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I've heard that this is a horrible brand, but does anyone have specific reasons? Other than "I tried them on once and didn't like them,"?
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it's overpriced
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Sound is subjective; what may sound good to you may not to others. These threads generally get out of hand very quickly so let me say the following:

You are buying in to the hype and paying for the brand - not the product.
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bass/low range is freakin muddy
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They have extremely overemphasized bass, to the point of being overwhelming, muddy, and booming to anyone who isn't a fan of that type of thing. In addition, they are extremely overpriced for what they offer - you can get better for much less. They aren't terrible otherwise (solid comfort, good looks), but it does not outweigh the sonic and value shortcomings.
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i have 2 pairs of beats studios and i think their preatty decent. if you can get them for $100-150 IMO their one the better sounding noise canceling headphones out there and i listen to alot of electronic so the bass heavy is something i like. But the highs could be a bit better.
Edited by DNytAftr - 5/10/11 at 2:59pm
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It's true, they are over priced. They look "cool" though, but I shudder every time I pass by a kid on campus who wears them.
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post #8 of 156
Yeah, you're definitely buying into the brand with those. There are better headphones out there with better sound quality that are cheaper.
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Iceman, to my post above, you ought to know what I mean.
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They're nice headphones but they're worth about $100 to me.
They're not the most durable brand either.
    
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