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post #76 of 86
If he wants to be a Beats hipster, let him be.
It's not like we have to listen to that horrible sound, do we?
He'll discover real sound soon enough.
post #77 of 86

ahahahaha oh my god i about died laughing from all this stuff!!!!

 

Ok on a serious note...BassFace13...it is your wallet, your ears, and your own personal preference what you buy...that being said, please don't come to a forum like this with your mind already made up about what you're going to buy.

 

Now for some actual advice....think of this, why be like "everyone else" who has Beats? Why not get a much better sounding headphone (maybe not as flashy) and then be the one who stands out? Then when your friends ask you about your cans and you let them listen to them, THEY'RE the ones who are envious and now want "audiophile" headphones! (mind games...gotta love em).

 

I was raised by a man who valued good sound (my dad was an Infinity aficionado and now uses Kef and Shure) so early on I was pretentious about my sound (still am...just ask my wife...). Now even though I know "a lot" about audio (and that is so so subjective) I still came here, registered, and started reading...a LOT. Told people what I'm looking for and what I want, and I'm weighing all the options carefully, keeping in mind that the users here have got a clue (or two)...I'm still undecided at this point but I've been learning a lot...which is what this is all about.

 

Everything being said...have you looked at Sol Republic's offerings? I have a pair of their Tracks on-ear headphones and they're pretty comfy and the sound quality (overall) is better than Beat's offerings in that price range (I picked mine up for $100 at Target). They also have the added plus of being able to switch out the headbands (usually about $30 each, but hey they're pretty swanky) as well as swap out the speaker units (Sol Republic calls them "Sound Engines") as well which is nice 'cause you can start out with the basic Tracks which have their V8 Sound Engines and then upgrade to the V10 Sound Engines if you want more bass/detail. That being said, I think you'd find the Tracks quite pleasing both visually and acoustically. I wear them while running, lifting, and around the house and they're durable as heck (you can actually twist the headband!).

 

Just my $0.02

 

Josh

post #78 of 86
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Originally Posted by jcslone View Post
 

ahahahaha oh my god i about died laughing from all this stuff!!!!

 

Ok on a serious note...BassFace13...it is your wallet, your ears, and your own personal preference what you buy...that being said, please don't come to a forum like this with your mind already made up about what you're going to buy.

 

Now for some actual advice....think of this, why be like "everyone else" who has Beats? Why not get a much better sounding headphone (maybe not as flashy) and then be the one who stands out? Then when your friends ask you about your cans and you let them listen to them, THEY'RE the ones who are envious and now want "audiophile" headphones! (mind games...gotta love em).

 

I was raised by a man who valued good sound (my dad was an Infinity aficionado and now uses Kef and Shure) so early on I was pretentious about my sound (still am...just ask my wife...). Now even though I know "a lot" about audio (and that is so so subjective) I still came here, registered, and started reading...a LOT. Told people what I'm looking for and what I want, and I'm weighing all the options carefully, keeping in mind that the users here have got a clue (or two)...I'm still undecided at this point but I've been learning a lot...which is what this is all about.

 

Everything being said...have you looked at Sol Republic's offerings? I have a pair of their Tracks on-ear headphones and they're pretty comfy and the sound quality (overall) is better than Beat's offerings in that price range (I picked mine up for $100 at Target). They also have the added plus of being able to switch out the headbands (usually about $30 each, but hey they're pretty swanky) as well as swap out the speaker units (Sol Republic calls them "Sound Engines") as well which is nice 'cause you can start out with the basic Tracks which have their V8 Sound Engines and then upgrade to the V10 Sound Engines if you want more bass/detail. That being said, I think you'd find the Tracks quite pleasing both visually and acoustically. I wear them while running, lifting, and around the house and they're durable as heck (you can actually twist the headband!).

 

Just my $0.02

 

Josh

 

By far the best advice in this thread.

post #79 of 86
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Originally Posted by BassFace13 View Post

I'm the guy that researches everything for hours before I buy it, just in case ha
The research means nothing unless you take it into account.
post #80 of 86
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I'm totally new to sound quality and everything as I had said earlier I've only had EarPods and skullcandy inked before
As I said before, you will learn as you go (unless you go for beats)
post #81 of 86
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Originally Posted by BassFace13 View Post

Another thing I forgot to mention was that I wanted headphones that would collapse into a case that I could put in my backpack and that is another thing about beats and monster headphones I really like
The yamaha pro 500
Velodyne vquiet
Donscorpio dolphin
Sony x10
Logitech ue6000
All folded up in a case
Here are some pics of the dolphin
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2657356
post #82 of 86
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I'm totally new to sound quality and everything as I had said earlier I've only had EarPods and skullcandy inked before

Just keep in mind that the Head-Fi community tends to weigh sound quality very heavily in choosing headphones. If you are more into choosing headphones largely based on aesthetics and what is considered stylish, then it's better to ask the people you are trying to impress what they think of how the headphones look that you are considering.

However, there is a solution for great sound that doesn't have to look bad to you. You said at the beginning you would consider earbids or stylish headphones. How about some great IEMs instead? There are some wonderful sounding IEMs in the $100 to $150 price range.
post #83 of 86

Just wondering what did he end up getting? Any updates TS?

post #84 of 86
Thread Starter 
I got the beats solo 2 and enjoy them very much, very comfortable and great, bass thumping sound quality
post #85 of 86
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I got the beats solo 2 and enjoy them very much, very comfortable and great, bass thumping sound quality

*applauds*  Glad you enjoy them, now this thread should be closed before it grows another 6 pages of useless banter that OP doesn't care about.

post #86 of 86

Just got crushed by the ending of code geass and code geass r2

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