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Need a Portable Headphone Recommendation and possibly IEM.

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Before you post please be as objective as possible and not exaggerate. 

 

For a portable full sized Headphones I'm currently looking at the Beats Wireless Studio, as for the IEM, I'm thinking the Sennheiser IE80s.

 

As for Beats, I have never tried them out but IMO they are the aesthetically best wireless over-ears I've seen. But is the sound quality really bad enough to deter me from purchasing it? 

 

For example, I currently own the ATH-M50s, AKG 702, and Jaybirds BluebudsX. But I don't think I am really capable of choosing which cans sound BETTER. I know what bad audio sounds like, either from cheap earphones or from bad audio files but I don't think my "absolute threshold" (sorry for a lack of better term) can really tell the difference between whats good and whats great. 

 

All I read is a lot of hate for the Beats, whether or not they own the headphones or not. And other ppl who say "they're only good at $X price range" or "My $30 headphones are better than these." Could I please get someone's objective POV on the Wireless Studios (preferably from someone who has at least has experienced using if not own the headphones themselves). Or could I please get a link to some good, extended, no-hate reviews on them. I mostly only find discussion threads and quick and relatively biased reviews. More so than buying the headphones, I think I really want to just be able to actually talk and discuss about them without having to stick to their stereotypes. 

 

 

 

As for the IE80s, this is just simply from watching LinusTechTips and through skimming through a small amount of positive reviews. I like my BluebudsX but I was looking to grab a pair of wired IEM so I don't have to worry about charging them. 

post #2 of 6

The IE80s are bassy but very high quality IEMs, an excellent upgrade from Beats.

why not just use them for everything?

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Mainly because I wanted a wireless headphones. A little just because I've never tried beats before and I wanted to test them.

post #4 of 6
Beats hv improved a lot...go ahead n buy one...n let us hv your objective feedback.
Take one for headfi bro!
post #5 of 6
Beats sound terrible. Listened to the wireless versions last week. As bad as all the others. Muddy, boomy bass. Weak treble as if the hi-hats are in the next street. Vocal's are reasonable but not for the price and not with proper competition. If you care about looks, buy em. Best looking headphones on the market imho.
post #6 of 6
The main sonic presentation of beats headphones is bass. Very heavy bass. They just bring up bass and nothing else, leaving the mids and trebles quite recessed. Most people here at head-fi hate beats because they are just not appealing enough in the sonic department.
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