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to me they are only worth around 60-80 bucks_ why? because you can get a nice set of Bose for 100-120 =] Bose are top of the line and sound super amazing


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I really don't like the Solos and the Studios, because though the Studio's noise cancellation is alright, Bose does it much much better, and though they look sexy, the build quality is horrible. The problem is they break so easily. If you stick them in a backback or drop them accidentally, there is no guarantee the plastic wont snap right there. I have seen numerous people around my campus with tape around their Beats.

The only one's I would get(and do in fact own) are the Pro's, the one's with the thick aluminum band. Amazingly strong build quality, I havent found a pair of headphones nearly as sturdy feeling as these. I feel like I could throw these across a parking lot and they will still be working and unbroken.

I would not pay 400 dollars for them, but at 300 they would be pretty worth it. You just have to keep in mind you pay a lot for the style and looks, and the Pro's are quite sexy headphones. The sound quality of the Pro's is actually pretty amazing, I'm very happy with them.

A lot of the hype behind these headphones is just that, hype. A lot of people are buying these up and don't really know why other than all of their favorite pop/hip-hop/rap artists are suddenly wearing them and they are loud...but the quality of the sound isn't as bad people people make them out to be, they are actually pretty good though again, just overpriced by about 30-40% I would say, and again, thats just what you're paying for the style. It actually surprised me that the bass isn't as prominent as people claim they are, most of the people that claim there is over-pronounced bass probably have never owned a pair and only listened to the demo at BB with that god-awful Black Eyed Peas music.

If anything, I would say the consumer base that is expecting and wants a lot of bass will be disappointed, because I found them to be surprisingly balanced. I use them mostly for all different kinds of rock music, and the range and quality is great in my opinion. I can make out instruments lower end headphones wouldn't display well, and my mids and highs are just as discernible and powerful as my lows. That and Its not muddy or distorted, especially when I am listening to different bass guitarists playing on the low end, between punchy bass drumming, etc...

But again, my experience from long-term listening only comes from the Pro's, which I got a nice discount from. I don't believe I would ever pay 400 dollars for them...
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post #23 of 156
I own a Studio pair, and I like them a lot.

They are a good sound for all the music I listen to. I wouldn't buy them for $300. I paid $150 and that is max what they are worth.

Overpriced and not worth it if you pay retail.
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to me they are only worth around 60-80 bucks_ why? because you can get a nice set of Bose for 100-120 =] Bose are top of the line and sound super amazing
Unfortunately, you are incorrect. Bose marketing is very good (like Beats, and like Apple). They deliver a solid product at twice the price you could get in a different brand. You are getting ripped off if you buy Bose or Beats. It's that simple. Just like you are getting ripped off if you buy Apple. Actually, the analogy to Apple is incorrect, especially with the Beats. While Apple may be over priced, they do make FANTASTIC chassis. Bose and Beats, however, are more fragile than my sister's heart (pretty darn fragile). So, pretty much, if you buy Beats or Bose, you are getting ripped off. END OF STORY!!!. I had a pair of the $120 Bose cans. They were alright. They started failing after 3 years of use. I replaced them with a proper set of cans, the ATH-M50's. They sound much better than the Bose (same price), and they are built like a flipping tank. Plus, they are more comfortable, and have a cable and stress relief that could survive the apocalypse.

Long story short: Beats and Bose are overpriced and overhyped. If you buy them, you are getting ripped off. You can ALWAYS find cans that outstrip them for less money, no matter what your sound preferences.
post #25 of 156
Imo the noise isolation is pretty impressive on those headphones...
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They aren't bad just severely overpriced
    
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post #27 of 156
They sound ok, just not worth the price. There are better sets out there that sound better for less. But then again, sound is totally subjective...so if you like them and can justify the price, then why not buy them?
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hmmm.. i wonder, if their resale price lets say was $120 and street price was $80-100 (or take out the price factor all together and say their reasonably priced). would people be interested in them or consider them? just curious
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hmmm.. i wonder, if their resale price lets say was $120 and street price was $80-100 (or take out the price factor all together and say their reasonably priced). would people be interested in them or consider them? just curious
No, because I don't like their sound signature. I prefer fairly balanced (the new M50's have taken the bass way back).
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I found them to sound terrible. No matter what music you listen to, no matter how you like your earphones to sound, these aren't even worth the effort of clicking a few buttons on amazon to get them. I've had cell phones with more clarity than these things.
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