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post #616 of 1481
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Originally Posted by randy98mtu View Post

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.

You said that you're a bit of a basshead, right? If so, then the 7506 might not really fit the bill. They're studio monitors, so a balanced signature is what you will most likely get. I have tried the 7506s myself, and didn't fond them basshead-friendly at all, although they were good all-rounders. They have great build quality for the price (dunno about you guys, but my friend got them for >$20, so yeah), and I like every aspect of their sound except the soundstage, which is horribly crammed in.
post #617 of 1481
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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post

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


Yeah, having worked at Best Buy I can say that even the sales reps aren't aware of what's going on with Beats audio. I wasn't, at first. I had to look into it. A really dirty trick is that on the displays (which are provided by vendors, not Best Buy) they have an audio jack so you can "compare" your headphones with the Beats. The audio jack is hooked to a flat eq while the Beats are hooked to a seperate Beats eq. They will always sound better.
None of this is ever explained to the employees. Even the managers aren't really aware. I only found out when the Beats headphones stopped working (ha!) and they had to open the display.
I wasn't as impressed with Beats after that day. :-)
It's a shame because Best Buy employed come out looking like idiots a lot of times due to facts that they are never made aware of.
post #618 of 1481

i like'em.

 

if i get can even one for free i'd sell it and buy something else:p

 

too bad they're  electronic product with most fakes IMO.

post #619 of 1481
Yes and the fakes are probably the hardest to identify given the dearth of quality both in sound and build of the genuine ones
Edited by 396629 - 6/2/14 at 3:19pm
post #620 of 1481
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Originally Posted by epicFAIL View Post
 

i like'em.

 

if i get can even one for free i'd sell it and buy something else:p

 

too bad they're  electronic product with most fakes IMO.

FTFY

 

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Originally Posted by godbluff View Post

Yes and the fakes are probably the hardest to identify given the dearth of quality both in sound and build of the genuine ones

In other words, they can easily match the sound and quality of the originals.

post #621 of 1481
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Originally Posted by kleptolia View Post

they have an audio jack so you can "compare" your headphones with the Beats. The audio jack is hooked to a flat eq while the Beats are hooked to a seperate Beats eq. They will always sound better.

 

That seems.. Awfully dishonest.

post #622 of 1481
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

That seems.. Awfully dishonest.
I think they got away with it because they were advertising "Beats audio" the headphones and eq could be considered a "package". They did replace the display in time, though, with another display that had no "comparison" module.
post #623 of 1481
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Originally Posted by kleptolia View Post

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I think they got away with it because they were advertising "Beats audio" the headphones and eq could be considered a "package". They did replace the display in time, though, with another display that had no "comparison" module.

Yeah, Beats is done with that. Now their headphones are hooked up to the same setup as any other headphone that's on display.

post #624 of 1481

If i didn't know any better id say we have some beats employees on this forum. 

post #625 of 1481
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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post
 

If i didn't know any better id say we have some beats employees on this forum. 

Well, you don't know any better too well ;)

post #626 of 1481

SO...

 

Originally Posted by lilboozy View Post

Show me another on-ear/over-ear headphone that both looks good and is bassy.

 

   Clearly,

 
Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post
Sennheiser Momentum
Denon D2000
Ultrasone pro 900
LCD 2

All look better then the plastic looking beats and have bass that puts the beats to shame.
For just sound Beyerdynamic DT 770 if youre not into the whole "looks thing"
Me, i walk around town with my TF10 aka Frankenstein bolts, could care less what people think, they are the ones missing out ksc75smile.gif

 

   Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (for looks AND sound signature)

 

Originally Posted by guirr View Post

D2ks, LCD2s both look amazing

DT770s aren't that bad looking IMO

 

  Personally, never thought I'd hear someone praising Audeze LCDs or Beyer DT XX0s for their looks!

 

Early LCD Prototype...

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Beyer Labs DeathTech 770?

Seriously -- reminds me of a project I did in my High School Shop Class...sheet metal, screws, badly molded plastic, snapped on fake leather.   ;-)

 

 

Waaaaiiitt a minute.  What if...the Beyer and Audeze design teams put their heads together -- just think what they could accomplish!

 

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTbKgc7yUDTqmbY-znHfHY4oj_-zanBDOi9TDdjDeRuXrJ-XXXH

 

FrankenPhones...when TF10s just won't do!!!


Edited by GearMe - 6/3/14 at 6:23am
post #627 of 1481
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Originally Posted by GearMe View Post

 

Early LCD Prototype...

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I made the same revelation in another thread:

 

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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post
 

The LCD-X to be honest looks like someone used a circular BBQ grill as inspiration. But that's just me.

 

post #628 of 1481
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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post

I made the same revelation in another thread:

 

Yep...but nothing comes close to the Abyss!  

 

This seriously demonstrates the other side of the coin..."let's make it so obscenely ugly that us Headphone Geeks will take pride in owning it" (imo)


Edited by GearMe - 6/3/14 at 6:57am
post #629 of 1481

Hmmmm...I stand corrected; maybe Beyers can look cool!   ;-)

 

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post #630 of 1481
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Originally Posted by GearMe View Post
 

 

 

Mama Mia!

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