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For the price I don't see anyone in their right mind buying them unless they are the "Oh look at me with my expensive 300$ headphones type".
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You can find WAY better cans for the same price as the Dre.
 
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post #53 of 66
Way overrated.. its kind of sad how everyone at my highschool bought into the hype and just use em as a status symbol.
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I will go out on a limb and say I am really happy with my Beats. Also, I wear them in public no problem, though I have the full over-the-ears ones not the smaller solos so I usually just stick with my earbuds when I'm out and about most of the time. Yes, they are overpriced. I would never pay MSRP for them, and I agree if you're going to pay that much then get something else like some Sennheisers or AudioTechnica's. However, I grabbed a pair, brand new, for ~$90 so I have no complaints

They do sound really great. Not as good as cans really valued at the $200+ price range but they do sound a lot better than people say, and a lot of headphones out there on the market if you can get a decent discount on 'em.

Yes, I too am a fan of Dre, but believe me that does not factor into how I feel about the headphones...neither does my hatred for Monster Cables, ironically enough If I had to object to these on any level it would simply be that you are putting money in Monster's pocket.
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How now, I'm 16 and i don't act like that

Then again i have a 3.9 GPA.

Anyway, when i see anyone wearing "Beats" i just label them as uneducated tools. I have a friend who i warned not to buy them, he bought them, and won't even wear them in public because he feels like to tool to wear them.

Just something to think about.
I'm not an uneducated tool and I like my pair, and aren't "ashamed" because I like the way they sound, or because some elitist highschooler "will think I'm a tool." They sound alright, much better than what people are making them out to be, and I am willing to be my sig rig 90% of the people commenting on them have never actually tried a pair other than at Best Buy or the Apple store.

Not everyone that owned a pair is an uneducated tool, some of us like the way they look, like the awesome build quality(of the Pro's), and like the way they sound(easily comparable to 250-300 dollar headphones, the rest of the cost you put to the build quality, style, and brand name).

BTW, 3.9 GPA in today's school system, with the way they set-up AP and Honors classes curves is really not much to be bragging about.
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Yes, I too am a fan of Dre, but believe me that does not factor into how I feel about the headphones...neither does my hatred for Monster Cables, ironically enough If I had to object to these on any level it would simply be that you are putting money in Monster's pocket.
I agree completely, I think people's general hate for Monsters stupid and mis-leading marketing on their cables is getting in the way of their opinions on their other products. I wouldn't pay for their cables even with my employee discount, because even then they are overpriced for no good reason, but I quite like my Beats Pros.
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post #56 of 66
When I was buying my HDTV the guy at bestbuy tried to convince me into buying a 150$ Monster Cable and I told him that he was crazy and that I already have a monoprice cable. I think it's horrid that they try to take advantage of people like that. I KNEW better, but some old customer that has no idea....it's just a criminally rotten thing to do.
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post #57 of 66
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When I was buying my HDTV the guy at bestbuy tried to convince me into buying a 150$ Monster Cable and I told him that he was crazy and that I already have a monoprice cable. I think it's horrid that they try to take advantage of people like that. I KNEW better, but some old customer that has no idea....it's just a criminally rotten thing to do.
Yeah I hate Best Buy's that do that. There is plenty of stuff I can sell you that's worthwhile, I always try and cut the price of cables down for all my customers, or downgrade the ones that think they need more expensive.

Whats bad is really that the employees I work with that recommend the expensive cables usually just don't know any better themselves, so I have to educate them.

I had to go to a monster training and the whole time they kept showing videos with noel lee saying stuff like "MORE PIXELS MORE SPEED MORE FRAMES MORE HERTZ MORE CONTENT MORE BANDWIDTH, THATS WHY YOU NEED MONSTER CABLE" and I just kept facepalming...
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post #58 of 66
Sounds like brainwashing lol. I tell people if it meets the HDMI 1.4 spec it's just as good as the others. I wonder how much they pocket from these overpriced cables.
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Sounds like brainwashing lol. I tell people if it meets the HDMI 1.4 spec it's just as good as the others. I wonder how much they pocket from these overpriced cables.
Thats really what it felt like. They even went as far as to show charts that listed out how much bandwidth you'd need for 120hz and 240hz, and 3d, and 4k x 2k, adding up to over 100gb/s necessary after a point... completely ignoring the fact that no video source, whether blu-ray or hdtv, etc, usually outputs a fraction of that information, and that most of it is processed and/or added in by the TV, well after the information has already passed through the cable...they pretty much made up facts.

Why do I need a CABLE that can handle 240hz when my Bluray movies are filmed in 24fps and my tv processes all the other frames, not my bluray player?
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post #60 of 66
It's not that. It's more they want their commission and are willing to outright lie and distorts the truth to do so.
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