I would just like to get some clarity on the Beats Studios. I bought them because I wanted some "fun" sounding headphones, and was just curious to what they actually sounded like (with the Beats website claiming they are the best). I have read a lot of forums about Beats on Head-Fi, and the general feeling about them are negative, mainly because they have overpowering bass which drowns out the clarity of the mids and highs.
But I am experiencing something completely different with my pair. The bass is not overpowering at all. It is still there, but it is nowhere near as big and overpowering as described by others on Head-Fi. I would describe it more as tight bass than booming bass. (I listened to the solo hd's in store, and they had very boomy overpowering bass).
I am listening to them on my phone with the equaliser off. My HP laptop has beats audio which I cant really turn off, but I must say the beats audio makes the bass better.
So I would just like some clarity on these. Are they suppose to have huge bass like the solos, or are they a more flat sounding headphone? Am I suppose to be listening to them with the equaliser off? Are you guys only complaining about the overpowering bass when they are being equalised? Or is my pair just defective? (They are real by the way. Paid full price and they came with sealed Duracell batteries.)
Any answers will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!