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lol found this
Lol, indeed. They compare them to sennheisers and grados of the same value. Also, who the hell spends 400$ on headphones only to upgrade their library from 128kbps to 256? I stopped reading right there. No wonder he can't tell the difference.
    
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lol found this
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/14241-beats-dr-dre-headphones-review-8.html
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I've listened to the $300 ones once at my local Bestbuy, and I didn't think they were bad, but not as good as my $150 or so Sennheiser HD280 that I'm using now, and def waaaay overpriced.
If I'm fair, the problem with these new products nowadays like Apple and Beats and whatnot isn't that they're terrible products cause the quality is crap...they're terrible products because they're way overpriced, and they target stupid, ignorant, impressionable ppl, and that's just wrong. Products should ultimately educate or enlighten the buyer and elevate their standards. In an ideal world...
ALSO, CHECK THIS OUT: http://www.headfonia.com/closed-cans-shootout-m-50-esw-9-t50p-hd25-1-beats-studio-srh-840-srh-750dj-k181dj-and-dj1pro/9/

True, the HD280 Pro's are beasts, I've had them before. Although you can't really wear them in public, you'll look silly. I just bought a pair of Audio Technia ATH-M50's and they look good, sound wayyyy better than the Beats, and are more than half the price of the Beats.
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True, the HD280 Pro's are beasts, I've had them before. Although you can't really wear them in public, you'll look silly. I just bought a pair of Audio Technia ATH-M50's and they look good, sound wayyyy better than the Beats, and are more than half the price of the Beats.

Yea as much as I'm not a fashionable guy, I really don't like the way the 280's look on my head. I look retarded...

And yes, I'm considering getting the m50's, but the problem is I wanna get headphones to wear at school, and the m50's have a pretty long cord. I couldn't live with that without getting pissed off every day...
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Yea as much as I'm not a fashionable guy, I really don't like the way the 280's look on my head. I look retarded...
And yes, I'm considering getting the m50's, but the problem is I wanna get headphones to wear at school, and the m50's have a pretty long cord. I couldn't live with that without getting pissed off every day...

Have you checked AudioCubes? They have a wide range of street and stylish headphones to suit anyone's needs. Click on the left panel and look through their selection.

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Thx for the recommendation, but I was just checking out headphone.com and the more I think about it, the more I think I'm gonna go small and light this time and get something like this:

http://www.headphone.com/headphones/sennheiser-px-200-ii.php

I dunno, it's funny how through experience, you come to know yourself better, and one thing I now know is that I don't like big stuff on my head biggrin.gif
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and one thing I now know is that I don't like big stuff on my head biggrin.gif

Big circum-aural headphones come in handy during winter. Also, it provides more immersion than non circum-aural (even though noise cancelling is even better on that respect).

I do like big stuff on my head. inb4 sexual innuendo.
    
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I would bet that Dre doesn't use Beats headphones in his studio. But then he goes ahead and sells out by taking advantage of the masses and makes millions off a overpriced junk.

I'm 90% sure Dre uses M50s. I remember seeing him using them during an interview or behind the scenes thing.
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In a world where lemonade is made from artificial flavourings, and air freshener from real lemons, Beat's success is not a surprise.

All it means is people care about what people think about them than the quality of their gear/musical experience, which is understandable in this social/sexual pandemonium we find ourselves in nowadays.
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To be fair, I really tried to like the Beats when I took them for a test run - ran the things through my Cowon S9 + Little Dot MK1+ and they sounded far off from the AKG K518's I was sporting back then. It's just to muddy and bloated that the details aren't really there. Even FLAC files don't sound great with it, unfortunately. I would go as far as to say that I enjoyed the much cheaper Koss Porta Pros and Grado SR60 than the Beats because those offered a more neutral sound signature and cleaner output.

Alas, the power of marketing and hype is fueling the Beats phenomenon it's disappointing. To anyone who will dare comment against my HD25, I'll let them listen to my current audio gear and see how they'll flinch. wink.gif
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My favorite quote in the article: "Competitors use fancy equipment to determine how headphones should sound, he said, whereas he and Mr. Young simply know how they should sound."
I've heard a Beats Pro, and it sounded like crap. I wouldn't go so far as to recommend any sub-$100 headphones over them, but they're not much better either. The ATH-M50 for example ($150), has a similar sound signature but the mids and highs are SO much clearer and less distorted. I have plenty of friends who were thinking of buying Beats or Bose, and changed their minds as soon as they heard them.
But it's like you said: they aren't exactly a fashion statement.

What source were you listening to them from? Because my pair had pretty clear highs and mids. I listen to rock music with them, not a single bit of rap or hip-hop(unless Rage Against the Machine counts). Out of the range of Queen, Guns N' Roses, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers(and other Frusciante solo work), Joe Satriani, and other not really all that bass heavy music, I've always gotten a decent sound stage, good, prominent mids, very crisp, clear highs, great range overall, good instrument and voice differentiation(especially with the Frusciante and Mercury songs where they will overlay many harmonies over each other, such as in the Prophet Song or Bohemian Rhapsody, or lots of other random little songs. I'm also using a creative sound card, which I'm going to upgrade to as internal Asus card as soon as budget permits(too many darn games coming out this holiday season!) and nothing less than 250kbps mp3's. I'm very happy with my pair, which I got for about half retail.
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