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My friend bought a pair for $300 and brought it to school today, and I used it during a free period.

I find that the $300 price tag is a bit steep. They had pretty amazing bass, but that was the only thing good about them. I actually found the bass to be overpowering when listening to a couple of Skrillex songs. The midrange and treble were not very amazing. My AD700's have much better mids and highs and they are 30% of the price. Listening to metal was not a very good experience, the bass was way too much and the mids/highs were off.

So why exactly are these headphones so popular? I see so many kids walking around with them. For $70-100 maybe they would be worth it for bass freaks, but the treble and mids are very weak for what you are paying.

Is there something I did wrong? I used them with my Galaxy S2 with high quality MP3's from the Amazon store.

Edit: Forgot to mention the one thing I did love about them: The fit. They feel amazing, they are extremely comfortable.
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They're good for anyone who is using them for the same things Dr. Dre uses them for. Beyond that, they suck. smile.gif

A good friend of mine who is a member here on OCN is also a professional reviewer, and he linked me to his review. The entire review made these headphones seem like a pile of pretty garbage.

The reason why he linked me to the review is because he thought I would get a big kick out of how this product ends up sucking hard.
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Hmm this'll be interesting. Beats are popular because of the name "dr dre" they must be sooooooo cool. And they look nice to most high schoolers. I do own a pair but that was before I was exposed to the real audio world. I definitely wouldn't buy another pair if I needed to buy new headphones. Waaaaaaaaaaaay to expensive for how they sound. I do love bass though.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;15302082 
They're good for anyone who is using them for the same things Dr. Dre uses them for. Beyond that, they suck. smile.gif

A good friend of mine who is a member here on OCN is also a professional reviewer, and he linked me to his review. The entire review made these headphones seem like a pile of pretty garbage.

The reason why he linked me to the review is because he thought I would get a big kick out of how this product ends up sucking hard.

I can see why. Considering my AD700's have much better mids/highs than the Beats Studio, $300 is very overpriced. If the AD700's are $90, I'm guessing a quality $250 headphone would kick the crap out of the Beats and make them sound like airline headphones.
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;15302094 
I can see why. Considering my AD700's have much better mids/highs than the Beats Studio, $300 is very overpriced. If the AD700's are $90, I'm guessing a quality $250 headphone would kick the crap out of the Beats and make them sound like airline headphones.
But now if you were to start using them exactly the same way as Dr. Dre does (that is, if you were to go live in the world of Quantum Leap and become Dr. Dre himself), then I think you would be very impressed by the headphones. After all, they're basically custom-designed for Dr. Dre.

So, they're probably the most non-versatile headphones imaginable. It's like, they're only good for one type of use and that's it.
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But now if you were to start using them exactly the same way as Dr. Dre does (that is, if you were to go live in the world of Quantum Leap and become Dr. Dre himself), then I think you would be very impressed by the headphones. After all, they're basically custom-designed for Dr. Dre.

So, they're probably the most non-versatile headphones imaginable. It's like, they're only good for one type of use and that's it.

Where exactly are you coming from with this assumption?

I haven't done much research on Beats and Dr. Dre, but iirc, all he did was allow them to sign his name onto a product, called them Beats by Dr. Dre and sold off some cheap piece of of crap and jacked the price with great marketing.

I don't at all believe these were tailored for Dr. Dre nor do I think that Dr. Dre had any real involvement with these.

Again, I could be wrong, but I don't see why he would accept something knowingly bad, as an artist, and use it for his own purposes. Only reason he would endorse these are for money.
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Originally Posted by Simca;15302425 
Where exactly are you coming from with this assumption?

I haven't done much research on Beats and Dr. Dre, but iirc, all he did was allow them to sign his name onto a product, called them Beats by Dr. Dre and sold off some cheap piece of of crap and jacked the price with great marketing.

I don't at all believe these were tailored for Dr. Dre nor do I think that Dr. Dre had any real involvement with these.

Again, I could be wrong, but I don't see why he would accept something knowingly bad, as an artist, and use it for his own purposes. Only reason he would endorse these are for money.
K, well that doesn't change things much though. We're both speculating now.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;15302117 
But now if you were to start using them exactly the same way as Dr. Dre does (that is, if you were to go live in the world of Quantum Leap and become Dr. Dre himself), then I think you would be very impressed by the headphones. After all, they're basically custom-designed for Dr. Dre.

So, they're probably the most non-versatile headphones imaginable. It's like, they're only good for one type of use and that's it.

Yeah, except I seriously doubt Dre would be using headphones that color his music with bass in any kind of professional settings. The guy is a multi-platinum producer. I seriously doubt he wants headphones to amplify any element that isn't coming from the source. He's not an idiot. He's going to market them under his name, but when it comes down to business I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't using some quality, flat, closed headphones for actual recording work.

Eminem%2Bin%2Bthe%2BStudio.jpg

Last pic I've seen of Eminem using headphones, he was using AKG K240 Studios. These guys aren't going to play around with gimmicky headphones. They're millionaires.
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Yeah, except I seriously doubt Dre would be using headphones that color his music with bass in any kind of professional settings. The guy is a multi-platinum producer. I seriously doubt he wants headphones to amplify any element that isn't coming from the source. He's not an idiot. He's going to market them under his name, but when it comes down to business I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't using some quality, flat, closed headphones for actual recording work.

Eminem%2Bin%2Bthe%2BStudio.jpg

Last pic I've seen of Eminem using headphones, he was using AKG K240 Studios. These guys aren't going to play around with gimmicky headphones. They're millionaires.
I'm not saying that Dr. Dre uses them when doing what Marshall is doing here.
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i was so close to to buying these, ended up getting the Pioneer HDJ2000, and its easily the best headphones I've owned all my live. the clarity of the sound is just out of this world.

i got to try the beats for a day, and they sucked big time, its all just Bass... ***???
    
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