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I'll never forgot when I was on a subway with my M50's and this guy walks up to me and literally without hesitating goes 'beats kill that *****.' I was too shocked to even respond.
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I'll never forgot when I was on a subway with my M50's and this guy walks up to me and literally without hesitating goes 'beats kill that *****.' I was too shocked to even respond.

LOL that's classic

where do u live??
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LOL that's classic
where do u live??

Gonna guess NYC I see a lot of beats headphones here.
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LOL that's classic
where do u live??
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I'll never forgot when I was on a subway with my M50's and this guy walks up to me and literally without hesitating goes 'beats kill that *****.' I was too shocked to even respond.

It's because your M50's didn't match your shoes.

I was at the mall in San Diego yesterday and saw a group of 4 guys walking around. All 4 had beats on their heads in various colors and all of them matched their outfits. Obviously people aren't buying them for the sound quality.
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A bunch of kids on campus have Beats, and (surprise!) they're all tools.

I've listened to beats on multiple occasions, and they have zero sound stage, are very muddy, and just have a crap ton of bass. They do not sound good, but they are a fashion statement and have much more bass than most other consumer headphones.

People are stupid and sheep will be sheep.

Tools? Stupid? Sheep?

Judgemental much?
 
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The M50s are nice cans and an OCN favourite. They are loved so much here that many of their shortcomings are ignored. This similar approach exists on headfi and, consequently, these cans often get more praise than they deserve. Now if we compare the M50s to their equivalent Beats, no doubt the M50s sound better and have a nice signature. When people jump the gun and say the M50s sound better than the Beats Pro and Detox I see a lot of blind fanboyism as this is not the case. Properly amped, the Beats Pro and Detox are enjoyable. They offer a better overall sound than the M50. In my view, the Beats Pro and Detox are short of what I like to call sub Bass. The low range on the beats gets pushed towards the midrange and there are people out there who like these.
 
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Meh, Beats are barely better than what you get from other brands of headphones, and they sound far worse per-dollar against the top dogs like Sennheiser, Audio Technica, AKG and Grado. Their offerings are far superior in terms of technical performance - soundstage, frequency response, etc. - and yet offer a majority of them within or even below the $300 the Beats is asking for. Tried a pair and it sounded too muddy and too bassy, almost drowning out what's left of the midrange and treble. I'll stick to my HD25-1 II's, thank you very much.
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Meh, Beats are barely better than what you get from other brands of headphones, and they sound far worse per-dollar against the top dogs like Sennheiser, Audio Technica, AKG and Grado. Their offerings are far superior in terms of technical performance - soundstage, frequency response, etc. - and yet offer a majority of them within or even below the $300 the Beats is asking for. Tried a pair and it sounded too muddy and too bassy, almost drowning out what's left of the midrange and treble. I'll stick to my HD25-1 II's, thank you very much.

I'm a Shure E530 guy myself and wouldn't buy Beats, but isnt listening to them in a store a bad way of really judging them, since you generally have no control over the audio source? Bass is clearly a main selling point of Beats Audio, so maybe the mids and highs were deliberately drowned out from the audio settings? after all, to listen to them in a store, all you typically do is push a single button, no?

Just playing devils advocate because it's clear a lot of people here hate beats for the simple reason of them being trendy. I figure they're like Bose - high priced but with reasonably decent sound for a majority of people, just not the best for the money. You're clearly paying for the brand but it's not like sound is THAT bad. Funny how everyone becomes an audiophile when Beats is mentioned.

I'd also expect the differences between upper end headphones to become less apparent when using mp3 players and other gear less equipped to properly drive them.
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I'm a Shure E530 guy myself and wouldn't buy Beats, but isnt listening to them in a store a bad way of really judging them, since you generally have no control over the audio source? Bass is clearly a main selling point of Beats Audio, so maybe the mids and highs were deliberately drowned out from the audio settings? after all, to listen to them in a store, all you typically do is push a single button, no?
Just playing devils advocate because it's clear a lot of people here hate beats for the simple reason of them being trendy. I figure they're like Bose - high priced but with reasonably decent sound for a majority of people, just not the best for the money. You're clearly paying for the brand but it's not like sound is THAT bad. Funny how everyone becomes an audiophile when Beats is mentioned.
I'd also expect the differences between upper end headphones to become less apparent when using mp3 players and other gear less equipped to properly drive them.

Actually, at the few Best Buys I've been to, they've let me plug them into whatever I wanted to smile.gif

I'd say there's still a pretty big difference even just using an mp3 player between beats and other "high end" headphones, like the esw9.
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“In terms of sound performance, they are among the worst you can buy,” says Tyll Hertsens, editor in chief of InnerFidelity.com, a site for audiophiles. “They are absolutely, extraordinarily bad.”
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