No this bovine excrement again....
Anyway, there is nothing
the Beats do well for the price except for societal reasons.
Noise cancellation? In-ears isolate more and
sound better. Even among ANC headphones, Bose isolates more. Also, if people actually had the option of not using the ANC, they wouyldn't use it
Sound? Muddy bass. It's not inheritly bad but more it's $80-$100 sound quality priced at $300. There are so many headphones that sound better and
are cheaper in all sorts of sound signatures (bass heavy, balanced sound etc...)
Even Monster's very own Turbine series (Pro Copper, Pro Gold, Miles Davis, Turbine) sound better than the Beats and are cheaper.
the Alienware Ozma 5 and the rarer damn hard to find Alienware Ozma 7 l
aughs at it both on 'cool gangsta' looks and
The Ozma5 is a rebranded Ultrasone HFI-550 (= HFI-580 = DJ1).
Looks? got carbon fibre?
Audio Technica ESW-9
Similar sounding to the Beats, far
cheaper but hell yes on camo!
Audio Technica Pro5 MS
As said, the Beats aren't even competing in the looks department. All the above look far classier and less tacky and sound better than Skullcandy as well....
If it's anything, I don't get a good impression of a lot of young Americans because of this hype tbh with their downright materialistic shallow lifestyle just to 'fit in' or in turn, conform to a view of 'unconformality'. e.g. Beats at the gym..oh come on man! It's so impractical in so many ways.