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a given my $70 Klipsch IEMs sound 20x better then beats
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Ah so I guess they're not considered good then huh? Tried them at a local store and at least to me they sounded quite nice. Granted the 500 series I think it was did cost nearly $500 so yeah.. not cheap. Had some decent pairs of Koss cans though that I'd think all in all would be 90% of the closeness of the Beats for ~$75. Though YMMV as I'm no audiophile.
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Just think how much they would get in mega-$$$ if when they will release iBeats Steve Jobs
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I got the Pro models with my discount, and for the discount price, they are pretty decent. The Pro models, not the cheap plastic Studio models, are actually a lot more balanced, I actually had to turn up the bass slightly in my EQ to get it how I prefer it. I'd say they are all worth about half what they charge. Hell if I would ever pay the 400 dollar price tag for it, though. My friends always ask me about my pair, and I always tell them, unless you can get them at a really good discount, or unless you realize and accept you are getting them as a fashion statement, they aren't worth the money.

They actually aren't horrible sounding headphones in general, just way above their sound quality/dollar price point. They aren't selling you a moped and charging you for a Ferrari, they are selling you an Accord and charging you for a BMW. You pay a premium for the name and the style, and for the Pro models at least, the one with the really thick and strong aluminum band, nice sturdy design.

Also, I am going to go ahead and discredit anyone who makes comparison claims to "better headphones" without actually mentioning which version of the headphones you are talking about. There are three different main types, and generalizing them as all bad or claiming some 75 dollar pair of headphones is better than them when you don't even know which pair you tried doesn't make you any better than the people who buy them at full price for a fashion statement, it just makes you blind on the other side of the fence.
Edited by MooCwzRck - 11/20/11 at 2:08am
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I am going to go ahead and discredit anyone who makes comparison claims to "better headphones" without actually mentioning which version of the headphones you are talking about

I forgot that wheee.gifdoh.gif
    
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Kudos for him seeing a target audience and capitalizing off of it. If you realize how much money is spent on car audio (and realizing that most of those systems sound awful), you can see how a headphone could be designed to cater to those that think the more the bass, the better the sound. I'd never own these, but I'm jealous that he's getting rich off of these clowns.

yuup. no taste, but big wallets.

or rather, the wallets of the parents.
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My 30 dollar Kicker EB101s are better then my friends beats. And my Klipsch S4 blow em out of the water.
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yuup. no taste, but big wallets.
or rather, the wallets of the parents.

When I bought my m50s at guitar center my dad goes "why dont you just get the beats?" I was like "well i wanna try this out first but i'll take the 300$ now though" he goes nvm. haha
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Wasn't skull candy the first to try to make crappy headphones a "trendy piece of fashion"? Could be earlier ones but idk
    
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Wasn't skull candy the first to try to make crappy headphones a "trendy piece of fashion"? Could be earlier ones but idk

I think they were.
    
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