DANG! I agree with the "ability to audition!" I get just as impatient with "Audio File" headphones that either ask you to drive to the next state, or buy on faith and return (sometimes)! as I get with pretentious "audio file" headphones that either insist on making you buy a 1/4" - to - 1/8" plug converter, or put a fat shoulder on their 1/8" plug (even after you pay extra for it) (I'm looking at YOU, Grado and Sennheiser!!).
That alone would turn me into a Beats fan if I weren't already one.
What advantages do the Solo2s have over the Studio 2013s? I'm very pleased with my Studios (and my Pros, and my HeartBeats), but I am grasping for justification to buy more Beats!!
Perhaps Beats Studios should be bought by the "brace," i.e, the entire "drenched with color" set, which near as I can tell has:
- Gray (yours, cb...)
- Pink (don't snicker, you former Marines out there... they are Great for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month!)
So buy the "brace" for a cool $1,000, in a sense buy 5 and get the sixth one free!
Then choose the one you want for each day of the week, and go Naked on Sunday (since there are only 6 colors).
The Mixr's seem to be a more appropriate replacement, marketed as a professional DJ headphone *cough**cough*
But the problem is, it's not a successor to the Pro line like how the Studios and Solos got an upgrade. Besides, the Executives were aimed at "businessmen" who travel by air frequently.
There's this thing about ads and intrusiveness - they pop up in your face without giving you much choice. I think this thread is interesting enough for Billybob to open up and choose to read of their own free will.