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Originally Posted by MooCwzRck;13498957 
Ok, you enjoy your bandwagon as well! It seems evidence and support isn't enough these days...

there's evidence and then there's quality of evidence. Both are different. Your reasons on why you bought them are more than valid for your situation and wants including looks but really I think this post sums it up well:
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Originally Posted by parappa da sneak;13486741 
From a regular ol' consumer's perspective (not a "hi-fi" enthusiast), there is nothing inherently wrong with a non-neutral frequency response. Many like a coloured sound, and a headphone with the Beats's frequency response curve could sound amazing. These headphones are for listening to music and maybe DJing, not mastering in the studio (although marketing may suggest otherwise...). Build quality and looks are legitimate concerns, but tend to be overly singled out in these sorts of debates. Sure the Beats are plasticky and absolutely ridiculous looking (to me), but so are many other headphones that don't get anywhere close to the flak that the Beats receive, that may even be highly lauded by those who bash the Beats. Ignore comfort, fashionability, morals and reputation of the company, etc, and just focus on the one prevailing criteria that people use to compare and rank headphones - sound quality - or arguably more important within the Beats's price range, cost/performance ratio.

Beats owners - feel free to justify the price you paid with the fashion symbol reason, but if you're defending your purchase with claims of superior sound quality, give up. You've been played by Noel Lee and Jimmy Iovine. Experienced headphone enthusiasts who have heard the Beats line and much, much more universally say that the Beats don't sound good for their price. You may personally think they sound great for what you paid, but you haven't heard the headphones that those criticising your purchase have heard.

As for my own thoughts, I've only heard the Beats Studio long enough to form a solid opinion, and I think they're worth about $200 less than their $300 Amazon price tag. But I can understand how someone would think the Studios are amazing if their closest reference was a pair of iBuds.

If you are willing to pay an added premium for the looks because you thought it looked the best vs other alternatives that you considered, then fine,. But don't rant on about the sound quality for the price as the post above says.
post #132 of 156
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Those are the Studios, NOT the Pros. Two completely different models.
You do know that the drivers inside of them are nearly identical?
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You do know that the drivers inside of them are nearly identical?
Any source on that?


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there's evidence and then there's quality of evidence. Both are different. Your reasons on why you bought them are more than valid for your situation and wants including looks but really I think this post sums it up well:

If you are willing to pay an added premium for the looks because you thought it looked the best vs other alternatives that you considered, then fine,. But don't rant on about the sound quality for the price as the post above says.
So, basically, the post that you think makes the most sense is again, one that is referring to the wrong pair of headphones. I keep having to mention, I am only talking about the Pros, NOT the Studios. The post you quoted only refers to the Studios, no mention of even having ever listened to the Pros.
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post #135 of 156
Bro Bose is the best I tried them in an airplane and I couldn't hear anything


I also have their little speakers for my TV. They're really small but the technology is more loud than others.
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post #136 of 156
Somebody is defending sound quality in that overpriced plastic!? 0.o
Why won't you just try on your ears something like HD555?

Quality is terrible, for something that is priced so high. Sound and design.
There's 17y old kid that can't understand even one word in song because of bass and there's some other guy that listens to music.
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post #137 of 156
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Bro Bose is the best I tried them in an airplane and I couldn't hear anything. I also have their little speakers for my TV. They're really small but the technology is more loud than others.

ANC is only effective in those situations because airplane noise is only one relatively monotonous sound. ANC is ineffective with a wide range of noise, like a city street. In-ears isolate much better.

This post from Marcus sums it up well:

http://headphones.com.au/blog/noise-...oise-isolating

Also all speakers 'go loud'. Loudness is never an indication of how good a speaker sounds. It's only an indication of the amping properties (via gain etc..) and sensitivity of the speaker circuit.
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Pretty sure he was being sarcastic there
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So, basically, the post that you think makes the most sense is again, one that is referring to the wrong pair of headphones. I keep having to mention, I am only talking about the Pros, NOT the Studios. The post you quoted only refers to the Studios, no mention of even having ever listened to the Pros.
but the reasons for buying them are exactly the same (as opposed to say Monster's Turbine range) and you know that.
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but the reasons for buying them are exactly the same (as opposed to say Monster's Turbine range) and you know that.
Thats just making a generalization based on the brand name. Calling a pair of $300 headphones only worth $100 dollars in sound quality without actual evidence and support and general consensus among reputable sources shows an obvious bias without good legitimate reasoning, especially when the reviews claim otherwise.

And there is a big difference in quality between the two pairs, so no, its not the same reasoning. To a degree, yes, but not nearly the same degree. This is coming from my first hand experience, and the reviews agree with me so far. It wouldn't exactly be fair of me to judge one model of headphones from a whole other model.

What I am willing to claim is that sound quality-wise, the Pros are worth most of their value retail, and the rest is a premium for style and build quality. Most reputable sources agree with me.
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