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post #16 of 33

Mods delete this thread, much appreciated.

post #17 of 33
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Mods delete this thread, much appreciated.

On what grounds?

post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

On what grounds?

It's useless noise.

 

No other headphone has a 'hate thread' and nor should Beats.

 

 

Try an appreciation thread where you then could discuss both

positives and negatives to the Beats line. 

post #19 of 33

No point further discussing about these... its well known.

post #20 of 33
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No point further discussing about these... its well known.

Well, okay. Call in the demolishing company!

This post is officially adeadhorse.gif!

post #21 of 33
Here is me saying told you so.
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

It's useless noise.

 

No other headphone has a 'hate thread' and nor should Beats.

 

 

Try an appreciation thread where you then could discuss both

positives and negatives to the Beats line. 


What positives? I'm pretty sure an appreciation thread for Beats would look exactly like this.

post #23 of 33
Actually my first set of beats got me here! I actually purchased my beat studios and they got me more into HiFi Headphones. I've since purchased dozens of other headphones including my favorite HE-6's. I've still got my first set of studios and don't plan on getting rid of them mainly cause im a hoarder haha!!
post #24 of 33

I'm quite sure that it's not necessarily the product that's the reason they're hated, it's the owners of them and Jimmy Iovine that lead for them to be hated. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with any of the Beats other than being overpriced (especially the Solos), but when a certain sect of people that own them...are obnoxious, to put it lightly, that leads to generalizations about the brand and its owners in defense.

post #25 of 33
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I'm quite sure that it's not necessarily the product that's the reason they're hated, it's the owners of them and Jimmy Iovine that lead for them to be hated. 

^This. At first I was kinda confused because of the "owners of them and Jimmy Iovine" part; I thought it meant that the owners of both Beats headphones and Jimmy Iovine...you probably know what I mean. It got me laughing for a second there. 

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There's nothing intrinsically wrong with any of the Beats other than being overpriced (especially the Solos), but when a certain sect of people that own them...are obnoxious, to put it lightly, that leads to generalizations about the brand and its owners in defense.

^This again. To put it simply, it's brand perception, which I do hate. Brand perception really makes you fall victim to a lot of hater comments should you post online. Even though I'm happy with my purchase of this pair, I often see people taking glances at me and making somewhat weird expressions.

These 'obnoxious' people you talk about quite ring a bell. I recall reading up on a hater post somewhere calling them...(hard to say bcos it violates community guidelines)...fanboys.

Bose, too, seems to be taking a beating (though that's out-of-topic).

post #26 of 33

I quite like the Bose AE1. It's ridiculously comfortable, has a very unique, if incredibly unnatural, sound, and is light. If they improved the build quality and didn't attempt that "Triport" thing in the cups, leading to a really weird soundstage, I'd totally be up for a pair. Instead, they attempted to make the AE2 more neutral, which Bose can't do correctly. It sounds weird to me in an unromantic way, unlike the AE1. I also like the Beats Pro more than I should. In fact, if their headband wasn't so fragile (I've accidentally snapped one...the sides are aluminum, but the top is plastic) and the stupid swivel didn't sometimes chop the cable, I'd be tempted at $150 for the same reason I like the AE1. The thing about them is that they're headphones you listen to passively. When I use them, I don't focus on their (very numerous) flaws. I realize that they're garbage technically and pay attention more to whatever I'm listening to. That sounds like what we should be doing anyway, but when I use something that actually has technical merit, like my K702, I think, "Oh wow that's new" and pick out other details. It's appreciating the music more, arguably, but the unrefined headphones make the music sound imperfect in a way that I somehow like. I'd say romantic, but I'd relate that more to my ESW9. They both sound...commercialized, which is an experience in itself.

 

And with that, all my credibility of hearing well is lost.

 

But this entire post has technically been more off topic, but more useful than bashing Beats. There are at least three other Beats threads. Just post there.

post #27 of 33
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I quite like the Bose AE1. It's ridiculously comfortable, has a very unique, if incredibly unnatural, sound, and is light. If they improved the build quality and didn't attempt that "Triport" thing in the cups, leading to a really weird soundstage, I'd totally be up for a pair. Instead, they attempted to make the AE2 more neutral, which Bose can't do correctly. It sounds weird to me in an unromantic way, unlike the AE1. I also like the Beats Pro more than I should. In fact, if their headband wasn't so fragile (I've accidentally snapped one...the sides are aluminum, but the top is plastic) and the stupid swivel didn't sometimes chop the cable, I'd be tempted at $150 for the same reason I like the AE1. The thing about them is that they're headphones you listen to passively. When I use them, I don't focus on their (very numerous) flaws. I realize that they're garbage technically and pay attention more to whatever I'm listening to. That sounds like what we should be doing anyway, but when I use something that actually has technical merit, like my K702, I think, "Oh wow that's new" and pick out other details. It's appreciating the music more, arguably, but the unrefined headphones make the music sound imperfect in a way that I somehow like. I'd say romantic, but I'd relate that more to my ESW9. They both sound...commercialized, which is an experience in itself.

 

And with that, all my credibility of hearing well is lost.

 

But this entire post has technically been more off topic, but more useful than bashing Beats. There are at least three other Beats threads. Just post there.

Got it. I'll keep that in mind, thanks.

post #28 of 33
The guy who started beats makes a lot more money than I do... That's my bash.
post #29 of 33
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The guy who started beats makes a lot more money than I do... That's my bash.

^So true. atsmile.gif

post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

^So true. atsmile.gif

If you please the masses and make the cash :P

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