrical and music shops in the UK (along with other Beats alike fashion phones) Such is the way they completely dominate the market, what a crazy world.

Since the other two Beats related threads were locked...

 

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I found my new reason as to why I hate beats.

 

I thought it was a well-known fact by now?

 

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I thought it was a well-known fact by now?

 

I wasn't actually aware of that until today :o

post #608 of 1488
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I wasn't actually aware of that until today :o

When it comes to software that is marketed as a selling point for a computer or smartphone, I almost always ignore it. On Windows machines, I always do a fresh install of Windows, wiping all the OEM junk, then only install the necessary drivers for the hardware. Now that I'm done with branded machines, this is even easier.

 

My first smartphone was the Samsung Galaxy S2, and since shortly after getting it, I've been using ROMs that were as close to AOSP as possible to avoid all that TouchWiz and carrier crap.

 

Sometimes I wish that more brands were like the Japanese brand Muji, who pretty much disregard brand image in favor of minimalism, practical functionality and quality.

 


Edited by vantt1 - 6/1/14 at 3:08am
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I thought it was a well-known fact by now?

 

If anyone would like to know more, I made a sound-science thread about this issue here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/665273/beats-audio-explained-deliberately-sounds-bad-when-switched-off

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

 

If anyone would like to know more, I made a sound-science thread about this issue here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/665273/beats-audio-explained-deliberately-sounds-bad-when-switched-off

The new Beats headphones themselves these days aren't as bad as everyone says they are. It's stuff like this Beats EQ thing, all the marketing and the yoloswag factor that makes it hard for people to forget Beats' tainted history, and their continuation of premium pricing. The price itself simply means they are bad value; it doesn't objectively mean they are bad headphones. But again, because the previous generation sets were quite unbalanced, inaccurate and bass heavy on top of being overpriced, people immediately think Beats overall only makes headphones that sound bad.

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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post

The new Beats headphones themselves these days aren't as bad as everyone says they are. It's stuff like this Beats EQ thing, all the marketing and the yoloswag factor that makes it hard for people to forget Beats' tainted history, and their continuation of premium pricing. The price itself simply means they are bad value; it doesn't objectively mean they are bad headphones. But again, because the previous generation sets were quite unbalanced, inaccurate and bass heavy on top of being overpriced, people immediately think Beats overall only makes headphones that sound bad.

Since the Monster split, both companies have been striving to regain the populace's trust, each in their own ways. Beats is still keeping on with their pricing and all-too-familiar looks, while Monster gives out radically different headphones (both in design and in sound) without much of a direction. But all in all, they're both doing really well in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post


Since the Monster split, both companies have been striving to regain the populace's trust, each in their own ways. Beats is still keeping on with their pricing and all-too-familiar looks, while Monster gives out radically different headphones (both in design and in sound) without much of a direction. But all in all, they're both doing really well in my opinion.

At this point, it seems that the problem doesn't lie in the respective companies, but in the so-called consumers who are too stubborn to change their ways of thinking.


Edited by vantt1 - 6/1/14 at 7:51pm
post #613 of 1488

I caved today.  After reading all of the threads about the latest round of Beats I went to Best Buy to give them a try.  I have B&W P7's that I have been using every day for 6 months and I'm looking for something I can compliment them with so I can leave one or the other in my nightstand at home.  I didn't like the Executive or the Solo HD, but the new Studio actually sounded pretty good to me.  I ended up grabbing a pair in matte black just because they are 10% off right now.  I wanted the wireless version for the flexibility, but couldn't stomach an extra $100.  Haven't decided yet if I'll bring them in behind the back or talk to the wife about making them my Father's Day gift while we go shopping for something shiny for her.  :)  I would like to give them a real life trial though.  The only thing that I am still a bit skeptical of is the highs seemed a bit sharp at times and I'm worried they would be too much and be fatiguing.  I have read the same about the P7's though and I love them.

 

Disclaimers: I am a bit of a basshead.  I don't really care about labels or image.  I would rather cover things up so I don't draw attention and can just enjoy what appeals to me without judgement.

post #614 of 1488
I don't mind beats. I worked in Best Buy. I got to try them all. I thought the studios and executives sounded ok. However, not $300-500 ok.
As for reliability, the first generation was garbage. The second generation fixed some of the problems, not all.
The executives were actually reasonably well built. They do sound good.
But for $60 on Amazon, you can buy the Koss Tony Bennett headphones (detachable cable Pro DJ100s) or for $43 you can buy a set of regular Pro DJ100s, which I like as much or better than Beats, sound wise. If you like bass, get the Sony MDR-XB500s for $50 or less.
I don't even see a need in the market for Beats. The people saying it's all hype are right.
Do this: think of Beats. Now, think of Beats without Dr. Dre. Now think of Beats without Dr. Dre and rename them Monster BT-200, BT300, and BT-500.

Still want them?
post #615 of 1488

If a true blind test were possible, I honestly believe I would still want to take these home for a more in-depth trial than on a store shelf.  Truth is, branding, marketing and hype are what gets people to try your product.  I've tried lots of headphones that people here love and returned all but the P7 and HD650.  If I don't like these Beats Studios, I think the next I want to try will be the Sony 7506.

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